The Press: Working for the Company?

New-old charges about spooks in journalism

American correspondents working abroad have for years traded half-joking innuendoes about colleagues they suspected of moonlighting for the Central Intelligence Agency, but no one ever knew for sure. Carl Bernstein claims he knows. In the issue of Rolling Stone on sale Oct. 4, the former Washington Post Watergate sleuth alleges that at least 400 employees of American news organizations have worked directly for or informally aided the agency over the past 25 years, often with their bosses' approval.

Bernstein quotes CIA sources as saying that major news...

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