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Hatewatch Headlines 11/10/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 10, 2014 - 7:52 am

Think Progress: Mayor accused of flashing ‘gang sign’ while posing with black voter-outreach worker.

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS]: Mississippi group’s ballot petition aims to set aside a ‘Confederate heritage month’.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer suggests Native Americans were justifiably removed from their land.

Media Matters: Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera explains that in ‘minority culture,’ they embrace the ‘thug ethic.’

Coeur d’Alene Press: New church affiliated with Chuck Baldwin’s ‘Liberty Church’ opens in northern Idaho.

Crooks and Liars: Texas prayer-breakfast attendees use obscenities, assault reporter for going live during prayers.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/7/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 7, 2014 - 8:45 am

Salon: Obama hatred, the South, and the truth about GOP wins: It is all still about race.

Talking Points Memo: ‘Republicans hate that nigger Obama,’ rants C-SPAN caller on the air.

Right Wing Watch: Michael Savage tells audience that GOP must impeach Obama, stop him before he ‘triggers an insurrection.’

Raw Story: Arizona looks to Bundy Ranch for inspiration in passing anti-federal ‘nullification’ proposition.

Daily Kos: South Carolina exit poll asked voters whether ‘blacks are getting too demanding’ over equal rights.

JoeMyGod: Thinly veiled political ad posing as a ‘documentary’ helps plump the aspirations of far-right candidate Ben Carson.

New York Post: Veteran New York EMS spews racist tweets, gets caught, breaks down and cries.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/6/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 6, 2014 - 8:11 am

Salon: How the right’s racist ‘poverty pimp’ trope raised its ugly head, yet again.

IREHR: Once again, Tea Party candidates outperformed their mainstream rivals in this year’s elections.

Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD): Extremist candidate Michael Peroutka wins council seat in Ann Arundel County.

M Live: Leader of American Family Association’s Michigan chapter wins polarized state House race.

JoeMyGod: Scott Lively scrapes together only 0.9 percent of the vote in Massachusetts gubernatorial race.

Right Wing Watch: Meet Gordon Klingenschmitt, Colorado’s new anti-LGBT, demon-hunting state legislator.

Think Progress: Even in deep red states, voters rejected radical ‘personhood’ measures.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/5/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 5, 2014 - 8:18 am

Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI): Judge apologizes for citing Auschwitz, Nazi rule as examples of efficiency.

Vox: Meet the white man doing the lonely work of making white people talk about race.

Edge Boston: Anti-LGBT hate group urges followers to discriminate just like Rosa Parks would.

Herald Banner (Rockwall County, TX): Local official mum about planned neo-Nazi rally at rural county courthouse.

Right Wing Watch: Michael Savage says America is now Sodom and Gomorrah, thanks to Obama.

Raw Story: Neo-Confederates want Mississippi voters to proclaim Christianity as official religion.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/4/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 4, 2014 - 8:25 am

Baltimore Sun: Annapolis man charged with threatening President Obama with beheading.

Daily Beast: The response to Mary Landrieu’s remarks shows why you can’t tell people the truth about race.

Raw Story: Alex Jones warns that Obama ‘put out a green light’ for ‘groups of black youths’ to kidnap white women.

Dallas Morning News: GOP county judge’s snide remarks about ‘food stamps’ and voters stirs controversy.

Talking Points Memo: Jon Stewart says that Redskins fans said some ‘vile shit’ during infamous segment.

USA Today: John Abar’s ‘more inclusive’ version of the Ku Klux Klan makes Montanans suspicious.

Right Wing Watch: Larry Klayman vows to stop Obama’s racist Ebola-ISIS plot.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/3/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on November 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott posed with militiaman K.S. Massey before his arrest.

Right Wing Watch: Glenn Beck urges listeners not to join the military because ‘we have a chance of losing our country.’

The Tennessean: Our ongoing mistreatment of Muslims in America is a 21st-century disgrace.

Raw Story: Large crowd of protesters show up outside Minnesota stadium to protest appearance by Washington Redskins.

The Root: White teacher reportedly tells student that killing all black people is on her bucket list.

Think Progress: Christian groups speak out against Alabama initiative to outlaw ‘Sharia law.’

Talking Points Memo: Rick Santorum warns that U.S. may reach Nazi-like levels of persecution against Christians.

Media Matters: Pundit Ben Stein declares President Obama ‘the most racist president there has ever been in America.’

Star Telegram (Fort Worth, TX): Neo-Nazis plan competing rallies with the Klan in East Texas.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/31/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 31, 2014 - 8:07 am

Right Wing Watch: Tony Perkins warns that Halloween ‘can be very dangerous’ due to demonic influences.

Politico: How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law-enforcement agency.

Think Progress: Three days in Nashville for Southern Baptists talking about homosexuality reveals subtle shifts.

Maddowblog: Lindsay Graham promises ‘white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.’

KABC-TV (Los Angeles): Candidate with Christian Identity past says that’s all behind him now.

Santa Barbara (CA) Independent: Two sovereign citizens on trial for conspiring to file liens against judge’s home.

JoeMyGod: Pat Robertson warns that God might destroy Houston because of LGBT-friendly mayor.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/30/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 30, 2014 - 8:33 am

Raw Story: Illinois teacher calls Jamaican students ‘nigger’ after they object to ‘African American.’

Phoenix New Times: Judge in racial profiling case give Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County sheriff’s office a tongue-lashing.

Access ADL: Leaders of Greek neo-Nazi faction Golden Dawn hold meeting in New York.

Al Jazeera America: Kris Kobach’s ‘Crosscheck’ program being used to suppress millions of minority votes.

Pacific Standard: New research finds a strong link between Tea Party membership and racial resentment.

Right Wing Watch: Five crazy conspiracy theories about Ebola that conservatives actually believe.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/29/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 29, 2014 - 8:41 am

Talking Points Memo: Columnist sets off storm calling Michael Brown an ‘animal’ who had to be ‘put down.’

Phoenix New Times: Muslim civil liberties group calls on Mesa high school to cancel event featuring anti-Muslim ideologue Geller.

New Civil Rights Project: Alliance Defending Freedom leader tells audience that Matthew Shepard murder wasn’t a hate crime.

Think Progress: U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie runs ads defending football team’s use of racial slur.

National Journal: North Carolina Senate candidate’s ad refers to Trayvon Martin, so Koch-linked group accuses him of ‘race hustling.’

KGBT-TV (Brownsville, TX): Camp LoneStar leader gets out on bond, not allowed to carry firearms.

WKRN-TV (Nashville): Family removes Halloween lynching display featuring African-American effigies after complaints.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/28/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 28, 2014 - 8:39 am

New York Times: Right-wing politicians follow the Cliven Bundy agenda in making extremist claims for massive land grab.

High Country News: Public lands employees are easy targets for the violent, government-hating fringe.

Access ADL: Images reveal extreme anti-immigration activists at Progressives for Immigration Reform gathering.

Media Matters: NRA’s paranoid election message: ‘Vote your guns’ because ISIS might be outside your house.

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles warns listeners of Obama dictatorship, in which ‘sodomites’ will make us slaves.

Raw Story: Arizona GOP candidate for secretary of state steadfastly refuses to explain her vote for ‘birther’ bill.

JoeMyGod: Family Research Council’s anti-LGBT rally falls flat.