(PresidentialWire.com)- Tech billionaire Peter Thiel announced last week that would be stepping down from the board of directors for social media giant Facebook to focus on supporting America First Republican candidates in the 2022 midterm elections.
The co-founder of PayPal, Thiel was the first major investor in Facebook and one of the few outspoken conservatives in Big Tech. In 2016, he was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and delivered a highly-praised speech in support of Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Thiel chose to leave Facebook’s board so he could focus his efforts on backing 2022 conservative candidates who support former President Trump’s America First agenda.
Thiel is focused primarily on 16 Senate and House candidates, including Senate candidates Blake Masters in Arizona, Eric Schmitt in Missouri, and J.D. Vance in Ohio. Both Masters and Vance previously worked with Thiel.
In January, Thiel hosted a fundraiser at his Miami Beach estate for Harriet Hageman, who is challenging Pelosi puppet Liz Cheney in Wyoming.
Thiel is also supporting two Washington state Congressional candidates Joe Kent and Loren Culp.
In its lengthy feature on Thiel published on Monday, the New York Times was quick to point out that many of the candidates Thiel supports “have embraced the lie that Mr. Trump won” the 2020 election.
The Times article also helpfully notes that Thiel has not said whether or not he has “embraced” this “lie” as well. But, the Times suggests that Thiel’s “focus on hard-right candidates who traffic” in Trump’s election conspiracy theories offers “a window into his ideology.”
Mark Zuckerberg funded far-left groups who took over local elections offices in swing states to boost Democrat voter turnout in 2020. Wouldn’t that “offer a window” into Zuckerberg’s ideology? Funny how the New York Times isn’t concerned about that.
And what precisely is this “ideology” the New York Times finds so scary?
Well, Thiel is a harsh critic of China and Big Tech. He’s “questioned climate science.” He thinks globalization has failed and opposes “current immigration policy.” What’s more he *gasp* thinks federal institutions should be dismantled.