CIA Admits Using News To Manipulate the USA (1975 video)


This old clip shows CIA officials admitting the agency’s infiltration of mainstream media in order to influence public opinion and to manipulate the thoughts and values of Americans.

Did things change since 1975? Nope. Actually, things are much worse as the merger of media companies into a very small number of mega-conglomerates made the “filtering” of information even easier. The input of governmental sources such as the CIA and the Pentagon into news stories is now a fully integrated process and has even spread into entertainment, using TV shows and movies.

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Hey Vigilant! Can you dig any info about this Kony thing? Ive found this and I think it holds some truth-

I tried to post this yesterday but the comment is still waiting to be approved so I’m thinking maybe it has to do with the links that I posted. So we’ll try this another way and hope it works. Maybe these links will give you more insight on this KONY2012 situation. 1. 2. & this for starters 4. This viral video is so sick and twisted especially considering that Kony hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006 and the LRA are no longer a threat to the people there. Conveniently though China has been reaping the benefits of Uganda’s natural resources and we all know that the US doesn’t like that one bit. Please do the research people before jumping on this KONY bandwagon. Yes he deserves to be brought to justice for the crimes that he committed but ALWAYS know that there are ulterior motives behind… Read more »

I agree. I was just telling some of my colleagues they must be mindful that this is not propaganda and that no ulterior agenda is behind this…

I'm glad somebody is addressing this Kony thing. I've had this very unsettling feeling since it took over the internet, and I felt bad about at first, because the cause in unquestionably good: nobody can question the importance of helping those children. But this video just felt wrong. I studied marketing, and two words came to my mind when watching it: propaganda and manipulation. There wasn't much information about Kony or the situation in Africa, and most importantly no sources were mentioned, nowhere to look to find out more about it, just that one message: STOP HIM. I didn't really feel educated, if anything the video seemed to be addressed to the filmmaker's son, who is 5 and shown in the video. I definitely felt like the issue was "dumbed down" and I couldn't quite pinpoint what bothered me the most, until I read this article:… One part especially… Read more »

Not surprised.
CIA? The same organization involved in funding MK-Ultra in the US and Canada? The media lies. My dad has been saying that for a long time. Great article VC…and keep up the good work.

While most people are "too busy" struggling to survive, there are so many programs designed to acclimate them to the abuse of power engaged in by the CIA and other operative agencies. I can remember the series "La Femme Nikita" that absolutely captured audiences. Many were fascinated by the romantic relationship between two of the operatives, and that is part of the propaganda and brainwashing that quietly creates acceptance. At every turn, there was an operation that looked at the subversive tactics used to undermine leaders, countries, and the like. Of course, since they were fighting terrorism, what was done seemed to be ignored by audiences because I rarely saw discussions on the subversive activity; the focus was the romance. The program was a surefire way to indoctrinate people into accepting some really horrible actions. So yes, people are busy, but tools of indoctrination are also used to ensure continuing… Read more »
Hi Fleurdamour — Witnessing a terrible event affects you deeply; you can become so preoccupied by loss and feeling of helplessness and guilt, that you become defensive, or develop avoidance behaviors (part of PTSD). Clairevoyents see it coming from different angles in advance, sometimes for decades, over and over every night in dreams, before it actually happens, and they go through PTSD too, in advance of the events (and at some point afterwards, a breakdown). No matter how you've seen it or your reactions to it, you owe it to yourself and your grasp on absolute truth to become a digger, and excavate the answers. I made phone calls, warning the FBI, the summer before the 9/11 event and was politely redirected to voicemail (no one wanted to hear it). I went to the Mayors' mansion, and then his office in the Towers (the week before 9/11) and was told… Read more »

Breaking news:

Tila Tequila exposed the Illuminati on her blog.

After the day she exposed the Illuminati on her site, she attempted suicide and suffered from brain aneurysm. Now, her blog is closed with a notice: "Coming soon. Future home of something quite cool."

What do you think of this? We'll see if VC will make an article about this in the next few days!

Something you should watch:… — Illuminati EXPOSED by Model/Reality tv star "Tila Tequila" (MUST SEE)

What caused the brain aneurysm on TV host who exposed the Illuminati, Tila Tequila??

— Also this!

She had a 'DRUG OVERDOSE' too!

Remember to read the two video's description, especially the second one. It contains a link to the Web archive of that particular blog post, which is now deleted. (along with the site itself)

WOW. The video was deleted due to spam, scams, and "commercially deceptive" content. Okay, youtube, like we believe you.

Killuminati!! I refuse to be a SHEEPLE and BE MANIPULATED!!

I don't watch the news so I don't really care. If you're dumb enough to believe in everything they tell you then it's time to get a mind of your own.

John Mayer said it best

When you trust the television, what you get is what you got, cause when THEY own the information, THEY can bend it all they want. *Waiting on the World to Change*

Good posting. I knew this kind of thing was going on.It doesn't surprise me one bit. Once you sift through the news or program very little substance is really left worth watching. One can only imagine how far they go in disecting their programs or the news to us the viewing audience.Theres just no end to the topics vc can post. The world is one big conspiracy planet. They are gonna only shows and tell us what "they" want us to see and hear.

This is from the African Press Obamas home African Press International said August 18, 2011 at 16:44 24 REVEALED: President Obama is a lucky man – By Chief editor Korir. Now, President Obama has announced his intention to run for a second term despite a questionable citizenship. The man born in Mombasa has managed to run the White House well and wants another term. Obama has decided not to reveal his citizenship because if he does, he will be taken to court for having ruled a country against the constitution which states that a president must be a citizen by birth.Sources disclose to API that President Obama will write a very interesting biography revealing his birthplace, but only when he is no longer the President. One thing he should not forget, however, is the fact that he can still be prosecuted after leaving office. The former Mombasa Imam who… Read more »

Aye, nothing we don't already know about the manipulations of the mass media but an interesting and useful snippet none the less!

I'm just wondering if you know anything about the whole Kony 2012 situation and the real intentions the government has behind it.

Are you aware that when you hit the "youtube button" on the above video. It will take you to watch it on the Youtube site. BUT, the is now a 29min ADVERTISEMENT that will play in its place….but it is only an ad. The ad that I watched was about Obama & Israel. It doesnt play the 3min video on the CIA unless you skip the ad….Try it and see….I have never seen this happen before…It only confirms my thoughts about conspiracies and misinformation..

Thanks for this post. While a lot of us are already aware of the CIA control, this article/video is important to expose it to and inform the young people who come to this site. It serves a purpose. it's not just young folks either there are a lot of people of all ages that believe what they see on TV, online, etc.. Whatever is "fed" to the public, they eat it up no questions asked. My mom is a senior citizen and she believes what she sees on the news period. Just because the anchor person sits there and reads the teleprompter with a straight face and perfect posture then they MUST be telling the truth! Puleeeze! Aside from the CIA infiltration, it's obvious that news directors and reporters are bought and paid for. Not to mention lazy.Just consider the comments on the Whitney Houston article. The media has basically… Read more »

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I know this is kind of off topic but can we talk about this Kony2012 campaign and this petition that is circulating around that if approved will the opens the door for the American military to legally militarize Uganda in the name of humanitarian efforts. Not to mention that Uganda and the Sudan are resource-rich with materials including oil and uranium and also of very high importance to China. I'm hoping that VC will do a post about this, if not, please talk amongst yourselves. I'm sick of these people preying on the emotions of others to further their own twisted agenda. So many people are taking Kony2012 for face value. I'm all for this guy receiving what he deserves but not this organization.

All of the 911 videos are fake…what really happened is they evacuated the area, put up a literal smokescreen, took down the EMPTY buildings in old fashion demo….the rest,and the fake videos, were meant to scare us into supporting them making new controlling laws and taking over that area in the middle east. No planes or victims just a few actors and fake vids. The CIA was working in the news studios & that was even in the news.

I was on the Staten Island ferry on 9/11 and saw the whole thing. It was NOT fake.

I'm curious, what did you see? Thanks.

I was fiddling with my cellphone and missed the first plane, but I saw the second plane hit, the enormous fireball, debris exploding and raining out over Lower Manhattan, etc. It was not a controlled demolition, it was a kamikaze run. And re: 7 World Trade which a lot of people especially argue about, I have been in that building because the company I worked for at the time had offices in several buildings in that area and our tax dept was in 7. That was an administrative back-office type of building rather than a client services one and it was absolutely stuffed full of paper, rows and rows of filing cabinets. Debris from the Twin Towers fell on its roof, it was a much smaller building right across a narrow street from the north Tower, and smoldered there for hours. Finally, when the wreckage burned its way through the… Read more »

I'm sorry but WTC7 isn't across the street or near WTC2 (north tower).

7 buildings were destroyed that day.

Silverstein sayed they 'pulled' WTC7

All the imagry was faked.

Yes it was, it was so close there was a walkway over the street linking 7wtc to the twin towers plaza, right where the old IRS office was. It was at the very bottom of Greenwich street.

Wow. My purpose is that I was an eyewitness to the actual events of 9/11 and I don't like having my experience denied by people who weren't there. It's abusive to deny someone's reality, and watching that attack was a devastating reality. It's horrible to realize that you've just seen a bunch of people die, and I think it's very insulting to those people and their families to carry on with the falsehood that 9/11 was not real. I wonder why people want so much to believe that it was faked, when if that were actually true it would mean that things are so much worse than they already are. I do think that there are a lot of things in this country that happen behind the scenes, are staged, are set up to benefit a small handful of people, etc., but I don't happen to think 9/11 was one… Read more »

PS – Actually, you don't have to look any further than Wikipedia – scroll down to the section "The original 7 World Trade Center (1983–2001)" and the two photos show the exact location of 7 WTC. It's the reddish building right across Vesey Street from the North Tower. The photo on the right shows the walkway I was talking about.

I don't question where building 7 was. I question the news footage/images/that days tv witnesses. TpTb have it in their own paperwork that they needed a 'new pearl harbor' including fake memorials. I'm sorry if you're offended by that. I'm still curious as to what you actually saw in real life

My last two comments were mostly directed at another commenter, who has since been moderated away. Please see my second comment above for what I saw on 9/11. And you did state above that 7 WTC was not near the North Tower, so I wanted to correct that. It was right across the street.

They control nothing. The only thing they can do successfully is to be miserable gits who rely on sleeping pills, p!ssed off that they actually can't have full control of anything. In a few decades they will be, each one of them, dust and nothing but dust and the irony is they can't control their destiny. I can see it written all over the place, can they? No, they're too blind to see what lies in front of their nose.

KONY 2012.. What are your thoughts on it?

So much mind play my pops warns my brother about propaganda then speaks it himself.

And we're SURPRISED by this???

The name of the game is to get others to do what you want without fuss.

With that understanding and this news story, expect that there are more they won't get around to telling you about.

(sorry if this is posted twice)

Oh, most certainly, though I also believe they are implying they have a bit more power than they actually do. Day to day operations in a news room has wayyy too many layers for them to be much of the iron fist. I know this firsthand–I'm a news producer in a major city (Vigilant if you'd like me to verify who I am I'd be more than happy to.). More likely the higher ups notice trends and relay to executive producers and editors that they're rather see A, B and C done instead of something else, ect. For example, today I wrote stories on Syria and inflation, but not the cookie cutter versions. I've always made mention repeatedly that, for example, the unemployment rate is likely way higher than the White House is reporting to us via their honchos. By far their best tactic isn't really much of a tactic… Read more »
"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." –William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." –CIA operative, discussing the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. Katherine the Great, by Deborah Davis "There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level." –William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein "The Agency's relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. [It was] general Times policy … to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible." –The… Read more »
I watched a terrifying show the other night, on Frontline from PBS. It was called Top Secret America, and it was about the scope and reach of the black programs enacted in complete secrecy since 9/11. According to the best research that an investigative reporter could do under an almost total info blackout, there are at least 17,000 black sites that have been set up in the US alone. They are in strip malls and office parks, and underground. Apparently, a remote car bombing that took out a top Al Qaeda official was accomplished from a non-descript office park somewhere in suburban America. None of the sites are concentrated together so they won't attract undue attention, they are scattered everywhere. And there are dozens of secret offshore prisons. None of this is accounted for in the public budget, so there is no idea of how much this is costing taxpayers,… Read more »

You don't say

well, we can safely say they learned their lessons on being careful not to be caught again, because now they control everything and no one says a word, or even notices. it just doesn't make any sense to me, how people would WANT to do these things to other people, i don't think i'll ever understand it.

some people are finding it harder to find and hold onto "real life" in these times–

the complexity and pain are MAN'S doings, with some help from that mean old You-Know-Who.

instead, hold firm onto our Lord, Jesus Christ. simple peace, joy, and love are his refuge no matter the storm. try calling his name in those dark places, if you doubt still, and he will comfort you. what do you have to lose?

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ROMANS 8:28

john snow, a channel 4 news anchor, has admitted that the secret service, the M.I agencies, tried to procure him as an agent with tax free pay but he turned them down.

The bottom line: We cannot verify ANY news broadcast, unless we are actually THERE.

1975?! They should do a REMAKE of it.

I've seen this before and re-watching it just pisses me off again. Why would someone not stand up say no private meetings, answer the damn question so that we have it on record. Are the jews the only people in this world who are not push overs? I actually had a conversation with someone the other day who actually believed that the media and television did not have an influential part in peoples decision making….. I would have been surprised about this, but giving he was ex military I'm sure we was still under some kind of disillusion of today's world. This has nothing to do with the article, but I'd really like to see VC take down his Mitt Romney ads and replace them with Ron Paul's ads or nothing at all. I understand you need to make money off traffic, just don't do it by supporting the Romney… Read more »

I believe the ads are random, like most ads, they are catered to the person. I often get ads for Ron Paul on here, but I have also searched Ron Paul frequently online. So I dunno… But from what VC said before, responding to another comment of your nature on another thread, was that the ads are just random, he has no control over what they actually display.

A little history is instructive, here. The Nazis mastered the technique of media control and manipulation. In 1938, during the Sudetenland crisis, the Nazis controlled all media in and out of Czechoslovakia (radio and telegraph and film). The world heard only their words and the Czechoslovakians only heard their words. The journalist William Shirer noted all this in his "BERLIN DIARY". An excellent book. It's a good thing that the Nazis did not have television. Oh wait, they do. The Nazis did not lose World War 2 – they just emigrated to the USA (operation paperclip, for example). "The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent. "Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a… Read more »
I have always felt like TV was a form of black magic.. If you understand how the mind and body work and then understand the nature of man beyond his self indulgent ways you will start too see how all of these puppet function. Just by your eyes along they are the gateway to what you heart feel and what your kind believes, so if you are watching this false since of life everyday you mind and body believe is all and that is a big part of mind control. You do have the ability to no believe but it takes a deep lever of consciousness not to get caught up in the images. It you see a man fall on TV and bust his face open it feels as if it has happened to you when you are sitting on the couch safely and free of harm. This is… Read more »
Sorry for the typos here is the message again… o I have always felt like TV was a form of black magic.. If you understand how the mind and body works and then understand the nature of man beyond his self indulgent ways you will start too see how all of these puppet function works. Just by your eyes along they are the gateway to what your heart feels and what your minds believes, so if you are watching this false sense of life everyday your mind and body believes all of what it sees that is a big part of mind control. You do have the ability to not believe but it takes a deeper lever of consciousness not to get caught up in the images. It you see a man fall on TV and bust his face wide open it feels as if it has happened to you… Read more »

Is this really news? Those in the conspiracy movement have known this for years.

Being that it is from 1975, no, it's not. It's not BREAKING NEWS, anyway. It may be old and boring, but it is supporting evidence which is always needed and welcomed. I think you would agree that it is pretty difficult to get people to open up to this kind of stuff and consider it even for a second, so this kind of footage helps with that. I think most people refuse to consider controversial information as soon as you mention the internet as a source. People think that if you refer them to the internet then you are sending them on some wildly fabricated "theory" ride and there is plenty of that on the net to make them right. So showing someone (especially older people) some old footage like this being discussed in '75, shows them and other skeptics that it isn't all in our imaginations or sourced from… Read more »

Thank you! Perhaps my previous post was misunderstood. The very notion that the CIA in is bed with the media has been known. There are even television shows that alludes to this. Most times its in comedy or parodies. But, this is very real now as everything is coming to the surface. Which means, "they" are ready now to act which means "we" those who are informed need to wake up others in any way that we can.

American Dad is one such example of what you mention. They always make jokes about what the CIA does, even though there's a lot of truth to it. I laugh, …in an angry kind of way. lol

And about waking people up, Agreed! It's hard to do, but it must be done. 😉

Yes indeed! We have to do what we must at this point. Things are coming to a head now and philosophies are gong to be implemented now that means extermination for us.

CIA Media Operations in Chile, Jamaica, and Nicaragua:

yes! ive allways notice this when i read the news paper, listen to news on some radio networks and watch news channels on tv.

they alarm you with shock and chaos then place their target right beside it.

when i watch news on tv they alarm you with chaos and fear then show a black mans pic and the crime he commited.

it is done to spread hate.

i remember watchin news they talk bout whitney an her death and crack and pills etc.

then they praised adelle immediatele afterthey went from sad to happy in less than a heartbeat.

i know the news worldwide plays with our psycology.

i allways hate the front page.

that mind controll trick didnt work on me.

1975? How bout 2012?

*Enough Said.

As early as 1955?! Woooow!!


Like most modern black-ops, operations such as these are generally outsourced to private contractors.


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It's not surprising, after all they are the CIA

First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

I hate sheeple. Same with 9/11. They can NEVER ADMIT that other people new it before them and that they back then fought so hard against thre truth! FU

Can't even imagine what else they do…

Let's see what else do they do: sell drugs, destabilize foreign governments, infiltrate activist organization and started the MK ULtra program. Those folks at Langley have been busy. Did they not train Osama bin Laden and the mujahadeen when they were fighting the Soviets? Drew a blank, but that's enough for now.

You forgot to mention assassinations of foreign leaders, at least one US President and generally, anyone else who stands in the way of the global ruling elite.

Without even blinking an eye.

Dead right there Freetoday. My cousin was a Russian officer in Afghanistan and with all their weaponry, they couldn't understand how a bunch of 'hill fighting hillbillies' could outgun them.

After being called cowards and shunned after coming back to Russia, being so soundly beaten in Afghanistan, he and his friends were denied their pensions for years.

Then he got educated (heard the VC TRUTH)………. and learnt the about the CIA and their secret armies/deals/funding/etc.

Unfortunately they are well prepared to do everything to bring the new world order, even to kill their own people (world trade center, remember?). Now, what else can you imagine?

I hope the same day they announce the coming of this so called NWO, matches with same day God is coming back bringing the human being freedom of all evils.

Peace 🙂

Simone from Angola, Africa

My father-in-law was in the CIA from the 50's to the 70's, I believe. He was a spy, and much of what he did is still classified, and what isn't, he still wont talk much about, its permanently traumatized him. 🙁 After learning more about the CIA I can understand why. And still, there is so much we don't know, and that's the point, its supposed to be secret. its just scary. The agents, I don't, in general, don't know why they do what they do, they just are doing what they told and trained to do. My father-in-law honestly, didn't expect to live past 30yrs, but he's still here at 76, and its pretty much a miracle. I don't doubt most of what this site says about the CIA is true, I've done a lot of research on my own, and there is just too much evidence to show… Read more »

Thanks for sharing (Y)

Well they have agreed to be followers a long time ago. These children of Satan as they are called in the bible are nothing more then followers. They have giving up there individuality a long time ago now all that reminds of them is the selfish nature of men meaning there self indulgences. There is a way to life actual life that is really nothing more then death. Death of choices, dreams, connections, free will, of purity (that is why that r**e children because there essence is pure and untainted), understanding, peace, mercy and faith. All the things that can lift up the soul into a very spiritual state is dead within them. The earth and within the earth is all they have to live for by God offers us something deeper that has an expiration day which is life ever after. He loves us so much that our spirit… Read more »