The Agency also established close links with book publishing houses and media organisations in the U.S. Between 1947 and 1967, the CIA produced, subsidised or sponsored well over 1,000 books, many of them published by cultural organisations backed by the Agency.
In early 1964, President Johnson's national security advisors decided something was needed to overcome the American public's apathy towards U.S. involvement in Vietnam, so the CIA fabricated evidence to justify the war to its domestic audience. Operation Mockingbird - Spartacus Educational
One of the most important journalists under the control of Operation Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop, whose articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers.
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