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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Yes many will argue that the CIA didn't invent the term, therefore the claim is invalid. However the real claim is that the CIA popularized the term (and the connotation/stigma associated with it) through the media. I've never heard a good refutation to this, because it seems that's what happened.

[–]Monoceros 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I've never heard a good refutation to this

Thanks for clarifying; I had suspected as much.