Hatewatch Headlines 1/2/2018

White nationalists’ good year thanks to Trump; Colorado gunman posted anti-cop rants; Journalists grapple with reporting on far right; and more.

Media Matters: Thanks to Trump, white supremacists had a big year in 2017.

Think Progress: Trump tweets a white nationalist ransom note to immigrants.

Vox: How the ‘chain migration’ concept that Trump attacks was cooked up and distorted by white nationalists.

Denver Post: Gunman in Douglas County sheriff ambush posted anti-police rants online, favored alt-right causes.

Christian Science Monitor: Reporters grapple with the ‘right’ way to cover the radical right.

Raw Story: White House intern denies he made white-nationalist gesture in class photo.

Salon: Is Bitcoin enabling right-wing extremists to make money spreading hate?

Associated Press: Judge says he won’t allow ‘game playing’ by neo-Nazi site founder eluding process servers.

KGW-TV (Portland, OR): Oregon court upholds $135,00 fine against bakery owners in gay wedding-cake case.

Newsweek: Statue of Confederate general and KKK founder Forrest doused in flaming pink paint.

Mediaite: After Breitbart cuts ties with white-nationalist candidate, Curt Schilling invites him back to his radio show.

Oregonian: Emboldened white nationalists? Look no farther than this liberal Oregon college town.

Washington Post: A swastika was mowed in a field by a teen, first of a chain of events that led to a couple’s murder.

Willamette Week: Neo-Nazi posters were plastered throughout Portland Community College over Christmas.

WREG-TV (Memphis, TN): Memphis prepares for possible ‘Confederate 901’ rally planned on Facebook.

Courthouse News: White nationalist Cantwell claims lies led to his post-Charlottesville arrest.

Metro Weekly (Washington, DC): Republican candidate for Texas governor would ‘gladly’ execute gay people.

Friendly Atheist: Lying Christian activist falsely claims the SPLC considers ‘Merry Christmas’ hate speech.

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