The Big Tech witch hunts escalated earlier this week after The Federalist and Zero Hedge were subject to demonetization at the hands of Google.
Conservative outlet, The National Pulse, was able to gain access to an exclusive leak of the list of think thanks and activists who google lobbyist Max Pappas had been in touch with.
Pappas was hired by Google back in 2017 and was in charge of the Tech company’s damage control messaging in the wake of this incident.
The email Pappas sent out can be viewed below:
The National Pulse noted that the email addresses in the email that Pappas sent out have been redacted.
The people featured in the list are members of establishment conservative organizations which frequently ask Middle American conservatives for donations, while spreading Big Tech talking points, and/or receiving money from Big Tech companies which continues to shutdown conservative speech online.
The Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, R Street, the Competitive Enterprise Institute were among the organizations named.
A number of these influencers took to Google’s defense, or used Google’s talking points regarding the demonetization story when news surfaced about Google’s behavior.
— Mark Jamison (@drj_policy) June 16, 2020
Another member of AEI, James Pethokoukis, published an article on the AEI website cheering on Google’s actions and asserting that “the ongoing conservative alarm about anti-conservative [sic] bias by America’s tech titans continues to fail that test [of reality]”.
However, the National Pulse noted that “Big Tech’s bias against conservatives is well documented.”
Julian Sanchez, who contributes at CATO and Reason magazine, stated “only conservative sites whine publicly about it, because other sites aren’t nursing a martyr complex.”
Only conservative sites whine publicly about it, because other sites aren’t nursing a martyr complex and the accurate belief that they can win traffic and attention by whining ever more loudly and piteously about the same treatment everyone else is well accustomed to. https://t.co/hNTcOqBdRX
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) June 16, 2020
CATO’s Matthew Feeney, the director of the think-tank’s “Emerging Technologies” project, attacked Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Senator Tom Cotton, while also coming to Google’s defense.
…which would lead to less conservative speech.
— Matthew Feeney (@M_feeney) June 17, 2020
These are just a few of the individuals who are willingly carrying water for Big Tech.
The National Pulse’s comprehensive breakdown of the situation can be found here.
The following people are those who were included in the Google email:
|Jennifer Huddleston||American Action Forum|
|Douglas Holtz-Eakin||American Action Forum|
|Sarah Hale||American Action Forum|
|Scott Fyall||American Enterprise Institute|
|Windle Jarvis||American Enterprise Institute|
|Matt Au||American Enterprise Institute|
|Michael Strain||American Enterprise Institute|
|Claude Barfield||American Enterprise Institute|
|Roslyn Layton||American Enterprise Institute|
|Jason Bertsch||American Enterprise Institute|
|Gus Hurwitz||American Enterprise Institute|
|Mark Jamison||American Enterprise Institute|
|Daniel Lyons||American Enterprise Institute|
|Bret Swanson||American Enterprise Institute|
|Shane Tews||American Enterprise Institute|
|James Pethokoukis||American Enterprise Institute|
|Bartlett Cleland||Innovation Economy Alliance|
|Brent Gardner||Americans for Prosperity|
|Billy Easley||Americans for Prosperity|
|Grover Norquist||Americans for Tax Reform|
|Katie McAuliffe||Americans for Tax Reform|
|Christopher Butler||Americans for Tax Reform|
|Lorenzo Montanari||Americans for Tax Reform|
|Alexander Hendrie||Americans for Tax Reform|
|Jeff Roe||Axiom Strategies|
|Norm Singleton||Campaign for Liberty|
|Julian Sanchez||CATO Institute|
|David Boaz||CATO Institute|
|Matthew Feeney||CATO Institute|
|Peter Van Doren||CATO Institute|
|Ike Brannon||CATO Institute|
|Walter Olson||CATO Institute|
|John Samples||CATO Institute|
|Alan Reynolds||CATO Institute|
|Tom Firey||CATO Institute|
|Harrison Moar||CATO Institute|
|Jesse Blumenthal||Charles Koch Institute|
|Neil Chilson||Charles Koch Institute|
|Taylor Barkley||Charles Koch Institute|
|Curt Levey||Committee for Justice|
|Ashley Baker||Committee for Justice|
|Phil Kerpen||American Commitment|
|Kent Lassman||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Wayne Crews||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Jessica Melugin||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Iain Murray||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Patrick Hedger||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Christopher Koopman||Growth Opportunity|
|Will Rinehart||Growth Opportunity|
|Dean Reuter||Federalist Society|
|Jon Staab||Federalist Society|
|Devon Westhill||Federalist Society|
|Alexander Biermann||Federalist Society|
|David Barnes||Americans for Prosperity|
|Tim Chapman||Heritage Action|
|Josh Arnold||Heritage Action|
|Amber Schwartz||Independent Women’s Forum|
|Carrie Lukas||Independent Women’s Forum|
|Patrice Onwuka||Independent Women’s Forum|
|Nicole Neily||Speech First|
|Tom Giovanetti||Institute for Policy Innovation|
|Wayne Brough||Innovation Defense|
|Aaron Ginn||Lincoln Network|
|Garrett Johnson||Lincoln Network|
|Zach Graves||R Street|
|Ryan Radia||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|William Upton||Lincoln Network|
|Charles Sauer||Market Institute|
|Adam Thierer||Mercatus Institute|
|Brent Skorup||Mercatus Center|
|Anne Hobson||Mercatus Institute|
|Andrea Castillo||Mercatus Institute|
|Matthew Mitchell||Mercatus Institute|
|Andrew Moylan||National Taxpayers Union|
|Brandon Arnold||National Taxpayers Union|
|Pete Sepp||National Taxpayers Union|
|Genevieve McCarthy||National Taxpayers Union|
|Joe Coon||Niskanen Center|
|Jerry Taylor||Niskanen Center|
|Will Wilkinson||Niskanen Center|
|Brink Lindsey||Niskanen Center|
|Mike Godwin||R Street|
|Eli Lehrer||R Street|
|Thomas Struble||R Street|
|Arthur Rizer||R Street|
|Caleb Watney||R Street|
|Shoshana Weissmann||R Street|
|Charles Duan||R Street|
|Kevin Kosar||R Street|
|Peter Suderman||Reason Foundation|
|Berin Szoka||Tech Freedom|
|Dan Benavente||Tech Freedom|
|Ian Adams||Internation Center for Law & Economics|
|Ashkhen Kazaryan||Tech Freedom|
|Jim Dunstan||Tech Freedom|
|Scott Wallsten||Tech Policy Institute|
|Tom Lenard||Tech Policy Institute|
|Glenn Lammi||Washington Legal Foundation|
|Cory Andrews||Washington Legal Foundation|
|Casey Given||Young Voices|
|John O McGinnis||Federalist Society|
|William Shughart||The Independent Institute|
|Lindsay Craig||National Review Institute|
|Andrea O’Sullivan||James Madison Institute|
|Sal Nuzzo||James Madison Institute|
|Rea Henderman||Buckeye Institute|
|Robert Alt||Buckeye Institute|
|Asheesh Agarwal||Tech Freedom|
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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