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    Post Drudge: Pro-Trump group TPUSA pays teens to post online

    MSM reporting has been wrong too in the past , let's treat this with skepticism until confirmed by some non-MSM sources too.
    Although Drudge tends to err on the side of sensationalism rather than linking inaccurate news stories.

    Controversial neoconservative (youth wing) group TPUSA was in headlines recently also after Don Jr got boo'd by conservatives while promoting his masterpiece book "Triggered".

    Pro-Trump group pays teens to post online

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with Charlie Kirk, co-founder and executive director of Turning Point USA, in 2018.

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    A Facebook comment argued that mail-in ballots "will lead to fraud for this election," while an Instagram comment amplified the erroneous claim that 28 million ballots went missing in the past four elections.
    The messages have been emanating in recent months from the accounts of young people in Arizona seemingly expressing their own views - standing up for President Donald Trump in a battleground state and echoing talking points from his reelection campaign.

    Teenagers, some of them minors, are being paid to pump out the messages at the direction of Turning Point Action, an affiliate of Turning Point USA, a prominent conservative youth organization based in Phoenix, according to four people with independent knowledge of the effort. Their descriptions were confirmed by detailed notes from relatives of one of the teenagers who recorded conversations with him about the efforts.

    The campaign draws on the spam-like behavior of bots and trolls, with the same or similar language posted repeatedly across social media. But it is carried out, at least in part, by humans paid to use their own accounts, though nowhere disclosing their relationship with Turning Point Action or the digital firm brought in to oversee the day-to-day activity. One user included a link to Turning Point USA's website in his Twitter profile until The Washington Post began asking questions about the activity.


    Pro-Trump TPUSA deletes tweet mocking masks after its cofounder dies of coronavirus

    Trump Jr. Walks Out Of Book Promotion Event After He’s Heckled, Booed By Conservatives Opposed To TPUSA

    Donald Trump Jr. has been on a media tour promoting his new book, “Triggered,” which has led to many acts of protest against the son of the president.
    Trump Jr. purports in his book that liberals are doing harm to the nation and standing in the way of his father’s vision for the country. But on Sunday, it was a group of conservatives who booed him off the stage, not liberal-leaning anti-Trump protesters, The Independent reported.

    Sunday, for instance, members of this group heckled Donald Trump Jr. at an event in California. And conservative speakers have been beset by the “groypers” at events in Texas, Tennessee and Arizona as well.
    This group, which calls itself the “groyper army” — “groyper” being a reference to a meme of Pepe the Frog, itself a meme overtaken by the alt-right — purports to be supporting “traditional values” within conservatism, like immigration restrictionism. And it argues that relatively mainstream conservative student groups like Turning Point USA need to be confronted because they are shutting down “socially conservative Christians and supporters of President Trump’s agenda” and promoting “degeneracy” by having gay speakers.
    This “groyper army” targets what it has termed “Conservative Inc,” a collective epitomized by conservative speakers like pundit Ben Shapiro, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, conservative writer Jonah Goldberg, and even Trump Jr., as well as conservative student organizations including Turning Point USA and Young Americans for Freedom.

    Beyond the sort of heckling Trump faced, the network’s tactics usually focus on asking speakers specific and very leading questions about Israel, immigration, and LGBTQ issues within conservatism, hoping to elicit answers that reveal the speaker’s “fake conservatism.” “Real conservatism” being defined essentially as an emphasis on ethnic and racial characteristics as determinants for immigration coupled with an isolationist foreign policy and a “traditional” stance on LGBTQ issues.

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw was another target of the groyper army this weekend. At an event at Arizona State titled “Prove Me Wrong ft. Congressman Dan Crenshaw,” at which Crenshaw answered questions from an audience, Crenshaw was asked a series of questions which he later told me by email were “almost exclusively about Israel.”

    One of those questions is centered on the USS Liberty. As BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall detailed in 2018:
    The USS Liberty has now become an anti-Semitic meme, used to argue that the Israeli government is actually an enemy of the United States and that the country should not be receiving American funding. And members of the groyper army have been urged online to ask TPUSA speakers about the USS Liberty and other anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, like that of the “dancing Israelis,” which alleges that Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks and five Israeli nationals “danced” in celebration while watching them.

    Nick Fuentes and “America First”

    The groyper army is led in part, or at least symbolically, by Nick Fuentes, a 22-year-old former conservative radio host and Unite the Right attendee who hosts a YouTube show called “America First.”

    And Fuentes and his army believe that they are the real conservatives and the true inheritors of conservatism, the last real defenders of what they view Trumpism to actually be standing against the “unelected face of Trumpism” in Kirk and other pundits. While Charlie Kirk and others enjoy close ties to the White House, Fuentes and the groyper army believe that he and similar figures are betraying Trump by allowing LGBTQ conservatives within the movement and advocating for legal immigration.

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    This story gets bit complicated, comm director of the progressive neocons youth wing group was linked to wars lobbying group PragerU and apparently was praised by 3rd party 2020 Presidential candidate and straight shooter BLM activist Kanye West :

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    The vast majority of RPF trump shylls are paid teenage trolls.

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    Seems legit.
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    Everyone who disagrees with me is, in fact, a teenage girl?

    Suspicions confirmed..
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    I figured Republicans and Democrats did this. Don't see why its news to people.
    No more IRS.
    I am now old enough to vote.

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    Guess we all are going to have to end every post with "$#@! Israel" just to prove we are not TPUSA trolls....

    ...$#@! Israel.
    Last edited by UWDude; 09-15-2020 at 10:48 PM.

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    How much does the failing leftist website known as drudge pay e_d?
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    I wouldn't pay teens to post anything, let alone anything political.
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    Calvin Coolidge

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    The guy in above TPUSA meme appears to be from same school of thought as MAGA convert and respected neoconservative/wars cahmpion Dennis Prager, assuming following is not fakenews. TPUSA communications director Candace Owens turns out to be a Prager protege also.

    Does it mean Forever Wars lobbies pimp Prager is behind TPUSA neocons youth wing project too?

    The Immorality of Leaving Iraq and Afghanistan
    By Dennis Prager

    Although he might not be a very shrewed/informed politician if following is not photoshop.
    Rabbi Kahane was a jewish terrorist and US State Dep had designated him as a terrorist long time ago. More likely he didn't know.

    Congressman Dan Crenshaw parties with Kahane supporter
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    From left, Yitzchok Tendler, Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Ben Packe


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    On a side note, Prez Trump may have to rethink his praise for Drudge Report considering recent coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    I wouldn't pay teens to post anything, let alone anything political.

    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    Everyone who disagrees with me is, in fact, a teenage girl?

    Suspicions confirmed..
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    The vast majority of RPF trump shylls are paid teenage trolls.

    Let's be fair, only a couple of MAGA faithfuls here tend to be unpredictably overly emotional in discussions, vast majority of prolific MAGA supporters here tend to be calm and dedicated to the MAGA revolution cause.

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    Still MSM coverage only CNN, Foxnews.. but no love for young neocons from non-MSM fringe reporters like AJ.

    Turning Point USA-affiliated, pro-Trump teenagers violated Twitter policy with coordinated posts: report

    'This is sincere political activism conducted by real people,' Austin Smith said

    By Brian Flood | Fox News

    Charlie Kirk: This is the most important election since Abraham Lincoln

    Young conservatives who post pro-Trump messages on social media were compared to “trolls” by The Washington Post on Tuesday in an investigation by the paper revealing a coordinated effort that violates Twitter's policies — but the group said it considers their online behavior “sincere political activism.”

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    Like the left, @enhanced_deficit will accuse others of what hes guilty of.

    Being a paid troll and all.
    1. enhanced_deficit - Paid Troll / John Bolton book promoter
    2. Devil21 - LARPing Wizard, fake magical script reader
    3. Firestarter - Tax Troll; anti-tax = "criminal behavior"
    4. TheCount - Comet Pizza Pedo Denier <-- sick

    @Ehanced_Deficit's real agenda on RPF =troll:

    Who spends this much time copy/pasting the same recycled links, photos/talking points.

    7 yrs/25k posts later RPF'ers still respond to this troll

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    There is some funky stuff going on... from follow the money standpoint:

    Koch Foundation Criticizes Turning Point USA Even as Koch Network Funds the Group

    ET Sighting

    ET (Emotional Triggering) sighting in this thread, even though there was no mention of globalist perpetual wars lobbies (non-parasitic wing), Iraq/Iran/Syria wars pushig lobbies, Andrew Adler of Atlanta AJT, Forever Foreign Aid gravy train, neoconservatives Founding Fathers role in buying politicians/media and gaming the gullibles, controversial memes etc.

    Not clear pattern yet but topics like these seem to have higher probability of random ET sightings:

    The Immorality of Leaving Iraq and Afghanistan
    By Dennis Prager

    From Iraq War Blunder to Iran War Hysteria

    ‘NYT’ readers call out the newspaper for abetting war against Iraq and now Iran
    Media Analysis
    James North and Philip Weiss on June 16, 2019
    The New York Times is out again this morning and the newspaper that so tarnished its reputation by drumming the march to war in Iraq 17 years ago hasn’t learned its lessons. The scorecard on the paper’s offerings on Iran today is miserable:
    — Zero reporting/skepticism about the actual facts of the attacks on tankers and other U.S. provocations.
    — An “analysis” that makes it seem like “hardliners on both sides” want increased confrontation, even war.
    — One passing reference to the fact that a decade ago “Israel was repeatedly talked down from attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.” But zero reporting about the Israeli connection today.
    — No reporting about the Donald Trump-Sheldon Adelson-John Bolton connection.
    The one mild exception to the ineptitude in the Times is an analysis of the evidence by Eliot Higgins of bellingcat — who doesn’t get to the point, that the evidence is only from one side and unconvincing, till the very end of a long article. His key sentence — “Nothing presented as evidence proves that the object was placed there by the Iranians.” — should have opened his article, not been buried 3 paragraphs from the end.

    Publisher of the ‘Atlanta Jewish Times’ suggests Mossad should assassinate Obama over US Iran policy
    Adam Horowitz on January 20, 2012

    John Cook reports at Gawker:

    Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper serving Atlanta’s Jewish community, devoted his January 13, 2012 column to the thorny problem of the U.S. and Israel’s diverging views on the threat posed by Iran. Basically Israel has three options, he wrote: Strike Hezbollah and Hamas, strike Iran, or “order a hit” on Barack Obama. Either way, problem solved!
    Here’s how Adler laid out “option three” in his list of scenarios facing Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu (the column, which was forwarded to us by a tipster, isn’t online, but you can read a copy here):

    Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.
    Yes, you read “three” correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?
    Another way of putting “three” in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives…Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?
    You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.

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    Conservative Christian GOP Senator Ted Cruz:
    "Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York values." "Everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay-marriage, focused around money and the media."

    Trump-Republicans know their rappers and rap music, Biden-Dems not so much

    Drudge Report


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