"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" - attributed to Former CIA director, William Colby. Step 0 - Check to see if it's already been debunked http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207647 Well, that was easy. Thanks BasqueArch! Step 5 - Single Sentence Debunking "Colby never actually said that, it's a made-up quote". Step 6 - Discuss the degree of truth in the quote Of course the quote being fake does not automatically mean there's not some truth behind it. More reputable sources say: The CIA did have extensive paid and contractual relationships with journalists. But that policy ended 35 years ago. Even if the quote is correct, it's not referring to the current state of affairs, as is implied by the sign. It's mostly likely a corruption of Colby's remarks to the press in 1973.