Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free Roxana

I can tell you one thing with certainty: (American Journalist Roxana Saberi) Saberi was/is indeed CIA asset.
Saberi's imprisonment in January became a cause célèbre among American journalists, who -- along with the U.S. Government -- rallied to demand her release.
I think the best place to start would be the breakthrough article by Carl Bernstein, THE CIA AND THE MEDIA , on how America’s most powerful news media worked hand in glove with the CIA.. Bernstein revealed that over 400 US journalists, over a twenty-five year period, had been employed by the CIA, as both freelancers and actual under cover CIA officers. Almost every major US news organization had CIA agents on their payroll with the full knowledge and cooperation of top management.


Metemneurosis said...

Gary Webb, after he published stories about CIA's involvement in the drug trade, claimed that among the journalist who were attacking him in print several were former CIA agents. I believe he mentioned the Washington Post specifically. It would be nice to keep a list somewhere on who has and hasn't had intimate associations with CIA and other agencies among the press. (Which is not to imply they would all therefore be suspect)

lukery said...

Sibel will be doing something like that - starting tomorrow.

Kingfisher said...

Yes, Walter Pincus had intimate associations with CIA.

Webb was also thrown under the bus by his fellow journalists.