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A secret military organization took part in the raid at Waco
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How and Why the Government Manipulated the Media at Waco
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In the daily press conferences that followed, reporters mainly asked questions about issues brought up in the March 28 article, or arising from a general skepticism that began to grow toward the end of the standoff. Specifically, the questions pertained to whether the ATF had initiated a raid even though they knew that Koresh was aware it would happen – a concern brought up in the March 28 Times piece. Around the same time that authorities became heavily and detectably annoyed with the standoff, they also revealed a loss of patience with the press, who became increasingly skeptical of the government. On Saturday, April 11, ten nine days before the fire, ATF intelligence chief and press conference regular David Troy stopped holding the meetings with reporters altogether.[35] Not until the April 19 fire would the agency again show interest in talking with the press.





[1] Stephen Labaton, “Saved from Extinction, New Agency Faces Peril,” Dallas Morning News, March 4, 1993.

[2] Same.

[3] “Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Harassment; Female ATF Agents Say Sexual Harassment within the Agency is Rampant and Unchecked,” CBS News Transcripts, 60 Minutes, May 23, 1993, cited in James Bovard, “Feeling Your Pain”: The Explosion of Government Power and Abuse in the Clinton-Gore Years (Palgrave: New York, 2000), 269.

[4] Dick J. Reavis, The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995), 33; James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher, Why Waco: Cults and Religious Freedom in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), 103. The unofficial codename, used by most ATF officials, was “Operation Showtime.” The official codename was strangely “Operation Trojan Horse.” Agents thought about the raid in terms of the unofficial name, yelling “showtime!” as the raid began.

[5] Lee Hancock, “Questions Arise on Media’s Role in Raid,” Dallas Morning News, March 1, 1993.

[6] Bill Carter, “After Gunfire Dies Down, Questions Arise on Newspaper’s Role,” New York Times, March 2, 1993.

[7] Same.

[8] Dallas Morning News, March 3, 1993.

[9] Waco-Tribune Herald, February 27, 1993, reprinted in San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 1993.

[10] Same

[11] “After Gunfire Dies Down, Questions Arise on Newspaper’s Role,” New York Times, March 2, 1993.

[12] Waco: Rules of Engagement.

[13] Terrence Stutz, “Cult Displays Banner Seeking Talk with Rights Group,” Dallas Morning News, March 11, 1993.

[14] Stephen Labaton and Sam Howe Verhovek, “U.S. Agents Say Fatal Flaws Doomed Raid on Waco Cult,” New York Times, March 28, 1993.

[15] Described in Carol Moore, The Davidian Massacre: Disturbing Questions About Waco Which Must Be Answered (Legacy Communications: Franklin, Tennessee, 1995), 149, citing trial transcripts. Actual footage of the assault, recorded on Mulloney’s camera, can be seen in Waco: the New Revelation, prod. Rick Van Vleet, Stephen M. Novak, Michael McNulty, dir. Jason Van Vleet, MGA Films, 1999, videocassette.

[16] “After Gunfire Dies Down, Questions Arise on Newspaper’s Role,” New York Times, March 2, 1993.

[17] Don Terry, “Shootout in Texas Goes on After Cult Chief’s Broadcast,” New York Times, March 3, 1993.

[18] Dallas Morning News, April 20, 1993

[19] “After Gunfire Dies Down, Questions Arise on Newspaper’s Role,” New York Times, March 2, 1993.

[20] “400 Law Agents Are in Standoff with Texas Cult,” New York Times, March 2, 1993.

[21] Lee Hancock and George Kuempel, “U.S. Agents Seem Ready for Long Wait,” Dallas Morning News, March 4, 1993.

[22] George Kuemple, “McLennan Sheriff Joins Talks with Cult Leader,” Dallas Morning News, March 10, 1993.

[23] David McLemore, “Agents Claim Control: Man Arrested Outside Cult Site,” Dallas Morning News, March 11, 1993.

[24] Robert Reinhold, “Members of Texas Sect Hint Resolve is Weakening,” New York Times, March 15, 1993.

[25] Lee Hancock, “Officials Use Secrecy as Siege Tactic,” New York Times, March 16, 1993.

[26] Todd Copilevitz, “Up to 20 in Cult Want to Leave, FBI Agent Says,” Dallas Morning News, March 18, 1993.

[27] Victoria Lee and Lee Hancock, “2 Leave Sect Compound; Koresh Talks to Agents,” Dallas Morning News, March 20, 1993.

[28] Bruce Nichols, “Lawyers Complain About Secrecy on U.S. Documents About Cult,” Dallas Morning News, March 13, 1993.

[29] Stephen Labaton and Sam Howe Verhovek, “U.S. Agents Say Fatal Flaws Doomed Raid on Waco Cult,” New York Times, March 28, 1993.

[30] Lee Hancock, “Inquiry Shifts to Media, Dallas Morning News, March 18, 1993.

[31] Sam Howe Verhovek, “Agent Injured by Cult Gunfire Blames Texas Newspaper in Lawsuit,” New York Times, March 18, 1993.

[32] Christy Hoppe, “FBI Challenges Koresh to Let Followers Leave,” Dallas Morning News, March 19, 1993.

[33] Victoria Lee, “Between the Lines: FBI Uses Briefings As Tactical Weapons,” Dallas Morning News, March 25, 1993.

[34] Stephen Labaton and Sam Howe Verhovek, “U.S. Agents Say Fatal Flaws Doomed Raid on Waco Cult,” New York Times, March 28, 1993.

[35] Victoria Lee, “Koresh Threatens to Smite His Enemies,” Dallas Morning News, April 11, 1993.

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