German Journalist Blows Whistle On Government Control Of The Press
Udo Ulfkotte Added Noncompliance Risked Him Being Fired
German journalist Udo Ulfkotte has decided to blow the whistle and has made allegations that intelligent agents across some countries have influenced the media. According to RT Ulfkotte made the revelations during interviews with RT and Russia Insider.
Ulfkotte told Russia Insider, “I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service,” He made similar comments to RT in an exclusive interview at the beginning of October.
“One day the BND (German foreign intelligence agency) came to my office at the Frankfurter Allgemeine in Frankfurt. They wanted me to write an article about Libya and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi...They gave me all this secret information and they just wanted me to sign the article with my name,” Ulfkotte told RT.
“That article was how Gaddafi tried to secretly build a poison gas factory. It was a story that was printed worldwide two days later.”
According to Blacklisted News, Udo Ulfkotte’s opinion is that German and American media are trying to bring war to the people in Europe, and to bring war to Russia. He told RT; “I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too... We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war... I don’t want this anymore, I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom...
“The German media, especially, my colleagues... day by day, write against the Russians, [these journalists] who are in transatlantic organizations, and who are supported by the United States to do so.” This is a very large conspiracy.
According to RT, Ulfkotte revealed these allegations in his book 'Bought Journalists,' where he mentions of his past demeanours. He said,
“It is not right what I have done in the past. To manipulate people, to make propaganda. And it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray people not only in Germany, but all over Europe,”he told RT.“I was a journalist for 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.”
“I became an honorary citizen of the state of Oklahoma in the US just because I wrote pro-American. I was supported by the CIA. I have helped them in several situations and I feel ashamed for that too.”
He also claims that other journalists are involved, he said to RT, “Most of the journalists you see in foreign countries, they claim to be journalists and they might be. But many of them, like me in the past, are so-called 'non-official cover.' It means you work for an intelligence agency, you help them if they want you to. But they will never say they know you.”