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Does the CIA Fund Both the Right and the Left?

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Moreover William van den Heuvel himself has well-established intelligence credentials, as a protege and executive assistant to "Wild Bill" Donovan, the founder and director of OSS (Office of Strategic Services). The OSS, which oversaw intelligence operations during World War II, became the CIA in 1947. In 1953-54 van den Heuvel accompanied Donovan to Thailand, where he served as ambassador (and lead CIA agent) to Thailand. Later as executive assistant to Robert Kennedy, van den Heuvel was the architect of the Kennedy administration's staunch anti-Castro policy.

Other Left Gatekeepers Funding Alternative Media

Here is a brief summary of "alternative" media outlets that Feldman has linked to foundations the Church Committee identified as receiving CIA pass-through funding (see It is also of note that they all systematically marginalize journalistic and academic research into 911 and CIA-linked political assassinations.

MacArthur Foundation

  • FAIR
  • The Progressive
  • Working Assets Radio

Rockefeller Foundation

  • FAIR
  • The Progressive
  • Working Assets Radio

Carnegie Foundation

  • Democracy Now!


J. M. Kaplan Family Foundation

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  • Democracy Now!

Soros Family Foundation

  • Pacifica Radio
  • The Nation

Although Soros himself has no known CIA connections, he's strongly linked to the military industrial complex as a major stockholder in Bush senior's Carlyle Group and through his direct funding of "color" revolutions in Eastern Europe.

Schumann Foundation

  • Mother Jones
  • Alternet
  • Fair
  • Z Magazine

Run for many years by "progressive-lite" Bill Moyers, the Schuman Foundation (as evidenced by the projects it funds) has a rabidly pro-capitalist agenda. According to Feldman, Moyers himself has engaged in some pretty anti-progressive behavior, such as orchestrating (as Lyndon Johnson's press secretary) the wiretapping of Martin Luther King and leaking the transcripts to the media. And his heavy promotion of the rabid anti-Semite and Holocaust denier Joseph Campbell on PBS (see,, and

Feldman notes that the alternative magazine Counterpunch receives no direct left gatekeeper funding, although one of their editors is on the Nation payroll (which does).

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Feldman's co-author Eric Salter has drawn up a more detailed flow sheet demonstrating these complex inter-relationships at

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