FACT. A German Journalist recently claimed that he would be provided “opinion articles” written by members of the CIA along with a big fat cheque and asked to print it in the Journal he worked for under his name. In his claims he stated this pretty normal and a number of journalists receive monies in such a manner.
FACT. Recent FOIA releases in the USA have internal letters from within the CIA that all but boast of the friendly releationship they have with Journalists and how they are able to contact one of these journalists at anytime to have them write articles that the CIA want you to read.
FACT. The owner of the Washington post owns a company that has provides a 600 million dollar state of the art Cloud service to the CIA and other intelligence agencies. (Amazon and the new richest man in the world ).
Now to my own opinions and observations and this as it pertains to Hollywood.
It my opinion that if you want an idea as to what region the US Military and the Corporate State will turn its attention to next, just watch what sort of movies are being churned out by Hollywood. They always seem to be 15 or 20 years ahead of the times.As example in the 1980’s and 1990’s a rash of movies released on “terrorism” with the antagonists all of Arabic origin. They were all devious indviduals only concerned with slaughter of innocents. They were potrayed as sweaty and greasy with all of them finally being defeated by a clean cut “All American” Government operative.
The Middle east wars happened after that with the road to acceptance already paved by those movies.
Over the past years there a new “bad guy” in town. The new terrorists, or criminals or venal masterminds which the “Clean cut American hero” has to defeat are Russians. Again these “bad guys” are portrayed as corrupt and venal, sexist and murderous and now we have the Media playing their part in turn.
I do not think that those Filmmakers in Hollywood are prescient. I think they are being provided with scripts and orders as to “where to go next” on an ongoing basis. Like that old song from “South Pacfic” goes , “You have to be carefully taught” and the modern media sees this as their purpose. It has NOTHING to do with news.