The Hatewatch blog is managed by the staff of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights organization.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/5/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 5, 2015 - 8:31 am

Talking Points Memo: Lawyer arguing against Obamacare says statute was written by ‘white women and minorities.’

Think Progress: Ben Carson claims that the behavior of men in prisons is proof that homosexuality is a choice.

East Oregonian: Some Aryan gang members involved in massive bust working to arrange plea deals.

Salon: How Republicans keep blowing their chances of effective outreach to minorities by succumbing to their extremists.

Huffington Post: Conservative columnist Cal Thomas warns that gay marriage is a sign of the ‘end times.’

Associated Press: Judge rules that Frazier Glenn Miller will stand trial for capital murder in Jewish center rampage.

Right Wing Watch: Alex Jones rants that liberals are ‘demonic villains’ who ‘want blood’ and are ‘going to kill everybody.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3/4/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 4, 2015 - 8:53 am

New York Times: Justice Department finds that Ferguson police routinely violate the rights of blacks.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA): Police investigating threatening hate mail sent to head of local NAACP chapter.

NewNowNext: Anti-gay Benham brothers claim they cured a man’s homosexuality through Jesus and a baseball game.

Think Progress: Democrats’ robocall attacking Republicans invokes nativist stereotypes about terrorists crossing the border.

Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL): Ormond man charged with hate crime for bottle-bashing assault: ‘This bar is not for blacks.’

AlterNet: Five signs that Scott Walker may be keeping the Republican embrace of the ‘Southern Strategy’ alive.

Right Wing Watch: Matt Barber warns radio audience that gay marriage will be ‘the sledgehammer used to crush the Church.’

Idaho Statesman: Hindu prayer opens Idaho legislative session, lawmakers walk out in protest.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/3/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 3, 2015 - 7:35 am

Associated Press: At preliminary hearing in shooting rampage, witness says he heard Frazier Glenn Miller shout ‘Heil Hitler.’

Ames (IA) Tribune: ’We will burn all of you,’ a letter left at local mosque threatens; investigation sought.

Crooks and Liars: Franklin Graham warns that our government ‘has been infiltrated by Muslims.’

MSNBC/Politics Nation: The far-right sources of many of anti-Obama fake ‘facts.’

CBS Los Angeles: California Assembly passes bill outlawing sale of Confederate flags at state-owned shops.

Talking Points Memo: Radio host Andrea Shea King says black congressmen skipping Netanyahu speech should hang ‘from a noose.’

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles predicts that President Obama will force Communism on America in 2015.

Wonkette: Commenters teach Obamacare-hating ex-Sheriff Richard Mack a lesson by helping pitch in on his medical bills.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/2/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 2, 2015 - 8:36 am

Vice: White nationalists, Sarah Palin, and the slow death of the right-wing fringe.

Phoenix New Times: National Youth Front’s ‘John Hess’ admits to distributing fliers attacking ASU professor as ‘anti-white.’

Right Wing Watch: Socialism! Guns! Freedom! Extremist right has a paranoid meltdown over net neutrality.

Media Matters: Facebook, Fox Entertainment execs spoke at media conference featuring anti-LGBT, Islamophobic extremists.

Crooks and Liars: Scalise denounces ties to white supremacists, insists GOP still trying to ‘build relationships’ with minorities.

Talking Points Memo: Uninsured Sheriff Mack, an ardent foe of Obamacare, holds online fund-raiser to pay spate of medical bills.

Hatewatch Headlines 2/27/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 27, 2015 - 9:05 am

Right Wing Watch: White nationalist CPAC sponsor once warned that multiculturalism is a ‘virus’ that is destroying America.

Orcinus: American Family Association hits back with its own ‘hate map,’ featuring its own hypocritical twist.

Talking Points Memo: Tennessee lawmaker says America needs a ‘Council on Christian Relations and an NAAWP.’

Media Matters: Rush Limbaugh’s latest conspiracy theory: New York ISIS arrests were a ploy to push net neutrality, ban gun ammo.

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN): Truck arson, coupled with racist graffiti, at home of black man leaves neighbors concerned.

Montgomery (AL) Advertiser: Once upon a time, Roy Moore disagreed with today’s Roy Moore. Fresh out of prison, extremist ‘shock jock’ Hal Turner vows to turn his on-air wrath on the government.

Imagine 2050: NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks warns that refugee programs are actually a vehicle for ISIS

Hatewatch Headlines 2/26/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 26, 2015 - 7:27 am

Daily Oklahoman: Legislation to protect ‘gay conversion’ therapy passed Oklahoma House committee.

Right Wing Watch: State legislator bravely moves to eliminate ‘no go zones’ in Tennessee.

WIS-TV (Columbia, S.C.): Racist KKK political fliers urging voters to turn out the ‘nigger lovers’ show up in people’s mailboxes.

Salon: Former Georgia attorney general acknowledges that ‘religious liberty’ laws are ‘an excuse to discriminate.’

Media Matters: Rush Limbaugh claims that President Obama’s race gives him ‘blanket amnesty’ to push ‘illegal executive amnesty.’

Breitbart Unmasked: Sovereign citizen Hakeem El Bey crosses swords with Judge Richard Posner in court, and loses badly.

Raw Story: Here’s what to expect at CPAC’S annual right-wing carnival of guns, racism and God.

Hatewatch Headlines 2/25/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 25, 2015 - 9:08 am

Center for American Progress: Study examines the demographic state of the American electorate.

Raw Story: Anti-science conspiracy theorists are so credulous they can’t tell when they’re being duped.

MaddowBlog: Ron Paul says Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t support war because they want that money for food stamps.

Dale Hansen, WFAA: Students who held up racist signs in Texas game will grow and change, but not if we make excuses for them.

Oregonian: Suspected white supremacists gang members accused of torturing ‘snitches,’ including injecting drugs into man’s neck.

GQ: A close-up look at some of the leading ‘thinkers’ and their true believers in the men’s rights movement.

Crooks and Liars: Fox News’ favorite black ‘constitutionalist’ sheriff bashes Attorney General Holder again.

Huffington Post: Polling reveals that Muslim Americans are widely seen as victims of discrimination.

Houston Chronicle: After Republic of Texas leaders send bizarre summons, meeting gets raided by FBI, Texas Rangers, and local police.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-24-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 24, 2015 - 11:45 am

Media Matters: Fox News host Eric Bolling dismisses Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremist terrorism.

High Point News (N.C.): County officials combat fake, disruptive ‘sovereign citizen’ document filings.

Salon: Anti-vaccination Spokane councilman says ‘tinfoil-hat-wearing folks’ deserve representation too.

Think Progress: Prestigious journal tackles looming issue of medical racism and doctors’ preference for white patients.

KHQ-TV (Spokane, WA): Ku Klux Klan fliers focused on anti-Muslim sentiments found in Valley neighborhoods.

The State Press (Tempe, AZ): Students, residents call for ASU officials to provide response to white-supremacist groups’ threats.

American Prospect: How will the 2016 GOP candidates deal with the anti-Islamic bigotry within their own party?

Hatewatch Headlines 2-23-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 23, 2015 - 9:01 am

Salon: In celebrating Lincoln’s death, the hate-filled face of the most demented corners of the far right reveals itself.

JoeMyGod: White supremacists from League of the South join rally in Alabama against marriage equality.

Right Wing Watch: Richard Mack warns that ‘bloodshed’ may be needed if ‘state sovereignty’ is to be preserved.

Talking Points Memo: California mass killer Elliot Rodger researched Nazis, Hitler before embarking on rampage.

Think Progress: Congressman claims immigrants are netting $24,000 each from Obama’s immigration action.

Raw Story: Ax-wielding man who believed he was doing ‘God’s work’ burns down Michigan adult store.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Bobby Jindal to travel to Israel next fall with Tony Perkins’ anti-LGBT hate group.

Hatewatch Headlines 2-20-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on February 20, 2015 - 8:37 am

Slate: White-nationalist National Policy Institute to host confab at D.C.’s National Press Club on same weekend as CPAC.

Wall Street Journal: Then there’s the violent extremism the White House doesn’t want to talk about.

Huffington Post: Conservative gay-rights group excluded from CPAC yet again.

Right Wing Watch: Allen West says he isn’t a conspiracy theorist, he just wants to know why Obama helps America’s enemies.

Miami Herald: Hate messages appear on homes, fences and mailboxes in Miami Gardens.

Media Matters: Fox News gets duped by yet another bogus anti-gay horror tale spun by noted anti-LGBT hate group.

Talking Points Memo: Tucker Carlson blames bizarre ‘Kill All the Jews’ headline on an editor with a hangover.

Think Progress: Washington state judge tells anti-LGBT florist that her religious beliefs are not an excuse to break the law.