…by Jonas E. Alexis, VT Editor

Back in 2013, E. Michael Jones declared that Ben Affleck’s popular movie, Argo, is “a gripping CIA propaganda film which obscures everything…” “Argo,” he continued to say,

“is a perverse tribute to how unsettling the American elites continue to find this successful provincial uprising against their universal cultural hegemony. The message of Argo is what you would expect from the Masonic republic of America. Americans are deceivers.

“Ben Affleck moves blithely from one deception to another; he forges visas; he is involved in the production of a phony film, which is produced by Hollywood, America’s ministry. He teaches the hostages how to deceive their captors. He coaches everyone in deception, and because of this we are to recognize him as an American hero.”[1]

Jones was ahead of his time. Afflect, as it turns out, was essentially doing the work of the CIA. So when Afflect declared in 2012 that “Hollywood is full of CIA agents, and we just don’t know it,” he was obviously including himself in the ideological equation. In fact, Afflect worked with the CIA while filming the 2002 movie, The Sum of All Fears.

“According to production notes for the nuclear terrorist spy thriller, then CIA-Hollywood liaison Chase Brandon arranged for Affleck to make multiple visits to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

“Brandon observed, ‘One of the things, I think, that benefited Ben as he walked around the agency was to simply feel the atmosphere of the place.  There’s a very palpable sense of mission and importance to what goes on there, and I think Ben picked up on that simply by being in the building.’”[2]

Afflect thanked the CIA in an email saying, “I am extremely grateful and hope very much to tell a story that does Tony and the Agency justice. I look forward to returning to headquarters again soon.”

Afflect again told the agency: “We will do the agency proud I promise you.”[3] Well, people in Hollywood have been making the CIA proud for decades now. In fact, the CIA has an enormously powerful influence on the film industry. This is widely known among film scholars and historians. In her scholarly study The CIA and Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, Tricia Jenkins writes:

“Agencies of the U.S. government have long employed entertainment liaison officers to improve their public image in the mass media. For instance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation established an office in the 1930s to bolster its image in radio programs, films, and television shows, including G-Men(1935),The FBI Story(1959), andThe F.B.I.(1965–1974).

“In 1947, the Department of Defense followed suit, and now the army, the navy, the air force, the marine corps, the coast guard, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Secret Service all have motion picture and television offices or official assistants to the media on their payroll.”[4]

So when you watch movies like Zero Dark Thirty and even Argo, you can be sure that you are watching propaganda by the CIA.

[1] E. Michael Jones, Culture Jihad in Tehran (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2013), kindle edition.

[2] “Documents reveal how Ben Affleck got into the CIA, promising to ‘do the Agency proud,’” Russia Today, June 21, 2021.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Tricia Jenkins, The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013), 1.


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  1. One must be a fool to think that there is regular folks on movies or tv, all of the actors , so call heroes to us population are nothing but an illusion of a perfect life for the masses.

  2. Ben, you’ve been in and out of rehab how many times? What is your inner-voice-soul trying to tell you that you feel the need to medicate it into silence? Is it that you have sold it for fame, money, access to power, like so many of your Hollywood friends? Maybe you should try to buy it back.

  3. Nice catch byJonas. Ben Afflic(ted) by CIA brainwash..??? No..No..No… just a rinse.. Maybe he’s going back to their HQ for the full treatment…!!!!!! Could it get worse…???? Jest Stay Tuned…. !!!!!!———

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