On April 20, The New York Times first reported on the Pentagon’s secret program using retired military analysts to “generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance.” Until today, however, the three presidential candidates have all been largely silent on the issue. The Nation’s Ari Melber has now received statements from both Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Barack Obama (D-IL) condemning the program. Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) response? Silence.
Free Press has launched a campaign here asking Congress to investigate the Pentagon’s pundits.