Written on Sunday, June 24, 2012 by Ann-Marie Murrell
If there was a common theme throughout Americans for Prosperity’s Right Online conference in Las Vegas, it was definitely Andrew Breitbart. He was mentioned in almost every seminar, speech, hallway, bathroom and “Breitbart is Here” t-shirts were worn by many of the attendees.
One of the highlights was former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s speech on Friday night. She, too, praised Breitbart’s legacy.
“Reload that inspiration of his fearlessness,” Palin told the hundreds of audience members, many who were holding “Breitbart is Here” signs.
Palin also talked about the fact that the mainstream media seemed more intent on vetting her in 2008 than they were of Barack Obama.
“But say for the sake of argument that they [the media] couldn’t afford to do the job. They couldn‘t afford to send reporters to Chicago to research a candidate’s record because, say, they spent all their money in Wasilla…Why, at least, did they not read his autobiography?”
Later Michelle Malkin—fresh from skewering Juan Williams for calling her just a “blogger on the blogosphere” and “not a journalist”– defended bloggers everywhere. ]
I especially appreciated Malkin’s speech because I was recently called a “wannabe journalist” by a so-called “real” journalist, too.
“Journalism is not something you are, it’s something you do,” Malkin said to thunderous applause.
“The kind of harassment that I’ve gone through over the past twenty years pales in comparison to what these individuals bloggers [have gone through],” she said, “and we owe them so much for standing up, for telling the truth. Thank them, get their backs.”
One of my favorite events was a seminar called “How Culture Divides Politics” featuring the great Bill Whittle, Larry O’Connor from Breitbart.com and S.E. Cupp.
They brought up a very interesting point about why Hollywood is so overrun by liberals and that is: Most liberal actors are raised by artsy-type liberal parents who encourage their children to go into the arts. On the other hand, most Conservative parents raise their children to veer far away from “the arts” and instead encourage them to get real jobs that pay real money.
Basically, Larry O’Connor said, “Stop doing that!” adding that if more decent, grounded Conservative parents allowed their children to get into show business (instead of discouraging them) it could change the entire industry.
Bill Whittle followed by quoting Evan Sayet’s theory about Forrest Gump, followed by applause. It’s so perfect I’m adding Sayet’s article HERE so you can read it for yourself. Seriously, it’s so brilliant that even Bill Whittle was quoting from it.
Two Breitbart-centered movies were also featured. One was a torturously brief sneak preview of Andrew Marcus’s film “Hating Breitbart” which left the crowd wanting much more.
Andrew Marcus was on a recent PolitiChicks.tv episode talking about his film:
Also featured was Steve Bannon’s film “Occupy Unmasked” which gives the Occupy movement a non-stop, hard-hitting kick in the crotch. One of my favorite moments of the film is when Breitbart stands on the street yelling “Stop raping! Stop raping” at the people he called “filthy, raping, murdering freaks” and “animals.”
Here’s a clip of Occupy Unmasked:
Watch for both upcoming movies at a theater near you.
Keep watching PolitiChicks.tv for our PolitiChicks coverage of Right Online; my co-PolitiChicks and I got some amazing interviews with some of your Conservative favorites such as author and Town Hall editor Katie Pavlich, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, The Blaze’s Mike Opelka, blogger Anita Moncrief, directors Andrew Marcus, Steve Bannon and lots more.
Overall, it was a very satisfying conference. As a Californian, it’s always a breath of fresh air (albeit smoky casino air) to be surrounded by like-minded, passionate people whose only goal is to save the world. I’m ready to do my part—are you?