The secret is out. Six months after Mother Jones first released his video from Mitt Romney’s private fundraiser, Scott Prouty has revealed his identity on MSNBC’s The Ed Show. Earlier tonight, Prouty introduced himself as “a regular guy” with a “good moral compass.”
In part one of the interview Prouty explained, “I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney. I was more interested as a voter.” He also explained how David Corn’s reporting on Mitt Romney’s Chinese investments helped him conclude that Mother Jones was the right choice to release the video.
Prouty continued by recounting his decision to allow Mother Jones to release the entire recording, following Mitt Romney’s press conference response to the video:
In part three, human rights activist Charlie Kernighan joined the interview to describe his influence on Prouty’s decision to release the video:
Finally, Prouty joined Ed Shultz live in studio. He apologized to the company he worked for, but added “what was at stake was more important than my job.”
Following the interview David Corn appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss Prouty’s unveiling: