Tag Archives: extremists

Roku Reverses On Adding Infowars After Backlash

The Hill reports: Roku said late Tuesday that it deleted its channel for InfoWars just hours after the streaming platform said the show, which is hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, didn’t violate its content policies. Roku initially defended its decision in a statement to The Hill on Tuesday, saying that it “allows our customers to choose from thousands of …

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Germany Takes Step Towards Banning Far-Right Party

Buzzfeed reports: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its scrutiny of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), examining whether the party has crossed the line into extremism forbidden by the country’s post-World War II constitution. The agency, known as the Constitutional Protection Office, announced that it will conduct a preliminary evaluation into the whole …

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NRA TV On Gillette: Men Were Meant To Be Dangerous

“This is what has spawned this generation of mealy-mouthed young men who — any metric you want to measure, men are getting less masculine today and the crazy thing is the culture says that’s a good thing. Well, it’s not a good thing. Men were made to create, they were made to conquer, and if they don’t have something to …

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Alex Jones Loses Battle Against Sandy Hook Parents

ABC News reports: Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones. A judge in Connecticut has granted the families’ discovery requests, allowing them access to, among other things, InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents. The judge has scheduled a hearing next week …

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NRA And GOP Illegally Coordinated On Senate Races

The Trace reports: The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated its political advertising with Republican candidates in at least three recent high-profile Senate races, according to Federal Communications Commission records. In Senate races in Missouri and Montana in 2018, and North Carolina in 2016, the gun group’s advertising blitzes on behalf of GOP candidates Josh Hawley, Matt Rosendale, …

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Tony Perkins On Working With Facebook: I Told Them They Have A Problem With Censoring Right Wingers

Hate group leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox & Friends this morning where he attempted to downplay a Wall Street Journal report that Facebook has asked him for advice on their hate speech rules. Media Matters has the transcript: “I was in Egypt earlier this week. Read the story. I was a bit surprised that I was described as consulting …

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VIRGINIA: Another One Of Trump’s “Very Fine People” Sentenced To Four Years For 2017 Charlottesville Attack

The Associated Press reports: An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was sentenced to 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts to three years and 10 months. …

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Trump Is Sending Mike Pompeo To Attend Inauguration Of Far-Right Incoming Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

The Washington Post reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head a U.S. delegation to Brazil seeking to foster closer ties with the far-right incoming president, Jair Bolsonaro, and discuss ways to counter the Venezuelan government. Pompeo will leave Washington for Brasilia on New Year’s Eve to attend Bolsonaro’s inauguration the following day before heading to Colombia. He plans to …

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NRA Money Beg: Buy A Membership Today Because Some Soldiers Won’t Be Home For Christmas [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: The National Rifle Association is encouraging people to buy its membership by playing on the fact that service members will be away from their families during the holidays. In the two-minute spot released on December 12, NRA President Oliver North points out, “As we gather with loved ones this holiday season, tens of thousands of American soldiers, …

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VIRGINIA: Killer Nazi Gets Life Sentence Plus 419 Years

The Daily Beast reports: White nationalist James Alex Fields Jr. on Tuesday was sentenced to life in prison, plus 419 years, after being convicted of murdering anti-racism protester Heather Heyer during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Fields, a 21-year-old Ohio native, received his life sentence just days after being convicted of first-degree murder for the vehicular rampage, …

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Gavin McInnis Canned By Right Wing Network BlazeTV

Heavy reports: BlazeTV announced on Saturday night that it would no longer be working with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes. The network didn’t explain why they were making the change, which they announced in a single, brief tweet well into the evening. But McInnes fans immediately blamed the move directly on Blaze’s founder and CEO, Glenn Beck. Blaze is a …

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Anthony Scaramucci At Far-Right Event: QAnon Is Real

Politico reports: At the first-ever American Priority Conference on Friday morning, Anthony Scaramucci — who served a brief stint as the Trump White House’s communications director — addressed a married couple from Virginia, telling them that the author of the fantastical Internet conspiracy theory QAnon has “been dead accurate about so many things,” adding: “When you find out who he …

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Senate Panel Grilled Bannon On Cambridge Analytica

The Daily Beast reports: Steve Bannon found himself back in the hot seat last month as the former White House adviser answered questions from Senate intelligence committee investigators behind closed doors, according to two sources familiar with the meeting. The sources said investigators asked about Cambridge Analytica, the controversial and now defunct data firm he co-founded. The committee has been …

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Patreon Bans Homocon “Hater” Milo After One Day

Oh no! How will he ever make up that $2 million debt? Alt-right provocateur and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was kicked off the fundraising platform Patreon a day after setting up his page to help donate to what he said would be a “magnificent 2019 comeback.” “I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and …

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Gavin McInnis: Punching Nazis Should Be A Hate Crime

“How is ‘Nazi’ not as bad as ‘faggot?’ I think they’re both pretty bad. Like, say you beat up a guy and you were screaming ‘Nazi’ as you beat him up. Couldn’t you argue that’s a hate crime? Because when you beat up a gay guy and you say that word, the f-word, it’s seen as homophobic. If you’re getting …

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REPORT: Homocon Milo More Than $2 Million In Debt

The Guardian reports: The far right activist Milo Yiannopoulos was more than $2m in debt during 2018, according to a collection of documents assembled by his former Australian tour promoters and seen by Guardian Australia. Creditors listed in the documents include employees of his company, a wedding venue and his former sponsors, the billionaire Mercer family. The documents indicate that …

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Prosecutors Reveal Nazi Killer Made Instagram Posts Showing Car Running Into Crowd Of “Progressives”

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports: A juror clasped his hand over his mouth in court on Thursday as prosecutors played a video showing a young neo-Nazi sympathizer plowing his car into a group of anti-racist protestors after last year’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the video played, the defendant, James Alex Fields Jr., showed no sign …

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Australia Denies Visa For Proud Boys Founder

ABC News Australia reports: Right-wing provocateur and founder of the Proud Boys group Gavin McInnes has had his visa application blocked by the Home Affairs Department, failing the character test to enter Australia. Critics of Mr McInnes were urging the department and Immigration Minister David Coleman to ban him from travelling to Australia for a speaking tour next year, concerned …

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Far-Right Extremist Laura Loomer Handcuffs Herself To Twitter’s Door In Protest Of Her Banning For Assholery

NBC News reports: Far-right activist Laura Loomer handcuffed herself to Twitter’s New York City headquarters on Thursday afternoon to protest the company’s banning her from the social media platform. Loomer’s account on Twitter was removed a week ago after she posted a tweet criticizing Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, and her Muslim faith, calling Omar “anti Jewish” and pro-Sharia …

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WOMP WOMP: Layoffs Begin At NRA’s Media Arm

Media Matters reports: A veteran producer for the National Rifle Association’s media operation, Cameron Gray, announced today that he and several of his colleagues had been laid off from NRATV. The layoffs follow reporting on the NRA’s most recent tax filings, which show a $55 million drop in revenue between 2016 and 2017. The launch of NRATV in 2016 presaged …

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