Even in 1983, the media was just an unwitting wing of Government Agencies.
Edward Snowden went looking for videos of former CIA employees that the CIA “sued into silence“. He found what the CIA wanted to hide. Here, CIA officer Frank Snepp describes just how easy it was to get journalists to write exactly the stories they hoped they would write.
All those problems we see in the media today were already well developed 40 years ago. Real journalism is really rare. …
On a website for people with a four-second attention span, that's a lot of folks who stopped to watch a four-minute video from forty year years ago. Real numbers. https://t.co/shyAKE8SJt
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 9, 2022
The government sued Snepp in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled intelligence workers had to submit any statement for censorship, even those unrelated to secrets.
Once an agency becomes good at lying “for the sake of the nation” or to “win the war” it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to lying to the nation to save the nation from itself.