Tag Archives: racism

Rep. Steve King Tries To Save His Racist Ass [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave a speech before Congress on Friday in an effort to defend himself from the outrage over remarks about white supremacy. King’s fellow conservatives have blasted him for his comments published by The New York Times in which he questioned how and why terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive. When he …

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Cultists Boycott Red Lobster For Dropping Carlson

The Wrap reports: Tucker Carlson has lost another advertiser: seafood chain Red Lobster confirmed to The Wrap that it will drop the prime time Fox News program. “Red Lobster’s advertising buying guidelines reflect our core values and commitment to supporting programming that represents the highest standards of good taste, fair practice and objectivity. We reserve the right to make changes …

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White House Asks US Army Corps Of Engineers About Diverting Hurricane Relief Funding For Border Wall

The Wall Street Journal reports: The White House has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look into projects approved in a bill providing disaster relief for Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Florida to see where funding could be diverted to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a congressional aide familiar the discussions. Almost three …

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Graham Calls For Trump To Declare Wall “Emergency”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said President Trump should declare a national emergency so he could build the U.S.-Mexico border wall after last-ditch negotiations in the Senate fell apart. “It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier. I hope it works,” Graham said in a statement. …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Says He Rejects White Supremacy

Earlier today the New York Times published a lengthy interview with GOP Rep. Steve King in which he lamented that “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” have become offensive terms. Hours later and after many denouncements from fellow Republicans, King is trying to cover his ass. Here’s his full statement: Today, the New York Times is suggesting that I am an …

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Steve King: “White Supremacist” Isn’t Offensive To Me

The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is questioning how terms such as “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive in the U.S. “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits …

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Trump Junior Compares Immigrants To Zoo Animals

USA Today reports: Donald Trump Jr. likened his father’s proposed border wall with Mexico to a zoo fence Tuesday evening, sparking a sharp backlash on social media from users who thought he was comparing immigrants to zoo animals. “You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?” the son of President Donald Trump wrote in an Instagram post …

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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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