What_Chris3 karma2013-06-23 17:41:17 UTC
Sorry to nitpick about something like vocabulary, but...
Your dad was not a CIA spy. He was a CIA officer who recruited foreigners to spy for him. THEY are spies, assets, or agents. Unless your father sold American secrets to foreign countries, he was a CIA officer. The media likes to refer to CIA officers as spies, but, although they may spy (verb), they are not technically spies (noun).
Doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, it's just a little pet peeve of mine lately. Kind of a rookie mistake for not only the son of a CIA officer, but a journalist, no less.
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What_Chris2 karma2013-06-23 17:43:55 UTC
Exactly my question too!
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