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Hatewatch Headlines 1/15/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 15, 2015 - 6:43 am

IREHR: Despite dropping white nationalist speaker, South Carolina Tea Party gathering still features array of racists and bigots.

Vox: It’s not just Fox News, the Islamophobia is wildly out of control on all the cable news networks.

Last Best News: Here are the Montana legislators – or is that ‘lesser magistrates’? – who hosted extremist pastor’s sermon.

East Oregonian: Pendleton police chief reveals presence of white supremacist gang behind a spree of shootings, stabbings and fights.

Media Matters: Meet the extremists who are leading Fox News’ discussion of terrorism.

Talking Points Memo: The crazy, often racist things Bob Beckel has said on the air at Fox News.

Vice: Should Amazon still let white supremacists sell merchandise on its site?

Hatewatch Headlines 1/14/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 14, 2015 - 5:44 am

Pacific Standard: Cross burning is more common than you think.

Think Progress: Anti-LGBT activists stage rally to demand the right to keep bigots on government payroll.

National Journal: RNC member Dave Agema’s racist Facebook post threatens GOP winter meeting in San Diego.

Right Wing Watch: American anti-LGBT activists play key roles in Moscow convention.

The Hill: Steve Scalise voted against a state apology for slavery, too.

Las Vegas Sun: A Metro detective’s racist rant on Facebook creates long-term divisions within police department.

Media Matters: How right wing scapegoating and stereotyping worsens the threat of terrorism and hurts the fight against it.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 13, 2015 - 7:48 am

Orlando Sentinel: Convicted neo-Nazi leader describes the rise and fall of his American Front group.

Arizona Republic: Vandals desecrate Orthodox church in Phoenix with fascist symbols.

Access ADL: White supremacist American Freedom Party launches youth recruitment drive.

Myrtle Beach Online: If ISIS gets to be the definition of Islam, then the KKK gets to be the definition of Christianity.

Right Wing Watch: Religious-right activist wants National Guard deployed to stop LGBT marriages.

The News Courier (Athens, AL): FBI helping investigate vandalism of black woman’s home with racial slur.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/12/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 12, 2015 - 7:46 am

Talking Points Memo: FBI releases sketch of suspect in Colorado Springs NAACP office bombing.

The Daily Dot: Five reasons why ‘white pride’ is always a racist concept.

Right Wing Watch: RNC member promotes white supremacist organization, says Muslims are ‘not to be tolerated.’

The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.): Garcia-Quintana uninvited from South Carolina Tea Party gathering after racist ties are exposed.

Media Matters: Rush Limbaugh denies the existence of an anti-Muslim backlash, even as mosques are torched in France.

ABC 7 (Los Angeles): Aryan gang member in Fresno arrested on drug and weapons charges.

Birmingham (AL) News: ‘White genocide’ billboard claiming ‘Diversity Means Chasing Down the Last White Person’ posted along freeway.

Raw Story: Fox News guest says it’s time to stop appeasing Muslims and to ‘exterminate this scum that is plaguing the planet.’

Hatewatch Headlines 1/9/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 9, 2015 - 8:57 am

New York Times: Scorch marks linger at NAACP office in Colorado as FBI seeks man in dirty white pickup.

New Orleans Advocate: Claims that Steve Scalise spoke to neighborhood group unaffiliated with Duke appear dubious.

Right Wing Watch: Why does David Barton’s history of the fight for racial equality always end in the 1960s?

Media Matters: Fox News exhibits conveniently confused standard for defining and reporting on terrorist attacks.

Think Progress: South Carolina bill would require all public school students to take an NRA-approved gun-rights course.

Indian Country Today: Survey finds broadcasters used the word ‘Redskins’ 27 percent less in the past season.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/8/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 8, 2015 - 7:41 am

AlterNet: The right-wing terror plot you didn’t hear about this week.

Huffington Post: FBI says explosion outside NAACP office in Colorado Springs could be domestic terrorism.

Right Wing Watch: FRC’s Tony Perkins regrets the direct election of Senators because it led to gay marriage.

NBC Bay Area: San Francisco DA charges man with hate crime after stabbing attack on transgender woman aboard Muni bus.

Patheos: City officials in Winfield, Ala., declare God the ‘owner’ of their city.

Media Matters: After Paris attack, Fox anchor suggests skin color can help identify ‘typical bad guys.’

Michigan Live: Disgraced GOP committeeman Dave Agema had himself a white-supremacist New Year.

Think Progress: Where is the 24-hour news cycle on the bombing at the Colorado Springs NAACP?

Hatewatch Headlines 1/7/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 7, 2015 - 8:04 am

Arizona Republic: Federal judge shuts down Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigrant-focused workplace raids.

Denver Post: ‘Improvised explosive device’ detonates near Colorado Spring NAACP chapter offices.

Bloomberg View: Five reasons Steve Scalise’s apology won’t be the last coming from Republicans.

Warren Throckmorton: Michael Peroutka’s Institute on the Constitution doubles down on exploiting Martin Luther King Jr.

Think Progress: Conservatives finally admit that Indiana ‘religious liberty’ bill will legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

Raw Story: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews observes that Tea Party Republicans ‘aren’t that far’ from white supremacists.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/6/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 6, 2015 - 8:33 am

Media Matters: Fox’s Bill O’Reilly hosts David Duke to defend House whip for speaking to white supremacist group.

Raw Story: Alabama police fatally shoot antigovernment ‘sovereign citizen’ at animal shelter.

Asbury Park Press: Man charged with hate crime for burning swastika into Lakewood family’s lawn.

Boston Globe: Boston cop charged with assaulting Uber driver allegedly uttered racial slurs.

Right Wing Watch: Larry Klayman’s predictions for 2015 include Ebola, race war, and dictatorship.

Talking Points Memo: Fox News host falls for racist fake photo while bashing ‘Black Brunch’ protests.

WREG-TV (Memphis, TN): ‘Pro-white’ flyers spotted in southwest Memphis.

Think Progress: To avoid marrying same-sex couples, 14 Florida counties stop all courthouse weddings.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/22/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on December 22, 2014 - 8:53 am

Los Angeles Times: Former white supremacist convicted of brutally killing African-American man in 1997.

IREHR: South Carolina tea-party convention scrubs white nationalist scheduled to speak from their website. Ten people sentenced for involvement in Aryan Brotherhood racketeering conspiracy.

Merced Sun Star: Swastikas appear in Atwater, possibly connected to deaths of two unarmed black men.

Spokesman-Review: ‘Constitutionalists’ protest county deputy’s remarks at Spokane Valley police precinct.

Right Wing Watch:  Rick Wiles predicts that a nuclear holocaust will kill us all, thanks to LGBT people.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/19/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on December 19, 2014 - 8:14 am

Wenatchee World (WA): Victims’ family members sue U.S. Army over Georgia murders committed by militia cell.

Media Matters: Bill O’Reilly tells African-Americans they should wear ‘Don’t Get Pregnant at 14’ T-shirts.

Right Wing Watch: Oath Keepers’ Stewart Rhodes claims that Bundy Ranch standoff nearly sparked civil war by turning the military against feds.

Huffington Post: Pat Robertson says homosexuality is doomed to die out ‘because they don’t reproduce.’

Associated Press: President Obama signs legislation outlawing giving elderly Nazis any benefit checks.

IREHR: White nationalist scheduled to speak at South Carolina Tea Party convention in January.