Sunday, August 20, 2006

Evidence of control of the media by the security services.

In the Guardian, 19 Agust 2006, William Boyd wrote about an operation by the UK security services to influence public opinion in the USA.,,1852144,00.html

BSC meant British Security Coordination.

The BSC was set up in 1940 by William Stephenson of the British Secret Intelligence Services (SIS).

The BSC had an office in the Rockefeller Centre in New York. It had the cooperation of President Roosevelt and J Edgar Hoover of the FBI.

The BSC's job was to manipulate the news and spread black propaganda.

Pro-British stories were planted in American newspapers and broadcast on American radio stations.

The BSC also ran a dirty tricks campaign against those who wanted to keep the USA out of the war.

The BSC employed famous American columnists such as Walter Winchell and Drew Pearson.

It influenced what appeared in newspapers such as the Herald Tribune, the New York Post and the Baltimore Sun.

The BSC ran its own radio station, WRUL.

The BSC had its own press agency, the Overseas News Agency (ONA), which gave fake stories to the media.

As many as 3,000 people may have been working for the BSC.

The enemies of the BSC were hit by dirty tricks. Reportedly, one dirty trick involved placing dead rats in people's water tanks.

One dodgy dossier presented by the BSC in 1941 was a map allegedly stolen from a German courier's bag in Buenos Aires.

The map showed Germany's plans for the control of South America and the Panama Canal.

The map was believed by the gullible American public. Roosevelt mentioned the map in a pro-war speech on October 27 1941.


William Boyd's novel, Restless, is published by Bloomsbury on September 4, 2006.