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CPAC Disinvites Big Bird, Bert & Ernie From 2022 Event

First, a reminder from earlier this week: Matt Schlapp, the president of the influential Conservative Political Action Conference, called for “Sesame Street” producer PBS to be defunded over the introduction of an Asian-American character to the kids’ show. In a tweet Tuesday, Schlapp criticized the show after it announced that Ji-Young, its first ever Asian-American muppet, would be joining the …

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Matt Schlapp: Defund PBS For Their New Asian Muppet

Mediaite reports: Sesame Street is introducing a new Asian-American muppet character, and in response Matt Schlapp said PBS should be defunded. The long-running educational children’s series has made diversity and inclusion one of its themes over the years. This week, Ji-Young was added to the repertoire of muppet characters on Sesame Street. There’s been a lot of discourse about Sesame …

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Cultists Set Up Legal Fund For Pre-Riot Rally Organizers

Rolling Stone reports: Top allies of Donald Trump are putting together a legal fund to support rally organizers who’ve been subpoenaed as part of Congress’ investigation into the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to multiple people familiar with the effort. The legal fund demonstrates how wealthy and powerful people within Trump’s inner circle are looking out for the president’s …

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YouTube Freezes CPAC’s Channel For COVID Lies

Breitbart whines: Google-owned YouTube took down a video featuring Donald Trump from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), locking the organization’s account for one week and preventing them from posting more videos from the conference. “It is clear that YouTube censored CPAC because we stood with former President Donald Trump on his lawsuit against Big Tech,” said ACU Chairman Matt …

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CPAC’s Matt Schlapp: There’s A Lot Of Buzz That Trump Would Be “Crowned As Speaker Of The House” [VIDEO]

“His travel is coinciding with these different congressional races. There’s a lot of buzz out there that Donald Trump would even be potentially someone they would crown as speaker of the House should Republicans get the majority back. “It’s an interesting conversation about Trump inserting himself in the fight for the Republicans to take back the majority. He’s going to …

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CPAC Parent Launches New Group To Punish All “Woke” Corporations That Dare To Oppose Voter Suppression

Via press release from the American Conservative Union: On behalf of more than 100 million Americans, The American Conservative Union (ACU) is taking a stand against the increasingly divisive and partisan activism by public corporations and organizations that are caving to “woke” pressure. We will not stand by as half the country gets silenced, canceled, or shamed for resisting this …

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REPORT: CPAC Threatened To Out Stage Designer

Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned that this week, CPAC brass, fuming over the media’s coverage of the stage, threatened to out the stage company to the media. Sources said Design Foundry was told by ACU general counsel David Safavian and other ACU brass on a Monday afternoon call that if it didn’t release a statement by 10 a.m. Tuesday copping …

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CPAC Denies “Slanderous” Claims About “Nazi Stage”

Snopes reports: The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was underway in late February 2021 in Orlando, Florida, complete with a golden statue of former U.S. President Donald Trump. And it wasn’t long before controversy unfolded. Eagle-eyed social media users claimed that the stage where Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Jr., and others made speeches looked eerily like a Nazi or …

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Schlapp: CPAC Heals The Upset Over Trump’s Silencing

“There’s something very emotional about having your president get silenced, get shut down, have his Twitter account and everything else shut down. “And then the way the election ended was just, it was really upsetting to these people and they really — it’s jarring to see this socialist policy just coming at them every day. “The fact that the president …

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Schlapp Pushes Election Lies In Train Wreck Interview

The Huffington Post reports: Chris Cuomo invited Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, onto his CNN show Monday to explain why ex-President Donald Trump has been invited to address the organization’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week. But the interview soon went off-the-rails as Cuomo was forced to debunk Schlapp’s repeated lies about “widespread voter fraud,” …

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CPAC Threatens To Sue Politico For “Canceling” Them

Fox News reports: The American Conservative Union on Tuesday accused Politico of attempting to “cancel” the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by contacting potential sponsors in an act that “crosses the line from protected speech to political activism.” CPAC organizers sent a scathing letter, signed by American Conservative Union general counsel David Safavian, to Politico’s CEO and top editor that …

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Schlapp Got $750K In Failed Lobbying For Pardon

Axios reports: The lobbying firm run by Trump ally Matt Schlapp brought in $750,000 in the final two weeks of 2020 from a former top Trump fundraiser and convicted fraudster who retained Schlapp to lobby — unsuccessfully — for a presidential pardon. The substantial sum that the former fundraiser, Georgia’s Parker “Pete” Petit, paid to Schlapp’s Cove Strategies shows how …

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Loyalists Get Last Minute Appointments From Trump

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday tapped former aide Kellyanne Conway and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to government jobs in the final days of his administration. The White House said in a press release that Conway will be appointed to the board of visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Chao, who is also married to Senate Majority …

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CPAC 2021 Moves To Florida To Evade Mask Mandates

Fox News reports: The American Conservative Union says it will hold the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference in person amid the coronavirus pandemic. And for the first time ever, the largest and most influential annual gathering of conservatives that’s best known as CPAC, will be held far from the nation’s capital. Fox News learned on Tuesday that the conference will …

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CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp Claims “Biden Van” Showed Up At Nevada Polling Place And Swapped Out Ballots

Mediaite reports: Trump campaign surrogate and American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp touted a bonkers conspiracy theory on Sunday night at a press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, claiming a man told him a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “van” showed up at a polling location during the day and swapped out ballots. “These people who were involved in this …

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Cultists Cling To Batshit Arizona “Sharpie” Conspiracy

The Daily Beast reports: Republicans hunting for votes in Arizona have become fixated on ballots that were marked with felt-tipped pens, alleging that poll workers tricked Trump supporters into invalidating their ballots by giving them Sharpies. But election officials in the state say that ballots marked with felt-tipped pens—a favorite writing implement of the president—will still count. The pen controversy …

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Major Clients Ditch Matt Schlapp After Attacks On BLM

Popular Information reports: Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, had ignored repeated inquiries about its relationship with right-wing lobbyist Matt Schlapp. For weeks, Schlapp has attacked and denigrated the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, Comcast and NBCUniversal were publicly declaring their support for Black Lives Matter. Why was Comcast still paying Schlapp, who has an ugly racial history, $120,000 per …

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Schlapp: Romney Wouldn’t Be “Physically Safe” At CPAC

“We won’t credential him as a conservative. I suppose if he wants to come as a non-conservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future we would have him come.  This year, I’d actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him. “The biggest problem we have with Mitt Romney is not that he’s …

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CPAC Chair Melts Down Over Census Ruling: Impeach Chief Justice For Lying About Supporting Constitution

Raw Story reports: Liberal, progressive and Democratic Party activists have been fighting the Trump Administration’s move to add a citizenship-related question to the 2020 U.S. Census. This week, the case went all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, which in a 5-4 decision, ruled to block the question from the 2020 Census — at least temporarily. And some Republicans are …

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Catholic Version Of PayPal Launches To “Serve The Catholic Economy,” Rick Santorum Is Board Member

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Cathio, an organization founded to serve Catholics through an easy-to-use payment solution that responds to the needs of the Catholic community, announced the launch of its platform and its leadership team today. “Cathio’s platform is designed to enable all sectors of the Catholic economy to benefit from lower costs and transparent payments,” said Cathio …

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