Tuesday, March 13, 2007 I had been put in contact with Dan Borchers through a mutual friend. He was going to CPAC to protest Ann Coulter's plagiarism, her vitriolic hate speak, and the corrosive effect that it has on honest Conservative positions and principles.
Here's a pretty good background blog on it .
Please note: we are, first, citizens, and integrity and honesty are the only guarantees that we have, ultimately, of making this system work. Besides, I was pretty much kicked out of the Democratic party for making the same stand: rules and principles matter, and you can't mouth one thing and do another without paying a price.
Robert Bluey commented:
March 4, 2007Bluey continues with an oracular (Delphic) parsing:
The Ugly Side of CPAC
Filed under: CPAC 2007 - Rob Bluey @ 8:45 pm
Campus Progress actually does a pretty good job covering CPAC - if you're one who enjoys sensationalism and deception.
Meanwhile, The American Mind, Hot Air and Little Green Footballs
have details on Mike Stark's bizarre encounter with Michelle Malkin.
Stark wasn't the only weirdo at CPAC. Daniel Borchers had to be "wrestled out of CPAC."BUT, he links to this posting, featuring a delightfully rude depiction of Ann Coulter -- certainly tit for tat.
Which is the same Lydia Cornell as is this (hybrid cross-postings)
... Dan said he was about to interview Mark Smith, an author. Forty-five minutes later, around 12 noon, I got a frantic call from Borchers. He sounded panicked and said, "I've just been assaulted and kicked out of the conference." I said, "What? Why?" He said, "I don't know, they wouldn't say. But I was wrestled out of the hotel by four bodyguards, one I recognized as being Ann Coulter's - and they shoved me and tried to grab my name tag."I'll be more than happy to wait until you go and read Ms. Cornell and Mr. Borcher's riveting account, and, well, make up your own mind as to the ironies involved. But it is most assuredly the portion of the Ann Coulter "Princess of Hatespeak" media darlinghood that you haven't seen rehashed in The Situation Room. Or read Mother Jones magazine's terse blognote on the affair .
In some ways, Dave Weigel's photo of the " beleaguered ACLU volunteers" says it all. (scroll down past Jeff Gannon stalking the CPAC)
What is truly typically somnambulent is that, for all the ink and phosphors spilled over Coulter's misfiring "f*ggot" joke (one thinks of the same gibbering chimps screeching about Kerry a couple months ago), Nobody much bothered covering Borchers' ejection by Coulter's thugs!
Go ahead, Google news "borchers coulter" and see what you get. Four hits. Google "coulter f*ggot" and you get 1.,357 hits. Wasn't ANYbody paying attention? Why is Coulter's dumbass and hateful (but covered by the First Amendment) speech worth nearly a thousand stories, but the CPAC management's collusion with her bodyguards in physically ejecting a perfectly well-behaved CPAC attendee because Ann doesn't like him, WHY is that not worth mention?
And some Coultergeist even FILMED it!
There is something deeply insane about the press these days. A word to the wise is sufficient, but any fool gets ten thousand hits.
However, before being ejected, Dan managed to get these two pictures for THIS blog at the event -- making this "virtual" attendance even moreso. And I very much THANK Dan for taking them, and for his permission to use them: