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The 47%

  • Aired: 10/26/2012
  • 06:12
  • Expires: 10/26/2017
  • Rating: NR
Remember the “47%” video that went viral? Ever wonder how it was unearthed? A shrewd investigative reporter? A paid employee of the Obama campaign? Wrong on both counts. How about an amateur opposition researcher. He is part of a powerful group operating on both sides that is harnessing the power of the internet to upend campaigns and reshape the political conversation.
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A new wave of opposition researchers is harnessing the power of the web to upend campaigns
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