Left: Rick Berman acting as a blue collar mechanic. Right: Berman in a suit.
Left: Rick Berman acting as a blue collar mechanic. Right: Berman in a suit.

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:

UPDATE. Berman and Company e-mailed us with the following statement from Berman:

“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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