Many people have guessed that the government have had control over the media for quite some time. The program known as COINTELPRO could actually prove this conspiracy theory to be correct. The word stands for a series of projects that were undertaken by the FBI, all of which were covert and some of which were illegal. The aim of the game? Spy, infiltrate, smear and disrupt certain political organizations. Although this has been going on for some time, COINTELPRO is for the specific program carried out between 1956 and 1971. It is thought that targets included Martin Luther King, Jr., those against the Vietnam War, feminists, and anyone involved in the ‘New Left’ movements.