Moyers & Company

Season 1 Episode 18

Dark Money in Politics

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While much of the mainstream media looks the other way some journalists are working hard to identify the fingerprints super PACs and their benefactors leave on our victimized democracy. Bill talks with Mother Jones editors Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein, who continue to throw light on what they call "dark money," the conspiracy of cash that allows the rich to influence our most fundamental political freedoms. Bill also calls out some of the biggest super PAC donors, revealing how easy it is for the wealthy one percent to sway an election. Bill also talks with historian Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas?, about the power of concentrated money to subvert democracy, and shrewdly successful moves by the rich and powerful to redirect public anger and rewrite reality. How does a society built on democratic ideals allow them to become so corrupted? Frank's most recent book is Pity the Billionaire.moreless

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