Spotlight On Lobbying: What Can A Foreign Government Buy In DC?

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The prestigious Cambridge, Mass. consulting firm, Monitor Group, admitted today that it made mistakes in its controversial effort with the Libyan government to bolster the image of Moammar Gadhafi.

The firm now says it should have registered that work as a lobbying effort with the U.S. government, concluding that Monitor should avoid that kind of public relations work in the future.

Lobbying and public relations for foreign governments is big business in D.C, so what does the money buy for a foreign government? Investigative journalist Ken Silverstein went undercover to find out. Silverstein is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and a fellow at the Open Society Institute.

This segment aired on May 6, 2011.


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