Media Matters and Dem Groups Form Organization to Track GOP Candidates with Army of Videographers
Soros-funded Media Matters, the dumbest website on the internet, and Democratic groups have formed a new far left research organization to track GOP candidates in the field. American Bridge 21st Century will arm their young socialist brigade with cameras hoping to catch GOP candidates in embarrassing gaffes.
The far left group hope to assist failed president Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
Chris Harris and Tiffany Germain in American Bridge 21st Century’s Washington “war room.” (NY Times)
The New York Times reported:
Aaron Fielding quietly stalks his prey — Republicans — with his video camera, patiently waiting.
The organization has hired a dozen professional trackers like Mr. Fielding, outfitted them with the latest high-tech cameras and computers and positioned them in key states where Republican candidates are busy chattering away to voters. If all works as planned, incriminating moments captured by American Bridge will quickly become part of the political bloodstream.
Combined with a team of 20 researchers in a Washington “war room” that has a large rack of computer servers, the effort is part of a push by Democratic groups to bolster their opposition research. Republicans also have trackers, but so far have not assembled the kind of centralized video archive of political caught-on-tape moments that their rivals envision.
“Our obligation here is to get these guys on the record with what they really believe so they can’t walk away from their record,” said Rodell Mollineau, a former aide to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and the group’s president. “There are many opportunities for us to record Republicans showing their true colors.”
for a political moment worthy of YouTube.
At 27, he is a full-time “tracker” for American Bridge 21st Century, a new Democratic organization that aims to record every handshake, every utterance by Republican candidates in 2011 and 2012, looking for gotcha moments that could derail political ambitions or provide fodder for television advertisements by liberal groups next year…
…American Bridge is the creation of David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America, which critiques conservative media outlets, particularly Fox News. Once a leader of right-wing attacks on Mr. Clinton, Mr. Brock is a liberal convert, now seeking ways to have a bigger impact.
His initial plans to create a fund-raising group to produce television ads fizzled, forcing the more targeted approach that became American Bridge. While there is suspicion among some Democratic operatives that Mr. Brock is more interested in promoting himself than his cause, others are more optimistic.
Of course, Republicans once again lag behind Democrats with similar efforts.
UPDATE: I should have said “similar funding” not “similar efforts.” Conservative videographers get great results. They just don’t get the same financial support that they do on the left.