The CIA and the Media

Published: June 2016
Updated: October 2022

A restored Channel 4 documentary on CIA media influence, featuring CIA whistleblowers John Stockwell and David MacMichael and Reuters war correspondent Fred Bridgland. (25 min.)

About the video

  • Source: “Standard Techniques”, British Channel 4, 1985
  • Produced and directed by: Richard Belfield (Diverse Productions)
  • Interviewees: John Stockwell, former CIA officer and whistleblower; David MacMichael, former CIA analyst and whistleblower and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS); and Fred Bridgland, British author and former Reuters war correspondent
  • Remastered version: A remastered, but shorter version (12 min.) was published in 2017.
  • Also by Richard Belfield: USS Liberty: The Day Israel Attacked America (2014)

John Stockwell on CIA media manipulation (1983)

A three-minute excerpt from a 1983 interview with CIA whistleblower John Stockwell.

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