Liberals claimed over the weekend that the stage used at the Conservative Political Action Conference resembled symbols used by German Nazis.
But, as it turned out, the stage was designed by a Maryland-based company that designed stages for President Joe Biden and whose owner is a Biden supporter.
Who designed the stage?
I know Design Foundry because they handle design for many events in DC for companies like MSNBC & Target. They oversaw the design for the Biden Cancer Summit in 2018. The owner, Annie, is very liberal and was so excited for Biden's victory. Great work conspiracy theorists.
Also worth noting that many of her employees are liberal. So many of you decided to go after something without any reporting or knowledge about who was responsible for the design. And before you ding her for working for CPAC, you try having an events business during a pandemic.
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What is the background?
Viral social media posts claimed over the weekend the stage used at CPAC was designed to resemble Nazi insignia.
"Has anyone else noticed the shape of the CPAC stage is the Odal Rune/SS insignia?" one post claimed.
Has anyone else noticed the shape of the CPAC stage is the Odal Rune/SS insignia? https://t.co/TCns4B1tq8— The Daily Beans Podcast (@The Daily Beans Podcast) 1614370746.0
"The #CPAC stage is designed to be a rune used by the Nazis. Curious if @Hyatt is okay with Nazi symbols being used on their properties like this?" another viral post by Morgan J. Freeman — the filmmaker, not the actor — claimed.
The #CPAC stage is designed to be a rune used by the Nazis. Curious if @Hyatt is okay with Nazi symbols being used… https://t.co/w83LPVtMKY— Morgan J. Freeman (@Morgan J. Freeman) 1614447842.0
Despite objections from CPAC organizers saying their stage was not, in fact, a Nazi symbol, Hyatt Hotels, which hosted CPAC at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, appeared to lend legitimacy to the outcry by responding to the charges.
"We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company," Hyatt said.
What did CPAC say?
The organization said it would no longer work with Design Foundry.
"It's clear that the company we retained designed a stage that has become an unwelcome distraction. As a result, we will not be using that company's services going forward at future events," Ian Walters, director of communications for the ACU and CPAC, told Forward.
Unlike the MSM, we decided to do the research and put to REST the lies and smears about the #CPACStage design. And… https://t.co/Ax5rZG8sFl— Glenn Beck (@Glenn Beck) 1614799083.0