[Vision2020] Boehner-Linked Lobbyists Plot Smear Campaign Vs. Occupy Movement

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Mon Nov 21 17:32:45 PST 2011

Courtesy of National Confidential at:

Smoking-Gun Memo?  Boehner-Linked Lobbyists Plot Smear Campaign Vs. Occupy Movement

A memo uncovered by NBC News shows a lobbyist firm with ties to House Speaker John Boehner plotting to run a smear campaign versus the Occupy Wall Street movement. The memo, from Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, proposes that the American Bankers Association conduct opposition research in order to create “negative narratives” around those participating in the protest movement.

The memo also noted that an alliance between Occupy Wall Street and the Democratic party “has the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye.” This narrative runs contrary to the dismissive tone often used against the protesters, particularly in the conservative media — including Fox News.

Two of the memo’s authors — Sam Geduldig and Jay Cranfor — were previously staffers for Speaker John Boehner, which may raise the question of coordination between House Republicans and the multibillion dollar financial firms and their associates.

For a few weeks there has been a concerted effort by many in the media, particularly conservative media, to create negative narratives about the protesters. It is unclear what, if any coordination there has been between the various forces allied against Occupy Wall Street.


The memo



Seeya round town, Moscow

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho 

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If not now, when?"

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