Grassfire Nation, an anti-Obama group, emailed its supporters with the telephone numbers of a number of Hollywood figures on Friday. The message was also posted on the group's website with the numbers redacted.
"A pro-Obama Super PAC funded almost exclusively by leftist and Hollywood elites like Bill Maher ($1 million), Morgan Freeman ($1 million) Jeffrey Katzenberg ($2 million), Steven Spielberg ($100,000), JJ Abrams ($50,000) is responsible for a false and likely illegal attack ad on Mitt Romney," the blast begins.
The ad in question tells the story of a woman who died of cancer and suggests that, had she not been laid off by Romney's Bain Capital, she would have lived. CNN fact-checked the ad and found it to be inaccurate. The Romney campaign has disputed the spot's accuracy and disparaged the Obama campaign for not denouncing it.
According to Buzzfeed, the email version included a total of nine numbers, which were for the agents and organizations which represent the Hollywood figures. One "Hollywood exec" told that news site that "three or four" calls had come into his company's switchboard.
Though it's reasonably easy to obtain office phone numbers, disseminating that information still appears to be frowned upon. Twitter recently suspended the Twitter account of The Independent's Guy Adams after he posted the phone number of an NBC executive. Adams posted the number and suggested those upset with NBC's infamous tape-delay treatment of the Olympics call it to complain. Twitter latter reinstated his account.
The Grassfire Nation email also accused the Obama campaign of working with Priorities USA Action, a PAC.