Saturday, January 29, 2005

Operation Mockingbush

In the light of recent revelations that the Bush administration has been secretly paying right-wing 'journalists' to shill for Bush administration policies - and since they have paid some right-wing journalists, and can't be trusted to reveal the total number that are on the payroll, can you now trust any right-wing journalist? - it is worth remembering the CIA's Operation Mockingbird (see here and here and here and here and here and this interesting thread). Bought journalism is not new. Blogs are no salvation as they have also been corrupted. Everything is spin. Don't believe anything (except what you read here).