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Hatewatch Headlines 4/23/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 23, 2015 - 7:52 am

New York Times: Deputy blames Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying court over immigration sweeps.

Right Wing Watch: FRC’s Tony Perkins claims that Obama and gay-rights movement inspire ISIS to execute Christians.

Wonkette: Men’s rights activists tells Fox & Friends why marriage is just a female scam to take men’s money away.

Raw Story: Woman donates savings for new house to anti-LGBT rally because gays are ‘like Hitler’s Nazi regime.’

Huffington Post: Seven states’ designation of April as ‘Confederate History Month’ is an embarrassing abomination.

Think Progress: The U.S. Congress could be the next legislative body to fall victim to the ‘religious freedom’ scam.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/22/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 22, 2015 - 8:36 am

Right Wing Watch: Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton claims the group prevented a terrorist attack by reporting an ISIS base in Texas. Twenty years after Oklahoma bombing, Michigan Militia linked to the case remains active.

Raw Story: Wal-Mart closings, military exercise ignite right-wing conspiracist fears of martial law and Russian ‘death domes.’

JoeMyGod: Far-right Catholic group Opus Dei sues LGBT group over rights to ‘Opus Gay.’

KSPR-TV (Springfield, MO): League of South billboard urging secession spurs residents of Ozarks town to confront racism.

Talking Points Memo: Michelle Bachmann thanks President Obama for bringing on the Apocalypse.

Mercury-News (San Jose, CA): Mountain View man arrested for hate crime after threatening to kill a black man.

Salon: What the Tea Party’s adherents will never understand about the Constitution they revere.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/21/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 21, 2015 - 7:45 am

Kansas City Star: By ignoring terrorism from homegrown extremists, federal authorities have opened the door for more.

Media Matters: Meet ‘Oregonians for Immigration Reform,’ the nativist group using the media to derail reform.

Bloomberg News: Alex Jones wonders whether Jeb Bush will be attending a Bilderberg meeting, and a spokesman responds.

Toledo Blade (OH): Neo-Nazis from National Socialist Movement are outnumbered by protesters in downtown rally.

Raw Story: Michigan Man taunts neighbors with yard display featuring Confederate flag and nooses.

Buzzfeed: Pennsylvania high school students organize ‘Anti-Gay Day,’ complete with a ‘lynch list.’

Right Wing Watch: On Oklahoma City bombing anniversary, Alex Jones claims it was a ‘false flag’ operation to demonize conservatives.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/20/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 20, 2015 - 9:12 am

ProPublica: Racist posts on New York police blog raise ire at a time of increasing tension.

Kansas City Star: Ex-police chief from Arkansas warns his fellow officers about the lethal threat of antigovernment ‘sovereign citizens.’

BuzzFeed: Iowa Rep. Steve King claims President Obama is ‘importing illegal aliens’ to create ‘massive electorate’ for Democrats.

Talking Points Memo: Bill O’Reilly insists that since he gives ‘big money’ to minorities, he has no complicity in white suppression.

BlackVoiceNews: Westboro Baptist protest at Howard University met with huge counter-protest.

Left In Alabama: Chief Justice Roy Moore hankers for the logic of segregation by praising Plessy v. Ferguson.

Des Moines Register: Speakers talk guns, immigration, and gas tax at Oath Keepers’ rally at Iowa Capitol.

Right Wing Watch: Alex Jones marks the anniversary of the Bundy Ranch standoff by promoting false-flag conspiracy theory.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/17/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 17, 2015 - 7:34 am

Media Matters: The powerhouse anti-LGBT extremists behind much of the ‘religious freedom’ legislation making the rounds.

Forbes: Where are the Cliven Bundy supporters now?

Associated Press: Suspect in North Carolina community college shooting tells court he’s a neo-Nazi who hates homosexuals.

Houston Chronicle: Teacher resigns after being called out for distributing anti-Muslim materials.

Right Wing Watch: ‘This is not Bundy Ranch,’ implores mine owner at center of latest Oath Keepers standoff.

Raw Story: Man accused of hate crime for burning gay neighbors’ pride flag says he only meant it as a ‘prank.’

USA Today: Looking back at the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later, and its legacy of victims’ rights.


Hatewatch Headlines 4/16/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 16, 2015 - 6:53 am

The Daily Beast: Neo-Nazis come out of the woodwork to harass vigils for slain immigrant in Pasco, WA.

The Root: Americans are desperately in need of a history lesson about the meaning of the Confederate flag.

Media Matters: Anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council will bring Fox News, GOP hopefuls on a trip to Israel.

Salon: The Orwellian police ‘trespassing’ tactic that targets black Americans simply for existing.

Right Wing Watch: On Bundy anniversary, Oath Keepers try to set stage for another anti-government showdown, this time in Oregon.

Miami Herald/Leonard Pitts Jr.: Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, the far-right hatred is still out there festering.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/15/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 15, 2015 - 8:41 am

KDRV-TV (Medford, OR): Oath Keepers set up camp in rural Oregon at site of dispute between BLM and mining operation.

Talking Points Memo: Bill O’Reilly worries that it’s now ‘open season’ on Christians and white men.

Associated Press: Fatal shooting of community-college supervisor investigated as possible anti-gay hate crime.

Right Wing Watch: After Marco Rubio announces his candidacy, the birth-certificate conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork.

Towleroad: Oklahoma legislator wants to require businesses that discriminate against LGBT customers to put up signs.

AlterNet: Texas legislator Molly White won’t meet with LGBT constituents because they won’t change her mind.

Think Progress: NRA seminar warns that Islamic extremists have seized control of American cities.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/14/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 14, 2015 - 9:51 am

Associated Press: Fears of ‘Sharia law’ drive Idaho legislators to kill funding for child-support cases.

Raw Story: Prosecutors drop dozens of cases linked to Florida cops who fantasized about executing black suspects.

WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Video captures arrest of antigovernment ‘sovereign citizens’ who refused to cooperate at traffic stop.

Right Wing Watch: Michelle Bachmann warns that God is punishing America with disasters because of the Obama presidency.

USA Today: Two Mississippi women who were in truck that ran down black man get maximum prison terms.

NPR: Twenty years later, mystery of Amtrak derailment in Arizona desert resurfaces with FBI reward.

Think Progress: Public school teacher in Texas instructs students to fear Muslims, says Islam is an ‘ideology of war.’

Hatewatch Headlines 4/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 13, 2015 - 7:00 am

Media Matters: Confronted about his alliance with Alex Jones, Rand Paul tries to downplay their past.

Right Wing Watch: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre warns against election of Hillary Clinton, who ‘will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair.’

AlterNet: Fearmongering dominates NRA convention, where the talk is about ‘eliminating the threat.’

JoeMyGod: AFA caller describes economic boycotts as ‘economic terrorism,’ and Sandy Rios agrees.

Des Moines (IA) Register: Man charged with sending threatening letter with fake anthrax, ant-LGBT slurs to gay bar.

Salon: Recollections of a childhood racist, from 1966, when his hometown school first integrated, and he said something awful.

Raw Story: Evangelical Republicans lash out at LGBT and abortion rights in new chapter of culture wars.

Think Progress: One year later, Cliven Bundy and his right-wing militia are still trying to seize public lands.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/10/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 10, 2015 - 8:31 am

Politico: The Confederacy lives on, 150 years after Appomatox, in the hearts and minds of many Southerners.

Tallahassee Democrat: Rally to protest Ku Klux Klan presence in northern Florida draws crowd, turns fiery.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer warns that President Obama is animated by the same ‘spirit and energy’ as the Antichrist.

Reno (NV) News-Review: State efforts to grab federal lands keep failing, because history is not on their side.

The Knox Student (Galesville, IL): ‘Constitutional’ militias train in rural Galesville area, learning survival skills.

Quartz: For the last time, the American Civil War was not about so-called states’ rights.

Think Progress: Florida House overwhelmingly votes to approve religious ‘license to discriminate’ adoption bill.

Media Matters: Columnist for Washington Times claims Common Core amounts to an ‘Islamic infiltration of America.’