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A point of clarification (“Party Crasher,” 1/30): The Conservative Political Action Conference’s official rationale for excluding me from its conference—that it does not recognize me as a “real reporter”—is bogus. For four years, the organization validated my credentials, even authorizing distribution of my newsletter at CPAC. It was only after my open rebuke of the extremist elements represented at CPAC that the organizers chose to ban me from subsequent conferences.

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