Follow this link to the New York Times story headlined How ’07 ABC Interview Tilted a Torture Debate.
They don’t say it in the article, but I would bet that the CIA pueposely had this person lie to us to in order to poison the debate on this subject. If true, I believe this would be a violation of the CIA’s charter. It would not be the first time they violated this charter.
I have not checked these out, but here are a few references I found at Journalism and the CIA: The Mighty Wurlitzer by Daniel Brandt From NameBase NewsLine, No. 17, April-June 1997
John M. Crewdson and Joseph B. Treaster, “The CIA’s 3-Decade Effort to Mold the World’s Views,” New York Times, 25 December 1977, pp. 1, 12; Terrence Smith, “CIA Contacts With Reporters,” New York Times, p. 13; Crewdson and Treaster, “Worldwide Propaganda Network Built by the CIA,” New York Times, 26 December 1977, pp. 1, 37; Crewdson and Treaster, “CIA Established Many Links to Journalists in U.S. and Abroad,” New York Times, 27 December 1977, pp. 1, 40-41.