Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been canceled because she refused to remove Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit as a participant.
“Late last night, I received a call … demanding that I remove one of the speakers from the panel. I would not do this. I told them it was unconscionable that a panel on free speech — I mean, it’s, I don’t know if anybody sees the irony, and this just happened — and I’m sorry, I’m breaking it on the show, actually,” Geller told Marlow.
Geller said that she had been asked to exclude Hoft after a post at Gateway Pundit on the Parkland shooting in Florida last week. The site has published several posts criticizing the students who are advocating for gun control. The demand, she said, forced her to cancel the panel.
Hoft rants at Gateway Pundit:
The panel was not listed in their official agenda. They put Pamela’s panel in a backroom. They put her in “a closet” is what Pam told The Gateway Pundit.
On Tuesday night – after all of the travel arrangements were set — Pamela Geller got a call and CPAC officials told her Jim Hoft from The Gateway Pundit would not be allowed to speak on Friday.
They told her The Gateway Pundit’s articles on the child activists attacking the NRA, and gun owners, and Donald Trump were inappropriate. CPAC takes their marching orders from Chelsea Clinton.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 20, 2018
A sentence I never thought to read: https://t.co/1B7MoMN6TS
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 21, 2018
— (((David Mariutto))) (@DavidMariutto) February 21, 2018