Reporters Slam Lincoln Job for Racial Scam against Youngkin Project
The anti-Trump company the Lincoln Project became the topic of intense criticism after it collaborated a hoax show of support by apparent white nationalists for Republican Virginia gubernatorial frontrunner Glenn Youngkin.
In the viral incident, a group sporting khaki pants, baseball hats, and tiki torches lined in up in front of a Youngkin project bus to declare their endorsement of the prospect in a manner that was presumably expected to mimic the white nationalist “Unify the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.
” We’re all in for Glenn,” the activists proclaimed.
After reports circulated that the stunt was released by Youngkin’s political foes, the Lincoln Project declared duty. It was later revealed that the demonstrators were paid by the non-profit to place themselves as white supremacists associated with Youngkin as part of a disinformation campaign against him.
” The Lincoln Project has run advertisements highlighting the hate unleashed in Charlottesville in addition to Glenn Youngkin’s continued failure to knock Donald Trump’s ‘really fine individuals on both sides.’ We will continue to draw this contrast in broadcast videos, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies,” the Lincoln Task composed in a news release. “Today’s presentation was our method of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years back, the Republican politician celebration’s accept of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it.”
Journalists appeared in outrage, calling it hypocritical that mainstream and social-media platforms would protect the Lincoln Task from responsibility when their methods would likely make cancellation if managed by a conservative group versus the Democratic opponent.
” I do not think it’s out of realm of possibility that Lincoln Project is taking blame, since they have no embarassment and their reputation really can’t get any worse,” Washington Free Beacon executive editor Brent Scher tweeted.
I do not believe it’s out of world of possibility that Lincoln Project is taking blame, due to the fact that they have no embarassment and their credibility actually can’t get any even worse.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) October 29, 2021
” Needless to say, right-wing groups that perpetrated a scams like this– causing media figures and campaign operatives to spend throughout the day overloading Twitter with a straight-out racist lie– would be instantly prohibited from social media,” Substack journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.
Needless to state, conservative groups that committed a scams like this– triggering media figures and project operatives to spend throughout the day swamping Twitter with a straight-out racist lie– would be instantly prohibited from social networks. https://t.co/Jm2OqY3bBC
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 29, 2021
Republican lawmakers likewise knocked the episode, recommending that Virginia Democrats are turning to desperate measures ahead of the November 2 gubernatorial election, which appears to have just recently turned in Youngkin’s favor. A recent Fox News survey projected him 8 points ahead of McAuliffe.
” This is revolting,” Republican politician Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote on Twitter.
This is disgusting. #VirginiaDemocrats https://t.co/9aR6aGCoMG
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 29, 2021
” How much more proof do we require that the Lincoln Project is nothing but a bunch of psychopathic hacks?,” Republican representative Dan Crenshaw (Texas) tweeted Friday.
Just how much more evidence do we require that the Lincoln Task is absolutely nothing but a lot of psychopathic hacks? https://t.co/UVPt3LQzb6
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 29, 2021
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Published at Sun, 31 Oct 2021 15:43:32 +0000