The name of the company says it all – Crowds on Demand. New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has gone from a frontrunner in the polls, to a desperate and disgraced politician willing to pay people $15 an hour to pretend they like him.
Via the New York 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 Weiner campaign denied the allegations … then immediately released a video in which interns pretend to be regular New Yorkers who just happen to support the candidate.
Is there anything honest about this man?