The CIA's Double Standard on Secrecy

Friday, January 18, 2013


In recent years, the CIA has authorized many of its former operatives to land lucrative book deals and pundit gigs — a fact that would have horrified previous generations of spooks. And yet, notes journalist Ted Gup, the agency remains notably selective about the information it allows to be disclosed. Bob talks with Ted about what he calls the CIA's "double standard" on secrecy.


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Jon B. Bourke from Southeastern U.S.

Fascinating observations and historical references about the CIA. I was stunned when the media-hungry David Petraeus was approved for the director's post by the Senate INTEL Committee. In fact, it disturbs me to think they do not properly vet high-profile security personnel. Apparently most of Washington knew not only of Petraeus's sex affair(s) and his penchant for spending taxpayer money, but any casual observer of the former general saw his obvious overtures to media. Knowing the agency works so closely with Hollywood lessens its credibility for me.

Jan. 20 2013 02:52 PM

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