Come on, Breitbart.
Don’t do this to us.
We have enough Fake News already.
And the apparent betrayal by Fox News hurts enough as it is.
In case you missed it, Breitbart ran what appeared to be a hit piece on attorney Lin Wood.
Not only was it a hit piece.
But they had MULTIPLE main headlines against Lin Wood.
Wood, of course, has been among those leading the charge for President Trump!
Below is a screenshot of the controversial headlines and article:
The headlines quickly drew attention from the MAGA faithful.
The tides turned quickly against Breitbart, which is typically considered a reliably conservative news outlet.
Below are some of the responses:
The whole “LiN wOoD vOtEd dEmOcRaT!” thing is actually neoliberal signalling.
The GOP establishment puts party over country. Remember they dinged Trump for the same thing in 15/16.
I don’t know Wood or his background. But I know this is a dumb hack reason to write someone off.
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) December 3, 2020
As an addendum to this I see Breitbart is going big on this tonight. But do an archive search and it’s interesting how they promoted Lin Wood until they didn’t. pic.twitter.com/NlEq0xNGV8
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) December 3, 2020
The article apparently caught the attention of Lin Wood himself.
Wood took to Twitter to fire back against Breitbart.
He wanted to set the record straight… and we are glad that he did!
Here is what Lin Wood had to say:
Conservatives have already lost 1 reliably conservative outlet: The Drudge Report.
Many people have noticed that Drudge appears to be radically liberal these days.
Will Breitbart follow in Drudge’s footsteps?
We hope not!
But their apparent hit piece on Lin Wood is very concerning… and for good reason.
This is just some of what Breitbart posted about Lin Wood:
Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood is getting lots of attention for urging supporters of President Donald Trump to break with the president and not vote for GOP Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the upcoming January 5 runoff elections.
Wood’s public comments run counter to President Trump’s own public statements and wishes, as the president has repeatedly urged his supporters to support Loeffler and Perdue and is heading to Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday to rally with the GOP senators. Wood’s comments are also in line with what top national Democrats are pushing for, as Breitbart News has reported a national anti-Trump Democrat Super PAC called “Really American PAC” is running billboards carrying a message nearly identical to what Wood is saying.
While Wood made his comments purportedly as a self-described supporter of Trump, while donning a red “Make America Great Again” ball cap, the real story here is that Wood is by no means a Republican and there is no record in Georgia of him ever voting for President Trump—in 2016 or in 2020—in the Republican primaries. While Wood did vote in the 2020 and 2016 general elections in Georgia—there are no records in Georgia of him pulling a GOP primary ballot in 2016 or 2020, the two years President Trump was on the ticket. Ironically, in both the 2020 and 2016 general elections, state records show that Wood voted absentee—by mail—in Georgia, part of the same system he is now railing against.
In addition to Trump himself, Vice President Mike Pence is making a second trip to Georgia later this week to campaign for Loeffler and Perdue and the president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has been vocal in his support for them as well.
That’s what is so interesting about these people claiming to support the president’s interests telling Georgians not to back the president’s candidates for Senate in the runoffs. But maybe it is not so complicated when looking at the voting history and political donation history of the chief instigator of this narrative, Wood. Wood has long supported Democrats in the state of Georgia, and now with U.S. Senate hanging in the balance he has positioned himself as a leading voice of the MAGA movement. Republicans currently have at least 50 seats in the Senate going into next year and Democrats currently have at least 48 seats.
If Democrats were to take both of these runoff elections and tie the Senate 50-50 next year, then assuming Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden emerges victorious from President Trump’s election results challenges the Democrats would then take control of the upper chamber of Congress. While Trump is still pursuing challenges, every state in which he is contesting the results has certified a win for Biden–making the president’s battle even more of a long shot. In a scenario where Biden emerges victorious, and the Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win these Senate seats in Georgia’s runoffs, that would mean now Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)–who would be Vice President of the United States in that situation–would cut ties in the Senate and now Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would become the majority leader and control the floor and committees of the Senate.
Maybe that’s why Wood, who backed Democrats for years until Trump, is urging Trump supporters to throw the election to the Democrats. Georgia records show that Wood has voted in every general election dating back to 2000, in person in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014—and then via absentee or mail ballot in 2016, 2018, and 2020. State records also show that Wood has not voted in a Republican primary since 2004, but did request Democrat ballots in the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018 primary elections in Georgia. That means that even when Trump was president, in the 2018 midterm elections, Wood requested a Democrat primary ballot in Georgia and voted for Democrats in the primary in the state while Trump was universally backing Republicans there. Wood also did not request primary ballots of either party, the records show, in 2016 or 2020–when Trump was on the ballot in the GOP primary.
Wood also has a long history of donating to top Democrats’ presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, and congressional campaigns. While he did shift a little bit during the Trump era and made some donations to Trump and some congressional Republicans and to the Republican National Committee, per Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, Wood has long backed Democrats for federal office and especially for Georgia offices. Donations to Democrat Party politicians from Wood over a decade plus total more than $40,000, and span from as far back as 2004 through as recently as 2018.
Campaign finance records show that Wood has donated thousands and thousands of dollars to top Democrats like former President Barack Obama, who he gave $2,300 to in 2008 over two separate donations. In 2004, Wood funded the Democrat presidential campaign of then-Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) with $500 split over two separate donations.
If PAST donations were the true litmus test in politics, then President Trump would have never become the Republican nominee… let alone President of the United States.
News outlets say that Trump supporters are “delusional” for investigating voter fraud.
They want to spin their own conspiracies about the lawyers representing President Trump.
Now is not the time for infighting.
Now is the time to unite against a common enemy: those who would subvert the integrity of our elections!