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COINTELPRO & the Propaganda Plague on Society
There's a direct line from Reagan boosters like Richard Mellon Scaife (Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, and the owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) and his various ratline media projects to today's media wasteland. Scaife personally bankrolled Chris Ruddy for years before Ruddy founded Newsmax. Scaife would eventually invest in that, too.

Newsmax (wiki) | Chris Ruddy, St. John's University

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LEAKS Memo by William Casey, 1984 - Released in 2007.

At least in 2020 and prior, "Joseph Schmitz" is a frequent contributor to Newsmax, along with his background, former VP of Blackwater which includes Leidos, Lockheed, and Sukhoi (Russian aircraft manufacturer), former FBI director back in the 90s Louis Freeh, and 45 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Schmitz has his own law firm - Schmitz & Socarras LLP - Notice the SWORD logo on his web site. Knights of Malta.

One big family. Knights of Malta:

Eric Prince
Joseph Edward Schmitz (Blackwater former VP)
John E Schmitz (^^brother)
Joe Biden
Joseph Brennan
John Robert Bolton
(President) Ronald E. Reagan
George H.W Bush
George W. Bush
Jeb Bush
Precott Bush, Jr.
Bill Clinton
Queen Elizabeth II
Rudy Giuliani
Richard Holbrooke (Kurt Volker's boss)
Henry A. Kissinger
Oliver North
Gen. Anthony Zinni

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Source: Ralph McGehee's CIABASE (1992) pg 3300; a valuable research tool for all CIA operations, taken from hundreds of books and entered by category.

Another early investor in Newsmax: former CIA director Bill Casey's daughter, Bernadette. Casey founded the Manhattan Institute, one of the biggest proponents of privatization during the Reagan years.

In hindsight, Reagan abolishing the fairness doctrine that required media to present both sides, Clinton signing the Telecom act to allow media to merge into a few conglomerates, then Obama amending the Smith Mundt Act to legalize propaganda, wasn’t the best idea. The best part about the Obama deception is the "fact checkers" claim this is false when it objectively is not.

The Fairness Doctrine was only the first piece of the deregulation puzzle initiated under Reagan. Reagan allies like Rupert Murdoch created front groups like the Freedom of Expression Foundation to present publicly on the issue.

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NY Times (1993)

Also, the deregulation scheme was intimately tied to intelligence operations like Iran-Contra; some of its biggest beneficiaries ran cover for the Reagan administration.

One of the wildest things I discovered on researching Trump is that the CIA/American Security Council contracted Rupert Murdoch to help with Iran-Contra PR during the Reagan administration (at the same time he shared Roy Cohn as a laywer with Trump).

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This whole chicanery thing was going on at the same time Trump bought a majority share in Resorts International for $79 million, turned around and sold it to Merv Griffin after a little more than a year, but retained control of the Taj Mahal, which in 2015 admitted to massive money laundering scandal.

Reagan acted as an informant for the FBI while President of the Screen Actors Guild during the 2nd Red Scare, had his entire career shaped by Murder Inc adjacent Lew Wasserman, participated in CHAOS/COINTELPRO operations while governor of California, etc.

"The story of how three young men from the Midwest – Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, and Sidney Korshak – became the most powerful man in the world, most powerful executive in Hollywood and the most powerful lawyer in the country..." ― DeadLine

Quote:Murdoch, Scaife and CIA Propaganda

...Scaife mostly served as a financial benefactor for right-wing journalists and think tanks.

Indeed, Scaife was one of the original financiers of what emerged as a right-wing counter-establishment in media and academia, a longstanding goal of key Republicans, including President Richard Nixon who recognized the importance of propaganda as a political weapon.

Financed by rich conservative foundations and wealthy special interests, Nixon’s brainchild helped tilt politics in favor of the American Right with Richard Mellon Scaife one of the project’s big-money godfathers. By using family foundations, such as Sarah Scaife and Carthage, Scaife joined with other leading right-wing foundations to fund think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation, which Scaife helped launch in 1973.

In subsequent years, Freedom House emerged as a leading critic of Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, which Reagan and Casey were seeking to overthrow by covertly supporting the Contra rebels. Freedom House also became a major recipient of money from the U.S.-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which was founded in 1983 under the umbrella of the Casey-Raymond project.

Ironically, one of the philanthropists who is singled out in these red-baiting articles is Teresa Heinz, then married to Sen. John Heinz, R-Pennsylvania, who died in a 1991 plane crash. In 1995, Teresa Heinz married Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, who is currently Secretary of State.

If a reporter pressed regarding where Raymond last worked, the response was to be: “He retired from CIA. He is a permanent member of the National Security Council.” And, if pressed about Raymond’s duties, the scripted answer was: “His duties there are classified.” (Raymond’s last job at the CIA was Director of the Covert Action Staff with a specialty in propaganda and disinformation.)

For instance, Scaife helped fund the work of Steven Emerson, who played a key role in “discrediting” investigations into whether Reagan’s 1980 campaign had sabotaged President Jimmy Carter’s hostage negotiations with Iran to gain an edge in that pivotal election. [See’s “Unmasking October Surprise Debunker.”]

The article explained how the Reagan administration “pulled right-wing media executives Rupert Murdoch and Richard Mellon Scaife into a CIA-organized “perception management” operation which aimed Cold War-skulduggery style [RAND] propaganda at the American people.

Western libs didn't mind when the entirety of the US & Western European bourgeoisie cut numerous deals with and looked the other way on various criminal acts by the Russian Mob after the USSR fell. Now, all we hear is Trump did that & Russia is a deadly "orc" horde.

What I have learned about Russia from the presstitutes the last three months:
1) Russians are a genetically degenerate beast
2) Russians are part of a long, historic arch of mindless Asiatic barbarism
3) Russia today is essentially a death cult that worships chaos & must be purged no matter the cost.

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"The New World fell not to a sword but to a meme." – Daniel Quinn

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that." ― John Lennon

Rogue News says that the US is a reality show posing as an Empire.

If you owned and controlled a mechanism that afforded you the ability to control what people think, a mechanism that gave you the power to steer and pilot what people believe, desire, hate, love. A mechanism that allowed you to manipulate what people do or don't do, would you not use it to your advantage?

How do those in power use it?
They are in control. They have been in control a long time.

For every one person that read this post. About 7.99 billion have not. 

Yet I still post.  tinyinlove
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