Operation Mockingbird 1950, CIA Media Control Program

In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP). Soon afterwards OSP was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became known as the  covert action  branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated, based on ” propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including acts of sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world. The mission was to infuse an agenda that would influence the media to prevent ideologies that conflicted with capitalism.

In 2003, after the shaky mainstream media coverage to not further investigate the Weapons Of Mass Destruction, issued as evidence by the government, It is unclear if Donald Rumsfeld (the minster of Defense from 2001-06) also manipulated mainstream networks to back up the governments official side of the story under The Patriot Act laws. So it could be that Operation Mockingbird was just one more step issued by the Intelligence Community, to assure democracy, by means of media manipulation. But is it a good idea?

Operation Mockingbird: 1950

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