On Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports that Democrats were paying “protesters popping up at Mitt Romney’s rallies throughout Michigan Tuesday” to heckle the presumptive Republican nominee. And catch this:
Asked why he was protesting, a man dressed in a grim reaper costume pointed a reporter to a pair of “designated representatives” standing in the shade.
“I can’t talk, you gotta get one of those people over there to talk to y’all,” he said. “They’re the ones who can talk to reporters.”
Neither of the representatives agreed to give their names, but two protesters said they were getting paid to stand outside of the rally, though their wage is unclear: one said she was getting $7.25 per hour, while another man said they were being paid $17 per hour.
So, is the man getting paid more than the woman? Are other men receiving a similar wage? Or is this just a case of he said/she said? Maybe each individual is just tossing out a figure.
Do wonder if our friends in the legacy media will investigate this.