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Hearing It Backward
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Kenworthy, Tom||||||Schwartz, Maralee||||||Vobejda, Barbara
Date: Oct 20, 1990
Start Page: a.09
Section: A SECTION

Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.) has reprimanded an aide for writing what appeared to be an official Senate letter to Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney that questioned whether President Bush and other administration officials have used a "code word" in speeches on the Persian Gulf situation.

[Scott Jones] said the reverse-speech theory holds that audio tapes played backward can reveal the hidden codes or thoughts behind normal speech. Someone alerted him to the "Simone" theory and he decided to alert Cheney, a personal friend, he said.

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