Michelle Malkin, concentration
camp apologist, can hardly contain her glee over the prospect of
the Justice Department investigating the supposed leak of classified information
about the neocon secret domestic snoop program. Ms.
Malkin wants a jihad against the New York Times and the Washington
Post, newspapers she believes are rife with “Bush haters” and miscreant
liberals. “Won’t be long before we start hearing the Bush-haters
at the Times and elsewhere moaning about how this probe is a waste of time/distraction
from the important business of Congress/politically motivated(!),” Malkin
exudes telegraphically on her blog.
Of course, the New York Times and the Washington Post are only doing what their
spook handlers want them to do. In 1948, Frank Wisner, director of the Office
of Special Projects (soon to become a wing of the CIA), established Operation
Mockingbird, “a program to influence the domestic American media,”
according to Joseph
J. Trento (author of the Secret History of the CIA). “Wisner recruited
Philip Graham (Washington Post) to run the project within the industry”
and dozens of well-known journalists were commissioned, including James Reston
of the New York Times. By 1953, when CIA director Allen Dulles took over Mockingbird,
“over 25 newspapers and wire agencies” were recruited to dispense
“According to researchers such as Steve Kangas, Angus Mackenzie and Alex
Constantine, Operation Mockingbird was not closed down by the CIA in 1976 [after
the Church Committee intelligence investigation]. For example, in 1998 Kangas
argued that CIA asset Richard Mellon Scaife ran ‘Forum World Features,
a foreign news service used as a front to disseminate CIA propaganda around
the world’” (it was later admitted that Forum World Features was
indeed a CIA
front; see Citizen Scaife, published in the Columbia
Journalism Review). It appears that Kangas paid with his life for revealing
Scaife’s connections, although his death was (in standard fashion) dismissed
as a suicide.
It should be noted that the billionaire Scaife funds neocon operations such
as the Committee on the Present Danger, the Federalist Society, the Hudson Institute,
the American Enterprise Institute, and other reactionary operations, including
David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture (and considering
Scaife’s documented link to the CIA—his father worked for the OSS,
the forerunner to the CIA—it is not a stretch to conclude the CIA has
something to do with the neocons, although we are told they are engaged in an
Thus there is a documented history of the CIA buying off not only journalists
but entire newspapers and news organizations. Naturally, the CIA does not dispense
with sound intelligence assets—unless they are no longer useful, as Saddam
Hussein apparently no longer was (he eventually became more useful as an overnight
enemy, as did Manuel Noriega, another former CIA asset). As we know, military
personnel from the Fourth Psychological Operations Group based at Fort Bragg,
in North Carolina, worked at CNN, according to the Dutch journalist Abe
de Vries. Of course, military intelligence is not the CIA, although these
days, with the centralization of and cooperation between intelligence “services”
effectively resulting in a spook and covert op monolith, it is becoming difficult
to tell the difference.
Malkin, naturally, is ignorant of any of this because she is a neocon shill
enraptured with the possibility the New York Times and the Washington Post may
receive a token wrist slap for publishing “leaked” information about
the neocon snoop project. Of course, all of this is part of the program—call
it a take on the Chewbacca Defense, a propaganda strategy that seeks to overwhelm
us with nonsensical arguments and information.
Malkin does not realize that all the information we receive through
the corporate conduits—from “revelations” about the neocon
rape and torture apparatus to “leaks” about Bush’s effort
to snoop all suspicious Americans—is information engineered for our consumption.
Our government, hijacked years ago by vicious Machiavellian Straussists (a Zionist
take on the neolib paradigm), wants us to know about the rape and torture camps,
the death squads, and now they want us to fear—or those of us who are
activists or write blogs—the roving eye of Big Brother, neocon-style.
It’s all part of the Bushcon Fear Quotient, part and parcel of the mathematics
But then, for all I know, Michelle Malkin may take a CIA stipend for her services.
Such is suspicion and paranoia in the Age of the Straussian Neocon, Zionists
who live by deception, illusion, down and dirty Rovian tricks, and above all
the perceived ability to create reality.