Sunday, April 15, 2007

Email to CIA Operative Bill O’Reilly

Email to CIA Operative Bill O'Reilly <http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=828>
Thursday
April 12th 2007, 9:03 pm


Mr. O'Reilly:

I am, of course, not surprised you did not respond to my last email,
or the
one before that. Naturally, a man of your stature and influence need
not
reply to critics, especially small fish critics from the blogosphere.
Even
so, I believe it is worth a try to send yet another email your way,
however
futile the attempt, and ask yet another question.

Mr. O'Reilly, do you work for the CIA, or have you ever worked for
the CIA?

I ask this after reading an entry posted on Wikipedia, the online
dictionary. It appears the journalist Carl Bernstein has evidence you
worked
for Operation Mockingbird, the CIA's operation to "influence the
domestic
and foreign media," as Wikipedia deems it. I believe the
word "influence" is
incorrect here, as the CIA and other government agencies have taken
over the
corporate media lock, stock, and barrel. In the Soviet Union, TASS
became
the official mouthpiece by decree of the USSR Central Executive
Committee
Presidium. In America, the process was a bit more subtle and
protracted,
albeit the result was pretty much the same.

Obviously, George Bush Senior was telling a lie in 1976 when he
declared:
"Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or
contract
relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent
accredited
by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television
network
or station."

Around this time, you were working for the ABC affiliate WNEP in
Scranton,
Pennsylvania, as the "Action Consumer Troubleshooter," in addition to
reporting the weather.

Is this when the CIA first approached you?

In short order, you won a Dallas Press Club Award, followed by a
Local Emmy
Award, and then you were news anchor on WCBS-TV in New York where you
won
another Local Emmy.

A few years later, you were working for ABC News as a correspondent
for ABC
World News Tonight, followed by Current Affair, and then you decided
it was
time for your Harvard degree. After graduation, Roger Ailes hired you.

It would have been interesting to be a proverbial fly on the wall in
those
days, listening to the conversations between you and your CIA
handlers.

Of course, Wikipedia is not exactly an authoritative source, as they
seem to
have at least a few cranks posting over there. For instance, if we
are to
believe Wikipedia, I am a scurrilous anti-Semite and Holocaust denier,
mostly because I consistently criticize Israel and defend David
Irving's
right to free speech.

On the other hand, it would be difficult to dismiss Carl Bernstein's
accusation. No doubt, if he was making things up, you would have sued
him by
now, much in the same way you attempted, without success, to sue Al
Franken.
It is probably better to simply ignore the accusation and hope it
disappears.

However, Mr. O'Reilly, out here in the blogosphere, it has not
disappeared,
as stories flowing through the circulatory system of the blogosphere
have an
uncanny knack for growing legs.

I think you should get the jump on this one. Go public before this
sucker
turns on you. Don't let it fester like that phone sex scandal.

If you act now, you can add another dimension to your show, as going
after
Rosie and harping night after night about sex offenders is growing
rather
stale.

Call it the O'Reilly Spook Factor—or how about the Disinfo Operative
Who
Came in From the Cold? I'm sure the PR geniuses over at Fox can come
up with
a snappy title.

It might just work.

It sure can't hurt, especially with your declining popularity.

Kurt Nimmo
http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=828

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