Berto Jongman: CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News – How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, IO Deeds of War
Berto Jongman

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.

Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review).