In Depth: Where money and politics collide
January 23rd, 2012
07:29 AM ET
2 years ago

In Depth: Where money and politics collide

Editor's note: Mark Whitaker is executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide. He is responsible for leading editorial coverage across CNN's multiple platforms and directing the overall approach, tone and scope of CNN's reporting.

(CNN) – You know that a news story has broken through, as we like to say in the journalism business, when Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart start playing it for laughs. In the last few weeks, the dynamic duo of Comedy Central has had a field day with the subject of super PACs, those fundraising machines that can raise unlimited donations to fund political ads, provided that they are not officially affiliated with a specific candidate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Jon Stewart • Karl Rove • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Stephen Colbert
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It appears that the right wingnuts on the supreme court have destroyed democracy.

    January 23, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |