Washington Post, its new owner, and the CIA: joined at the hip

Washington Post, its new owner, and the CIA: joined at the hip

by Jon Rappoport

December 22, 2013


Norman Solomon (twitter), writing at Counterpunch, nails it down: building a version of the online Cloud that will run inside the CIA, for the CIA, has been awarded, as a $600 million contract, to Amazon Web Services.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, now owns the Washington Post.

$600 million creates a major conflict of interest, when it comes to reporting stories on the CIA. Of course, the Washington Post and other major media outlets are already compromised, when it comes to national security issues and the intelligence community. Stories are vetted by CIA, NSA, and other agencies, before they’re published.

But this one is a cherry on the cake. A big fat $600 million cherry.

Reporters at the Post will be extra-cautious about their pieces on the CIA. Ditto for editors.

Independent press? That’s a laugh.

The Matrix Revealed

WaPo is long known as an outlet that prints what amounts to CIA spin. So their new owner and his ties to the CIA are just part of “business as usual.”

According to a 2012 Seattle Times article, people who know Bezos describe him as a libertarian. The definition of that term must have undergone a sea-change. Taking $600 million to design online services for the CIA, a clandestine agency whose federal budget expenditures are a secret, an agency known for overthrowing governments abroad…this is an illustration of libertarian philosophy at work?

Maybe we should go back and read Plato’s Republic and Marx’s Das Kapital. They could turn out to be libertarian masterpieces.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

14 comments on “Washington Post, its new owner, and the CIA: joined at the hip

  1. tracykolenchuk says:

    George Orwell — ‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’

  2. Reblogged this on AntiTerrorAthiest and commented:
    The truth hurts, but the truth is necessary. Thank you for your efforts to expose the lies and manipulation.

  3. ignasiorobitggene says:

    Merry Christmas, and do not worry, I deleted the web

  4. bleak says:

    How much icing can you put on a cake? Uh, more. Because they’ve been telling us for decades that we should just shut up and take it. I don’t believe in Woodward and Bernstein anymore. They were probably CIA assets. The whole of Watergate has a reality based in a parallel universe. In that universe, the Truth is told. Not in ours. Katherine Graham (former owner of the WP) said this a few decades ago, but nobody cared…

    “There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”

  5. Amaterasu Solar says:

    Ah, Jon, if We can get a solution to the tipping point… We WILL create better on this planet.

    So I suggest We do all We can to spread solutions. Makes sense to Me.

    And here I go again, offering links to one such solution – one that is outside the scarcity paradigm that accounts for meaningful energy expended (with tokens such as beads or electronic bits). All help in spreading them to the point where We all are discussing them is greatly appreciated.

    Analysis: http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?topic=657.0

    Solutocracy: http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?topic=5607.0

    The Plan: http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?topic=5626.0


    “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

    “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”

    “If the universe is made of mostly “dark” energy – can We use it to run Our cars?”

  6. ask? says:

    LOL, Great ending. Thanks for all the great things you do Mr. Rappoport.

  7. GJH says:

    Lots who don’t believe in liberty call themselves libertarian, no?

    Many wrap themselves in the Libertarian flag to justify removing all fetters from corporate power.

  8. Thank You. That represents 50+ years of study and trying to understand why things are as they are.

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