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Thursday, September 15, 2016:
KPFA Radio presents:
How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood
Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Hosted by Greg Bridges
Advance Tickets @ Walden Pond Books: $12.00 | Tickets at the Door: $15.00
An Eye-Opening Look at How US Intelligence Agencies Secretly Seduce Journalists and Spin the News.|
Did the CIA really track down Osama bin Laden via a complex game of cat and mouse as reported by all the major television networks and newspapers, and eventually depicted onscreen in Zero Dark Thirty? How accurate was the movie Argo? How about the hit television show, Homeland? Journalists covering national security have a tough gig - they need to stay close to sources inside the government, but many of those sources have cryptic agendas. At the same time, the American people depend on and expect a free press to keep a close, impartial watch on the national security operations carried out in our name. As Nick Schou explains in Spooked, in many cases this trust is totally misplaced - as leading journalists get seduced and manipulated by the agencies they cover.
While the press remains silent about its corrupting relationship with the intelligence community - a relationship dating back to the Cold War - Spooked blows the lid off this unseemly arrangement. Schou names names and shines a spotlight on flagrant examples of collusion, when respected reporters have crossed the line and sold out to powerful agencies. For the first time, Schou gets CIA officers, Hollywood consultants, reporters, and entertainment executives to go on record about the ways “true stories” come about and how the CIA has embedded itself in Hollywood to ensure that the agency usually gets the hero treatment on-screen. For the first time we learn about how some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, gain unique access inside agency headquarters - and what price they pay for that access.
Nicholas Schou is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, the basis for the 2014 movie.
Walden Pond Books will be providing signed copies of Nick Schou's books for sale at the event.
We hope to see you there!