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.
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.