This morning, Republic Report published a post revealing the backers of an anti-union ad that ran during the Super Bowl. We realized after publication that one of the actors playing a disgruntled union mechanic was actually Rick Berman, the consultant advising the anti-union lobbying campaign. A call to Berman and Company confirmed that Berman, who owns a $3.3 million dollar house and is known for his elaborate astroturf campaigns on behalf of big corporations, played the part of a mechanic in the ad.
View a screenshot of Berman in the anti-union ad and Berman in his normal attire:
“If you’re wondering why I fit so naturally into the ad, it’s because I worked as a mechanic at my father’s garage all through high school and college.”
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