CPAC in Texas (7/13/21) ft/ Zachary Petrizzo

CPAC's summer gathering in Texas last weekend was an all-things-go spinoff of the conservative movement's flagship conference event. Salon's Zachary Petrizzo joins to recap his weekend covering it.

CPAC in Texas (7/13/21) ft/ Zachary Petrizzo
CPAC in Texas (7/13/21) ft/ Zachary Petrizzo

(Note: Because host Jared Holt is traveling, his audio quality on this episode is less than normal episodes. He’ll be back in his home studio in August.)

Salon reporter Zachary Petrizzo joins SH!TPOST to share observations from his weekend covering CPAC’s 2021 summer gathering in Dallas, Texas. Petrizzo describes the scenes in the conservative movement’s Lonestar State gathering as an anything-goes spinoff of the national flagship event, where fringe and far-right cultural elements jockeyed for prominence over a receding movement conservatism.

Follow Zachary Petrizzo: @ZTPetrizzo

Read some of Zach’s reporting at Salon:

Zach’s favorite thing online: the ongoing sideshow antics of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

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