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Hatewatch Headlines 5-8-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 8, 2015 - 9:01 am

New York Times: Conspiracy theories over Jade Helm training exercise get some traction in Texas.

Right Wing Watch: Rep. Louie Gohmert blames President Obama for those Jade Helm conspiracy theories.

Detroit Free Press: Farmington man charged with ethnic intimidation for threatening Muslim 7-Eleven clerk.

Salon: Texas lawmakers literally can’t clear all the anti-LGBT, anti-woman measures off their desks this session.

Broward-Palm Beach New Times (FL): Republicans hire noted anti-Muslim speaker Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, for Boca Raton event.

Buzzfeed: Marco Rubio headlines fundraiser for policy group that supports gay ‘conversion’ therapy.

Gawker: Reddit, the home of ‘Coontown,’ promises to celebrate diversity, too.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/7/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 7, 2015 - 10:36 am

Media Matters: Fox’s Sean Hannity provides a platform for two extremists – Pamela Gellar and Anjem Choudary – to debate.

WTVD-TV (Chapel Hill, NC): Students upset that fellow high-schoolers posted Instagram shot featuring Confederate flag.

Raw Story: Cell phone video captures vicious LGBT-bashing assault of gay couple in New York eatery.

Talking Points Memo: Ben Carson theorizes that the president wouldn’t have to follow Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

AlterNet: Garland, Texas, is a hotbed for anti-Muslim bigotry.

San Bernardino Sun (CA): Rialto grandfather dies from baseball-bat attack in apparent black-on-white hate crime.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer demands that Town Hall editor step down after revelation that he’s gay.

FiveThirtyEight: A small handful of people run the majority of anti-Muslim groups in the U.S.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/6/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 6, 2015 - 8:50 am

Right Wing Watch: Michael Savage warns listeners that Obama will arm the Crips and Bloods in the coming race war. Nebraska woman files suit in federal court against all homosexuals.

Sacramento Bee: California assembly passes legislation to ban the use of ‘Redskins’ as a team nickname.

WLS-TV (Chicago): Hutaree Militia members lose their final battle in appeal over lawsuit stemming from FBI probe.

DiversityInc: New polling finds white Americans’ attitudes about race are rapidly shifting.

KDVR-TV (Denver): Prom photo with Confederate flags and guns stirs controversy in small Colorado town.

CNN: Larry Klayman heads to court for yet another round in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit against Obama immigration action.

Ars Technica: Failed Christian shoe promoter tries his hand at selling anti-LGBT first-person shooter game.

Hatewatch Headlines, 5-5-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 5, 2015 - 8:31 am

The Daily Beast: Muslims defend Pamela Geller’s right to hate.

Salon: Donald Trump slams Geller for ‘taunting’ Muslims with cartoon contest: ‘What the hell was she doing?’

Right Wing Watch: Oath Keepers’ Stewart Rhodes explains that ‘Jade Helm’ is just a setup for a future takeover.

Talking Points Memo: Chuck Norris warns readers not to believe what the government says about that Jade Helm exercise.

Courier-News (Russellville, AR): Mayor condemns pro-Ku Klux Klan ‘white pride’ billboard alongside freeway.

Raw Story: Texas Senate panel hears testimony that it would be a ‘hate crime’ to keep people from discriminating against same-sex marriage.

Politichicks: Extremist land grab in Colorado as ‘sovereign citizen’ declares ownership of tourist attraction.

Think Progress: The seven most insane things that presidential candidate Ben Carson has said.



Hatewatch Headlines 5/4/15  

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 4, 2015 - 7:11 am

Talking Points Memo: Right-wing extremists debate why Obama is plotting a military takeover of Texas.

Raw Story: Fired Florida police officer with a history of violence says calling black people ‘monkeys’ isn’t racist.

Salon: An abortion provider recounts the years of living under the shadow of anti-abortion terrorists.

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles warns of ‘fireball from space’ if Supreme Court strikes down gay-marriage bans.

Media Matters: Ridiculous NRA conspiracy theory claims Obama will attempt to ban all ammunition.

Daily Kos: Study of Internet data reveals the most racist media markets in America.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/1/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 1, 2015 - 10:28 am

Talking Points Memo: Jeb Bush says he’s a fan of ‘Bell Curve’ social scientist Charles Murray’s work.

Good: Nature and environmental laws caught in the crosshairs at Oath Keepers showdown in Oregon.

AlterNet: Internet racists pose as looting black protesters on Twitter to smear Baltimore uprising.

Gawker: Reddit is so racist that white supremacists are now using it to recruit.

Raw Story: Texas lawmaker opines that ‘what is going on in Baltimore’ is the result of too much gay marriage.

Salon: Anti-choice Oklahoma lawmaker threatens to set himself on fire to protest abortion.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/30/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 30, 2015 - 8:20 am

Houston Chronicle: Texas governor orders troops to ‘monitor’ Army’s ‘Jade Helm’ exercise for signs of martial law plot.

Kansas City Star: Sovereign citizens seek to undermine the government, and sometimes do it with violence.

Crooks and Liars: Ted Cruz goes into full-fevered militia mode with rant about Second Amendment and ‘tyranny.’

Spokesman-Review: Self-declared ‘People’s Oversight Committee’ declares elected county officials ‘illegitimate.’

IREHR: A conversation with Leonard Zeskind about the state of white nationalism 20 years after Oklahoma City.

News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Two men with white supremacist ties found guilty in murder of colleague.

Washington Post: The most racist places in America, according to Google.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/29/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 29, 2015 - 7:46 am

Washington Post: FRC chief Tony Perkins rips Bob Schieffer, CBS News for pointing out he leads a hate group.

Access ADL: Members of Congress invite anti-Muslim bigot Geert Wilders to a variety of D.C. events.

Mercury News (San Jose, CA): Swastikas, other graffiti inside Stanford fraternity sparks hate crime investigation.

Media Matters: The worst right-wing media reactions to the Baltimore rioting.

Wonkette: Chemtrail conspiracy theorists yell at Arizona congressman.

Right Wing Watch: Bryan Fischer warns about ‘gay supremacists’ who will brainwash kids, ‘want it to be gay rights uber alles.’

Hatewatch Headlines 4/28/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 28, 2015 - 8:54 am

Media Matters: The first rule of hosting the leader of an anti-LGBT hate group is to identify him as that for your viewers.

Palm Beach Post: Police will pursue hate-crimes charges in beating death of Hispanic man by three white males.

Mother Jones: The Supreme Court will hear the scientific arguments about how gay marriage will destroy America.

Salon: What are Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee doing in the year’s most bigoted and vile documentary, ‘Light Wins’?

Crooks and Liars: Ron Paul plays a starring role in conspiracy-mongering extremists’ latest film, ‘Midnight Ride.’

Right Wing Watch: Right-wing anti-LGBT activists threaten revolution, uprising if Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage.

Talking Points Memo: Iowa ‘Faith and Freedom Summit’ turns into a wild gay-bashing festival for GOP candidates.

AlterNet: Right-wing media cynically exploit unrest in Baltimore to promote narrative about a ‘race war.’

Hatewatch Headlines 4/27/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 27, 2015 - 7:01 am

Kansas City Star: Is a major domestic terrorist attack by right-wing extremists only a matter of time?

Right Wing Watch: Mike Huckabee defends ex-gay therapy, warns gay rights will lead to criminalization of Christianity.

KMOX-TV (St. Louis): Local white activists confront Aryan Nations protesters over plea to free member of The Order.

Crooks and Liars: Nevada Rep. Michelle Fiore loses it on Assembly floor during debate over ‘Bundy bill’ to oust feds.

Washington Post: Justice Department will monitor the Arkansas gun range that announced it was ‘Muslim free.’

KCCI-TV (Des Moines, IA): Man shouting ‘English only!’ interrupts kindergarten concert because of Spanish translator.

Human Rights Campaign: Beleaguered National Organization for Marriage hosts yet another ill-attended anti-LGBT rally in D.C.

Raw Story: CBS host introduces FRC’s Tony Perkins as the leader of an anti-gay hate group, noting ‘You don’t speak for Christians.’