CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories In Major Newspapers (1983)

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"The most important video of the year was filmed in 1983." - Edward Snowden

"Please watch this detailed explanation from former CIA analyst Frank Snepp about how the newspapers and magazines you were taught to regard as mainstream and reliable have always eagerly served as disinformation megaphones for the CIA and the US Security State. That's still true." - Glenn Greenwald

Frank Snepp arrived in Vietnam in 1969 and stayed until he was evacuated as Saigon fell in 1975.

He spent a good deal of time working with the press while there and developed the ability to plant stories in major media outlets like the New York Times, the New Yorker, the LA Times, Chicago Daily News, and others that supported the CIA's goals.

"I am, as an ex-CIA agent, opposed to the disinformation activities in which I was involved. I admit that I was involved, and I think it served no useful purpose. Propagandizing the American public or Congress is not the CIA's job." —Frank Snepp

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