The CIA and Other Government Agencies Dominate Movies and Television
by George Washington
of the Academy Award and Golden Globe Are … Government Propagandists
Rob Kall points
out that the
military-industrial complex is the winner of the Golden Globe
won best TV series, best TV actor and actress. It IS a highly
entertaining show which actually portrays some of the flaws of
the MIIC system
best movie and best director. It glorifies the CIA and Ben Affleck
spoke with the highest praise for the CIA.
actress went to Jessica Chastain of Zero Dark Thirty, a
movie that has been vilified for propagandizing the use of torture.
Industrial Intelligence Complex is playing a more and more pervasive
role in our lives. In the next few years we’ll be seeing
movies that focus on the use of drone technology in police and
spy work in the USA. We’ve already been seeing movies that
show how spies can violate every aspect of our privacy–
of the most intimate parts of our lives. By making movies and
TV series that celebrate these cancerous extensions of the police
state Hollywood and the big studios are normalizing the ideas
they present us with– lying to the public, routinely creating
fraudulent stories as covers for what’s really going on.
I was hoping
that Zero Dark Thirty would come up without any awards. I was
hoping that at least such blatant propaganda promoting the lie
that torture works would be repudiated by the Golden Globes. That
is we do live in a time when the police have been massively militarized.
We don’t need movies or TV shows that celebrate that militarization.
We don’t need entertainment that normalizes the obscene
violations of our privacy that the intelligence state is inflicting
upon us. We need stories that celebrate people who stand up to
this seemingly irrepressible tide that is washing away our freedoms,
sucking up all our resources and erasing the last bastions of
notes that the
real winner of the 2013 Academy Awards is the CIA:
Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s quasi-fascistic glorification of
the role played by the CIA in the so-called “war on terror” …
was tapped for five awards.
is plenty of other war-o-tainment.
being peddled by Hollywood.
has long had a direct influence on Hollywood. For example, a book
published by the University of Texas points
Intelligence Agency has been actively engaged in shaping the content
of film and television, especially since it established an entertainment
industry liaison program in the mid-1990s.
The book laments:
influence that the CIA now wields in Hollywood
The CIA has
pile of script ideas lying around.
of Defense and just about every branch of the military has an
entertainment industry liaison similar to the CIA’s.
If you want
to make a war film and need a
fleet of F-22s, a crowd of Marines, or a Navy
aircraft carrier, just call up the Department
of Defense’s entertainment media office and they’ll
tell you if the Army can spare that M1A1
Abrams tank you’ve always wanted for a day or two of
scripts we get are only the writer’s idea of how the Department
of Defense operates,” Vince Ogilvie, deputy director of
the Defense Department’s entertainment liaison office, told
Danger Room. “We make sure the Department and facilities
and people are portrayed in the most accurate and positive light
has been working with government organizations to make more credible
films for years (for instance, Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount
Pictures worked closely with the Pentagon when filming the 1986
blockbuster “Top Gun”). But the phenomenon is under
newfound scrutiny. There was a bit of a kerfuffle recently when
some in the press and in Congress speculated about whether the
government will give Sony Pictures any pointers while they make
a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
In a letter
to the Defense Department and CIA last month, Rep. Peter King
expressed outrage at the Pentagon’s relationship with the
film’s director, Kathyrn Bigelow. King claimed that she
had already been made privy to sensitive information that could
put American lives at risk.
procedure is to review the script, make notes on what the Defense
Department would like changed, and kick it back to the producer.
If the changes are made, the military will provide whatever help
they can – declassified information, equipment, personnel,
etc. – for a price.
Why has the
Defense Department recently partnered with 20th Century Fox to
make an X-Men/U.S.
Army ad or with explosion-enthusiast Michael Bay to make all
movies? In The
Washington Post, David Sirota suggests entertainment
like this is “government-subsidized propaganda.”
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