Steve King Claims He Didn’t Know He Retweeted a Nazi Sympathizer… But He’s Not Deleting It

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has no regrets about retweeting a self-described Hitler fan a few weeks ago, and has no intention of deleting the tweet, reported CNN’s Manu Raju on Tuesday. King said he is “not sorry” and that “it’s the message, not the messenger” that matter. On July 13, King retweeted British Nazi-sympathizer Mark Collett on the topic of immigration. Collett tweeted an article from Breitbart with the comment “65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration. Europe is waking up,” and King retweeted that. King also added his own comment, “Europe is waking up…Will America…in time? “I had never heard his name before, and I don’t know why anybody would ever know his name, for that matter,” King told Raju. “I think it’s really unjust for anyone to assign the beliefs of someone else because there’s a message there among all of that. I Continue reading "Steve King Claims He Didn’t Know He Retweeted a Nazi Sympathizer… But He’s Not Deleting It"

CNN’s Camerota Confronts Literal Nazi Running For GOP Congressional Seat in Insane Interview

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota confronted a literal Nazi who is currently poised to nab the GOP nomination for Congress — and the interview predictably derailed, as the Nazi ranted about “the Jewish media.” Arthur Jones, a holocaust denier, anti-Semite, white supremacist and all around lunatic is set to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat near Chicago — and appeared on CNN to defend himself. “It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are,” Camerota opened the interview. “Are you a Nazi?” Jones contended that he does not call himself a Nazi, but an “American patriot and statesman.” Camerota noted that Jones dresses in Nazi garb and celebrates Hitler’s birthday. “You’re a Nazi,” she charged. Things then started to get heated when Camerota said that Jones’s website is “filled with the most vile, rancid rhetoric I think I’ve ever read.” “It’s Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Confronts Literal Nazi Running For GOP Congressional Seat in Insane Interview"

About that Nazi Next Door

The New York Times' profile of Tony Hovater, a white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer, set Twitter on fire last weekend — and not in a good way. Bob speaks with Charlie Warzel, senior technology writer at Buzzfeed, about what the story got wrong.  As Warzel wrote earlier this week, in a piece titled "The New York Times Can't Figure Out Where Nazis Come From in 2017. Pepe Has an Answer":  "Save for a passing mention of 4chan and some description of Hovater's more contentious Facebook posts, the Times piece does little to describe the online ecosystem that has helped white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right organize, amplify its message, and thrive in recent years. And, simply put, any attempt to answer what exactly led Hovater to "gravitate toward the furthest extremes of American political discourse" is incomplete without it."

Reddit Cracks Down On White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Communities

In a move that will likely only upset the world’s most repugnant (and possibly Fox News’ Tucker Carlson), Reddit has made a concerted and public effort to further reform their online communities via policy updates as Gizmodo reports. As a result, a small minority of subreddits were banned on the basis of promoting ‘violent content’, including a number of racist, Nazi and Far-Right related sub-reddits. Reddit’s violence policy now restricts “content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.” In what should be surprising to almost no one except for those on the far-right, the majority of the sub-reddits affected by the ban were the some of the worst of the worst including: r/Pol (an spinoff of the 4Chan board of the same name,) r/Nazi, r/EuropeanNationalism, and more. This policy clarification is reminiscent of Reddit’s Continue reading "Reddit Cracks Down On White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Communities"

American Jewish Committee Tells Trump Muslim Registry Is ‘Repugnant and Unconstitutional’

Tensions are high in the American Jewish and Muslim communities. The election of Donald Trump has coincided with an uptick in swastika graffiti and has been celebrated by anti-Semitic white nationalists at conferences and in photos depicting them doing Nazi salutes. Muslims fear a registry and in light of the unintentional revelation of some homeland security documents today, that could very well happen. Today, the American Jewish Committee spoke out against the possible Muslim registry. In a statement titled, “AJC CALLS ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TO ABOLISH ‘MUSLIM REGISTRY’ IDEA,” they wrote, “The noxious proposition of creating a registry for Muslims first came to the forefront a year ago during the presidential campaign. AJC denounced it at the time and welcomed the condemnations Continue reading "American Jewish Committee Tells Trump Muslim Registry Is ‘Repugnant and Unconstitutional’"

Howard Dean Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Nazi’

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-43-21-pmSince President-elect Donald Trump announced that his former campaign CEO and Breitbart head Steve Bannon would be his chief strategist in the White House, Democrats, liberals and even some conservatives have expressed outrage over the selection. Much of the criticism has been due to Bannon’s ties to the alt-right movement and his own comments that have been construed as anti-Semitic. In that vein, former DNC chairman Howard Dean spoke to a Texas news station about Bannon. While speaking about Trump, Dean — who is running to be named chair of the DNC again — straight up called Bannon a “Nazi.” “He appoints a reasonable person, who’s much more conservative than I am, but for somebody who can talk to, as chief of staff, and then his senior adviser is a Nazi,” Dean stated, bringing up Reince Priebus’s selection as Trump’s Chief of Staff. KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Continue reading "Howard Dean Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Nazi’"

Restaurant Rushes to Apologize After Reality Star’s Pic Shows People Doing Nazi Salute Inside

Tila Tequila is a person you might know for her involvement in reality television in the early 2000s or her more recent attention-grabbing antics online. She posts a lot about being a Nazi. Like, a lot. Naturally, she attended this year’s National Policy Institute conference, which is a meeting of white nationalists. (Don’t do too many mental gymnastics trying to figure out why a Singapore-born Vietnamese immigrant is so invested in white nationalism; no one really gets it.) That took place in the Ronald Reagan Building but D.C. eatery Maggiano’s held a private banquet for guests later, which is where Tequila posed doing a Nazi salute. Tequila was celebrating the election of Donald Trump with fellow white nationalists as protests grew outside. According to the Washington City Paper, the protesters turned their fury on Continue reading "Restaurant Rushes to Apologize After Reality Star’s Pic Shows People Doing Nazi Salute Inside"