In cults, members are prevented from contact with the outside world. When you control the flow of information that is what what you’re doing; you are preventing members, or in the national sense citizens, from making informed decisions about the world around them, and that denies free will. This is a totalitarian concept. That isn’t just what Hitler would do, but what he pioneered on a state level.
Early MOCKINGBIRD influenced 25 newspapers and wire agencies consenting to act as organs of CIA propaganda… among them William Paley (CBS), C.D. Jackson (Fortune), Henry Luce (Time) and Arthur Hays Sulzberger (N.Y. Times).
"Cheney and his like are the evil people and we certainly are not going to prevail in the struggle with radical religion if we listen to people as he… With people such as Cheney assisting them, they are far more likely to succeed."
The CIA memo specifically refers to these propaganda initiatives as “psychological operations” (PSYOPS), that include contracting polling companies to create fraudulent polls that show the NO vote with an advantage over the SI vote, which is false.