Rachel Maddow has set her sights on another PR firm for creating front groups under the guise of grassroots movements to sway opinion on a given issue. Last night, she called out the DCI Group, a 160-person D.C. communications and lobbying shop for creating the Coalition to Protect Patient’s Rights.
We’ll see if DCI CEO Doug Goodyear accepts Maddow’s invitation to come on the show the way Rick Berman did. Berman, labeled “Dr. Evil” by 60 Minutes, happily jousted with Maddow last month over his SweetScam grassroots effort against “big sugar” and other campaigns.
The law currently doesn’t require non-profit advocacy groups to disclose where they get their funding.
Maddow also aired a number of spots about megafirm Burson-Marsteller last spring regarding its work with AIG.