General Paul J. Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who had some of the most-anticipated hair of a South by Southwest speaker this year, will no longer be attending due to “Scheduling conflicts,” SXSW said on Wednesday. The contagious affliction is also behind FBI director James Comey canceling his SXSW appearance.
Selva was to be interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper in a talk on “Defense Innovation.”
Tapper will now be speaking with MTV News / Wonkette writer Ana Marie Cox in a session called: “Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center.
Here’s a panel description: “In this past year we have witnessed a change in the way campaigns and elections are run in America. With two very polarizing candidates and countless scandals, the electorate struggled to find ease with a decision of vital importance to the direction of the nation. Now that the people have spoken, resulting in an unexpected victory for Donald Trump, Americans are left to consider the election in all its unprecedented and historical significance and what it will mean for American democracy and elections to come. Join CNN's Jake Tapper for discussion and reflection on the completion of an American election that has been like no other and what lies ahead for the future of journalism and media.”
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