(Chuck Muth) – Liberals and the mainstream media – but I repeat myself, repeat myself – are claiming the protests at GOP town hall meetings for members of Congress are “organic” and not fueled by paid protesters and agitators. But an organization called “Demand Protest” is actually advertising itself as a band of political mercenaries.
Demand Protest claims it creates “convincing scenes…when you need the appearance of outrage.” It boasts that its “trained operatives can lead entire crowds or simply steer events in your favor.” And the organization keeps their clients secret so that “all actions will appear genuine to the media and public observers.”
A “Help Wanted” ad discovered by our friend Don Turner of the Nevada Firearms Coalition reads…
“As a Demand Protest operative you will receive a monthly retainer of $2,500 on top of our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year. We are extremely flexible and can work with almost any existing work schedule. Full-time operatives receive health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacations, and paid trainings. Travel expenses are always paid. All operatives have access to our 24/7 phone help desk in addition to in-person support at events.”
And NewsMax has discovered another similar operation that may or may not be affiliated with Demand Protest. It’s even obtained a copy of their training manual. You can read all about it by clicking here
So when you hear or read “fake news” reports that the disruptions at town hall and other meetings are “just like the tea party movement,” don’t believe it for a second. These people are nothing but paid political prostitutes.
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach and publisher of Nevada News & Views