Barely a day has gone by without Newt Gingrich complaining about the inaccuracy of ads run against him by a superPAC supporting Mitt Romney.
So now that an anti-Mitt Romney film purchased by a superPAC supporting Gingrich has been criticized for numerous inaccuracies, Gingrich has asked that the film's creators and the funders paying for ads using film snippets edit out the falsehoods or take the ads and film down entirely.
Winning Our Future, the superPAC supporting Newt Gingrich, released the entire 28-minute video "When Mitt Romney Came To Town," which portrays the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination as a one-time corporate raider who caused the layoffs of scores of workers. (A trailer has been available for a few days.)
If this were Hollywood, we would call this a wide release since it is likely to be playing on computer and home television screens by the many tens of thousands.
Trevor Potter is a Washington lawyer with the firm Caplin and Drysdale. He also served as chair of the Federal Election Commission.
And he says Stephen Colbert is not joking.
At least when it comes to the comedian's SuperPAC, a political action committee authorized by the FEC to make "unlimited independent expenditures." Colbert's is called "Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow."
Colbert didn't get it without help. He hired Potter to submit the paperwork and coach him on his FEC hearing.