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CIA's Katherine Heigl Tweets Keep 'State of Affairs' Honest

By    |   Thursday, 04 Dec 2014 07:37 AM

The CIA continues to have fun with its new Twitter account and is now playing television critic of Katherine Heigl and her new NBC show "State of Affairs" by pointing out inaccuracies in its latest episode.

Heigl plays Charleston Tucker, a CIA analyst who gives the president, played by Alfre Woodard, her daily security briefing, according to Us Weekly magazine, and TMZ reported that a spokesperson from the intelligence agency said that using Twitter helps the CIA "counter popular myths and misconceptions" about what they do.

For example, when Heigl's character hands President Constance Payton, played by Woodard, a folder full of papers as part of her briefing, the CIA tweeted that the method is kind of old school, noting that President Barack Obama receives briefings on electronic tablets.


The CIA also pointed out that "State of Affairs" portrayal of face-to-face meetings between agents are problematic for the agency, so they use what they call "dead drops," or leaving information in a concealed location so agents won't be in the same place at the same time.


Nate Jones of Vulture wrote that he found it uncomfortable that the CIA was spending so much time critiquing television shows about the CIA, particularly one with a female lead.

"The CIA, a government agency that employs mostly men, just joined Twitter and already, like many men on Twitter, the agency just can't stop correcting female strangers whenever they get something wrong," Jones wrote. "That's right: The CIA's Twitter account was mansplaining and subtweeting at the same time! This is without a doubt the 574th worst thing the CIA has done this week."

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