Controlling the News Part 33
During the middle of March, 2003, tbrnews received an email from a man who claimed to be a mid-level executive with a major American television network. He stated in this, and subsequent, emails that he was in possession of “thousands” of pages of in-house memos sent from his corporate headquarters in New York City to the head of the network’s television news department. He went on to say that these memos set forth directives about what material was, and was not, to be aired on the various outlets of the network.
(January 9, 2004) …Send a memo to all department heads looking for any and all French-speaking journalists. This does not apply to cameramen. If the Administration’s plans for a military adventure vis a vis the French materialize, we want to be right off the line with coverage…minute our people in Iraq that they must, under no circumstances, permit anyone other than our own employees to make use of our computer systems in place there. We have been virtually ordered under threat of prosecution under “national security” directives to keep irate military personnel from “leaking sensitive and always inaccurate” material. Make sure everyone gets this…
(January 10) …with reference my memo of the 9th, do not discuss the French business unless and until. The Bush people want an administration change in Paris and we have to be careful not to mention any military assistance from our side. Diplomatic and economic pressure will be tried first. The French will cave in just like Brazil will stop its fingerprinting of US citizens. Either that or the World Bank and IMF will put them on the grill. Bush is visiting their president and will give him the word that we will not permit some third world state to dictate to us…they have even been photographing diplomats and CIA commercial cover people!
With thanks to Henry Makow Ph.D. for alerting us to the above.
For further perspective see:
Controlling the News Part 30
Controlling the News Part 22
Controlling the News Part 21
Bush Has to Go
Sensational Memos Lift the Lid on News Control
Last updated 07/07/2004