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Journalists Exposed as Secret CIA Operatives
Months after leaving The Washington Post, where he uncovered the Watergate scandal with partner Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein spent six months examining the relationship between the CIA and the media during the Cold War for RS. The groundbreaking piece exposed the fact that more than 400 American journalists,Â including reporters for The New York Times, Associated Press and Reuters, doubled as CIA operatives. "Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services — from simple intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries," Bernstein wrote. Read "The CIA and the Media" from Issue 250 in All Access now.
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