The ‘47 Percent’ Videographer Will Finally Come Forward [Updated]


The person who recorded Mitt Romney’s politically crippling “47 percent” remark at a fund-raiser last spring plans to reveal himself on Ed Schultz’s show Wednesday night. “I felt like I owed it to the people that couldn’t afford to be there themselves to hear what he really thought,” he tells Schultz in the teaser. We know it’s a guy, from that bit of video, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out if the previous speculation that it was the bartender proves correct.

Update: It was the bartender after all, reports Huffington Post, which also scored an interview with the surreptitious filmmaker. He’d been with the high-end caterer for years, and had worked an event with Bill Clinton where the former president came into the kitchen and glad-handed the staff and posed for photos. “Romney, of course, did not speak to any of the staff, bussers or waiters … He told his dinner guests that the event was off the record, but never bothered to repeat the admonition to the people working there.”