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.
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.’”
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.” 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.”
So when you watch movies like Zero Dark Thirty and even Argo, you can be sure that you are watching propaganda by the CIA.
 E. Michael Jones, Culture Jihad in Tehran (South Bend: Fidelity Press, 2013), kindle edition.
 “Documents reveal how Ben Affleck got into the CIA, promising to ‘do the Agency proud,’” Russia Today, June 21, 2021.
 Tricia Jenkins, The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013), 1.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.