As the election process heats up, so does the competition for media air time. If you’re talking about TV, you’ll know that the majority of the press will go to the Democrats. That’s just a fact of life. TV has a mostly Liberal media bias, unless you’re talking about Fox News.
The internet is a different story. Democrats don’t need such a massive voice online because of their TV counterparts so that’s where us Conservatives thrive. We had to adapt and have our voices heard and that’s why so many have flocked to the internet to keep our messages strong. Fox News can only do so much in a sea of Liberal jargon.
However, the Liberal powers that be are seeing fit to try and silence each other online. It’s officially been unearthed that a Hillary Clinton Super PAC has been hiring online mercenaries to flag, take down, and troll Bernie Sanders supporters’ social media posts. Surely, they’ll come after the Conservative sphere next.
A Super PAC headed by a longtime Clinton operative is spending $1 million to hire online trolls to “correct” Bernie Sanders’ supporters on social media.
Correct The Record (CTR), which is operated by Clinton attack dog and new owner of Blue Nation Review David Brock, launched a new initiative this week called “Barrier Breakers 2016” for the purpose of debating supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders — or “Bernie Bros,” as they’re referred to in Correct the Record’s press official release — on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other social media platforms.
The “Barrier Breakers” will also publicly thank Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates and fans for supporting her campaign. The paid trolls are professional communicators, coming from public relations and media backgrounds.
“The task force staff’s backgrounds are as diverse as the community they will be engaging with and include former reporters, bloggers, public affairs specialists, designers, Ready for Hillary alumni, and Hillary super fans who have led groups similar to those with which the task force will organize,” CTR stated.
Our question is, how is this legal? How are you allowed to hire someone to then push an agenda on social media, without the context of if being false advertising or purposeful manipulation?
Libby Watson of the Sunlight Foundation told the Daily Beast on Thursday that FEC loopholes allow the Hillary Clinton campaign and David Brock’s Super PAC to coordinate with one another, despite the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision prohibiting a Super PAC’s independent expenditures from going directly toward a particular candidate.
“It’s not totally clear what [CTR’s] reasoning is, but it seems to be that material posted on the internet for free—like, blogs—doesn’t count as an ‘independent expenditure,’” Watson said. She continued by addressing the unprecedented nature of the project.
She concluded with a damning assessment: “Campaign finance lawyers are not that impressed with [CTR’s] logic, but they can get away with it because the [Federal Election Commission] is deadlocked and does nothing.”
This is bound to happen on all Conservative social media as well. In fact, it could be happening as we speak! We must continue to be vigilant and get our word out to the public by sharing and SHUTTING DOWN every liberal that comments on any Conservative social media post. When you do see a Liberal commenting, flag it and report it. It could be someone trying to silence us for good!