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Friday, June 1, 2018

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S. Wallerstein remarks, a propos my post Deep State, “I'm no fan of the FBI, but in general, they may well be generally conservative people …”  This called to mind the hilarious old 1967 film, “The President’s Analyst,” starring James Coburn.  The FBI agents are portrayed as uptight boy scouts in coats and ties and hats, and the CIA agents are portrayed as laidback academic types in tweed jackets with elbow patches smoking pipes.  Spoiler alert:  the real villain turns out to be AT&T.

3 comments:

Howard Berman said...

If Comey is representative of the FBI mentality I'd agree with S Wallerstaein. In his big move on the Clinton investigation he appeared troubled with a conscience stuck in the cub scout phase

LFC said...

The portrayal of the CIA agents in that '67 movie may be some screenwriter's nod to the fact that the CIA's origins lie, if I remember correctly, in the WW2-era Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which did indeed employ quite a few academics in one capacity or another. (Though Allen Dulles, director of the OSS (again, if memory serves) was not an academic.) Not, needless to say, that members of the OSS or CIA would generally have gone around in tweed jackets smoking pipes.

LFC said...

Correction: "Wild Bill" Donovan, not Allen Dulles, was the first director of the OSS.