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Hatewatch Headlines 5-22-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 22, 2015 - 12:41 pm

BuzzFeed: Scott Walker tells crowd that Americans need to ‘wake up’ to ‘other motives’ besides work that bring immigrants to U.S.

Media Matters: Gun Owners of America – whose leader, Larry Pratt, has been linked to extremists – to host GOP candidate Ted Cruz.

Right Wing Watch: Pratt tells interviewer that Obama ‘has made it very clear he doesn’t like the United States.’

Think Progress: Anti-LGBT groups gear up to fight a 30-year-old Supreme Court victory over racism.

Salon: Extremist Milwaukee sheriff tells Fox’s Sean Hannity that liberals celebrate ‘subhuman’ black culture.

Talking Points Memo: Georgia school nurse allegedly yelled racial slur at black 11-year-old.

Raw Story: See how this Oregon teen turns the table on some hateful anti-LGBT protesters.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/21/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 21, 2015 - 8:35 am

Reuters: Coalition of public-policy advocates warn that Oregon mine dispute threatens democratic institutions in region.

Salon: The shocking realities that white America’s Waco insanity ignores about racism and violence.

WLT-TV (Cincinnati): Google Maps says it’s sorry for result of racist search that takes readers to the White House site.

Media Matters: Why Fox News has refused to cover a recently revealed terror plot.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Spencer says whites need their own MLK, or Gandhi to save themselves from nonwhite domination.

Raw Story: Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones go there, claiming Obama is using ‘Nazi stuff’ to incite a massive race war.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/20/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 20, 2015 - 8:09 am

Media Matters: Fox News discussion of criminal investigation revolves around racial stereotypes.

Queerty: Anti-LGBT hate group forgets to renew domain name, now it clicks through to hardcore porn site.

12 News Now (Beaumont, TX): Orange County (TX) commissioners delay historic vote on establishing county-based militia.

IfYouOnlyKnews: President Obama opens Twitter account, haters welcome him with racist ugliness.

Mic: Artist creates stir by reversing racial roles in disturbing shots of early 20th century lynchings.

Raw Story: CNN’s ex-cop pundit defends not calling white bikers ‘thugs’ by claiming term originated with black behavior.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/19/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 19, 2015 - 8:43 am

Talking Points Memo: How a little Mississippi town on the Gulf Coast got caught up in the Jade Helm takeover paranoia.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer says he believes ‘we are going to have violence’ if Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.

Patch (Westwood-Hillsdale, N.J.): Alleged white-supremacist club, accompanied by swastikas and slurs, raises concerns at high school.

Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh tells businesses to blame anti-LGBT bigotry on Muslims.

Rapid City Journal (SD): Secretive FLDS sect reduces local water request for its fenced, guarded compound.

Associated Press: Idaho lawmakers’ bizarre ‘Sharia law’ paranoia may endanger U.N.-negotiated international treaty on child-support payments.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/18/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 18, 2015 - 8:46 am

Chattanoogan: Former congressional candidate admits plotting armed militia attack, firebombing of Muslim community.

Raw Story: Prominent black attorney receives death threats after removing Confederate flags from Alabama city property.

News Miner (Fairbanks, AK): SPLC’s Mark Potok warns Alaska Bar Association that influence of extremists is growing.

Media Matters: On Hannity panel, guest claims Obama is ‘the reincarnation of Woodrow Wilson’ and his Klan-friendly policies.

KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Neighbors upset with Phoenix man who insists on flying white-supremacist ‘Creativity’ flag on front porch.

Fox News Radio: Rep. Steve King claims there’s no anti-Muslim discrimination in America.

Right Wing Watch: End-times fanatic who blamed California drought on gays addresses state GOP caucus meeting.

WNCN-TV (N.C.): Duke University professor stands behind his controversial comments on race in reply to NYT op-ed.

Houston Chronicle: Almost half of U.S. voters are concerned about the Jade Helm military exercise – but why?

Hatewatch Headlines 5/15/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 15, 2015 - 8:50 am

Talking Points Memo: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes proclaims John McCain a traitor who should be ‘hung by the neck until dead.’

Right Wing Watch: Jade Helm and eight other paranoid takeover plots that keep right-wing extremists up at night.

KUSA-TV (Denver): Boulder man faces hate-crime charges for brutal assault on transgender person at bus stop.

CNN: Georgia principal fired after racist graduation remarks about black people leaving early.

Media Matters: Fox’s Andrea Tantaros claims there’s discrimination against white men, wonders where the groups defending them are.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/14/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 14, 2015 - 9:09 am

NBC New York: Long Island Ku Klux Klan members take public stance, say their numbers are growing.

Right Wing Watch: Poll finds that one-third of Republicans believe President Obama wants to invade Texas under ‘Jade Helm’ pretext.

Raw Story: Pollster Frank Luntz touts woman who calls immigrants ‘rats and roaches’ onstage at South Carolina GOP event.

Salon: What a principal’s racist rant shows us about the state of American education.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Self-described ‘militiamen’ arrested for carrying rifles in firearm-free zone near LSU campus.

Media Matters: NRA debuts its 2016 conspiracy theory – now it’s Hillary who is coming for our guns.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 13, 2015 - 8:57 am

The Grio: FBI’s warning ten years ago that law enforcement agencies were being infiltrated by white supremacists went ignored.

Imagine 2050: Anti-Muslim group’s scary new website poses as a legitimate law enforcement tool.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Mack suggests states nullify federal income tax, hopes process will be ‘peaceful.’

Media Matters: Allen West says he was a victim of Sharia law at a Wal-Mart liquor aisle.

Wonkette: Holocaust denier David Cole thinks there should be Nuremburg-style trials for climate scientists.

Raw Story: South Dakota hospital fires nurses after racist anti-Indian video rant goes viral.

CNN: San Francisco officers’ arrests are under review as slur-filled racist texts are revealed.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/12/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 12, 2015 - 9:47 am

Political Research Associates: Christian right leaders escalate anti-LGBTQ threats.

Denver Channel: Antigovernment “sovereign citizen” accused of sending white powder hoax sent to Jewish sites in Colorado.

Times-Picayune: Self-proclaimed Militia members arrested for carrying rifles in firearm free zone near LSU campus

Right Wing Watch: Oath Keeper founder Stewart Rhodes: John McCain ‘should be hung by the neck until dead.’

Raw Story: Georgia principal blames Satan for her racist graduation rant as son defends her on Facebook with racist slurs.

Lincoln Times-News (NC): Board of commissioners chairman says only Christian prayers welcome before government meetings.

Hatewatch Headlines 5-11-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on May 11, 2015 - 8:14 am

Reuters: Why a technology-company chairman financed a Prophet Muhammad cartoon event.

Media Matters: Limbaugh suggests black people don’t go to museums because ‘it’s not in their cultural upbringing.’

AlterNet: White Americans’ racial delusions lie in their insistence upon remaining ignorant.

Raw Story: Georgia graduation ceremony breaks down after principal chastises ‘all the black people.’

KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Aryan Brotherhood member sentenced to 50 years for overpowering officer, escaping.

Right Wing Watch: GOA’s Larry Pratt says he would rip up a new citizen’s voter card ‘right in front of their face.’

Crooks and Liars: What’s behind that endlessly recurring ‘FEMA railcars with shackles’ conspiracy-theory tale.