Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

Mark Mazzetti’s emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power

  • CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf, via Twitter
CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf told New York Times national security reporter Mark Mazzetti to ‘keep me posted’ about a forthcoming Maureen Dowd column; he obliged. Photograph: @marieharf, via Twitter

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The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that “heroic” killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.  More…

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