The Union-Tribune and the CIA

by on September 19, 2008 · 3 comments

in Civil Rights, Media, Organizing, San Diego, War and Peace

Earlier this week, the Union-Tribune announced that it would be closing its Washington, D.C. bureau in November as part of the latest cut-backs by San Diego’s monopoly print media. But thanks to VoiceofSanDiego online news site, reporter Randy Dotinga followed up on one dark strand of the paper’s past and wrote: “According to investigative reports, Copley News Service Reporters around the world served as handmaidens to the CIA during the Cold War.”  One investigative reporter that Voice talked to stated that no news service was intertwined more with the CIA than Copley News Service.

Follow the story here.

One outrageous part of the story is how U-T reporters gave notes and photographs of anti-Vietnam demonstrators to the FBI. We knew that already – we saw it happen back in the seventies. But it’s confirmed again.

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avatar nunya September 19, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008 6:15:06 EDT


avatar dougbob September 20, 2008 at 2:47 pm

the UT’s collaboration with the “intelligence” community went (and goes) beyond the sharing of reporters notes and photos taken at anti-war demonstrations.
history will show that the paper’s owners also played a role in trying to set the agenda, at least when it came to whipping up hysteria against organizations/persons perceived to be dangerous for whatever robber barons were ruling the roost at the time.


avatar Frank Gormlie September 22, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Nunya – didn’t at first understand what you said by your reference to 3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT. We figured it out and posted the original.


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