Back in the early years of the 20th century there was an Italian socialist named Antonio Gramsci, who spent most of his adult life in prison as a political dissident, his main concern was that the younger mass media would be used by a government to control the population and drive the paradigm.
A few months ago the CIA de-classified then dump a wealth of documents on the public….CREST release (CIA Records Search Tool)…..now this is where the Gramsci thing come into play…..
A newly declassified CIA report unearthed by the FOIA investigative cooperative MuckRock contains some shocking commentary on how the intelligence community views and interacts with the media.
The CIA Inspector General [IG] was tasked by CIA Director Bill Casey to investigate and review CIA vulnerabilities to media scrutiny. One of Eloise Page’s suggestions involved CIA and agency friendly individuals gaining influence at universities and journalism schools in order to change and shape curriculum.
The media is the perfect propaganda tool for the government to employ….worked well for Goebbels in Germany and it is working well here in the US.