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4. Looks like they're one and the same Clemons. Re: MOCKINGBIRD...
Clemons' bio:


In 1948 Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects. Soon afterwards it was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became the espionage and counter-intelligence branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including 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."

Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence the domestic American media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham (Washington Post) to run the project within the industry. Graham himself recruited others who had worked for military intelligence during the war. This included James Truitt, Russell Wiggins, Phil Geyelin, John Hayes and Alan Barth. Others like Stewart Alsop, Joseph Alsop and James Reston, were recruited from within the Georgetown Set. According to Deborah Davis (Katharine the Great): "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles."

In 1951 Allen W. Dulles persuaded Cord Meyer to join the CIA. However, there is evidence that he was recruited several years earlier and had been spying on the liberal organizations he had been a member of in the later 1940s. According to Deborah Davis, Meyer became Mockingbird's "principal operative".

One of the most important journalists under the control of Operation Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop, whose articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers. Other journalists willing to promote the views of the CIA included Stewart Alsop (New York Herald Tribune), Ben Bradlee (Newsweek), James Reston (New York Times), Charles Douglas Jackson (Time Magazine), Walter Pincus (Washington Post), William C. Baggs (Miami News), Herb Gold (Miami News) and Charles Bartlett (Chattanooga Times). According to Nina Burleigh (A Very Private Woman) these journalists sometimes wrote articles that were commissioned by Frank Wisner. The CIA also provided them with classified information to help them with their work.

After 1953 the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. By this time Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. These organizations were run by people with well-known right-wing views such as William Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time Magazine and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham Sr., (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor).

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) was funded by siphoning of funds intended for the Marshall Plan. Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers. Frank Wisner was constantly looked for ways to help convince the public of the dangers of communism. In 1954 Wisner arranged for the funding the Hollywood production of Animal Farm, the animated allegory based on the book written by George Orwell.


I'm with you, Gabi Hayes. It's no mystery that so many know so little about what's going on.
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  - Hey Octafish.....thanks for the continuing awareness of the BFEE.  blm   Nov-06-05 11:06 AM   #1 
  - You're welcome, blm! Remember all them bin Ladens flying out of Dodge?  Octafish   Nov-06-05 11:26 AM   #2 
     - oooohhhh, but Kissassikoff denied that happened, and smeared  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:56 AM   #8 
     - That's the problem even at DU, Octafish. Some are still incredibly unaware  blm   Nov-06-05 01:33 PM   #15 
  - K and R, as always....but isn't it sad that......  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:30 AM   #3 
  - Looks like they're one and the same Clemons. Re: MOCKINGBIRD...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 11:43 AM   #4 
     - that's exactly the site, Octa  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:49 AM   #5 
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     - JFC!!!!! this is pretty new. did you start a thread on this letter?  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 04:42 PM   #24 
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  - I always wonder how freepers deal with these facts that are irrefutable  blm   Nov-07-05 07:53 AM   #44 
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