The CIA and the Media

Published: June 2016
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A restored 1985 Channel 4 documentary on CIA media influence, featuring CIA whistleblowers John Stockwell and David MacMichael as well as 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
  • Also by Richard Belfield: USS Liberty: The Day Israel Attacked America (2014)

Further Reading

  • Carl Bernstein: The CIA and the Media (Rolling Stone, 1977) “How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up.”

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