Journalists for Hire: “How the CIA Buys the News”

““I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.”

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German Journalist and Whistleblower

In 2014, German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, author of the book “Gekaufte Journalisten”, (Journalists for Hire), denounced European media who write lies under pressure from the CIA. An English translation will be available on May 15 2017. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

About Dr Udo Ulfkotte

Udo Ulfkotte (20 January 1960 – 13 January 2017) was a German journalist and political scientist. He was an assistant editor for a German main daily newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for several years until 2003. Ulfkotte died from a heart attack on  January 13 2017 at the age of 56.

Ulfkotte studied jurisprudence and politics in Freiburg and London. Between 1986 and 1998 Ulfkotte lived predominantly in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.

Ulfkotte was on the staff of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 1999 to 2003. He won the civic prize of the Annette Barthelt Foundation in 2003.

Ulfkotte published a magazine called Whistleblower, reporting on topics not covered by the German media.

Ulfkotte became a vocal critic of Western policy. In 2014, Ulfkotte published the book Gekaufte Journalisten (“Journalists for Hire”), in which he stated that the CIA and other secret services pay money to journalists to report stories in a certain light.

According to Ulfkotte, the CIA and German intelligence (BND) bribe journalists in Germany to write pro-NATO propaganda articles, and it is well understood that people may lose their media job if they fail to comply with the pro-Western agenda.

The English translation of the book is due to be published under the title Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News in May 2017.

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About the book

Dr Udo Ulfkotte has first hand knowledge of how the CIA and German Intelligence (BND) bribe journalists to write articles free of truth, facts, and with a decidedly pro-Western, pro-NATO bent or, in other words, propaganda.

In his bestselling book “Gekaufte Journalisten”, Dr Ulfkotte explains in great detail the workings of the US and NATO’s propaganda campaign and how a lack of compliance with it, on the part of a journalist, can cost a career.

Dr Ulfkotte also provides a wealth of names! “Journalist for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News” is the English translation of Dr Ulfkotte’s bestselling book.

Interview — German journalist Udo Ulfkotte denounced European media (2014)

 

REFERENCES

Udo Ulfkotte — Wikipedia

Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News — amazon

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Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News

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3 Responses to Journalists for Hire: “How the CIA Buys the News”

  1. Panama Jack says:

    Thank you Udo Ulfkotte for your courage and truth telling. Eventually, the English language version of your book Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News will emerge and not cost $1309 a copy on Amazon!

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  2. Kathleen says:

    In the meantime, can someone post the contents of this book online? What is going on?

    Like

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