Ulfkotte, the German journalist, expands on the themes of his book published last year. In this article he shows how many journalists and others are not aware of how they serve a vast network coordinated by the CIA which he identifies as the Transatlantic Policy Network--it's an actual organization.
Many of those whom I have named in this book will now likely maintain that they did not know what was happening around them. They will claim that they were too stupid, too naive or too incompetent. But it’s all so transparent: the leading people on the transatlantic campaigns are members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR is intimately connected to the CIA. And the CFR has many offshoots – such as the German Council on Foreign Relations (better known to Germans as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) – whose godfather at its founding was the CFR. Almost all the pro-American lobby organisations are linked through the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) – which is a lobby organisation representing European and American big business, media and think-tanks.The same integration with the CIA applies to major media within the US (see this and this).