Liberal bloggers unhappy with conservatives crashing their annual “family reunion” at Netroots Nation are purporting that Legal Insurrection blogger Anne Sorock tried to embarrass Elizabeth Warren at an American Indian caucus and then ran out of the room when it was clear she was unwelcome. An anonymous blogger for The Daily Kos even posted a picture of Sorock and told people not to talk to her at the conference because she might “manipulate” peoples’ comments.
This woman just trolled the Native American Caucus, shooting video while trying to provoke material she could use to embarrass Elizabeth Warren, presumably on behalf of Scott Brown. (I doubt she’s connected to his campaign. I presume she admires Breitbart.)
Unfortunately for the Left, this conservative blogger was also in the room when said event occurred. Below is a video I shot of Sorock asking the the panel of American Indians how they felt about US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) lying about her Cherokee heritage. I didn’t catch all of the incident on video but I caught most of it. As you can see, I was sitting in the back of the room, so I had a very good view of what actually happened.
You may recognize Legal Insurrection as the blog that initially broke the news that not only was Warren not a Cherokee, her family actually may have rounded up Cherokee’s in the Trail of Tears.
Although Sorock did not announce her affiliation when she asked her initial question, she politely introduced herself and said she was a blogger for Legal Insurrection as soon as the gentleman on the panel ( Daily Kos staff writer Timothy Lange) asked who she was affiliated with. That was all before the panelists chose to answer her question. Had the anonymous Daily Kos blogger – who unlike Sorock does not reveal his or her identity and simply goes by the screenname “Land of Enchantment” – been listening he/she would have known Sorock was in no way connected to Brown’s campaign nor is she some Breitbart wannabe.
The Daily Kos blogger goes on to say in the post that:
She quickly exited the room once she made herself unwelcome. Well, and right after I took this picture. Dopper ran after her, trying to get more info. I got the best picture of her, thus this diary.
While it is true that Sorock was trying to obtain damaging information about Warren, she was in no way rude the panelists she questioned, as you can see from the video.
Furthermore she did not “run away” when it was clear she was unwelcome. Merely, the panel was close to ending, and with her question answered, there really wasn’t a point in her staying longer.
How do I know this? Because as soon as Sorock walked out of the panel, I followed her out the door. Once outside the room I introduced myself. We stood outside the room talking for a minute or two before walking around the corner to the room where my computer and bag still were (I was going back and forth between a panel and the American Indian caucus because I had actually planned to ask the same question as Sorock when the Q and A began. I just happened to walk back in the into the caucus when she asked her question, which is why I was slow to get my camera on, missing the first part of her question in my video.) While I quickly grabbed my bag inside the room, she stood outside the room, then we chatted for a few minutes. At no time was she chased or approached as the anonymous liberals bloggers in the panel claim.
You can read more about how Daily Kos bloggers have now made it their goal to “ruin” Anne’s life in this Legal Insurrection post over here so-called “inane” behavior.
Below is the video Sorock shot of the incident from the front of the room.
As you can see in the video, the woman Paula Dove Jennings, who previously identified herself as a Narragansett Indian, told Sorock that she didn’t think “anyone could say [Warren] falsely identified herself.
“So Elizabeth Warren, God bless her, I give her all the credit in the world. Because so many people don’t want to acknowledge who and what they are,” Jennings goes on to say. “I don’t think she’s falsely claiming it. I feel that if she has grown up being proud of this history of having native blood in her, then I say thank you, Elizabeth Warren. If anybody else- there may be half of you, may not even know it that you have some Native.”
Sorock then asks Lange, “Would you condemn [Warren]?”
Lange responded, “I don’t speak to media who have backgrounds of having trashed Indians …
To which Sorock jumps in and says, “I don’t. . . .”
And Lange says, “Excuse me, I don’t talk to media who have backgrounds of having trashed Indians . . .”
“I don’t have that,” she tries to jump in, while Lange continues to say “over this particular issue . . . Excuse me let me finish, OK . . . that because of the racism that’s come out over this , I have my opinions about it and they’re nobody else’s business.”
Sorock then says thank you and waits a few minutes before she walks out of the room.
While it’s understandable that liberals would be upset about a conservative blogger crashing their conference, lying about Lange calling her question racist and claiming she ran out of the room is not acceptable behavior.