Think the timing of Steve Schmidt’s resignation from The Lincoln Project is a teensy weensy bit convenient with the release of this DAMNING article from The 19th?
Yeah, us too.
Please read it…
Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace https://t.co/sTsxoEbTxS
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 13, 2021
Another point of internal financial contention was the donor information that Lincoln Project amassed with ads that spread across social media. The specifics over who or which entity would own the data was not negotiated in advance, sources said, and the data’s market value grew as more and more people gave.
A frequent quip from Schmidt overheard by multiple people was that the Lincoln Project was his vehicle to achieve “generational wealth.”
Oh wait, there’s more.
As senior management squabbled over how to divide the pieces of the project’s financial pie, dissatisfaction was growing within the organization’s more junior ranks, which were made up of largely young and liberal staffers who said they had different standards than some of the group’s leaders, citing Schmidt and Wilson specifically. There was language used in both the Lincoln Project’s ads and within its workplace about gender and sexuality that made many of them uncomfortable, the dozens of interviews revealed.
Young men were “wizards” while young women were “girls.” Political rivals were “pu*sies” or “c*cksuckers” or “fag*ots.” By the time the staff convened in Park City, the situation had become so “toxic,” according to more than a dozen accounts, that at least two co-founders, neither of whom remain at the project, had tried unsuccessfully to intervene to improve working conditions.
Staff had also complained that some of the project’s ads, specifically some related to Ivanka Trump, were sexist. There was dissatisfaction among the ranks when Ben Howe, billed as the wunderkind behind some of the Lincoln Project’s earliest ads, was brought back by Wilson. Howe had been fired after The 19th reported that in a series of tweets, he had used offensive slang for female anatomy to insult political rivals.
Folks, go read this whole story. Seriously. It’s INSANE.
Gotta love those conservative conserving conservatism.
Sounds like The Lincoln Project’s grift is up.