CPAC attendees simply couldn’t get enough of late Internet mogul Andrew Breitbart’s inspiration and legacy.
Shortly after conservatives packed into Breitbart News’ Uninvited panel, which featured voices too often not heard around CPAC, they squeezed into a screening hall to watch Hating Breitbart.
The documentary, which earned Blog Bash’s Best Movie honors earlier in the convention, drew cheers as well as a standing room only crowd on CPAC’s final day. A guard watching the screening door had to keep turning curious attendees away who wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
The event’s post-screening panel, which included muckraking journalist James O’Keefe, respected journalist John Fund, Hating Breitbart director Andrew Marcus, Media Matters for America’s Ari Rabin-Havt and Breitbart News’ Larry O’Connor.
Marcus said the profound difference between how the media covers left and right protests prompted him to pick up his camera, and that led him to Andrew’s side.
“This guy is our story. He personified the fight (against the media),” Marcus said.
The panel also featured Rabin-Havt attempting to skewer O’Keefe’s ACORN videos followed by the young journalist’s stinging retort.
Fund reduced the panel’s heat by deriding anyone who plays the race card as poisoning the modern political debate.