CPAC: Where Everyone Thinks Trump Supporters Are Nazis
I started The Gateway Pundit in 2004 out of love of country and the void of conservative voices online.
I started out with two readers a day – my twin and a good friend Chris.
During the 2016 election The Gateway Pundit had a million readers a day.
In 2016 The Gateway Pundit was the fourth most influential conservative news source.
Following the 2016 election Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review funded research (with money from the Soros Open Society) to find out what happened to dear Hillary.
What they found was that conservative Americans whole-heartedly rejected the liberal media and went online and to social media to find the truth.
The university researchers found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source during the election.
(Behind Breitbart, FOX News, The Hill — and, of course, Matt Drudge and The Drudge Report)
Since the election The Gateway Pundit has been continually blocked and shadow-banned by Facebook, shadow-banned by Twitter, sued and ridiculed by the far left and GOP elites.
Despite this our traffic continued to grow in 2017.
I have faced much abuse from the left during my time as a writer.
I have been insulted, smeared, threatened, targeted, ripped off, shadow-banned, neglected, sued and verbally abused.
I have never faced the kind of abuse I faced this year from the CPAC organization.
My dear friend and American treasure Pamela Geller asked to organize a panel on Social Media Targeting this year at CPAC.
This IS the most important issue facing American conservatives today.
The elites did not want to be bothered with this.
They know nothing of this.
CPAC strung her along for six months giving her several excuses, making her dance like a monkey and hoping she would withdrawal her request.
Then a week before the conference after she turned in the names of her panelists they called Pamela back and told her they did not want Jim Hoft on the panel because he supports Nazis.
As I said before, I have been abused plenty in the 14 years I have been blogging, but never have I been accused of being a Nazi supporter.
CPAC officials would never say something like this to a far left website.
I was stunned.
Anyone can dig through our 60,000 posts and they will not find one article on The Gateway Pundit supporting Nazis or Nazi leaders in America or anywhere.
It is one thing for the CPAC elites to ignore our contributions to the American conservative movement.
It’s something else entirely for them to hurl such an offensive accusation at me, my writers, my readers and my website.
Pamela assured CPAC leaders The Gateway Pundit is not a pro-Nazi website.
Pamela is a top Jewish activist in America.
The Gateway Pundit is one of the top pro-Israel websites in the US. The Gateway Pundit was the first website to speak out against radical white supremacists trying to hijack the Trump movement.
Jim Hoft with Andrew Breitbart and Benjamin Netanyahu in Isreal in 2007.
Pamela told the CPAC leaders that this was not true.
On Monday they finally gave Pamela Geller permission to hold a break-out session on social media targeting.
It was the most talked about panel at the conference with the strongest lineup of grassroots leaders.
They finally offered Pamela Geller a break-out session at CPAC on the most important issue facing conservative Americans today.
But CPAC delayed their response to Pamela so they wouldn’t have to put the panel in their official agenda.
CPAC is embarrassed by Trump supporters.
We are foreign to them.
We may have millions of readers but that doesn’t matter.
They are embarrassed.
And they have NO RESPECT for our supporters.
On Tuesday night – after all of the travel arrangements were set — Pamela Geller got a call from CPAC board member Terry Schilling. He told her Jim Hoft from The Gateway Pundit would not be allowed to speak at CPAC.
CPAC told her The Gateway Pundit’s articles on the child activists attacking the NRA, and gun owners, and Donald Trump were inappropriate.
CPAC was siding with Chelsea Clinton over gun owners of America.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 20, 2018
Of course, The Gateway Pundit was correct to point out the leading child activists from Parkland were hand-picked from the left and pre-packaged.
I know of many stories like this where CPAC has treated my friends and grassroots leaders like absolute crap.
I can assure you they do not treat the left with such contempt.
I have never been abused like this and smeared like this in my life.
When CPAC thinks of The Gateway Pundit they don’t think of our history of breaking news.
They don’t think of our readers.
They don’t think of our supporters.
They think of Nazis.
These are not good people.
CPAC hates The Gateway Pundit.
CPAC hates The Gateway Pundit readers.
CPAC hates you.
Don’t be fooled.