Director Kimberly Reed questions who will stop corporate influence on politics
Dark money is influencing elections all over the country, and it’s not just through special interests and lobbyists, it starts before candidates are elected. Director Kimberly Reed joined “Salon Talks” to discuss her new documentary and Sundance Film Festival official selection “Dark Money,” which digs into the impact untraceable corporate money has on campaign races in Montana. These shadowy groups create smear campaigns and distribute fake news on challengers without a trace. “You as a candidate, could go home, and not do anything else for the rest of the election cycle,” Reed told Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams. Watch the video above to hear how Reed’s finding show that dark money is threatening democracy, from local elections all the way to Washington.