Updated – Issa: Obamaprop Includes Sock Puppetry, Bigger Than Just Yosi Sergant
Surprise, that liberal troll in your comments area may work for the DOJ and Yosi Sargent, who lost his NEA job in September, 2009, for what might be illegal activity, was only the tip of the iceberg that is this administrations alleged misuse of federal funds for political purposes. That according to a new report just out from Rep. Issa of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Breitbart’s Big Hollywood and Big Government had extensive coverage of the Sargent affair at the time – see here.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a scathing staff report today charging that the White House has “used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the president’s agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives.”
The 37 page pdf report, plus the highlights below via The Daily Caller and more via World Net Daily. As an aside, Issa’s office reached out over the weekend to give me, and likely other bloggers, an early look at the then embargoed report, as they did with larger media outlets. When asked, it was stated the effort was part of Issa’s effort to improve blogger outreach by a Hill Republican. That’s a good thing and worth noting.
Update: More from Bob Owens at PJM, and also from PJTV: Public Relations & Propaganda: How Your Tax Dollars Are Funding Obama’s Spin-to-Win Schemes. h/t Instapundit.