The White House has always been in charge of Media...with the hlep of the CIA..
Operation Mockingbird should be on "top of your mind mentality."
Joseph McCarthy also began accusing other senior members of the CIA as being security risks.
McCarthy claimed that the CIA was a “sinkhole of communists” and claimed he intended to root out a hundred of them.
One of his first targets was Cord Meyer, who was still working for Operation Mockingbird. In August, 1953, Richard Helms, Wisner’s deputy at the OPC, told Meyer that Joseph McCarthy had accused him of being a communist.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation added to the smear by announcing it was unwilling to give Meyer “security clearance”.
However, the FBI refused to explain what evidence they had against Meyer. Allen W. Dulles and both came to his defense and refused to permit a FBI interrogation of Meyer.