Gold Supporting Member
- Sep 25, 2011
- Reaction score
Oh, my gosh, who could have seen this coming?
The anti-Trump PAC The Lincoln Project was mocked on social media Tuesday after it was reported that the group is pursuing plans to develop a media empire following the 2020 election.
"The group is in talks with the United Talent Agency (UTA) to help build out Lincoln Media and is weighing offers from different television studios, podcast networks and book publishers," Axios reported.
The Lincoln Project, which has already launched a podcast and the LPTV channel that streams on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, is also developing a film and pursuing a "'House of Cards'-like fiction series," hoping to replicate the success of Obama alum-run Crooked Media, according to Axios.
The report received bipartisan criticism on social media.
"One of the most impressively successful grifts in US politics in years: a bunch of failed, washed-up, discredited GOP lifers — many responsible for some of the worst sleaze of the Bush/Cheney era — re-branded themselves as #Resistance liberals and made themselves rich off them," The Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald reacted.
"At some point, you’ve gotta respect the grift: Disgraced Bush admin neocons, whose influence within the GOP had eroded with each passing year of the Iraq War, managed to reinvent themselves on social media and become heroes to the libs by attacking the world they helped build," progressive journalist Walker Bragman similarly tweeted.
RICK WILSON, THE LINCOLN PROJECT PORTRAYED AS 'GRIFTERS' DURING INTERVIEW ON COLBERT ANIMATED NEWS SHOW
"Wait until they find out after the election that Democrats hate them just as much as Republicans do," former McConnell aide and "Ruthless" podcast co-host Josh Holmes wrote.