Liberals quick to promote white separatist troll as face of CPAC!/davidharsanyi/status/312696955836981248

Liberals finally found a reason to pay close attention to CPAC after an audience member spoke in favor of segregation. While liberals dismissed former congressman and CPAC superstar Allen West as a “token,” outlets like ThinkProgress and Talking Points Memo moved quickly to make Scott Terry, reportedly a member of the White Student Union at Towson University in Maryland, the face of CPAC. The panel was dedicated to minority outreach, but the true minority in the room seemed to be Terry and White Union founder Matthew Heimbach.

ThinkProgress reports, “Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst” questioning Frederick Douglass’ forgiveness of his former slave master, although video doesn’t seem to bear out that account, despite being embedded within ThinkProgress’ report.

CPAC participant defends slavery at minority outreach panel: It gave “food and shelter” to blacks

— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) March 15, 2013

The Guardian, which also embedded video of the incident, reported that the session “almost broke out into a race riot.”

“A CPAC session for those ‘tired of being called a racist’ … of course almost broke out into a race riot”…

— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) March 15, 2013

Jason Howerton of The Blaze spoke to Terry and assures readers that Terry is not the face of conservatism, despite what media coverage would like the public to believe.

I talked to Scott Terry who made some outrageous comments at CPAC today… I also talked to his colleague at Towson White Students Union

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 16, 2013

Contrary to what Think Progress, HuffPost & others are portraying, Scott Terry and his white student union group are NOT conservatives #CPAC

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 16, 2013

Real conservatives are familiar enough with this narrative, unfortunately.

The racist guy said some ridiculously offensive stuff. The audience was appalled and quickly dismissed him and his friends.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 16, 2013

Aside from that, a liberal activist named Kim Brown also attended. According to witnesses, she spent the whole time heckling panel/audience.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 16, 2013

Audience members were frustrated with her heckling by the end and made that very clear. So what happened next?

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 16, 2013

Talking Points Memo wrote up a story equating audience being frustrated with Brown and the racist’s comments:…

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 16, 2013

TPM did this on purpose. Their goal was to paint all the people there as racist. Any decent human being should be offended by that.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) March 16, 2013

While that display at CPAC is horrible, it’s an audience member. Let’s find out more about who it is before condemning the ACU.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 15, 2013

In case anyone in the liberal media is interested, K. Carl Smith was the invited presenter and had plenty of interest to say. Anyone?

Ha! Scott Terry is about to be a celebrity. #cpac

— Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCac) March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: Thanks to commenters for pointing out the bad link and typo. Fixed!

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