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My Apology
to the Media

by Robert Lederman
robert.lederman@worldnet.att.net
September 15, 2000

Boy, do I feel stupid. I've been blaming hard-working reporters for biased coverage of the West Nile Virus issue, their silence on the Manhattan Institute's Nazi-CIA-Eugenics link and for refusing to report on the Bush family's close connection to Hitler. In my naiveté I was implying that the CIA was somehow influencing their coverage.

How ignorant can one person get?

Now I know better. After following a series of leads starting from an obscure article found on the internet the whole issue is much clearer and I can announce my findings.

The media is not influenced by the CIA
-the media is the CIA.

Not that I can claim any credit for this insight. There are hundreds of carefully researched articles and even entire books about this subject-not to mention a Congressional report specifically about it.

What began the process of pulling the blinders from my eyes was one sentence in a press release announcing Ronald Reagan's nomination of William Casey-the founder of the Manhattan Institute-to be his Director of the CIA.

The release mentioned that among Mr. Casey's many accomplishments was that he ran the Reagan campaign, conducted secret intelligence operations during WWII [with Nazi ally and board member of I.G. Farben, Allen Dulles] was the chair of Operation Rescue [a CIA front which helped thousands of former Nazis emigrate to the U.S.], and manipulated the stock market as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. It went on to note that Casey was also the lead counsel [and as I later found out-top stockholder] in Capital Cities, the communications company that owned ABC until it was bought by Disney in 1996. He held that textbook example of a conflict of interest position while serving as CIA director.

Following that lead I found that many of Capital Cities founders were also formerly involved in intelligence, many of them having worked with Casey under Allen Dulles-the first CIA director.

In other words, ABC was owned by the CIA during the Gulf War and throughout the Reagan, Bush and much of the Clinton administrations. It was bought in 1996 by Disney, a company with many allegations of its own to having a CIA-mind control connection, whose creator had long been considered an FBI informer. Perhaps that explains why Manhattan Institute poster boy for a police state Rudy Giuliani's staged radio show is on WABC.

Okay, you say, so ABC was owned by the CIA-that still leaves two other major networks and thousands of newspapers and radio stations that aren't, right? CBS and NBC are owned by Westinghouse and General Electric, the nation's two top suppliers of military hardware, satellites, nuclear reactors and spy equipment. One might be excused for imagining a government connection there as well.

According to an article by investigative reporter Carl Bernstein-"The CIA and the Media", Rolling Stone, 10/20/77-prominent US media owners and journalists who have knowingly worked for the CIA include William Paley (CBS), Arthur Sulzberger (NY Times), Henry Luce (Time/Life), William Buckley (National Review), Ben Bradlee (Washington Post), and hundreds of others.

"By the early 1950s,"writes former Village Voice reporter Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great, "Frank Wisner [head of Allen Dulles' CIA clandestine operation to bring thousands of top Nazis to America] 'owned' respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles, plus at least four to six hundred reporters, according to a former CIA analyst." This CIA network of top U.S. media contacts was called Operation Mockingbird and was directly overseen by CIA director Allen Dulles, the Nazis' number one coordinator between American corporations and the Third Reich.

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month."CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. From: "Katherine The Great,"by Deborah Davis, New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991.

In a 1988 speech at CIA headquarters, Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham said, "We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows." -Quoted in Journalism and the CIA: The Mighty Wurlitzer by Daniel Brandt http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/CIAPRESS.HTM

While we watch these absurdly hypocritical Congressional hearings on violence in the media, let's keep this CIA-media connection in mind. If the media is peddling violence, sex, drugs and depravity to our kids, we have to wonder what is in it for the CIA.

Perhaps the Nazi-influenced CIA is conditioning America's youth for the fascist police state they have been working to install here since the end of WWII. Perhaps the content of the media is not just a quest for profits but something far worse. Perhaps these hyper-violent video games; blood, sex and rape filled movies; Eugenics-inspired 'eliminate the competition' shows like Survivor and steroid-fueled stereotypes of maleness like Fox's and UPN's wrestling operas-with personalities seemingly modeled on the guards at a Nazi death camp-are training the stone-cold Storm Troopers of the future.

I no longer have any problem understanding why, despite the media being given Mayor Giuliani's Chem-bio Handbook showing Malathion to be a deadly nerve gas, it was never once mentioned in any article; why West Nile Virus keeps being described as, "never before seen in the Western Hemisphere" despite the fact that at least three U.S. government and Rockefeller-connected labs in the NY area have been experimenting with it for decades; why we are told every day via television, radio and newspapers that toxic insecticides being indiscrimenently sprayed on our city are, "safe"and "non-toxic"despite thousands of scientific reports to the contrary; why despite an uncountable number of articles on the candidacy of G.W. Bush his family's extensive ties to the Nazis are never mentioned; why every article on the Manhattan Institute that mentions William Casey as its founder leaves out his role in bringing Nazis to America; why no names of West Nile Virus "victims"are ever released; why I've observed the entire media standing with their cameras and tape recorders turned off at certain press conferences and rallies and why so many people have told me they stopped watching television, reading newspapers and voting after doing a few years of research on who really runs the government.

Again, I apologize to any reporters I might have offended by my critical comments over the years.

I didn't realize who
you actually worked for.

NY Post 9/15/2000

BUSH MADE BUNDLE
ON MOVIE VIOLENCE

George W. Bush, who has decried the "pervasiveness of violence"in Hollywood, served on the board of a movie company that financed more than two dozen R-rated films, including a gory 1986 slasher flick.

For a few of thousands of links to CIA-media material see:

For mainstream references to the CIA-media connection see:

  • John M. Crewdson and Joseph B. Treaster, "The CIA's 3-Decade Effort to Mold the World's Views,"New York Times, 25 December 1977, pp. 1, 12;
  • Terrence Smith, "CIA Contacts With Reporters,"New York Times, p. 13; Crewdson and Treaster, "Worldwide Propaganda Network Built by the CIA,"New York Times, 26 December 1977, pp. 1, 37;
  • Crewdson and Treaster, "CIA Established Many Links to Journalists in U.S. and Abroad,"New York Times, 27 December 1977, pp. 1, 40-41.

Also see: Networks of Power, by Dennis Mazzocco.

The CIA and the Media published by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978.

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Important Note:
Mr. Lederman has explained that his articles posted here are not to be taken as official statements by the No-Spray Coalition of which he is a member or of the "No-Spray" lawsuit in which he is a plaintiff.

Robert Lederman is an artist, a regular columnist for the Greenwich Village Gazette [See: http://www.gvny.com/ for an extensive archive of Lederman columns] The Shadow, The African Sun Times, The Vigo-Examiner [see: http://www.vigo-examiner.com/archive.htm] and Street News, and is the author of hundreds of published essays concerning Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Lederman has been falsely arrested 41 times to date for his anti-Giuliani activities and has never been convicted of any of the charges. He is best known for creating hundreds of paintings of Mayor Giuliani as a Hitler like dictator.

Robert Lederman,
President of A.R.T.I.S.T.
(Artists' Response To Illegal State Tactics)
robert.lederman@worldnet.att.net

For a detailed exposition on the West Nile issue
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For an article on the Manhattan Institute go to
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