Several outlets torn off for calling the Lincoln Project “Republicans”
After the shameful revelation that the Lincoln Project was behind a viral political coup in Virginia, the media continued to label the group as “Republicans.”
On Friday, a small group disguised as supporters of the “Unite the Right” rally claiming to support Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin stood outside the Republican campaign bus. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and his campaign then attempted to link protesters and Youngkin’s campaign to white nationalists who participated in the deadly events in Charlottesville in 2017.
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However, after widespread skepticism from Twitter users, the Lincoln Project ultimately viewed the coup as a “protest” against Youngkin.
The Lincoln Project has aired advertisements highlighting the rampant hatred in Charlottesville as well as Glenn Youngkin’s continued failure to speak out against Donald Trump’s ‘very good people on both sides’. We will continue to draw that contrast in the videos released, on our social media platforms and at Youngkin gatherings, ”the group said in a press release.
Despite this, the media continued to work to link the coup to Republicans through Project Lincoln.
Reuters describe the scene on Twitter as a “bunch of anti-Trump Republicans stood behind tiki torches in the Virginia countryside.” In its article, the site also calls the Lincoln Project “a group of predominantly Republican critics of former US President Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, the Washington Post also labeled the Lincoln Project as “an anti-Trump Republican group” in opposition to claims that Democrats were responsible. The Guardian too describe the protesters as “members of the Republican anti-Trump group” the Lincoln Project.
These descriptions have been criticized on Twitter for ignoring Democratic connections to the political coup and calling the Lincoln Project “Republican.”
The Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway tweeted, “Stop lying. The word for people who spend 100% of their time and money working to elect Democrats is … DEMOCRATES, not Republican. Stop, stop. , stop with the propaganda and the lies. “
Journalist Kyle Becker also wrote: “They are not Lincoln Project staff, they are led by Agent Dem Lauren Windsor, two are related to Young VA Dems and one is a radical associate of her.”
Former Fox News contributor Richard Grenell also wrote “Bad! This post should be tagged as fake news. Where is @TwitterSupport? These people are Democrats. Who is editing for @Reuters?”
Although the Lincoln Project took credit for the protest, several Twitter users found links to Democratic organizations. Additionally, Fox News discovered that the Lincoln Project spent around $ 300,000 in the Virginia election on McAuliffe’s favor.
The election for governor of Virginia will take place on Tuesday.
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