-Blogged by Steve on Veracity Stew February 10, 2012-
One of the most anti-worker lobbyists in Washington, D.C. ran an anti-union ad during last week’s Super Bowl and had the nerve to put himself in the commercial playing a hardworking auto mechanic. It was the gold watch and manicure that gave him away.
Meet Richard Berman. He’s been a regular front man for big business and industry through his lobbying efforts and numerous misleading campaigns against consumer safety and environmental groups. Through his firm, Berman and Company, Berman has fought unions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, PETA and other watchdog groups in their efforts to raise awareness about obesity, the minimum wage, the dangers of smoking, mad cow disease, drunk driving, and other causes. Berman runs at least 23 industry-funded front groups and projects, such as the Center for Union Facts and holds 24 “positions” in those organizations…
Each year, Berman, using his front groups to spread misinformation, spends millions of dollars distracting the public with misleading ads.
As a result of his lucrative lobbying efforts, in 2006, Richard Berman used $2,000,000 in cash to buy this $3.3 million house.