News Ticker >
[ September 16, 2019 ]

Pamela Geller, American Thinker: Interview with 20-Year U.S. Naval Instructor, “In all that time, from...

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Women’s March Taps CAIR Terror Spox and Vile Antisemite Zahra Billoo in Wake of Antisemitism...

[ September 16, 2019 ]

France Now Tied with Germany For Number of New Asylum Applications

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Israeli professors endorse Arab parties that support boycott the Jews (BDS) movement

[ September 16, 2019 ]

UK: Migrant Subjects 11-year-old to ‘Horrifying’ Rape

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Jihad-Rep. Ilhan Omar hopes Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu LOSES election

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Iran’s attack on Saudi oil production shows Bolton was right

[ September 16, 2019 ]

‘Startlingly dangerous moment’: IRAN SEIZES ANOTHER OIL TANKER in Strait of Hormuz

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Muslim who says he grew up in UK says ISIS will “establish the sharia over...

[ September 16, 2019 ]

Kavanaugh ‘must be impeached,’ top Dems say, as new uncorroborated allegation surfaces

Pamela Geller: Statement on Today’s Social Media Censorship Panel at CPAC

39

Many people have been asking me what I think of the CPAC panel on social media censorship that is taking place today.

I submitted this panel proposal to CPAC, as a panel of my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). The work my organization and I do is critical and singular. It addresses the most serious issue of our time. I organized this panel and gave it its focus, title, and speaker roster.

Now Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project (APP) says he is holding the panel anyway, without either me or Hoft, and that it was his panel to which he invited me. In reality, neither Schilling nor the APP nor anyone at CPAC had any hand in the conception or organization of this panel. CPAC’s claim that I was “invited” to this panel that I originated and that I then bowed out is a lie; their running with this panel that I conceived and organized without my authorization or consent is intellectual theft.

This is the height of irony: a panel on free speech from which not one, but two speakers have been banned. How can they claim to stand for free speech after dropping a speaker because of pressure from the authoritarian left? What value can a free speech panel have when two free speech leaders were banned from that panel? And if I am so toxic, having been shunned at CPAC for years, why are they stealing my work?

The panel is now bitterly ironic: social media censorship discussed at a heavily censored event. CPAC should be inviting us, not banning us. To bow to the left by dropping Jim Hoft because the left is targeting him only reinforces our weakness and shows why we are losing this great war.

Conservatives are noticing what is happening with CPAC, and they aren’t happy. A new hit piece on CPAC in Vanity Fair reveals that “there are currently only 31 groups sponsoring the convention this year, compared to 47 in 2017, and just 30 listed exhibitors, down from 44 grassroots activist groups the year before….CPAC had lost nearly a third of its attendees from a peak of roughly 12,000 in 2014.”

CPAC, like the social media giants, needs to be scrapped and replaced with a more open, honest, and genuinely inclusive entity.

We cannot accept the silencing of our colleagues. We can disagree, of course, and debate. But banning and shutting us down? No, that’s what the left does. That is not who we are.

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest