Who do you suppose is supplying all the money? Soros?
Hereâ€™s how Tucker Carlson began the interview:
â€œThis is a sham, your company isnâ€™t real, your website is fake, the claims you have made are lies, this is a hoax. Let me start at the beginning, however, with your name, Dom Tullipso, which is not your real name. Itâ€™s a fake name, we ran you through law enforcement-level background checks and that name does not exist. So letâ€™s start out with the truth. Tell me what your real name is.â€
Okay, letâ€™s back up a second.
Carlson invited the man identifying himself as Dom Tullipso on his show to talk about this new group thatâ€™s popped up called Demand Protest. It says on the site, â€œWhen your strategy demands paid protest, we organize and bring it to life.â€
A few sites picked up on supposed ads this group was passing around reading â€œGet paid fighting against Trump!â€ However, it seems pretty clear this is a hoax.
The back-and-forth between Carlson and â€œTullipsoâ€ was kind of amazing, and this was the moment when Carlson realized he was witnessing performance art before his very eyes:
â€œWe are greatly, greatly supportive of national treasures such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Peyton Manning, and we really support their efforts to really get the truth out there, and in the case of the current client we have right now, uh, that client is, um, very interested in releasing the Roswell papers.â€
Oh, and in case youâ€™re wondering if the reference to Peyton Manning instead of Chelsea was a slip-up, he did it again a bit later, after he actually said, â€œWe shifted from being against Trump to Trump about 30 minutes ago.â€
But towards the end of the interview, even Carlsonâ€™s guest couldnâ€™t help but admit his surprise that he was invited on TV in the first place. After, of course, he said this:
â€œWe are now supporting Trump in the hope that the Roswell documents from 1947 are finally released and put back into the hands of Fisher Stevens.â€
The above linked an earlier story from this from The Verge which contends that the story is a hoax:
According to publicly available who.is information, although demandprotest.com attracted virtually no attention until last week, the domain name was registered last month. Despite having no discernible presence until after the election, the website claims to include an endorsement from an â€œunnamedâ€ 2016 presidential campaign chair, who allegedly called the groupâ€™s work â€œastonishing.â€ The page also lists a â€œcopyrightâ€ of 2015 to 2017 for Demand Protest, LLC., and claims to have been extraordinarily busy in that time, racking up 48 â€œcampaignsâ€ with 1,817 paid â€œoperatives.â€ Phone contact information leads to a dead-end voicemail box, and the group did not respond to an email.
The story gained traction yesterday, and was picked up by conspiracy website Infowars â€” where, even then, it was met with some skepticism. (â€œItâ€™s unclear if the DemandProtest.com website is actually legitimate,â€ the siteâ€™s story says.) Still, other conservative-leaning websites with reputations for inaccuracy have joined in. â€œBREAKING: Far Left Group Is Paying Activists a Monthly Salary to Stop TRUMP,â€ the Gateway Pundit blog blared.
Deeply weird. It is still entirely unclear what “Dom Tullipso” and “Demand ProtesT” are all about, but it seems clear that they are not a subsidiary of MoveOn.org.