CMD Denounces Latest Andrew Breitbart Smear Campaign against Groups Challenging the Kochs

Editor's note: Last month the Center for Media and Democracy condemned a video shot by allies of Andrew Breitbart at a rally organized by Common Cause which included suspicious video shot by an ally of James O'Keefe impersonating a Common Cause activist. We noted that the technique of taking videos purporting to be of real protesters who are really plants or operatives saying outrageous things could not be ruled out. Here is that press release:

Los Angeles -- Online provocateur Andrew Breitbart and his allies are trying to manufacture a new scandal, this one aimed at good government groups that dare to challenge David and Charles Koch and their corporate/political empire. It is a scam, of course, but the Breitbart effort is a reminder of his relationship with the Kochs.

The centerpiece of Breitbart's attack is a video smear, directed at Common Cause and other good government groups that held an "Uncloak the Kochs" rally in Rancho Mirage, California, on January 30, 2011. The Kochs and about 200 other corporate executives, TV talking heads and elected officials were meeting to plot political strategies at a resort across from the rally.

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