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Hatewatch Headlines 2/2/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 2, 2015 - 7:45 am

Media Matters: Civil-rights organizations and faith leaders call out anti-Muslim media coverage following Paris tragedies.

East Oregonian: Pendleton white supremacist gang in its final days, police chief vows.

Right Wing Watch: Tony Perkins claims gays ‘persecute’ Christians by making them view photos of gay people on Facebook.

Raw Story: Police investigate Nazi swastikas spray-painted on UC Davis Jewish frat house.

Dallas Morning News: Vitriol over imam’s prayer at Fort Worth rodeo leads him to cancel repeat event.

Texas Observer: State Rep. Molly White tells her staff to ask Muslims to pledge allegiance.

DiversityInc: Google apologizes, fixes anti-LGBT slurs in Translator tool.

American-Statesman (Austin, TX): Protesters shouting slurs disrupt attempt by Muslims, supporters to hold rally.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/30/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2015 - 9:46 am

Right Wing Watch: Bryan Fischer says he’s merely ‘given up’ his position as AFA’s analysis chief, will keep doing broadcasts.

Salon: David Duke threatens to run against ‘sellout’ Rep. Steve Scalise.

Jim Romenesko: Idaho publisher explains why state’s biggest paper ran front-page anti-gay sticker ad.

St. Louis American: Police-union spokesman Jeff Roorda pushes young black woman at public hearing on civilian review.

Daily Kos: Native American schoolchildren taunted with racial slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA): Augusta County supervisor refers to black reporter as ‘boy,’ then apologizes.

Tulsa World: Final defendants in large Aryan Brotherhood drug-trafficking case plead guilty.

News-Press (St. Joseph, MO): Maryville man charged with hate crime for harassing, threatening black waitress.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/29/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 29, 2015 - 7:26 am

Rachel Maddow: American Family Association fires Bryan Fischer as analysis director ahead of RNC trip to Israel.

CNN: South Carolina judge throws out old convictions for sit-ins from Civil Rights era for ‘Friendship Nine.’

News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.): Police say traffic incident quickly escalated into racial assault on woman.

American-Statesman (Austin, TX): Aryan Brotherhood member faces felony theft charge after stealing snacks at Wal-Mart.

Right Wing Watch: Far-right activist Bill Federer warns of the Obama-Ferguson-Islamist-Homosexual plot to destroy America.

Raw Story: Seattle man needed state official’s help to deal with bogus charges for ‘walking while black.’

Idaho Statesman: Huge crowd, deep division at hearing for proposal to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in Idaho.




Hatewatch Headlines 1/28/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 28, 2015 - 8:23 am

Right Wing Watch: GOP witnesses for Loretta Lynch hearing include a number of far-right extremists.

Think Progress: How anti-LGBT conservatives plan to use a cake reading ‘God Hates Gays’.

Cook County Record: Judge calls out litigants for using ‘sovereign citizen’ theories in court, urges sanctions.

Salon: Gay Alabama legislator threatens to expose colleagues’ infidelities if they preach ‘family values.’

Spokesman-Review (Spokane): LDS Church announcement on protections for gays makes big waves in Idaho.

Pandagon: Superheroes vs. bigotry can be a powerful thing.

Hatewatch Headlines 1-27-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 27, 2015 - 11:00 am

Wasau Daily Herald [WI]: How Wasau’s immigration fears, fanned by Roy Beck, never materialized.

East Oregonian: Pendleton police chief says more arrests are coming in takedown of United Aryan Empire gang.

Tennessean: Carol Swain’s anti-Islam op-ed distorts reality, and it really could harm people.

Right Wing Watch: The nativist strategy behind World Congress of Families’ anti-LGBT, anti-choice work in Russia.

Media Matters: Meet the U.S. Pastor Council, the group working to dismantle Texas’ non-discrimination laws.

KSL-TV (Salt Lake City): Convicted neo-Nazi killer Curtis Allgier loses all rights to an attorney after repeatedly threatening all his defenders. Mike Epps explores the backstories of racist stereotypes.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/26/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 26, 2015 - 9:02 am

Right Wing Watch: Bobby Jindal’s extremist prayer rally brings together prophets, bigots, and far-right activists.

Raw Story: Jindal explains to ABC viewers that his hate-group prayer rally was part of a ‘time-honored tradition.’

CNN: Sarah Palin and Donald Trump both tell Iowa gathering they’re interested in running for the presidency.

The Oklahoman: To ‘protect’ court clerks from having to recognize same-sex unions, legislation would put an end to all marriage licenses.

Think Progress: Powerful ad shows Redskins football without the racist name.

Talking Points Memo: NAACP president visits Colorado Springs chapter after bombing of offices.

Daily Kos: Perhaps ‘no-go zone’ Jindal would like to discuss ethnic enclaves in the United States.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/23/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 23, 2015 - 8:20 am

Talking Points Memo: Rep. Keith Ellison invites FRC’s Tony Perkins to come visit mythical Minneapolis ‘no-go zones.’

Breitbart Unmasked: Following the trail of Mark Weber’s Holocaust-denial money all the way back to the Church of Scientology.

KCRA-TV (Lodi, CA): Students at basketball game begin chanting ‘U-S-A!’ when Pakistani player for rival school shoots.

Salon: Fertility a ‘disease’? How extremists fundamentally misunderstand contraception.

Think Progress: Extremist gun lobbyist Larry Pratt’s GOA wants veto power over new attorney-general nominee.

USA Today: When bakery refuses to make cakes with anti-LGBT hate messages, client files a complaint.

Right Wing Watch: Religious-right activist admits that same-sex marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/22/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 22, 2015 - 8:27 am

Right Wing Watch: Sandy Rios claims that President Obama used subliminal Islamic messages in State of the Union speech.

The Vane: ‘Weather hoaxer’ who chases chemtrails threatens National Weather Service, yells at FBI agents.

Raw Story: Oath Keeper sheriff from upstate New York encourages residents to ignore state’s new gun-registration law.

Dallas Voice: California ‘general hate’ group tries spreading the poison in visit to Texas to protest Muslims.

The Monitor (McAllen, TX): Border militia member faces hearing to determine competency to stand trial in weapons case.

Coeur d’Alene Press (ID): Ku Klux Klan fliers show up in Post Falls neighborhoods.

East Oregonian: Pendleton police arrest fourth man in Aryan gang’s crime spree.

Pink News: Mike Huckabee says states should simply ignore the Supreme Court if it upholds gay marriage.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/21/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 21, 2015 - 8:40 am

Mint Press: White supremacy and homegrown terrorism pose a growing threat to United States.

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.): Sentencing set for 10 white people in racial beatings that left a black man dead.

Inside Higher Ed: Vanderbilt’s Carol Swain wades into the swamps of anti-Muslim hate with column on Paris attacks.

Medium: Texas anti-Islamic event brings out the crazies.

Courthouse News: ‘Hutaree’ militiamen appear unlikely to secure approval to revive civil-rights claims against administration.

Salon: Frank Schaeffer recalls how he helped found the religious right’s home school conspiracy, and start a religious war.

Raw Story: Drunk ex-Navy SEAL who faked attack by ‘three black men,’ posts bizarre video of Obama ‘choke-out.’

Advocate: American Family Association wants two liberal Supreme Court justices removed from same-sex marriage case.

Crooks and Liars: At South Carolina Tea Party convention, Rick Santorum lashes out at legal immigrants.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/20/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 20, 2015 - 7:24 am

Crooks and Liars: Bill O’Reilly’s history lesson on the Ku Klux Klan lacking in facts.

Talking Points Memo: White survivalist shoots small-town Oklahoma police chief, then released from custody.

Dallas Morning News: Amid barrage of hateful messages and protesters, Islamic conference on tolerance proceeds anyway.

Raw Story: KKK group in Pennsylvania celebrates Martin Luther King Day by distributing flyer bearing his mug shot.

U.K. Progressive: A conversation with the leader of the reconstituted version of the Michigan Militia.

Montana Cowgirl: Anti-tribal landowners’ group getting advice from extremist ‘birther’ on demands for water pact.

Right Wing Watch: CIS official wonders why ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters aren’t protesting immigrants.

Spokesman Review: Restaurant’s ‘Shorty Can’t Breathe Either’ sign evokes racial comparisons.