FTW SUBSCRIBER BULLETIN 01-11 -- Salon
Magazine Exposes CIA Tactics To Destroy Independent Journalists,
Funded by the Rich and Powerful. It's Literally a Circus.
FTW - In a two-part series dated August 30
and 31, writer Jeff Stein exposes the subtle and insidious
lengths that the rich will go to in order to destroy writers
who pull their covers. In one case, the Ringling Bros. Circus
pulled all the stops by hiring retired CIA Deputy Director
of Operations Clair George -- a convicted felon from Iran-Contra
-- to manipulate, harass and control one dedicated journalist.
You will be surprised at how subtle these "pages out of
the CIA playbook" are as applied to the suppression of free
To all FTW subscribers I can tell you that
over 23 years I have experienced these machinations personally.
I can also tell you that - if you read nothing else this
year - you must read this incredible and courageous piece
by Stein. Get some popcorn because it's a genuine page-turner.
Though he only suggests the deeper connections between the
circus and CIA, Stein has produced a groundbreaking and
utterly compelling article which should have ramifications
for years to come. It is certainly a "teaching piece" for
all credible journalists who have wondered why they just
can't seem to get some projects off the ground.
As Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D), GA,
bravely presents documentation on the government's COINTELPRO
operations to the UN Conference on Racism in Durbin South
this whole new arena of CIA dirty tricks merits the widest
possible exposure in the remnants of a "free society."
"From The Wilderness"