Propaganda /ˌpräpəˈɡandə/ noun 1. information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
It should come as no surprise to gun owners that the king-creator of Astroturf anti-gun groups — they’re certainly not real grassroots groups — former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is paying “social media influencers” to write nice things about him and his presidential campaign.
After all, gun owners have been the subject of scathing attacks from the groups Bloomberg has stood up against us with his billions.
If you took the former mayor’s paid proxies out of the fight, there wouldn’t be much left of the anti-gun team.
Tiny Mike has a pattern and practice of using his money to buy coverage he likes.
Now, according to a story from the Daily Beast, Bloomberg’s campaign has placed an ad on a website — “a branded content marketplace that connects social-media influencers with the brands that want to advertise to their followers, to pitch influencers on creating content highlighting why they love the former New York City mayor—for a price.”
His campaign is willing to pay $150 per post, which is cheap.
What kind of stories is he looking for?
Influencers are asked to stress that Bloomberg is a “middle class kid who worked his way through college,” and that he’s a “self-made businessman” who is a “proven supporter of progressive values & can get things done.”
The ad also wants the future paid shills to stress the former mayor’s “work on gun violence,” and “creating a clean-energy economy.”
In other words, Bloomberg’s the new Fonzie for the 21st Century, albeit a smaller version.
The influencers are warned to refrain from profanity, which leaves me out.
To be clear, folks, this is the purest of fake news. In fact, this takes fake news to a new level — pure propaganda.
No other high-polling presidential candidate, according the the Daily Beast, has stooped to this level — at least not yet.
What can we take away from this?
Well, once the elections are over, I’d bet all of my AKs that Bloomberg will continue this psyops tactic in his fight against the Second Amendment and our God-given right to self defense.
This is a Pandora’s box he’s opening. I doubt he’ll close it after November.
They’re destined to become another facet of his anti-gun jihad.
Just wait and see.