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Season 2006 Episode 0609

CIA Leak Investigation

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CIA Leak Investigation
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YearlyKos Convention 2006 panel on the Bush Administration and the disclosure of CIA Officer Valerie Plame's identity.Former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson discusses the Bush Administration's role in the 2003 leak of the identity of his wife, the former Valerie Plame, as a covert CIA officer, the subsequent investigation by attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the indictment of Scooter Libby and the role journalists have played in the entire saga. Video coverage by Link TV.Moderated by Jane Hamsher with guests Washingtonpost.com columnist Dan Froomkin, erstwhile CIA operative Larry Johnson, former attorney and writer Christy Smith and DailyKos contributor Marcy Wheeler.The panel also looks at how bloggers and the netroots have gained traction in the political arena and the timely distribution of information. It also examines some of the shortcomings and degradation in traditional journalism and how a surge in mainstream media blunders has provided momentum for the ever-growing blog community. The blogosphere represents a welcome revolution in journalism. For too long, mainstream media has had a monopoly and, as a consequence, has become fat and lazy. Competition is a good thing. Our democracy is stronger for the blogs. - Joe WilsonLink TV coverage of YearlyKos 2006 is made possible by the support of Surdna Foundation, Leland Fikes Foundation and Care2.com.moreless
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