Spy Culture Blog by Tom Secker

Reviews, articles and media appearances featuring me and my work.

The New Cultural Cold War - Weaponised Liberalism and the World Cup

The New Cultural Cold War – Weaponised Liberalism and the World Cup

As the Russian football team stands on the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time since the Soviet era, Western media begrudgingly grants them some credit. However, there is no sign of any apology for the years-long propaganda campaign that pre-emptively branded the Russian ...
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Documents Reveal Pentagon Censorship of Suicide in Hollywood

Documents Reveal Pentagon Censorship of Suicide in Hollywood

For the last few weeks I've been working a research project on how the Pentagon's entertainment liaison offices deal with the subjects of military mental health and suicide.  Today the fruits of that research were published by Insurge Intelligence, a crowdfunded journalism platform run by Nafeez Ahmed, who also published ...
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Trump's Movie Trailer for Kim Summit Exposes Hypocrisy of Entertainment Propaganda

Trump’s Movie Trailer for Kim Summit Exposes Hypocrisy of Entertainment Propaganda

The entertainment highlight of the Trump-Kim negotiations is undoubtedly the fake movie trailer for A Story of Opportunity that the White House showed to North Korean officials and displayed before Trump's press conference in Singapore.  Perhaps the most interesting aspect to the Trump trailer fiasco is how commentators and critics ...
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Salisbury, Skripals & Syrian Airstrikes - Tom Secker on Media Roots

Salisbury, Skripals & Syrian Airstrikes – Tom Secker on Media Roots

I recently joined Robbie Martin of Media Roots to discussion the Salisbury poisoning, the Skripals, the Syrian airstrikes and the general state of politics and Russophobia.  We covered many of the reasons to be sceptical of the official story about the poisoning of the Skripals, how this relates to the ...
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Homeland Mid-Season Review - Tom Secker on PPR

Homeland Mid-Season Review – Tom Secker on PPR

In our mid-season review and analysis of Homeland season 7, Pearse and I get into various strands of the show including the Brett O'Keefe/Waco arc, the Russiagate conspiracy, how the CIA should be portrayed as having utterly failed the country but have somehow dressed themselves up as the heroes, fake ...
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National Security Cinema - Tom Secker on the Rory O'Connor Podcast

National Security Cinema – Tom Secker on the Rory O’Connor Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Rory O'Connor podcast to talk about National Security Cinema, the research methods we employed to get the information and documents, and the difference between the DOD and the CIA's approaches to Hollywood. Via the Rory O'Connor podcast: I talk to Tom Secker about his ...
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