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Doug Valentine is one of the country’s best sources on intelligence issues and the media. He recently gave an interview to Guns & Butter about the medi and the deep state, which he agreed to let us share here.

Bonnie Faulkner produces and hosts the weekly, one-hour public affairs program on KPFA and WBAI radio stations which are part of the Pacifica Network. Here’s a  lightly edited description of the topics discussed in Doug’s interview:

“The deceptive nature of the concept of a “deep state”; 70 years of fake news; Central Intelligence operates illegally and unaccountably; did CIA initiate an intelligence coup against an elected president?; does the President of the United States run the CIA, or does the CIA run the President?; the Phoenix Program as a bureaucratic and structural model for Central Intelligence and Homeland Security; organizational similarities between the media and the CIA; what is the nature of the state?”

Check it out here.

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Doug Valentine

Doug Valentine is an American journalist and author of one novel, TDY, and five works of historical non-fiction: The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf (winner of the Choice Academic Library Award), The Strength of the Pack, and most recently, The CIA as Organized Crime. His articles have appeared regularly in CounterPunch, ConsortiumNews, and elsewhere. Portions of his research materials are archived at the National Security Archive (both a Vietnam Collection and a separate Drug Enforcement Collection), Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center, and John Jay College. He provided expert testimony at the King v Jowers trial on the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination at the request of the King family. “Doug Valentine belongs to that precious remnant of journalists and historians with the wisdom to see our time, the integrity and courage to write about it, and the literary grace to bring it all chillingly alive.” -Roger Morris