The Breitbart Uninvited Panel

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The Breitbart Uninvited Panel

One of the great con­tro­ver­sies of CPAC was Robert Spencer and the people’s choice award. If you have for­got­ten Robert over­whelm­ingly won the award by the votes of the peo­ple, but was asked (or told depend­ing on who tells the story) not to men­tion con­flicts with Grover Norquist et/​al at CPAC. He refused as was not sched­uled to speak at CPAC

Like­wise Pam Geller was not allowed to hold an event at CPAC as she had for years. Al Car­de­nas took a dif­fer­ent view than David Keene who while cri­tiquing and being cri­tiqued by Geller nev­er­the­less gave her room for an event.

All of this changed when the Bre­it­bart Crowd cre­ated their “Unin­vited” panel and invited both Robert & Pam to speak on it.

I got there a tad late because of my live radio show . When I walked in the place the dou­ble sized room was pretty full.

I came in dur­ing Frank Gaffney’s talk

He was fol­lowed by Nina Shea

and then Robert Spencer

and finally Pam Geller

There were plenty of cam­era there, includ­ing a reporter from Media Mat­ters who inter­viewed me ear­lier in the week.

Since I got to the Panel late I spoke to Rose­mary Jenks after the fact

I con­fess I had never heard of her (and boy is she tall)

There was Q & A and the first ques­tion came from some­one who was upset at being unin­vited to the unin­vited panel:

this was Orly Taitz ref­ered by the media as the “birther queen”. I con­fess for the first half of the time I was there I was right next to her and didn’t rec­og­nize her.

She made her case dur­ing her ques­tion and was clearly upset at not being given a spot on the panel but I sus­pect the left was more so.

Then came ques­tions on other subjects

What we are about

Arab Chris­tians:

I asked one on the Anti-​antis

That was very nice of Pam BTW got a com­ple­ment from my Media Mat­ters friend on the sub­ject too.

On Nuclear Stockpiles

On the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood & keep­ing peo­ple out

On using these issues politically

On the legal­ity of Burn­ing the Koran and the closing

The answer: ” I don’t burn books, Nazi’s burn books” is classic

Ms. Taitz not with­stand­ing it was a cel­e­bra­tion of free speech and Bre­it­bart should be proud to be hold­ing it, and frankly CPAC should be ashamed that it had to be held.

A cun­ning per­son want­ing to mar­gin­al­ize the peo­ple on the panel would have given them space day one at say 9 or 10 am and got it over and done with. These guys are not only wrong, they’re not even smart.

If you want more on the panel you can find it here and here at Jihad Watch Bre­it­bart, Pam’s site here, here and here , Buz­zfeed, front­page mag and yes even the Daily kos

One of the great controversies of CPAC was Robert Spencer and the people’s choice award. If you have forgotten Robert overwhelmingly won the award by the votes of the people, but was asked (or told depending on who tells the story) not to mention conflicts with Grover Norquist et/al at CPAC. He refused as was not scheduled to speak at CPAC

Likewise Pam Geller was not allowed to hold an event at CPAC as she had for years. Al Cardenas took a different view than David Keene who while critiquing and being critiqued by Geller nevertheless gave her room for an event.

All of this changed when the Breitbart Crowd created their “Uninvited” panel and invited both Robert & Pam to speak on it.

I got there a tad late because of my live radio show . When I walked in the place the double sized room was pretty full.

I came in during Frank Gaffney’s talk

He was followed by Nina Shea

and then Robert Spencer

and finally Pam Geller

There were plenty of camera there, including a reporter from Media Matters who interviewed me earlier in the week.

Since I got to the Panel late I spoke to Rosemary Jenks after the fact

I confess I had never heard of her (and boy is she tall)

There was Q & A and the first question came from someone who was upset at being uninvited to the uninvited panel:

this was Orly Taitz refered by the media as the “birther queen”. I confess for the first half of the time I was there I was right next to her and didn’t recognize her.

She made her case during her question and was clearly upset at not being given a spot on the panel but I suspect the left was more so.

Then came questions on other subjects

What we are about

Arab Christians:

I asked one on the Anti-antis

That was very nice of Pam BTW got a complement from my Media Matters friend on the subject too.

On Nuclear Stockpiles

On the Muslim Brotherhood & keeping people out

On using these issues politically

On the legality of Burning the Koran and the closing

The answer: ” I don’t burn books, Nazi’s burn books” is classic

Ms. Taitz not withstanding it was a celebration of free speech and Breitbart should be proud to be holding it, and frankly CPAC should be ashamed that it had to be held.

A cunning person wanting to marginalize the people on the panel would have given them space day one at say 9 or 10 am and got it over and done with. These guys are not only wrong, they’re not even smart.

If you want more on the panel you can find it here and here at Jihad Watch Breitbart, Pam’s site here, here and here , Buzzfeed, frontpage mag and yes even the Daily kos