Why We Are Being Censored
The CIA and Its Role in “The Global War on Misinformation” and the Uniformity of the Current Narrative
In 1967, the clandestine use of the National Student Association by the CIA to disseminate anti-communist messages came to light, thanks to a college dropout named Michael Wood. This revelation reverberated throughout the United States, unraveling the CIA's covert propaganda activities as investigative journalists delved deeper.
The journalists uncovered a convoluted scheme where the CIA had established nonprofit foundations to channel taxpayer funds into philanthropic organizations, which then funneled these “donations” to entities on the CIA's payroll, all in the service of promoting government-endorsed propaganda. These recipients ranged from youth and student groups to church organizations, public radio stations, and news outlets. On a more interesting side note, this is also how ‘Wokism’ gained traction in the United States.
Senator Wayne Morse, representing Oregon, vociferously criticized the CIA's covert propaganda efforts, contending that the agency had created a “credibility gap” in public opinion, a chasm that could only be bridged through government commitment to transparency and truth.
Unsurprisingly, the CIA remained unchecked, and its involvement in propaganda activities has only grown in recent times. Many are yet to grasp the reality that we find ourselves in a state of conflict, with government intelligence and security agencies wielding information as their weapon of choice, directing it against their own citizens.
The video presented above showcases a CBS special report from 1967 titled “In the Pay of the CIA: An American Dilemma,” hosted by Mike Wallace. This investigative report delves into the covert financial relationships between the Central Intelligence Agency and various recipients, including students, labor organizations, broadcasting networks, and other entities, who carried out tasks on behalf of the CIA.
The CBS News correspondents conduct interviews with individuals who had received clandestine payments from the CIA at the time, shedding light on the far-reaching implications of these activities for the American way of life. For instance, the report highlights Gloria Steinem, who led the Independent Research Service and received CIA funding to send American students abroad to participate in and represent American values at communist youth festivals. Similarly, it reveals that Philip Sherburne, the former president of the National Student Association, had also been on the CIA's payroll.