by Nick Givas
Political commentator and former secret service agent Dan Bongino accused Democrats of manipulating social media and paying protesters to create the illusion they’re in the majority.
“Listen, the left has gotten really good at this,” Bongino said on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
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“Fox & Friends” ran a clip of Vice News editor Shawna Thomas saying some protesters who showed up to oppose Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court were being funded by outside, left-wing political groups. Thomas later clarified, however, that she meant protesters were a mix of organization-backed and volunteer activists.
“It’s interesting. I was emailing someone before the show … Conservative groups, I’m a member of a lot of them. And one of them emailed me and said, ‘Hey, listen — if you have the time, stop by some of these protests and show your support for Kavanaugh.’ And I kid you not, a lot of the responses were fascinating,” Bongino continued. “They were like, ‘Hey, I really can’t. I have a job. I have an actual job to go to.’”
Bongino said not everyone at the Kavanaugh protests were being paid, but he did accuse Democrats of using paid activists and media spin to fool the public into thinking they’re the ruling voice of America.
“Again, I’m not suggesting everybody who showed up here was paid … but it’s interesting how the left has figured this out,” he concluded.
“They’ve learned to leverage social media and use their iron triangle of the media, media coverage, activist groups and people up on the hill, to give the impression that they’re somehow … the majority opinion when they’re not. They’re not the majority opinion, they’re just really good at PR.”
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Nick Givas is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. You can Follow Nick on Twitter.