Betrayed by corporate media

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A UNITED CABINET: At Chequers.

ACCORDING to one of Germany’s most respected journalists EU media is in the pockets of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and spins news in a way that supports American interests.

This was conceded by former CIA Director William Colby, who, before he died in mysterious circumstances, said, “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”

Corporate and state-controlled broadcasters and print media publish government press releases after they are sexed up as news stories.

Any journalist who wants to keep his job knows you don’t question the validity of political spin he is obliged to add his name to.

Udo Ulfkotte, 56, (deceased) was editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s lar- gest, most serious news weekly.

He wrote in his suppressed best-seller Gekaufte Journalisten, “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA because I was (then) pro-American.”

European and British public opinion is becoming more and more fed up with what they increasingly perceive as a rigged media.

Letters to the Daily Mail are mostly scornful of the paper’s anti-Russian rhetoric. Glenn Greenwald’s investigative website exposed CIA leverage; some might even say friendship, with media in order to discredit Gary Webb, the American journalist who uncovered CIA cocaine trafficking as part of the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980’s.

CIA Directorate of Intelligence staffer Nicholas Dujmovic described the agency as having ‘a ground base of already productive relations with journalists.’

The agency’s public affairs officers watched with relief as the largest newspapers in the United States rescued the agency from disaster, but, in the process, destroyed the reputation of an award-winning reporter.

Neil Clark is one of Britain’s great journalists and broadcasters.

Breaking ranks instead of breaking news, he says, “In all my years in journalism, I have never felt so ashamed of my profession as in the last four weeks.

“The job of the journalist is to ask questions. Their task is to find out the truth, to be absolutely fearless in following leads wherever they may take you.

“Today in Britain, political journalism means just parroting the official war lobby’s line. It soon became apparent that the government narrative on Salisbury had more holes in it than a slab of Swiss cheese.

“But we were all expected, like the good little townsfolk in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, not to notice.

“Newspapers and magazines which should have been holding Theresa May and Boris Johnson to account did nothing of the sort.

“Suppositions were reported, day after day, as proven fact.”

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