Meet Alex Gibney: The propagandist

Alex Gibney is a documentary filmmaker who carries a dirty little secret—well, actually several.

The first is that he has never allowed the truth to get in the way of a good hatchet job.

The second is that he believes facts are pesky things best used sparingly while crafting a prefabricated agenda. According to a fascinating tip from an insider who didn’t appreciate the hatchet-job Gibney was doing, declassified government documents on the Internet reveal that Gibney’s dad, Frank, was a journalist who worked with the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960s on a clandestine project known as Operation Mockingbird*—so-named because it mocked the very idea of press ethics.

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