On Friday, September 9, The National Policy Institute was scheduled to hold a press conference at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. The press conference was to be a chance for prolific Alt Right figures – namely, Jared Taylor, Richard Spencer, and Peter Brimelow – to offer some information to the public on this nascent movement.
However, on Wednesday morning, The National Press Club cancelled the event; this makes NPI the first organization to have been shut down by NPC in its 108 year history.
— American Renaissance (@AmRenaissance) September 7, 2016
When asked why, NPC cited “potential security threats.” NPI offered to pay for more security; NPC, unfortunately, remained uninterested.
The reality of the situation, of course, is that NPC’s leadership is afraid of hosting a controversial press conference.
Ironically, on the same day that NPC cancelled this conference, its website published an article in which the author praised Trump ending his blacklist of certain media organizations. In the article, the author writes that “…the NPC works to promote freedom of expression.”
Further ironic is the fact that the ill-fated Alt Right conference was to be held in the NPC’s “First Amendment Lounge.” While it is undeniably within NPC’s legal right to refuse service to whomever…