Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss Operation Mockingbird and how America’s most powerful news outlets worked with the CIA for 25 years to plant false stories and mislead the public. Documentarian John Barbour talks about the surveillance of journalists.
A look at the shadow government from the perspective of a former senior CIA official Kevin Shipp is a former CIA officer who for 17 years specialized in counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism overseas and espionage investigator searching for moles within the CIA. During the Iran Contra scandal, Kevin was a protective agent of the CIA Director. He received outstanding meritorious citations, three exceptional performance awards and a medal for his services in high risk operations. Kevin left the agency after his family was exposed to toxic substances during an assignment that led to serious illness, threats by the agency and harassment. He holds a masters degree in forensic psychophysiology and is the author of “From the Company of Shadows” which is a firsthand account of how the CIA conducts operations, the agency’s abuse of secrecy and its privileges of operating outside the rule of Constitutional and international law.
A teen prodigy who induced lung cancer in mice in only seven days, outperforming the best research labs in the world, 17-year-old Judyth Vary Baker received national attention that launched her into a whirlwind of world class training and mentoring by two Nobel Prize winners and the top three lung cancer research experts in America. Assigned “to make the cancers more deadly,” at age 19 Judyth was sent to New Orleans, where she was plunged into a secret CIA project to help develop a super-potent lung cancer to use against Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro. After the project became entangled with National Security, the Kennedy assassination, and Nixon’s so-called “War on Cancer” the world of cancer research was turned upside down, generating trillions for those holding treatment patents and running what Judyth calls “cancer treatment palaces” too profitable to close down. Judyth offers hope, but only if Big Pharma can be kept from destroying research efforts outside the US. “What I have to say has generated more death threats for me than my relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald,” she says, “but I have no choice. If this helps save lives, my original goal of curing cancer and saving lives is at least partially fulfilled.”