Anti-Empire Report — William Blum
“When it comes to real fake news it’s difficult to top the CIA’s
record in Latin America as revealed by Philip Agee, the leading
whistleblower of all time. Agee spent 12 years (1957-69) as a CIA case
officer, most of it in Latin America.
His first book, Inside the
Company: CIA Diary, published in 1974 revealed how it was a common
Agency tactic to write editorials and phoney news stories to be
knowingly published by Latin American media with no indication of the
CIA authorship or CIA payment to the particular media.
value of such a “news” item might be multiplied by being picked up by
other CIA stations in Latin America who would disseminate it through a
CIA-owned news agency or a CIA-owned radio station. Some of these
stories made their way back to the United States to be read or heard by
unknowing North Americans.”