Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Memo Sheds New Light on CIA’s Network of Journalists

Most people with an interest in the history of CIA will have heard of “Operation Mockingbird” (an unofficial name), sometimes known as Frank Wisner’s “Mighty Wurlitzer,” which used a network of journalists for propaganda purposes. While the elements of Mockingbird that most people are familiar with were run through CIA’s Office of Policy Coordination, there is another side to Mockingbird that’s much less well-known. A declassified CIA memo from 1965 reveals a network of journalists that regularly received intelligence from Ray S. Cline, one of CIA’s senior analysts and at that time the Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence. Several of these journalists were former intelligence officers and were not only involved in information and propaganda dissemination, but other ongoing CIA operations.

The journalists identified in the memo as having been a part of Ray Cline’s network are:

Joseph C. Harsch (May 25, 1905 – June 3, 1998) – Christian Science Monitor, NBC
Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) – Los Angeles Times
John Scott (March 26, 1912 – December 1, 1976) – TIME
Joseph Wright Alsop V (October 10, 1910 – August 28, 1989) – Various
Wallace Carroll (1906-2002) – New York Times
Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop (May 17, 1914 – May 26, 1974) – Saturday Evening Post
Wallace Carroll (died 2002) – New York Times
Max S. Johnson – U.S. News & World Report
Cyrus Leo Sulzberger II (October 27, 1912 – September 20, 1993) – Various
Tadeusz “Tad” Witold Szulc (July 25, 1926 – May 21, 2001) – New York Times
Henry Gemmill (died 1994) – Wall Street Journal
Chalmers M. Roberts (died 2005) – Washington Post
Murrey Marder (died 2013) – Washington Post
Charles J. V. Murphy (died 1987) – FORTUNE
James Russell Wiggins (December 4, 1903 – November 19, 2000) – Washington Post
Alfred Friendly (December 30, 1911 – November 7, 1983) – Washington Post
Philip L. Geyelin (died 2002) – Wall Street Journal
Louis Kraar (died 2006) – Wall Street Journal, Fortune and TIME
Charles Leffingwell Bartlett (born August 14, 1921)
Harry Schwartz (died 2004) – New York Times
William V. Shannon (died 1988) – New York Times
William S. White – United Features Syndicate
Jess Cook – Time Magazine
Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) – Washington Post and Newsweek


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