How do you know that the remaining “consultants” at the Lincoln Project have some bills coming due?
They start yet another completely tone-deaf ad campaign targeting someone liberals love to hate. This time, it’s Rupert Murdoch, the only immigrant they don’t like. According to the grifters who coddle at least one pedophile, it’s not people like John Weaver, but someone like Fox News Channel founder Murdoch who’s the most dangerous man in America.
As AdAge writes:
In the wake of a sexual harassment scandal surrounding one of its co-founders, conservative PAC The Lincoln Project has been the subject of a recent barrage of bad press; see, for instance, “The Lincoln Project’s spectacular downfall: A timeline,” from Fox News. Now TLP is punching back—at not only Fox News, but the man behind it: Rupert Murdoch.
It’s not just the “wake of a sexual harassment scandal surrounding one of its co-founders.” John Weaver admitted he did some terrible things, but it was also revealed that the rest of the group knew a year ago — in March 2020 — that there were credible allegations of sexual harassment and worked diligently to bury them while taking no steps to prevent Weaver from continuing his disgusting activities.
After the November election, TLP made it clear that they weren’t satisfied with “defeating” Donald Trump. (Of course not, or the grift couldn’t continue.) They ratcheted up personal, livelihood-damaging attacks against anyone supporting Trump in any way. As a New York Post editorial describes:
The group targeted two law firms [involved in Trump’s post-election litigation], urging their employees to resign and their clients to find new lawyers. The Lincoln Project told its Twitter followers to create LinkedIn accounts, then message firm staff asking “how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.”
Such harassment is not only wrong, it’s nonsensical: Shirlethia Franklin, a lawyer at one of the firms, serves on the Joe Biden transition.
The group even posted personal info (photos, e-mail addresses and work phones) of two of the lawyers, telling its 2.7 million followers: “Make them famous,” with a skull-and-crossbones emoji for good measure.
Then they mounted a misinformation campaign against a Georgia legislator, causing him to be fired from his day job. And they didn’t care.
Georgia state Sen. John Albers worked at law firm Fisher Phillips until the Lincoln Project falsely accused him of co-sponsoring racist legislation. Albers called the Lincoln Project’s tactics “economic terrorism.”
“GA Sen @johnalbers is CIO of Fisher Phillips (@labor_attorneys), a firm that represents Americas’ biggest companies. They pride themselves on diversity [and] inclusion, but Sen Albers is a co-sponsor of SB62 – a bill meant to suppress black votes [and] institute a new Jim Crow,” the Lincoln Project wrote on Twitter.
The Lincoln Project tagged companies including Walmart, Wells Fargo and Starbucks in its tweets as clients of Fisher Phillips.
And, according to numerous sources close to the Lincoln Project who spoke to RedState on condition of anonymity, at the direction of Steve Schmidt former communications director Kurt Bardella posted screenshots of co-founder Jennifer Horn’s Twitter direct message exchanges on Twitter, a potentially criminal act.
They’re not in the good graces of the liberals whose hineys they kissed either. AOC said their negative, virulently anti-trump videos didn’t move people to action, saying:
“It’s not too late for them to do the right thing. Lincoln Project should take the L and publicly pledge to give a lot of their fundraising to the people who actually made a big difference.”
It wasn’t just AOC calling them out as grifters. Again, from the New York Post:
Again, until then the Lincoln Project cynics were mainly just bilking the Resistance: The Center for Responsive Politics found that its money overwhelmingly went to the consultants themselves. And: “The group also hides some of its vendors by stealthily paying subcontractors, making it difficult to follow the money.”
What’s extra rich is that the Lincoln Project co-founders, in their former lives as failed Republican consultants, used to rely on Fox News Channel to get coverage for their clients. Now that they’re swamped in a scandal over their failure to properly protect children from a sexual abuser they think it’s a great time to attack Rupert Murdoch as “dangerous.” Welcome to the future of The Lincoln Project, ladies and gentlemen, where values and principles change by the hour.