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Hatewatch Headlines 10/9/2014

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 9, 2014 - 8:28 am

Media Matters: Conservatives blaming undocumented children for spread of mysterious respiratory virus.

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA): Accused of sending racially charged texts, Baton Rouge police officer resigns.

Towleroad: Utah lawmaker files legislation to officially designate gay marriages as ‘pairages.’

Access ADL: GoFundMe removes New Black Panther Party page from its website.

Salt Lake Tribune: Fire department, businesses given eviction notices as part of religious purge in polygamous Arizona town.

Salon: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson says you can’t get STIs if you have ‘Biblically correct’ sex.

Right Wing Watch: World Net Daily pundit says Obama is using Ebola to put us in FEMA coffins, impose martial law.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/8/2014

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 8, 2014 - 8:50 am

Daily Beast: American racist Richard Spencer gets to play the martyr in Hungary.

Right Wing Watch: Anti-LGBT activist Peter LaBarbera vows ‘massive civil disobedience’ to block gay marriage.

Colbert Nation: It seems Fox News’ Ebola outbreak freakout conspiracy theories weren’t exactly correct.

KCPQ-TV (Seattle): Police report finds most Seattle bias crimes committed against LGBT community.

Raw Story: St. Louis Cardinals fans clash with Ferguson protesters outside ballpark.

Talking Points Memo: National Review writer compares Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage to Dred Scott.

Breitbart Unmasked: Self-proclaimed ‘sovereign citizen’ says he is not a person, so no laws can apply to him.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/7/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 7, 2014 - 8:49 am

Talking Points Memo: Alleged cop killer continues to evade manhunt in Poconos as search drags on.

The Daily Herald (Everett, WA): Onetime Shawna Forde associate from Arizona found dead under freeway underpass in Washington.

Raw Story: Rush Limbaugh says Obama believes white folks ‘deserve’ Ebola because of slavery, so he’s not protecting us.

Crooks and Liars: Michele Bachmann claims ISIS is preparing car bombings all across America.

AlterNet: Some right-wing Christians enthusiastically promoting genocide for Muslims.

CNN: Swastika found on Emory University Jewish fraternity shortly after Yom Kippur.

Wonkette: Pro-life sociopath Todd Kincannon urges ‘humane’ execution of all Ebola patients.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/6/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 6, 2014 - 6:42 am

Media Matters: The ‘alternative universe’ origins of an anti-immigrant ebola ‘expert’ favored by right-wing pundits.

Clarion Ledger: Federal authorities investigating activities of Aryan Brotherhood as violence spills into Mississippi.

Raw Story: Ben Affleck confronts Bill Maher about his anti-Muslim rhetoric, calling it ‘racist.’

Crooks and Liars: Will Iowa really elect a U.S. senator who supports extremist ‘nullification’ ideas?

Gawker: Onetime iPad hacker and ‘troll’ Weev has transformed into a straight-up white supremacist.

Daily News (Newburysport, MA): ‘Sovereign citizen’ finds his legal arguments won’t fly in local court.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/3/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 3, 2014 - 8:04 am

Raw Story: Arizona teacher fired after 25 years over defending student from racist bullying.

Salon: Ted Nugent unloads on African-American ‘thugs’ in racist column about Ferguson.

Right Wing Watch: WND columnist Erik Rush thinks it might be time to bring back internment camps, but for Muslims.

We Hunted the Mammoth: Reddit reaches a new low with subsection promoting the ‘corrective’ rape of ‘sluts.’

Willamette Week: Oregon woman fuels political anti-immigration campaign with ethnic animus, and may be about to score a victory.

Good As You: AFA’s Bryan Fischer on religious freedom: ‘We should treat Islam like the Ebola virus.’

Think Progress: White lesbian couple sues sperm bank for providing wrong (black) donor’s sperm

Hatewatch Headlines 10/2/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 2, 2014 - 6:47 am

Salon: Mainstream corporations funding far-right Islamophobe Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy.

KTBS-TV (Shreveport, LA): Armed ‘sovereign citizen’ threatening ‘hostile takeover’ pepper-sprayed, arrested by police.

Moyers and Company: Cops, gun culture, and the looming role of anti-government extremists.

Media Matters: Did Politico let conspiracy theorist suggest Obama’s assassination a necessity for Secret Service reform?

The Daily Herald (Columbia, TN): Former Ku Klux Klan member pleads guilty to cross-burning threat.

Breitbart Unmasked: Ron Paul’s Confederate sympathies come out of the closet as he defends secession.

Talking Points Memo: Why is extremism not a character issue for voters in the 2014 election?

Hatewatch Headlines 10/1/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on October 1, 2014 - 8:07 am

Talking Points Memo: National Review writer says that women who have abortions should be hanged.

Media Matters: Two stories’ disparate treatment demonstrate how Fox News picks and chooses what it labels ‘terrorism.’

Salon: Alex Jones warns that President Obama is going to unleash ISIS on U.S. so he can confiscate guns.

KMSP-TV (Minneapolis): Gay couple shot outside tavern with BB gun by Scripture-quoting man.

JoeMyGod: Minneapolis paper runs full-page ad attacking transsexual rights.

Right Wing Watch: Cruz, GOP leaders record ads for far-right attack groups calling on ‘God’s people’ to ‘restore ‘ values.

Memphis Flyer: Man threatens former employer with Ku Klux Klan message.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/30/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on September 30, 2014 - 7:56 am

KSLA-TV (Shreveport, LA): Louisiana church gives Alcoholics Anonymous group the boot out of fear of gay marriage.

CBS News: Extremist ex-congressman Jim Traficant dies at age 73 after tractor accident.

Phoenix New Times: Maricopa County forum featuring anti-Muslim ‘expert’ Guandolo turns into a finger-pointing fiasco.

Think Progress: Congressman denies making anti-LGBT remarks, despite recordings of him making them.

Liberaland: White supremacist site VDare blames immigrants from Mexico for the drought in California.

Crooks and Liars: Far-right Islamophobe Brigitte Gabriel says millions of Muslims aspire to be suicide bombers.

The Daily Beast: The $1 billion-a-year right wing conspiracy you’ve never heard.

Hatewatch Headlines 9/29/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on September 29, 2014 - 9:12 am

Right Wing Watch: Ex-Gen. Jerry Boykin wishes that “cowardly” Christians were more like the brave warriors of ISIS.

Missoula Independent: Behind the scenes of The Daily Show’s segment featuring Native Americans at the Redskins tailgate.

Mother Jones: GOP donor urges voters to elect Republican sheriff in case President Obama seizes dictatorial powers.

Think Progress: Popular GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says anarchy may force cancellation of 2014 election.

KTVK-TV (Phoenix): Non-FLDS family in Colorado City says neighbors blew up their pickup truck.

WJBF-TV (Columbia, TN): Black teen changes schools after photo surfaces of student in Ku Klux Klan mask giving Nazi salute.

AlterNet: Why doesn’t America care about two black teenagers slain in Florida?

Hatewatch Headlines 9/26/14

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on September 26, 2014 - 8:22 am

Dallas Morning News: A third of Texans favor seceding from the United States.

The Vane: Conspiracy theorists will gather this weekend to protest imaginary ‘chemtrails.’

Daily Press (Victorville, CA): Town council dogged by his long-ago association with neo-Nazis.

Right Wing Watch: American Decency Association declares that gays and lesbians ‘deserve the death penalty.’

Media Matters: Ted Nugent says President Obama increased the national debt ‘like a crack whore in an opium mall.’ Another Pam Geller anti-Islam hate campaign could hit New York soon.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Religious leaders urge Gov. Bobby Jindal not to attend Family Research Council event.

Raw Story: ‘Daily Show’ airs controversial confrontation between Redskins fans, Native Americans.