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Article posted Sep 06 2006, 9:43 PM Category: General Source: Radar Online Print

Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret

Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Following his sophomore and junior years at Yale—a well-known recruiting ground for the CIA—Cooper spent his summers interning at the agency's monolithic headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a program for students interested in intelligence work. His involvement with the agency ended there, and he chose not to pursue a job with the agency after graduation, according to a CNN spokeswoman, who confirmed details of Cooper's CIA involvement to Radar.

"Whatever summer jobs or internships our anchors had in college couldn't be less consequential," she added. He has kept the experience a secret, sources say, out of concern that, if widely known, it might compromise his ability to travel in foreign countries and even possibly put him at greater risk from terrorists.

"He doesn't want to be any more of a target than he already is," says one Anderson confidante. On the other hand, as Bob Woodruff and others have learned, American journalists are already prime targets in the world's conflict zones, and are typically accused of having CIA ties even where none exist. And by not disclosing his training before now, Cooper has arguably made it into a potential issue. "It creates the appearance of something smelly there," says a former CNN official who knows Cooper. (Particularly in light of the period Anderson spent studying Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi after college. Soon after, Cooper apparently gave up his Bond fantasy to pursue a career in journalism—except for a brief period when he starred as host of ABC's reality show, The Mole.)

According to the spokeswoman, Cooper told his bosses at CNN about his time with the agency. But even if he hadn't, says Walter Isaacson, who headed the network from 2001 to 2003 and is now president of the Aspen Institute, it's not the sort of thing that would automatically require disclosure, since the stint was brief and far in the past. "I think what he did was probably fine and cool, and I've got no problems with it," he added.

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Posted: Jul 08 2010, 12:15 AM

72223 America's 60 Families

Dynasties listed below were included in America's 60 Families, Ferdinand Lundberg's 1937 expose on the super-rich. Lundberg used tax records to uncover the often impenetrable financial and political machinations of the 60 Families, effectively publishing a directory of names and occupations of family scions as well as estimates of their fortunes.

"The United States is owned and dominated today by a hierarchy of its sixty richest families, buttressed by no more than ninety families of lesser wealth... These families are the living center of the modern industrial oligarchy which dominates the United States, functioning discreetly under a de jure democratic form of government behind which a de facto government, absolutist and plutocratic in its lineaments, has gradually taken form since the Civil War. This de facto government is actually the government of the United States -- informal, invisible, shadowy. It is the government of money in a dollar democracy."

# 6 Vanderbilt Family

Via NNDB....follow the links!


Posted: Feb 07 2011, 9:59 AM

99229 CIA posing as Journalists..hmm what a shock
This has been going on for decades since the creation of the CIA or should i say C.I.A
If u truly want to know how all this works read the 1984 book. Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on "propaganda" for the BBC.
1984 is a culmination of his experience working for the BBC hence "propaganda".
1948 ; when 1984 was published; may seem like a long time ago...ancient history for those know it all 20-30 somethings. And yet very little of that propaganda has changed, other than it's far worse now with the NET.
You'll be sure to find plenty of blogs and other media faceBook etc , to counter my "thought crimes" about how the message is being massaged (carefully constructed and manipulated by such so called journalist etc A.Cooper) to the unsuspecting (asleep) people...Almost everything in the so called news is judisciously crafted by the Editor...wether it's print/ video/ net/ etc. to convey to the Receiver ,"YOU" that everything is A.O.K and you need not question their sources.
This is not to say that there are not a few good media sources in the mainstream still.
But i am saying that when a story is of a critical concern to coorporations and government ( of which there are now only 5coorporations that own all the media across the globe) ...would you not be asking how do i discern the truth from the Ommitted truth (the lie). The answer is use the part of your brain called Critical Thinking
and most importantly ask yourself "hmm does this story cover sound like bullshit",
In most instances you will know.
Just don't let a pretty man/woman.......dressed respectfully, inside a multimillion $ studio with the flash and the dash and the best camera lenses/perfect lighting..all Wizard of OZ stuff.......into thinking that it must be all's an illusion of the matrix kind. The best kind of journalism that i am seeing daily (see all above comments) is YOU.
peace+ ...& be cool!
If anyone asks i'll post more on this if it sounds true to you
V is for Victor

Posted: Jan 22 2012, 6:12 AM

64228 Cooper is not the problem the owners of CNN and most of the media are the problem, should I say the same owners of the major US Banks and the Fed - Make a list of who owns the fed and you will expose the rotten roots of the US Fascist state.
colleen failey

Posted: May 27 2012, 12:04 PM

114252 what's with all the ron paul trolls on here? trying to get the conspiracy theorists on your side? no way. ron paul has a lot in common with the ruling class, they both want no taxes for the rich. if ron paul is a spokesman for the super rich, and 0bama is a spokesman for the super rich, then i fail to see a huge difference between the two stooges. sure ron paul talks about peace, and civil liberties, but didnt 0bama? all lies in the end. ron paul is some kind of senator in texas right now isnt he? well, to test ron paul would be quite easy. go to ron paul's district in texas, and see if that district is any better than the rest of america. if not, then clearly, ron paul is no different than any other thug corporate corrupt politician. i dont have very much faith in the democracy in america, and it doesnt look like most americans do either, thats why so few people actually vote. if you want people to believe that american democracy is real, then try presenting the people with a real choice, rather than these corporate stooges that keep recycling themselves. this article about anderson cooper is hilarious. they talk about the safety of anderson cooper, but i dont think it's anderson cooper that needs the protection. i think the people who need the protection are those who come in contact with sociopaths like anderson cooper. as far as his bosses being ok with him being cia, of course they are. the corporate news is there to disinform, and deceive. so are the cia. they work perfectly together. cia, and the mainstream media both serve the corporate interest. it's kind of hard to find a "journalist" these days who hasnt been briefed by the cia, mi6 on how to deceive the public. as far as cooper being afraid of terorists, give me a break. cooper is most likely working WITH the terorists, rather than against them. if anything, the corporate media has been giving refuge to terorists all over the world.

Posted: Jul 02 2012, 4:19 PM

97119 Intern my ass. Bullshit! You don't quit the C.I.A.! It's like the Mafia. If you want out, you gotta die first...

Posted: Jul 02 2012, 4:29 PM

97119 Re: Anonymous (LOL...)
The propaganda hasn't changed because it still works. Why fix what isn't broken? Until we, as humanity, figure out that these can be broken... We're all slaves. Count yourself in the 1%. the good 1%...

Posted: Dec 30 2012, 9:31 AM

2462 He spent time in Bosnia, Vietnam, Africa, and other places during turmoil. Interned at Langley. All the things people not in the CIA do - right :)

At this point I would say 75% of MSM newscasters are government.

Check out the published list of members for the CFR :)

Posted: Dec 30 2012, 12:54 PM

72223 Council on Foreign Relations Member List:

via NNDB


Posted: Feb 15 2013, 9:57 AM

99129 I don't believe a single word that I hear on TV or the radio - LEAST of all from Anderson "Vanderbilt Spook" Cooper.

Posted: Feb 17 2013, 1:12 PM

108211 Anderson Cooper is another disgrace to the human race....what a joke.

Posted: Jun 05 2013, 11:21 PM

7281 Once a CIA, always a CIA

Posted: Mar 14 2014, 11:30 PM

7433 Cooper is a journalist, good one! I guess Erin burnet and piers the moron Morgan are also journalists....... Bwahaaaaaaa! I just pissed myself. They are all silver spooned mouthpieces of the asshole ruling class. When society falls they will be the first to go. Along with the rest of the pos New York bred anti American dickheads. America can take a good lesson here from the French Revolution.

Posted: Apr 25 2014, 7:13 AM

9642 Anderson Coopers two favorite hobbies are lying to the American Public and Pitching & Catching for the Boys Town Choir. How he climbed out of the pit we may never know, but we can be assured that he will soon return to whence he came.

Posted: Apr 14 2015, 12:23 PM

98229 I haven't watched CNN for years . I just got sick of
Wolf Blitzer and friends droning on and on about another Bush or Clinton running for president like it was news . The real news would be an election without a Bush or Clinton . Google secret extraterrestrial treaty to read some disturbing h2istory
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