Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fake crowds following Weiner

From the NY Post:

Anthony Weiner is having such a hard time generating support for his limp campaign that he has resorted to paying a rent-a-crowd firm to provide “supporters” for his events, The Post has learned.

Some of the gung-ho Weiner crowds, including at the Aug. 11 Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal.

The source said surrogates for Weiner approached the Santa Monica-based company days after Indiana-native Sydney Leathers came forward to say that Weiner had continued his digital dalliances after resigning from Congress.

The campaign asked the company to have actors seem “like either supporters or people who met him and became supporters as a result of that encounter,” the source said.

“The people would initially be skeptical and then they ask him various questions but would appear then to be convinced by his spiel,” according to the source, who said the campaign used Crowds on Demand “several times.”

Initially, Weiner’s associates asked the company to try and confront hecklers, but the company — fearing liability if there was violence — refused, the source said.

Crowds on Demand had no comment.

Weiner’s camp denied employing the company.


Gary the Agnostic said...

Somehow, this is no surprise.

Anonymous said...

"...were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand,..."
Why a California firm? There are no NY City firms that can do the work?

Anonymous said...

Weiner is just dumb enough to think by using a California company, this would stop this from being leaked to the public.

Remember, from his days in Congress, he's a got money that can only be spent on getting elected to something, and of course, he qualifies for the taxpayer's matching funds in the mayor's race.

This is the "I've got nothing to lose at this point" campaign.

Anonymous said...

He done or toast anyway - a non-starter.

Anonymous said...

Forget about "wallpapering the house" old vaudeville term for filling up the theater by passing out free tickets to the crowd.

Flash us your joint again ,Tony.
Weiner's campaign is getting indecent he relies on a hired crowd.

What is it about overblown political egos that propel wannabees to keep on going, even though they've been caught screwing the pooch?

Anonymous said...

Everything about him and his wife is phony.

Anonymous said...

He looks like Tinkerbell in the photo.