Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues


Rory Hall

Most Americans are under the influence of TV and radio sources for the daily dose of propaganda. Not understanding they are being lied to and made to believe a lie, it becomes a formidable task to get folks to see the light. They want to see, it’s just the lie is so big, so pervasive at this point it is hard for people to grasp the size of the depth and breadth the lie has reached.

For me, and you may disagree, propaganda is nothing more than a lie that has been presented as truth and is intended to influence how people live and think. As you read you will see that I use the words “lie” and “propaganda” interchangeably – they are the same thing for the purposes of this article and my life.

Bob Schieffer, member CFR

While researching another article I came across an article that came straight out of minds of the CIA and Operation Mockingbird. If you are unaware of Operation Mockingbird or question whether the mainstream media — think CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and “newspapers” like The Tribune, LA Times, NY Times, Reuters and so many others — are manipulated by the CIA and Operation Mockingbird please explain this,

Former Washington Post publisher Philip Graham “believing that the function of the press was more often than not to mobilize consent for the policies of the government, was one of the architects of what became a widespread practice: the use and manipulation of journalists by the CIA” (*81). This scandal was known by its code name Operation MOCKINGBIRD. Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein cites a former CIA deputy director as saying, “It was widely known that Phil Graham was someone you could get help from” (*82). More recently the Post provided cover for CIA personality Joseph Fernandez by “refusing to print his name for over a year up until the day his indictment was announced …for crimes committed in his official capacity as CIA station chief in Costa Rica” (*83). [Source]

That one paragraph should be enough to terrify most people; unfortunately, most people will not be reading this article, as much as I would like for this information to be in every home across the country.

If that doesn’t do it, how about this jewel:

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. Katherine The Great, by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

Let’s take a closer look at how the mainstream media and Operation Mockingbird set policy, distract people and use word-play to create rainbow spewing unicorns in a world that is falling apart and on the brink of economic collapse.

Brian Williams, member CFR

Starting with social media. This article was shared on FB over 1,700 times and tweeted over 100 times. It was also shared through other social media networks over 330 times. This is a new key element in spreading lies and making lies into truth. If you have several social networks spreading lies as truth it is going to be extremely difficult to break the cycle due to the fact that all of their “friends” believe the same lie. This lie is now growing and will continue to grow for some time — it will never go away on these networks, and there is always an opportunity for it begin spreading again even after it has gone through its first cycle.

The examples that follow were all taken from the same article, as it presents a classic example of CIA propaganda.

Here is an example of how the lie begins — start with an emotional charge, sprinkle in what appears to be a reputable source and throw in a survey to tie it all together.

“There’s a gross misconception, and extreme environmentalist groups have been able to get a hold of people’s emotions and twist facts and present false evidence. That’s what it’s all about.”

A recent study by researchers at Oregon State, George Mason and Yale universities revealed that more than half of the 1,000-plus people surveyed across the nation had no idea what fracking was, and almost 60 percent had no opinion on it.

This portion of the article begins with the emotional charge “extreme environmentalist.” Unless you are an environmentalist, this is going to evoke a reaction, consciously or subconsciously. Notice there are three fairly well known colleges/universities along with stats from the survey. Note the survey is only 1,000 people and provides no links or source material for the survey. Why? There are over 310 MILLION people in this country. 1,000 people doesn’t even register as a percentage. A grain of sand on the beach. OK, two grains.

Drilling stops initially below the water table so the well can be encased in cement to prevent anything from the well leaking into the water table.

Sounds perfectly normal and natural. Drill a hole, fill it with cement. If you drill a hole through something that contains a fluid, doesn’t the fluid typically flow out of the drill hole? But it’s encased in cement, right? Is this why faucets catch fire in the areas where fracking is allowed?

Throughout the drilling process, drilling mud is pumped in to cool the drill bit and act as a means for the resulting debris to leave the well.

Once again, sounds perfectly natural and normal. Unless you happen to be concerned about what “drilling mud” is made of, or where it is being pumped. Very vague, happy talk. Let’s not focus on those pesky details. No source material is provided, no links to explain any of the details.

Now we come to the portion of this article that moved me to the point of writing this article.

The actual fracking process uses a lot of machinery capable of driving the fluid down more than a mile, and a lot of science to calculate the exact mixtures of everything from chemicals and water and sand to the pressure it takes to crack tiny little fissures into rocks, more than a mile beneath the surface.

Sand, water and chemical additives are pumped into the well at high pressures, so as to crack the rock in different stages in the horizontal (parallel to the surface) portion of the well.

Don’t you just love when professionals use “a lot of science to calculate”? Pretty special, must be important and way above my understanding. Well, they are discussing “science”. Once again, no source material, very vague language that is being used as a weapon. Using the word science in this context makes it appear more important than it is. It is merely a calculation that most any middle or high school student could figure out on their cell phone calculator.

Katie Couric, member CFR

This is how it’s done folks. This is what it actually looks like, sounds like and is running rampant throughout the land. This is a very, very small example of how the media is used to perpetuate a lie and set policy against the citizens. It seems a shame that our society has been dumbed-down to the point where the above few passages are acceptable as investigative reporting.

One last question: If you pump a high pressure chemical slurry into the ground and it is designed to crack rocks, wouldn’t it crack a cement encasement as well that is located in the same bedrock? For the last time, vague information, no source materials, links or any references provided. Operation Mockingbird is alive and well, just tune into Anderson Cooper tonight to see how well it is working.

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