Notorious Leftist Twitter Troll Caught Taking Paycheck from Democrat PAC
Liberal troll exposed as Democrat operative
A notorious liberal Twitter troll has been exposed as being on the Democrat PAC payroll, and Twitter roasted him for it.
Majid Padellan has almost 900,000 followers, and many assumed he was independent of any funding.
But according to a financial filing from a Democratic PAC, it was revealed how much he was being paid from the pro-Biden campaign.
Padellan, who tweets with the moniker "Brooklyn Dad," faced massive backlash after it was disclosed that he was a senior adviser for the Really American political action committee.
"Just woke up, saw Brooklyn Dad trending because a bunch of folks thought I was hiding information clearly stated in my profile, but even MORE of you stood up for me," he said.
But critics said Padellan's admission failed to mention he was a paid adviser.
The revelations went viral on social media and showed that he was paid $57,088 in the 2020 political cycle.
Bernie Sanders supporters attacked Padellan for his tweets against the progressive independent during the Democratic presidential primary.
Others blasted him for not disclosing his paid status.
"Brooklyn Dad being a paid Dem op is pretty unsurprising, it absolutely does pay to have/promote s****y political opinions in America," tweeted the account that posted the financial filing.
Brooklyn Dad being a paid Dem op is pretty unsurprising, it absolutely does pay to have/promote shitty political opinions in America. pic.twitter.com/ByYZFYXaq9— Polyamorous Tantric Sex Guru (@BethLynch2020) March 9, 2021
"Wait, Brooklyn Dad Defiant is a paid shill for centrist Dems who gets tens of thousands to tweet out DNC talking points. Didn't see that coming!" tweeted Jeer Heet, a correspondent for National Affairs.
Wait Brooklyn Dad Defiant is a paid shill for centrist Dems who gets tens of thousands to tweet out DNC talking points. Didn't see that coming! pic.twitter.com/BiS81TIpEb— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 10, 2021
"Political operatives should have to disclose their affiliations on social media. That's my feeling on this Brooklyn Dad situation. Online astroturfing is a problem even when it's not Russian," said Walter Bragman, a contributor to Jacobin Mag.
Political operatives should have to disclose their affiliations on social media.— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) March 10, 2021
That's my feeling on this Brooklyn Dad situation. Online astroturfing is a problem even when it's not Russian.
"He made more than $57k in 6 months from the super PAC...That's more than most journalists I know," he added.
"This is just proof of what we have already known. The DNC pays non-FBA immigrants like that 'Brooklyn Dad' dude to troll Foundational Black Americans on Twitter to try and disrupt and steer our narratives," responded Tariq Nasheed, a black activist.
This is just proof of what we have already known. The DNC pays non-FBA immigrants like that "Brooklyn Dad" dude to troll Foundational Black Americans on twitter to try and disrupt and steer our narratives pic.twitter.com/Ymyyyq9DGh— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) March 10, 2021
"People are finding out that the 'Brooklyn Dad' dude on Twitter is a paid shill for the Democrats. Twitter is full of paid democrat shills like him," he added.
"Truly we are living in The Twilight of the Resistance Grifters," Heet said.
The feud is the latest infighting battle between the progressive far-left side of the Democrats and the establishment wing.