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Thursday, May 06, 2010

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls Markos Moulitsas Out For His Blatant Dishonesty

Calling Markos Moulitsas, aka Daily Kos, the liar he is, we have Brad Peck from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Ok. Let's stop there, because the group "Americans for Job Security" is neither backed nor funded by the U.S Chamber, nor did we provide any funding for political or issue ads to them*. As I told Kos:

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 2:37 PM,> wrote:

Regarding this post:

We have no affiliation in any way with the Halter ad you posted on or the group running it.

Thank you,
Brad Peck
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The reply?

Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:07 PM

Prove it.

Really. That was the reply. So I tried again:

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Peck, Bradley wrote:

I am sure that you understand the difficulty, if not impossibility, in proving a negative. I am also sure that despite our many policies differences you share our commitment to an honest debate centered on credible facts. Since you are making the allegation in this case it would seem that the burden of proof lies with you, but in the interest of setting the record straight I have again confirmed with every group at the Chamber who does political work that we are not associated with AJS and/or this ad. I also spoke with Stephen DeMaura at Americans for Job Security who confirmed this as well. Mr. DeMaura has also spoken with reporters about the ad and the WSJ has issued this update to their article on it:

UPDATE, 8.55 PM IST: Mr. DeMaura said his group had paid for stock footage for the ad but could not immediately provide more details about the source of the footage or the locations depicted in it. He also confirmed the ad cost around $900,000 to air but said the group was “not associated with the US Chamber of Commerce.”

I would like to again request that your post be updated to reflect this reality.

Brad Peck

Go read the rest. About time they call Moulitsas out on his distortions and outright unprovable lies.

Peck is right, the burden of proof is on the accuser, which in this case is Moulitsas.