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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 10:29 PM
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Kevin Klose, NPR head, CIA creep, on Dianne Rehm tomorrow
"In a move roughly akin to the ACLU hiring a CIA director for its president, National Public Radio named the czar of American broadcast agitprop as its CEO. Kevin Klose has been director of the US International Broadcasting Bureau, which runs or coordinates all major American broadcast propaganda, including the Voice of America and Radio Marti. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia operate under the oversight of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the same body that supervises IBB. Kevin Klose was president of Radio FreeEurope/Radio Liberty from 1992 to 1997. Prior to that, he worked for many years for the Washington Post.

The choice raises new questions about the independence from government influence of the public radio network, which is already tied by purse-strings to Washington and has shown considerable deference to the White House in its coverage of the Clinton scandals.

This is not the first time American media and propaganda have been seamlessly joined. In 1976, the president of the CIA-connected Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was former CBS president Sig Mickelson. Ironically, one of the few journalists who raised questions about the relationship of the media and the CIA--to the detriment of his career at CBS--was Daniel Schorr, now at NPR. Carl Bernstein, in a contemporary article in "Rolling Stone, "estimated that 400 American journalists had been tied to the CIA at one point or another, including such well-known media figures as the Alsop brothers, C.L. Sulzberger of the"New York Times," and Philip Graham of the "Washington Post." Later the "New York Times" reported that the CIA had owned or subsidized more than 50 newspapers, news services, radio stations, and periodicals, mostly overseas.

And, says "NameBase Newsline," at least 22 American news organizations employed CIA assets, and "nearly a dozen American publishing houses printed some of the more than 1,000 books that had been produced or subsidized by the CIA. When asked in a 1976 interview whether the CIA had ever told its media agents what to write, William Colby replied, 'Oh, sure, all the time.'"
http://www.sonic.net/~doretk/Issues/99-12%20WINTER/npr....

plenty more here: knock selves out
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c2coff=1&q=kevin+klo...
think Project Mockingbird, or whatever it's called

I don't have details on show, but it's on at 10AM EDT on WAMU, which is streamed live, and on Sirius

tell me he's not a gigantic reason NPR has become as horrid as it is

tell me WJC isn't a closet republican. just think back....you all know the myriad details, from 'ending poverty' to NAFTA, which 41 couldn't get passed, to the 96 Media Consolidation Act, blobloblob.

It would be nice to have a few knowledgeable callers ring in and rip his tits off
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 11:26 PM
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1. you do realize that it's the media more than it is the fascists, right?
here's a chance to feed it back to one of those most responsible for the degeneration of media in the last ten years

nobody?
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