I should have included this link in the previous reply. Congress investigated ther CIA and the media in the late 70s and seemed to find about 400 CIA assets, agents, operatives operating as reporters, editors, etc. And much more. Do you think the CIA has changed or shrunk? Do you think the strategy has changed?
Journalism and the CIA: The Mighty Wurlitzer
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.