Buying the Election

Liberal Super PACs spend $200M to secure Democratic victories
Obama / AP Katzenberg, Maher, Freeman / Wikimedia Commons

Liberal Super PACs spent roughly $200 million during the 2012 election cycle on behalf of Democratic President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.

Katzenberg Writes $1M Check to Priorities USA

DreamWorks CEO joined by Steven Spielberg, Simpsons creator, Eychaner, more
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg in 2011. (AP)

DreamWorks chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg has given another $1 million to the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, best known for a campaign ad that suggested Republican nominee Mitt Romney was responsible for a woman’s death from cancer, according to filings. This brings the total donated by Katzenberg this year to $3.2 million.

Hollywood’s White House

Column: Tinsel Town has hijacked Obama’s campaign

John Carter, Battleship, The Dictator, Dark Shadows—add Barack Obama’s campaign to the list of Hollywood bombs shelling the 2012 summer box office. Like them, Obama for America is in the red, and reviews are not positive.