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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

Scott Prouty, '47 Percent' Videographer, Likely To Take Job With United Steelworkers

Source: Huffington Post

Dave Jamieson

WASHINGTON -- Now that he's gone public, Scott Prouty, the man behind the infamous "47 percent" video of Mitt Romney's remarks at a Florida fundraiser, has been in talks to work for the United Steelworkers union in a role that's yet to be determined, the head of the union told HuffPost on Thursday.

Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said the union met Prouty through Charles Kernaghan, a labor rights activist who heads the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, headquartered in Pittsburgh. Prouty had gotten in touch with Kernaghan, who'd been researching Bain Capital and outsourcing as Prouty anonymously disseminated his video last year. Gerard said that union officials met with Prouty at the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., in January, before the videographer was willing to go public.

Gerard explained his respect for Prouty, paraphrasing a quote from President Barack Obama that one voice can change a room, that room a city, that city a state, and so on. "I think Scott Prouty is one voice that changed the country," Gerard said.

"He's going to come work for us," Gerard went on. "We're going to sit down and talk. He has lots of skills, and we'll try to put him in a place where he can use the skills he's got."

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Omaha Steve Mar 2013 OP
livetohike Mar 2013 #1
Iliyah Mar 2013 #2
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2013 #3
tavalon Mar 2013 #4
monmouth3 Mar 2013 #5
LeftofObama Mar 2013 #6
truthisfreedom Mar 2013 #7
SkyDaddy7 Mar 2013 #19
Cha Mar 2013 #8
hedda_foil Mar 2013 #9
Iwillnevergiveup Mar 2013 #10
Third Doctor Mar 2013 #11
life long demo Mar 2013 #12
Dark n Stormy Knight Mar 2013 #13
nolabear Mar 2013 #14
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2013 #15
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

1. As the daughter, grand-daughter, and niece of Steelworkers (all RIP now) I am so proud!

Thank you Leo Gerard .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

2. A welcome development.

He did the right thing and I'm glad he was offer a job. I get sick and tired of crazy, ignorant people getting good job offers because they say what the right wingers want to hear. . .Fake news comes to mind.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:54 PM

3. Great! I wish him the very best. He's a real working-class hero! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:54 PM

4. I was concerned that if he went public, he would never work again

Now he will be working for a union. It's unusual that a whistleblower doesn't get destroyed for being a whistleblower. I'm so glad he is an exception. And I'm as proud of him now as I was when he was the anonymous photographer.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:55 PM

5. This is just awesome and he deserves every good thing to come his way..n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:58 PM

6. Congrats to him!

I wish him well and every success in the world.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:06 PM

7. I wish him the best. Thanks for saving the country and likely the world, Scotty!

Rock on!

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 09:20 AM

19. Don't get me wrong...

I love the fact he went public with the video but the video played no role in the outcome of the election. President Obama never once trailed in the polls the entire election cycle. Actually, the lowest point in the polling came after the 47% video. The video was a wonderful as it allowed the American people to see exactly who Romney is the video did not decide the outcome of the election.

Not sure why some seem to be trying to push this? Not saying you are I am sure you are simply repeating what you have heard. However, some Liberal Media sources seem to have an agenda by trying to make it sound like this video saved the election when it clearly did not.

Again, I loved the video & it was a very brave thing to do to go public with it but the video was not a "game changer" like some are trying to fool others into believing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:12 PM

8. Scott's brilliance, patience, and fortitude has

paid off!

thanks Omaha Steve

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:31 PM

9. Wonderful news. Does anyone else wonder if Prouty might be a DUer?

He was terrifically well informed about so many issues, which leads me to believe he must have been reading liberal forums/blogs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:36 PM

10. That's good news for Scott

He deserves every good thing that comes his way. David Korn and James Carter need shout-outs, too. Great team.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:36 PM

11. Great news!

He stood by the working people of this country so we must stand by him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:51 PM

12. I hope Scott lands a good job

I thank him for being an exceptional citizen.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 07:33 PM

13. He handled the release of the video so brilliantly, so I think he's an intelligent man with

political smarts. Seens to me he'll do well in with the union.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 07:33 PM

14. "Oh, you can't scare me; I'm stickin' with the union!"

Woody Guthrie would be proud. So am I.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 07:55 PM

15. Wishing only good things for this decent guy...

Go Scott! You have the thanks of a grateful nation.

And thanks, Leo Gerard, for finding a place for him.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 08:37 PM

16. Kudos to Mr. Prouty.

I'm glad he's looking at a good employment prospect, but I SURE hope he continues doing what he's doing........
we can use more "citizen journalists."

The savvy, unobtrusive documentors...........not the crazies, like O'Keefe.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 08:53 PM

17. As I posted yesterday--he should watch out

for O'Keefe. Seriously.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 12:51 AM

18. Anyone know what the reaction is

Over at freeperville and the other fake news outlets???

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