Journalists Slam Lincoln Task for Racial Scam against Youngkin Project

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    Reporters Slam Lincoln Job for Racial Scam against Youngkin Project

    < img width =" 789" height=" 460 "src= "https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?fit=789%2C460" class=" attachment-featured-single size-featured-single" alt loading=" lazy" sizes ="( max-width: 789px )100vw, 789px" srcset= "https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=300 300w, https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=768 768w, https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=459 459w, https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=789 789w, https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=50 50w, https://www.nationalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/yougnkin_.jpg?w=1592 1592w" > A group of demonstrators with tiki torches stand on a walkway as Republican prospect for governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin shows up on his bus for a campaign event in Charlottesville, Va., October 29, 2021.
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    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.

    ” 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.

    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.

    ” 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.

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    Published at Sun, 31 Oct 2021 15:43:32 +0000

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/journalists-slam-lincoln-project-racial-hoax-to-sabotage-youngkin-campaign/.

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