CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years

Posted on December 6, 2005 

CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years

CIA Realizes It's Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years

According to the report, sections of the documents— “almost invariably the most crucial passages”—are marred by an indelible black ink that renders the lines impossible to read, due to a top-secret highlighting policy that began at the agency’s inception in 1947.

When asked by a reporter if the black ink was meant to intentionally obscure, Goss countered, “Good God, why?”

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