The corporate media's long relationship with the spook world may help explain why it doesn't like Snowden

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Progressive Review's 'Undernews' blogsite shines light on some historical connections between the media and the intelligence community. From a WaPo obituary for Austin Goodrich: In 1954, Mr. Goodrich’s boss at CBS, Sig Mickelson — who is credited with inventing the term “anchorman” — was invited to the office of William S. Paley, the CBS chairman. “I was called in to see Mr. Paley,” Mickelson recalled to the New York Times more than two decades later, “and found two CIA agents in his office. It was then that I learned our man in Stockholm, Austin Goodrich, had been placed there by the CIA and was working for them.” In those days, according to 1977 investigative reports by Rolling Stone & the NY Times, it was not uncommon for CIA officers to conceal their occupation by working as part-time foreign correspondents or stringers...

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