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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.

Hatewatch Headlines 1/16/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on January 16, 2015 - 8:08 am

Talking Points Memo: No, sorry, you’re not a ‘constitutional conservative’ – you’re pretty much the opposite.

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska governor condemns school-board member’s blog post describing President Obama as a ‘half breed.’

Right Wing Watch: Tony Perkins doesn’t want any religion in government, unless it’s his religion.

Warren Throckmorton: Far-right Institute on the Constitution to share stage with Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Rick Santorum.

Media Matters: The Daily Caller tries to smear Bill Clinton based on the word of a Holocaust denier, and it all falls apart.

Imagine 2050: Texas lawmaker kicks off new year with a whole slate of anti-Muslim legislation.

Birmingham News (AL): ‘White genocide’ billboard comes down, Springville mayor denounces message.

Pacific Standard: Don’t believe the FBI’s latest hate-crime numbers – they’re far too low.



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.