Scott Prouty..by now is quickly becoming a household name. Mr. Prouty is the individual who recorded the famous “Mitt Romney 47%” video.” He emerged from the shadows tonight on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.” The 15 minutes of fame are here for Mr. Prouty. But…here is what I posted on The Ed Show Facebook page:
I am concerned. Listen. I’m a liberal, on the verge of socialist, but something is not right about this interview. Mr. Prouty mentioned that anyone at that famous event who wanted to take video or take pictures was allowed to. OK, but his is the only video to emerge? And the explanation of the seeking out of David Corn seemed a little weak. Now look, I voted for Pres Obama and believe in his vision for the country. I also believe that a Romney Presidency would set the country back 50 years, but I am nervous about the legitimacy of this interview. So…Ed, I hope the t’s are crossed and the i’s dotted with regard to this, cause it does smell a bit fishy.
My point is this: the far right is going to do everything in its power to smear and distort Mr. Prouty’s story. What’s worse, the interview (which should settle once and for all that Ed Schultz stinks as an interviewer) was out of the Sean Hannity playbook. Lobbing softball questions and pandering overtly. He should have asked the tough questions about how Prouty’s video, or for that matter his story, was the only one to emerge from that night when the incident occurred.
Throwing doubt on Mr. Prouty’s story will be easy for the right, and will give them fundraising ammo that ultimately will be used to fight the progressive agenda.
This interview may very well be the worst thing for Democrats, could raise ethical questions and accusations that may lead to unforseen complications. Please….MSNBC stop doing this crap! You are hurting the cause for the progressives!
Update…3/14. MSNBC is moving the “Ed Show” to weekends in April from 5-7. Stick a fork in the show…it’s done.