Tag Archives: racism

Trump Blames Dems For Deaths Of Migrant Children

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday attempted to blame Democrats for the two deaths of immigrant children being held by his Border Patrol and Customs enforcement officers. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they …

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Fox Rages Against “Hypocritical Intolerance” To Tucker Carlson’s Racism As Advertiser Boycott Grows Larger

Talking Points Memo reports: “We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to TPM on Tuesday. “Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He …

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14 Advertisers Have Now Ditched “Dirty” Tucker Carlson

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is rapidly losing advertisers amid a controversy over his recent comments on his show regarding immigrants. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last week, the host suggested that immigrants are making the United States “dirtier.” As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 14 advertisers have announced that they’ve broken ties with or are in the …

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POLL: 34% Of GOP Voters Would Donate To Wall Fund

From the right wing Rasmussen Reports: Congress appears likely to refuse funding again for President Trump’s border wall, but one-in-five voters are willing to dig into their own pockets to privately fund the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of Likely U.S. Voters say they would contribute money to …

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Tucker Carlson Doubles Down On “Dirty” Immigrants

“In a fast-evolving economy it could be preferable to import more engineers and fewer people with low skills, no matter how nice or well-meaning those people might be, and we always assume they are. That’s what we said, that was our claim, and it’s hard to argue with that. In fact nobody on the left did argue with it, they …

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Another Advertiser Dumps Tucker Carlson For Racism

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fitness training equipment brand Bowflex will no longer advertise on the Fox News primetime show Tucker Carlson Tonight, a spokesperson for parent company Nautilus on Monday told The Hollywood Reporter. “We can confirm that Nautilus, Inc., parent company for Bowflex, has pulled its ads from the Tucker Carlson Tonight show,” the company said. “We buy media …

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Major Advertiser Drops Tucker Carlson Over Racism

Salon reports: Fox News host Tucker Carlson is currently facing a crisis with one of his advertisers due to controversial remarks he made last week about immigration. The insurance company Pacific Life issued a statement on Friday expressing extreme dissatisfaction with comments made by Carlson about immigration on the previous night’s program. “Our leaders demand that you shut up and …

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New Jersey Attorney General Probes Racial Harassment Claims By Trump’s Undocumented Golf Club Staffers

The New York Daily News reports: New Jersey’s top law enforcement agency is looking into claims of widespread harassment and immigration fraud at President Trump’s Garden State golf club after several former and current housekeepers alleged racially-charged mistreatment, the Daily News has learned. Anibal Romero, a Newark-based attorney, said Friday the state attorney general’s office recently reached out to him …

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Tucker Carlson: Immigration Makes America “Dirtier”

“Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins — we must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless …

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Southern Baptists Issue “Lament” On Racist Past

The Washington Post reports: More than two decades after the Southern Baptist Convention — the country’s second-largest faith group — apologized to African Americans for its active defense of slavery in the 1800s, its flagship seminary on Wednesday released a stark report further delineating its ties to institutionalized racism. The year-long study by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary found that …

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GOP Senators Introduce $25 Billion Border Wall Bill

Roll Call reports: Republican senators have introduced legislation to fully fund President Trump’s request of $25 billion for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said …

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Trump Hails “Outstanding Person” Cindy Hyde-Smith

The Guardian reports: As Donald Trump prepares to travel to Mississippi for two rallies ahead of Tuesday’s runoff Senate election, the Republican candidate has come under new pressure over reports of involvement with Confederate imagery and history. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, faces Democrat Mike Espy, who would be the first black US senator from Mississippi since Reconstruction. On the …

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White House Approves “Lethal Force” Against Migrants

The Military Times reports: The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act. The new “cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John …

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Pentagon Estimates Cost Of Border Troops: $72 Million

CNBC reports: The Pentagon estimates that the cost of the 5,900 troops deployed to the southwest border will total $72 million, spokesman U.S. Army Col. Rob Manning said in a statement Monday. In mid-October, a caravan of at least 3,500 Central American migrants seeking asylum left Honduras for the United States border. The caravan is currently in southern Mexico. Trump …

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Pentagon: All Border Troops Will Be Home By Xmas

Politico reports: The Pentagon is set to begin a drawdown of its 5,800 troops from the Southwest border as early as this week, the Army commander overseeing the mission told POLITICO today — even as the approaching caravan of refugees prompted U.S. customs officers to close a port of entry near Tijuana, Mexico. All the active-duty troops that President Donald …

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Trump: Border Troops To Stay “As Long As Necessary”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday insisted that troops will be stationed at the southern border for “as long as necessary,” despite calls to send the service members home for Thanksgiving. Trump spoke with reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to California, saying troops have built a “very beautiful fence.” “The fence is fully manned, …

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Supreme Court To Hear Census Citizenship Challege

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by 18 states to President Donald Trump’s administration’s contentious decision to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens. The legal question concerns the scope of evidence that a New York-based federal judge can consider at …

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Fox & Friends Promotes Racist “MAGA Wall” Toy

Mediaite reports: Some awful company is out with a LEGO knockoff called “MAGA” where you can build a wall to keep out toy Mexicans, clad in sombreros, and wielding maracas. Fox & Friends covered the toy set repeatedly on Wednesday. “They may look like LEGOs, but these building blocks are a little different,” Steve Doocy announced. “The toy company that’s …

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MISSISSIPPI: GOP Senate Nominee In Runoff Against Black Democrat Jokes About “Public Hanging” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A newly published video shows Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a white Republican from Mississippi, praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was “exaggerated expression of regard” for someone …

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Hospital Fires Nurse For Racist Shirt Worn To Vote

ABC News reports: A Mississippi man was fired from his job for wearing a controversial shirt to the polls. A viral photo shows Clayton Hickey on Election Day voting in a t-shirt with an image of the Confederate flag and a noose on the front. The photograph, which was taken at a polling center in Olive Branch, Miss., outraged fellow …

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