CIA Propaganda Strategy for Warren Commission Report

Communiqué encouraged media assets to counter notions of “political conspiracy”

Fifty years ago today Lyndon B. Johnson’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, otherwise known as the Warren Commission, released the well-known report of its findings. The document is of special significance given that it is still the narrative jointly upheld by the US government and mainstream media. This is the case despite the fact that the Commission’s work has been repeatedly proven as flawed, if not intentionally misleading.

Alongside Dispatch 1035-960, issued in early 1967, the communiqué below similarly encourages “[c]overt assets” to use their positions within the mass media to remind the American public, where “the depth of impact warrants such action”, that “Communists and other extremists always attempt to prove a political conspiracy behind violence.” The September 22, 1964 memorandum suggests the extent to which the Central Intelligence Agency was a principal actor in the psychological warfare effort unleashed on the American people propagating the Warren Report and its “magic bullet” or “lone assassin” conspiracy theory of President Kennedy’s murder.-JFT

Propaganda Notes
Series A: Bulletins
OX-274
67- (A) 22 September 1964

Warren Commission Report (Policy Recommendations as Stated in Propaganda Notes issue of 22 Sept.)

1. The long awaited Warren Commission Report, on its exhaustive investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and the subsequent murder of Lee Oswald by Jack Ruby, will be released sometime over the weekend. The Department of State is air pouching copies of the Report (based on some 20 volumes of hearings) to posts for selective presentation (upon formal release) to “editors, jurists, Government officials, other opinion leaders” after the formal release. (See attachment, State Circular 505, 19 September 1964, joint State-USIA message, with list of recipients). Copies of this Government Printing Office edition will be sent to field stations from headquarters.

2. Reports from around the world indicate that there is a strong belief in many countries that the assassination of the President was the result of a “political plot”; the unanswered interpretation that Ruby’s murder of Oswald was committed to prevent Oswald from revealing the purported conspiracy adds to this belief. Communist regimes have used both murders to denigrate American society and the release of the Report will undoubtedly be used as a new peg or the same purpose.

3. Covert assets should explain the tragedy wherever it is genuinely misunderstood and counter all efforts to misconstrue it intentionally – provided the depth of impact warrants such action. Communists and other extremists always attempt to prove a political conspiracy behind violence. In countries accustomed to assassination by political conspiracy, American dedication to institutions of law and government with stable administrative procedures can be described; and American Presidents can be shown to have been the victims (with the exception of Lincoln) of single, fanatical individuals.

4. Three commercial editions will be published as soon as possible after the formal release. KUWOLF/PROP has ordered 150 of Bantam’s publication but will evaluate the introductions of all three and inform operating Divisions of any drawbacks. Divisions should make bulk purchases for field use through regular channels.

Document Number: 871-388A
for FOIA Review on JUL 1976
201-289248

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11 thoughts on “CIA Propaganda Strategy for Warren Commission Report”

    1. Just one more result of the SH Hoax…in addition to gun control,we now see “child control” in the home schooling arena. Btw,that is one scary looking woman…don’t make eye contact.

  1. I used to know a couple, both of whom had worked for years as reporters for the NY Times. The man told me once that if the administration didn’t like an article, the Times would get a call from the State Department. I asked him; why the State Department rather than the press secretary or someone like that? But he didn’t know.

    This article illustrates why. The CIA’s charter only extended legally to Foreign affairs, not domestic affairs. So to maintain the pretense that the CIA was only pursuing Foreign affairs, while it was actually manipulating the media to derange the consciousness of the American people, the State Department was involved as a cover to allow the intelligence agency to function domestically.

    Even to the point of KUWOLF/PROP editing the introductions to the Report. Anybody know who KUWOLF/PROP is?

    But that is how the CIA and other intelligence agencies can function domestically when their charter prohibits them from domestic subversion. That is how they can have so many Assets in the media, universities and other American truth institutions. They can do it under the justification that they are fighting Communism, or Terrorism, or whatever. So the State Department distributes the Warren Report, which is primarily oriented to deluding American domestic opinion.

    1. wow, the censorship is amazing The links are broken, my last 3 comments that were awaiting moderation have vanished. James needs his own dot com without wordpress

  2. I think its more or less random, Ric, or at least I could never spot any pattern to it. It happens to all of us, or at least a lot of us. It disrupts reasonable truth, the aim according to deAHaven-Smith in CONSPIRACY THEORY IN AMERICA. The Cognitive Infiltraters didn’t work too well, so I think they are trying mechanical disruption.

    I’m afraid it, and other disrupters, will get worse. I don’t see how the American power system can allow Americans to communicate freely on the web while the distrust of power increases. A lifelong official in the Dem party just told my wife that she has been convinced that 9/11 was a false flag, after years of discussion. This no doubt is happening all over the USA, indeed the world. They can’t allow its implications.

    You understand that American power murdered nearly three thousand Americans, and then both the Dem and Repub parties covered it up along with the media, universities, etc. For over a decade. American power has declared war against the American people. This disruption is a weapon in that war. It will get worse.

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