CPAC 2022—no war, but the culture war

Originally published at NationofChange.org Orlando, Florida Become a Patron! Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) Every year the who’s who of the “real” conservative America meets at the Conservative Political Action Conference organized by the American Conservative Union. Over the Trump administration, the faces of CPAC have changed from a more traditional conservative (tax cuts, pro-corporation)…

Republicans at CPAC Say ‘Drill Dummy Drill’ in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Originally published at DeSmog.com on March 3, 2022 Become a Patron! Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) As the Russian invasion of Ukraine began last week, American conservatives descending on Florida for 2022’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) delivering a confusing message about the invasion. Many speakers seemed undecided on whether…

White nationalists gather with GOP officials

Originally published at GregPalast.com Support our work at Paypal, Venmo (ZDRoberts) or cashapp ($ZDRoberts) Members of Congress, elected officials speak at White Nationalist Conference Friday night around 1000 Christian white nationalists and neo-nazis gathered in the Cypress Ballroom at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Just hours before, down the road, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was finishing up its…

Interview with Bob Bolus, US Truck Convoy Organizer

Become a Patron! “I’ll give you an analogy of that of a giant boa constrictor,” Bolus said. “That basically squeezes you, chokes you and it swallows you, and that’s what we’re going to do the D.C.” Bob Bolus spoke with Fox5 today announcing that he’ll be starting his own trucker convoy (with hookers and blackjack)…

VisuNews Podcast – Applebees but not the Streets?

Become a Patron! We’re back! In this podcast, Zach talks to Aaron about covering the March for Life and the Anti-Vaxx/Mandate… and then proceeds to rant a bit about where the masses are that took to the streets during the Trump Presidency.  Must-reads:  Patriot Front is outed… Matt Gaetz is going to have some problems……

The Time I Went to Jail (Occupy Wall Street)

Become a Patron! It’s been ten years since I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street while working as a journalist. I wasn’t by far the only person to be arrested that day… not even the only journalist to be arrested. The piece below was originally published by Suicide Girls, yes the same site that published…

Isolated Incidents Ep 1: Alex Jones is F*cked.

Become a Patron! This is the first-ever episode of the Isolated Incidents podcast. A monthly dive into the stories that journalists have put out covering the world of far-right and the grifters that inhabit it. When I first came up with the idea it was before the pandemic so I didn’t think to necessarily cover…

Around the Lens Podcast – Stop and Think

Become a Patron! Support our work via PayPal The Around the Lens podcast that David J Murphy and I founded many years ago is BACK! It’s still the podcast where we talk about photojournalism with other photographers but we’re not making a conscious effort to expand it out to more of a (heh) visual look….

Flashpoints Radio: Unite the Right Organizers Ordered to Pay Big

The Unite the Right rally organizers were found liable in civil court on Wednesday for over $25 million in damages. I was asked to talk about the case once again on Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein. Please listen in, I was joined by Greg Palast on the back half of the interview.