In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.
Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review).
The CIA has been bending the narrative to fit the American Deep State's agenda for years, no matter how badly the American people had to suffer for it, particularly in terms of wars the US government has fought - and continues to fight- to ultimately upgrade private corporate profits.