Progress Kentucky at it again, suspected in secret McConnell recording

http://twitter.com/#!/MSNBCWatch/status/322408798365052930

Mother Jones’ David Corn makes award-winning political journalism look so easy, and he doesn’t even have to hire reporters. It looks like Progress Kentucky, or at least former members of the liberal super PAC behind the racist attack on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s “Chinese wife,” donated their services to provide Corn with his secret audio recording of a McConnell campaign strategy session.

Accepting his Polk award for publicizing Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” fundraiser, which was secretly recorded by a bartender working the event, Corn called his emerging specialty “journalism verité.”

https://twitter.com/emersongreg/status/322407101647437824

https://twitter.com/RileyRebel129/status/322390666904756225

https://twitter.com/cjciaramella/status/322419980387876864

https://twitter.com/BoogymanWF/status/322316850362982400

https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/322394024587714560

https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/322451842044923904

https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/322430251944783873

http://twitter.com/jamestaranto/statuses/322452649180008448

http://twitter.com/jamestaranto/statuses/322456553703747585

So, who exactly are these crack reporters working their way into the news business? Jacob Conway, a member of the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, said that Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison of Progress Kentucky confessed to making the recording of the meeting.

https://twitter.com/BDayspring/status/322451395456417792

https://twitter.com/RussOnPolitics/status/322454245863477248

https://twitter.com/DanRiehl/statuses/322449271712530433

https://twitter.com/MyViewMatters/status/322431448793640960

The treasurer of Progress Kentucky reportedly resigned from the group once Mother Jones made the recording public, but he wasn’t the first to resign from the group over its tactics.

https://twitter.com/gabrielmalor/status/322453495179526145

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/322399981787021313

Are the remaining members helping or hurting their cause with stunts like secret recordings?

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/statuses/322397504559796224

https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/322415107781054464

https://twitter.com/tcstephenson1/status/322401143818944512

https://twitter.com/DanaHoule/status/322401756019572738

https://twitter.com/jblarson/status/322402636395585537

https://twitter.com/samyoungman/statuses/322405655090700289

Corn is keeping his association with Progress Kentucky under wraps for the moment, but he insists the recording was vetted by Mother Jones lawyers and the magazine’s use of it was legal, regardless of how it was obtained originally.

https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/322430009757282304

https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/322439929634357250

https://twitter.com/SeanGHiggins/status/322442377165934592

https://twitter.com/jblarson/status/322442643084804098

McConnell might not suffer any consequences, but will the same go for Progress Kentucky?

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Update:

WHAS-TV’s Joe Arnold is reporting that one man reported to have been behind the recording is passing that legal hot potato to the other.

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322464584730558464

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322465329211121664

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322465766811246593

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322472245123493889

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322472459829903360

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322475138899640321

https://twitter.com/joearnoldreport/status/322475663326081024

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/11/progress-kentucky-at-it-again-suspected-in-secret-mcconnell-recording/

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