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The CIA wants to set the record straight about NBC’s State of Affairs.
The agency has taken to fact-checking the show on Twitter, much like it did in November with the 2012 Oscar-winning film Argo.
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During Monday night’s episode, Katherine Heigl‘s character, Charleston Tucker, presents the president with a folder of documents at the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB), a daily update on national security issues.
It turns out, the real President is a little more tech-savvy than that. As proof, the CIA tweeted a photo of President Barack Obama reading the PDB on a tablet.
— CIA (@CIA) December 2, 2014
Will State of Affairs upgrade its president (Alfre Woodard) tablet of his own? Only time will tell.
It doesn’t take much sleuthing through the CIA’s Twitter feed to notice a pattern emerging. Following the Nov. 23 episode, when Tucker met in person with agency operatives, the CIA tweeted that face-to-face meetings are the most dangerous for its agents, who prefer to use “dead drops” to share information.
The most dangerous type of communication between agents and their handlers: direct, face to face contact. One solution: use a #deaddrop
— CIA (@CIA) November 25, 2014
NBC declined to comment.
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