This is a great compare and contrast moment for anyone who has ever wondered about some of the key differences between liberals and conservatives. Andrew Breitbart wandered into the Netroots liberal activist conference today where he was immediately surrounded by angry people demanding to know why he should be allowed to attend. They ultimately demanded him to leave and then claimed victory and called called him a coward for doing what they insisted.
Allahpundit notes that some of the attendees were even yelling ridiculous false accusations. You can see two videos of the incident below. Be sure to watch them both for the full effect and then keep reading for the big compare.
Now let’s flashback to February of 2010, when MSNBC talking head Rachel Maddow decided to stroll through CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. Confrontations? Nothing of the sort. Even the Huffington Post admitted that Maddow was treated pretty nicely…
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow entered the lion’s den when she stopped by the 2010 CPAC conference and roamed around with her video camera. She looked to be having a fun time and most of the conference attendees seemed either slyly delighted to see her (she gave her autograph to one enthusiastic man, signing his copy of a Townhall pamphlet with Sarah Palin on the cover) or remained perfectly civil.
Here’s the video of Maddow recounting her visit to CPAC, being welcomed with smiles and people reaching out to shake her hand. She does claim she ran into one jerk and as an employee of MSNBC she naturally tries to spin the whole event as a bunch of John Bircher radicals but she can’t deny she was treated for the most part with courtesy.