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Too White to Check

By on 2.13.08 | 6:40AM

In his writeup of CPAC day two for Radar, Marty Beckerman reported, "The only black man I see over the course of the day cleans the restroom." I don't see how that could be true. When you walked into the CPAC exhibit hall, the first booth, right next to the Spectator booth, was for a black Republican group, and many speakers, authors, and attendees were obviously black. To name three off the top of my head, you had Ohio's Ken Blackwell, Angela McGlowan, and the Rev. LeRoy Thomas. But Beckerman decided to paint CPACers as a bunch of lily-white bigots and didn't let the facts get in his way.

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