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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Secret Corporate Money That Bombards TV Airwaves with Attack Ads in 2010 Election Undermines Democracy
14 Nov 2010
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Secret Corporate Money That Bombards TV Airwaves with Attack Ads in 2010 Election Undermines Democracy

Interview with Robert Greenwald, award-winning documentary film producer and director, conducted by Scott Harris

While anger at high unemployment and a sluggish economy was a driving force motivating many voters to cast ballots to throw incumbents out of office during November's midterm congressional election, the spreading of false and malicious information was another important contributing element. An estimated $4 billion was spent in the election campaign, with much of it dedicated to television advertising. Many of these ads targeting Democrats were purchased by groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, that were funded this year by anonymous donors, thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United vs. FEC ruling that opened the floodgates to record amounts of covert corporate campaign cash. Story continues
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