“Dark Money” follows Montana journalist John S. Adams who is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state’s elections.
The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles as it attempts to solve this increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle.
“Dark Money” offers numerous perspectives on dark money donations—the unlimited campaign contributions from undisclosed donors, individuals, and corporations that have been allowed in elections since 2010’s Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court ruling.
John S. Adams is a former capital bureau chief for the Great Falls Tribune and creator of the Montana Free Press.
He noted that when campaigns can receive unlimited sums from anonymous donors, hidden from public scrutiny, the consequences are clear: “Then it’s not the people controlling the government—it’s the government controlled by a corporation controlling the people, which is like super-crazy Big Brother, but it’s happening.”
The film draws parallels between the local influence of dark money in Montana, and the effects of corporate political spending on a national scale.
“Dark Money” premieres tonight on most PBS stations.
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