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Scott Prouty Comes Out As 47% Videographer On Ed Show

Scott Prouty told Ed Schultz how he happened to tape the infamous Romney speech about the 47%.

Prouty, who thought long and hard about going public, said he brought a camera to the Romney fundraiser after Bill Clinton greeted the staff and allowed them to take pictures at a previous event:

The bartender who recorded Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% remarks at a fundraising dinner during the presidential campaign has come out of the shadows to talk about the recording that changed the course of the 2012 campaign.

“How big a decision was it for you to release the tape and to go through all of this,” Ed asked the videographer, whose identity will be revealed on-air Wednesday.

“It was tough,” he said. “And I debated for a little while, but in the end I really felt it had to be put out. I felt I owed it to the people who couldn’t afford to be there themselves to hear what he really thought.”

He went on to say:

“I simply wanted [Romney's] words to go out. And everybody could make a judgement based on his words and his words alone. The guy was running for the presidency and these were his core beliefs. And I think everybody can judge whether that’s appropriate or not or whether they believe the same way he does. I felt an obligation to expose the things he was saying.”

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