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Harry Reid: Hearings On Pentagon Sock Puppets Are Coming

puppet.thumbnail.jpgToday in the superb and lively Digby-hosted FDL Book Salon featuring Harry Reid, the Senate Majority leader was asked:

Senator, are you planning to hold hearings on the illegality of the Pentagon’s propaganda training program of retired military officers that was recently exposed by the New York Times and Glenn Greenwald?

Reid replied:

The answer is yes. I have personally spoken to Chairman Levin and he is tremendously concerned as I. And we are proceeding accordingly.

As far as we’re able to tell, this is the first time anyone in the Senate leadership has indicated that the Pentagon sock puppetry is being considered a potential subject of congressional hearings. If Reid and Levin genuinely follow through, the resultant attention may be able to finally break what Politico aptly describes as the "media blackout" on this matter. And that, really, is nothing but good news.

 Glenn Greenwald has much, much more. 

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David Neiwert

David Neiwert

David Neiwert is the managing editor of Firedoglake. He's a freelance journalist based in Seattle and the author/editor of the blog Orcinus. He also is the author of Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, June 2005), as well as Death on the Fourth of July: The Story of a Killing, a Trial, and Hate Crime in America (Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2004), and In God's Country: The Patriot Movement and the Pacific Northwest (1999, WSU Press). His reportage for MSNBC.com on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000.

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