One of the biggest controversies (and travesties) at CPAC this year has been the blatant blacklisting of some very prominent Conservative leaders, including Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy and others. In the spirit of Andrew Breitbart, Steve Bannon and all the good folks at Breitbart.com have chosen to do what no one else has done–ensure TRUE “inclusiveness” and making sure ALL important voices are heard at CPAC. Thank you to Voices Empower for the footage. From Breitbart.com, March 14, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA):
Breitbart News Network announced today that it will host a special two-hour session of controversial speakers and topics. The session will also include active audience participation. Among the topics covered: Crony Capitalism, Global Jihad, Illegal Immigration, the ongoing global persecution of Christians, and the gutting of the American Military.
Speakers include Former Attorney General of the United States Michael Mukasey and NY Times best-selling author and Breitbart Editor Peter Schweizer.
Panelists will include Robert Spencer, Dan Goure, Nina Shea, Rosemary Jenks, Frank Gaffney, and Pamela Geller.
Larry Solov, CEO and President of Breitbart News Network, said, “Andrew Breitbart never shied away from tackling controversial issues. He also understood that people need vigorous and sustained discussion and debate to make their own informed decisions. It is in Andrew’s spirit that we are proud to host this event.”
Breitbart Managing Editor Alex Marlow, Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro, and Editor-at-Large Larry O’Connor will also participate.
Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, said, “This session is not simply about speakers and panelists, but about direct engagement and participation by the CPAC audience. Andrew Breitbart believed in more voices, not less, and that is what this session will be about. We will get as many people as possible to the microphone to ask their questions and engage our speakers.”
The session will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in National Harbor Rooms 4 and 5, from 1:00-3:00PM.
CPAC is hosted at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 Introduction: Larry Solov, CEO and President of Breitbart News Network
Speaker – Michael Mukasey, Attorney General under President George W. Bush, speaking on: “Civilizational Jihad and the Willful Blindness of America’s Elites”
Speaker – Peter Schweizer, Government Accountability Institute, speaking on: “The Plague: Crony Capitalism and DC’s Elites”
Panel And Topics:
Moderator: Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network
1. Dan Goure, Lexington Institute – The Gutting of the American Military
2. Rosemary Jenks, Numbers USA – Alternatives to “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”
3. Nina Shea, Hudson Institute – The Global Persecution of Christians
4. Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy – The De-Nuclearization of America in the Face of Her Enemies
5. Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – Why I Am Not a Conservative
6. Pam Geller, author Freedom or Submission – The War On Free Speech