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  • JIC
    intelligence service left them desperate to find ways of justifying their existence 0 comments Spinning the spooks a Downing Street disaster June 1 2003 0 comments in Articles propaganda spying The secret battle that has been raging in the secret world over the way the British government is trying to politicise our intelligence services is now in the open The outcome will decide the path that the Security Service MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 will take for the rest of this century At the heart of the fight is a simple question what are intelligence services for The traditional view is that since they owe allegiance to the realm and not the government of the day they are there to report as objectively and as dispassionately as possible what they believe to be the state of the world The government s view is that like any other department they are there to do whatever is required of them to support government policy 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld

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  • John Reid
    transatlantic aircraft part of the most sustained period of severe threat since the end of the Second World War our Home Secretary John Reid s words we have rounded up the main players just in time and they are all in custody 0 comments So what made them swoop August 10 2006 0 comments in Articles spying terrorism There comes a time in every anti terrorist operation for a decision dreaded by every officer involved Is this the moment to strike Ideally an investigation should run as long as possible No officer no matter how experienced can tell for certain that every angle has been covered every possibility for gathering intelligence has been exploited and every fragment of evidence has been noted and catalogued But these imperatives have to be balanced against the most important one of all are the terrorists about to attack 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk Widgets Archives May 2012 December 2010

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  • journalism
    war for journalists ever This is bad enough But and here we tread on delicate ground it is a fact that the largest single group of them appear to have been killed by the American military 0 comments A permanent casualty The death of investigative journalism and who killed it February 15 2003 0 comments in Articles journalism propaganda Before we get around to revealing the names of the murderers I think I d better anticipate some of the criticism that my colleagues in the journalism game might throw at me You know that helpful constructive criticism on the lines of here s another old fart looking back at the Golden Age of journalism that never really existed Let s pre empt that More by luck than skill I spent most of my 60 years in journalism in yes the Golden Age and the comparison I have to make is between that age and what passes for journalism today I started as a copyboy for David McNichol senior on the old Daily Telegraph Remarkably for a columnist who spent his later years as a bon viveur McNichol kept me busy running down Castlereagh Street to the greasy Greeks to bring him back a double hamburger with egg on which he seemed to thrive I got my break on the Northern Star in Lismore as a cadet reporter doing what I have since termed public service journalism keeping the people of Lismore informed of what was going on around them CWA meetings town council meetings swimming carnivals speeches by the mayor interviews with the sergeant of police This was great training You have to get the names right or your readers will stop you in the street the next day to complain 0 comments Evatt seminar Investigative journalism November 9 2002 0 comments in General journalism A special Evatt Sunset Seminar Investigative Journalism Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters was held today at the Seymour Theatre Centre in Sydney The following is taken from the Evatt Foundation website The Evatt Foundation proudly presents a pre dinner public seminar on The Death of Investigative Journalism and Who Killed It Featuring Phillip Knightley with Chris Masters The age of the war correspondent as hero is clearly over concluded Phillip Knightley in the recent edition of his classic study The First Casualty As the world awaits war governments their spin doctors propagandists and military commanders will intensify their focus on controlling the media History suggests that lies manipulation news management distortion omission slant and gullible coverage will be the order of the day 0 comments Capa s greatest creation himself September 1 2002 1 comment in Articles journalism review Let s get the bad stuff over first Robert Capa was a liar a compulsive gambler a depressive a heavy drinker and a womaniser especially with prostitutes He used people broke promises and when he was accused of being a communist and the U S State Department kept his passport he named names to get it

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  • journalist
    1 comment in Books In this revealing and very funny account of his career in journalism Phillip Knightley tells the real story of a reporter s life From inauspicious beginnings as a seaman vacuum cleaner salesman and South Sea Island trader he went on to work for the notorious foul mouthed Australian newspaper magnate Ezra Norton whose lurid tabloid became the model for the Sun and the New York Post Eventually Knightley moved to England and wriggled his way on to the staff of the Sunday Times just as it entered its golden years Twice winner of the Journalist of the Year award he covered some of the most dramatic and ground breaking stories of his time exposing the cynical double dealing of Thalidomide reporting on the shadowy machinations of the Profumo scandal and unravelling the Hitler Diaries fiasco Knightley s investigations into the world of espionage led to an extraordinary correspondence with Kim Philby the spy who betrayed a generation and he became one of the few journalists to get access to Philby in Russia Buy A Hack s Progress UK US Comments on this entry are closed Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent

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  • kgb
    killed the former KGB officer as there are reporters working on the story For my money the circumstantial evidence points to the FSB who took over the KGB s role and for whom Litvinenko once worked Few organisations have access to Polonium 210 It is made in nuclear reactors and with a half life of 138 days cannot be stored it has to be made to order It is an almost perfect murder weapon although in one sense the murderer was unlucky If Litvinenko had not died in London where all the facilities existed to detect the Polonium 210 the cause might have remained a mystery Litvinenko himself was in no doubt The bastards got me he told a friend 0 comments A wilderness of mirrors October 5 2003 0 comments in Articles spying Poor old James Bond has had a terrible thrashing this week First former British ambassador Sir Peter Heap accused Bond and his colleagues in the British Secret Intelligence Service SIS of being useless spies who frequently made things up Then the the Iraq Survey Group ISG reported that it could find no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus underlining a fundamental failure of intelligence and removing at a stroke Britain s justification for going to war 0 comments Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags

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  • kim philby
    by virtue of their subsequent positions within the British government they also succeeded in transferring thousands of the most sensitive military documents to their Russian handlers 8 comments The Master Spy The Story of Kim Philby 1989 October 6 2003 3 comments in Books Philby the agent double agent traitor and enigma revealed all to Knightley just before his death Few knew the real man that for years fooled British Intelligence the CIA and the FBI and was simultaneously head of the British Intelligence Service s anti Soviet section and a long time KGB agent After he defected to Russia in 1963 he maintained a code of silence for 25 years until a few weeks before his death He invited Phillip Knightley to his Moscow apartment and in six days of conversation bared his soul Buy The Master Spy The Story of Kim Philby UK US Comments on this entry are closed Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times terrorism thalidomide war Amazon co uk

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  • labour
    the intelligence services role in making the case for war and the accuracy of the dodgy dossier This was he said beyond my remit 0 comments From No 10 with love why is New Labour so passionate about spies August 31 2003 1 comment in Articles propaganda spying One of the Hutton Inquiry s little surprises concerns the relationship between the Labour government and the top ranks of the British intelligence community They are in love Downing Street s Director of Communications Alastair Campbell regards John Scarlett once our top spy in Moscow and now chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee as a mate Tony Blair is immensely grateful for the help the intelligence services gave in the preparation of the dossier on the threat posed by Iraq At the urging of an unnamed spymaster the Secret Intelligence Service SIS empties its files trying to find a few nuggets to help make the dossier even stronger 1 comment Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7 journalism 22 miscellaneous 5 propaganda 15 review 10 spying 20 terrorism 8 war 2 Books 12 General 4 Tags 9 11 al Jazeera al Qaeda australia bbc bin Laden blair blunt burgess Bush campbell cia england evatt foundation FBI GCHQ hutton inquiry independent iraq james bond JIC John Reid journalism journalist kgb kim philby labour lawrence of arabia london maclean MI5 mi6 NSA pentagon rugby rumsfeld saddam hussein scarlett sis spy spying sunday times

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  • lawrence of arabia
    least look at the historical facts that explain the rise of nationalist leaders such as Saddam Hussein And while he is at it since he is good at empathy he might try looking at Britain through Iraqi eyes Seen from Baghdad the British have bombed and invaded their country lied to them manipulated their borders imposed on them leaders they did not want kidnapped ones they did fixed their elections used collective terror tactics on their civilians promised them freedom and then planned to turn their country into a province of India populated by immigrant Punjabi farmers Small wonder that the author Said Aburish said to me recently If you think Saddam Hussein is a hard man to deal with just wait for the next generation of Iraqi leaders 0 comments The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia 1969 February 1 1977 2 comments in Books The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia Nelson London and New York tells the amazing story of the many secret lives of this international hero British intelligence officer and saviour of the Middle East The book written in 1969 came after Phillip and fellow Sunday Times reporter Colin Simpson were allowed access to the TE Lawrence document collection at the Bodleian Library in Oxford by Lawrence s youngest brother Arnold Buy The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia UK US Comments on this entry are closed Recent Comments Monica Weller on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head First casualty of war on The First Casualty 2004 Weekend Reads The MASTER CHEF that made modern restaurants possible Know Q Out on Why Wikileaks has changed journalism forever Gross comments Malcolm Redfellow s Home Service on The First Casualty 2004 John Knowlman on Turning the Philby Case on Its Head Categories Articles 62 Australia 7

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