Jun 14, 2017

Clear Signs That Trump, The GOP And The Right Wing Media (Such As Fox News & Info-wars) Caters To White Supremacists (& Neo-Nazis) And Seeks To Promote Their Hate

1. Trump's "Alternative Facts" Are The Ultimate Result Of Fox News Talking Points 
2. The Case To Impeach Trump JUST For Being Crazy
3. Trump's "Mitch McConnell" Strategy & Trump's Parade Of Shills 

This post outlines the clear evidence that links the Republican Party to White Supremacy in 4 steps with news reports at the end to show more detail of how this relationship works in practice. Maybe its time we stopped being politically correct and started calling the Republican Party Leadership (The GOP) what they reall are, i.e. White Supremacists who are trying to hurt &/or kill people with incendiary rhetoric.

GUY-FAWKERS Michele Bachmann one-ups the tea party protests by holding a health care reform rally on Guy Fawkes Day.

Bachman encouraging domestic terrorism through innuendo;

An explanation in 4 steps...

1. Democracy Now: Linking White Supremacists With The Tea Party

Since President Obama’s election, there’s been a surge in hate crimes, political murders and assassination threats in this country. Right-wing militias are on the rise in several states, and high rates of unemployment have further stoked anger against racial minorities and recent immigrants. Independent filmmakers Rick Rowley and Jacquie Soohen go inside the white nationalist movement to file an exclusive report. 
Since President Obama’s election, there’s been a surge in hate crimes, political murders and assassination threats in this country. Right-wing militias are on the rise in several states, and high rates of unemployment have further stoked anger against racial minorities and recent immigrants. Independent filmmakers Rick Rowley and Jacquie Soohen go inside the white nationalist movement to file an exclusive report. 

    RICK ROWLEY: Exploiting America’s racial fault line helps white nationalists impact mainstream politics. It also helps conservative talk-show hosts get viewers. 

    GLENN BECKThis president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. This guy is, I believe, a racist. 
    I feel like President Obama is just saying, you know what? 

    RICK ROWLEYFor years, the anti-immigration movement was the vehicle of choice for white nationalists looking for an impact on public policy. 

    GLENN BECKWhy don’t you just set us on fire? Do you not hear the cries of people who are saying “Stop!”? 

    TEA PARTY EXPRESS ANNOUNCERAll aboard the Tea Party Express.

    RICK ROWLEY: But since Barack Obama’s election, conservative media figures have helped launch a new populist movement that white nationalists see as their best chance in decades to cross over into mainstream American politics. 


    RICK ROWLEYCalling themselves “Tea Party Patriots,” installing themselves as new American revolutionaries, conservative activists have descended by the thousands on town halls, state capitols and in Washington, DC. The tea party movement claims it has nothing to do with racism, but at rallies across the country, race is never far below the surface. 

    TEA PARTY PATRIOT 1: Coming to a clinic near you.

    TEA PARTY PATRIOT 2: And I think the guy’s a racist. I mean, you know, he’s talking about how he’s going to bring this country together. If he gets us any more together, we’re going to kill each other. 

    TEA PARTY PATRIOT 3: What’s the difference between the Cleveland Zoo and the White House? The zoo has an African lion, and the White House has a lyin’ African.

    JACQUIE SOOHENBut do you think Obama is a real American? 

    TEA PARTY PATRIOT 3: No, I do not. 

    TEA PARTY PATRIOT 4: I do believe that he’s trying to change the country in his own image, whatever his image is. 

    LEONARD ZESKINDA number of white nationalists noticed the tea party phenomenon and said, “This is something we have to get into.” On their websites and in other venues, they started to talk about what they needed to do to push the envelope. 

    RICK ROWLEYThe Council of Conservative Citizens is perhaps the largest and most influential white nationalist group pushing the envelope. The Council keeps its membership secret but counts elected officials among its ranks. It has dozens of chapters across the United States, many of which have organized tea parties. The organization is the descendant of the White Citizens’ Councils, formed to combat the civil rights movement and preserve segregation. Today, its website identifies the United States as a Christian and European nation and opposes integration and race mixing. 

    GORDON BAUMWhat’s a racist? You know, I’m not sure what the term means, even. That you’re proud of what you are? Well, everybody, I guess, is a racist of some sort. 

    RICK ROWLEYGordon Baum was part of the White Citizens’ Councils in the ’60s. Today he is the Council of Conservative Citizens director. 

    GORDON BAUMOur nose is being rubbed into the fact that Obama’s black, and we better all recognize the fact that he’s a black man and he’s our president. And Mr. White American, you’re going to have your nose rubbed in it. We can do what we want, and we’re going to give ourself all kind of goodies. 

    The last year has been probably our most dramatic in growth, because people are really upset with the direction this country has taken. And we’re getting lots of young people, a lot of veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, that want something done before it’s too late. 

    CHIP BERLETLet’s look at The Councilor of the Citizens’ Council of Louisiana. “Martin Luther King, a troublemaker, a liar.” 

    RICK ROWLEYChip Berlet runs Political Research Associates, which has been tracking the Citizens’ Councils since the ‘60s. He sees a continuum between the overt racial appeals of the past and the tea party rallying cries today. 

    CHIP BERLETThe kind of naked white supremacy that you see in the pages of The Councilor are no longer acceptable. And so, you develop other ways, coded language, essentially. 

    TEA PARTY SINGERThere’s three words you need to sing with me, and those three words are “Take it back.” [singing] Tack it back. Take our country back. 

    CHIP BERLET“Take our country back.” Now what could that possibly mean? Well, our country is a white Christian nation. And the more we diluted our America with those other people, the less it was going to be America. And the idea is always that we have to take back our America from them. And you never have to say “them,” because the only people being addressed when you say “Take back America” are white people. 

    RICK ROWLEYAt tea parties across the country, it is impossible not to notice that the audience is always almost entirely white. 

    GORDON BAUMThey bring — invite black speakers to it, in hopes of attracting blacks and Hispanics. And for some reason, they just turn their back on it, and they’re not interested. 
    RICK ROWLEYGordon Baum says African Americans don’t come to the tea parties because black culture is less democratic than white culture. 

    GORDON BAUMIt’s a chief mentality. If Obama is the boss, that’s it. 

    RICK ROWLEYGordon Baum put us in touch with Brian Pace, the regional organizer for the Council of Conservative Citizens in northern Mississippi, where tea parties have helped with recruiting. 
    BRIAN PACEOur Mississippi website, it’s been put online in July, and we’ve had over 17,000 people come to it. Just like we put another website online called white-pride.org, and that’s getting flooded with responses. It’s nonstop. 

    RICK ROWLEYPace is busy setting up new chapters around the state and runs a side business selling Confederate and white pride stickers and pins, including many with slogans we had seen at tea party protests across the country. When Pace canvasses for new recruits, he starts the conversation on the economy. 

    BRIAN PACEThe biggest issues right now has got to be the economy, jobs and illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is not even really a third issue; it’s more or less — it’s all about the economy. So that’s pretty much driving the growth right now. 

    RICK ROWLEYThe town of Ripley just formed one of the newest chapters of the Council and organized its own tea party. JD Meadows is a new Council member. He was receptive to Pace’s economic message. 

    JD MEADOWSMy uncle lost his job up here at BenchCraft — so did my aunt — when it shut down and moved to China. 

    RICK ROWLEYMeadows showed us the factories that have been closed down in the last two years. He said that the town has watched the government bail out the banks on Wall Street while its local economy crumbled. 

    JD MEADOWSNobody wants to see the large international bankers get richer. It is a struggle. Most people around here, whether they’re Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, are fed up with the government in some way or form. 
Well, I think that if you’re looking at it in terms of a society, people need to stand up and say this is way out of control, that whenever you have this kind of anger and demonization and scapegoating, it’s very toxic to democracy. And I wrote a report called “Toxic to Democracy” to explain how that works. 
The other thing is that Democrats really have to stop this snide and smug and arrogant, you know, “haha, let’s laugh at the rednecks and rubes” stance, because, you know, first of all, the political right has out-organized centrist Democrats repeatedly since 1980. So I have no idea why they’re laughing on the Democratic Party side. And the other thing these inside-the-Beltway spin doctors who say, you know, “It’s OK to call them the radical religious right, the political extremists, they’re crazy” — you know, this whole theory that came out of the ’50s and ’60s that these people are psychologically maladjusted has been repudiated in social science. So, you know, there are people being pulled into the right-wing populist and white supremacist movement that skillful, progressive organizers and labor organizers could be bringing into a multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition.

AMY GOODMANChip Berlet, we’re going to have to leave it there. We thank you very much for being with us, senior analyst at Political Research Associates, co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort.       

Note: Without the KKK the GOP, As It Is Today, Would Not Exist... Republicans & Fox News Know This & Appreciate This & Thus Cater To Their Base...

Yahoo: Study: The KKK helped Republicans win the South

In 1960, the American South mostly voted for Democratic candidates and was solidly Democratic at the congressional level. By 2000, it was solidly Republican in presidential politics and mostly Republican at the congressional level. The transformation, clearly, had something to do with race and the Civil Rights Movement. But a provocative new paper suggests that Ku Klux Klan activity — as opposed to the broader phenomenon of racism — played a small but meaningful role in the process. Counties with more Klan activity saw a more dramatic shift toward the GOP, a shift that stands up to a range of reasonable statistical controls and suggests that the Klan was really a difference maker.

2. Linking KKK's Basic Platform To The Republican Party As Implemented By Mitt Romney Which Donald Trump Has Continued With (In Action, After Going Back On Some Campaign Promises While Fulfilling Others... All Fit The KKK's Agenda)

Research: Official Ku Klux Klan Party Platform IS The GOP And Tea Party Agenda

First and foremost, the KKK claims that:
“There is a race war against whites.”
It’s the same as claiming that reverse-racism is a real problem for white people.
And where have we heard this before? It is the exact same propaganda being promoted by Fox News, by right wing pundits like Rush Limbaugh and by right wing politicians like Mo Brooks. It’s also the same propaganda that is being distributed by the “Official Tea Party USA” website.
The official platform of the Knight’s Party (KKK) also includes the following:
1. “The recognition that America was founded as a Christian nation.”
This is the first line from the official platform of the KKK. The underlying idea here is that if you accept the false premise that America was founded as a Christian nation, you will also accept the false (and unchristian) premise that it’s ok to hate, discriminate and segregate everyone who is not a Christian.
Where have heard this Christian nation stuff before? Fox News, Tea Party representatives like Michelle Bachmann, talk show personalities like Rush Limbaugh and everywhere else right wing propaganda is spun. From the Official Tea Party website:
“The Tea Party includes those who possess a strong belief in the foundational Judeo-Christian values embedded in our great founding documents.”
2. “The recognition that America was founded as a white nation.”
As Mitt Romney would say, it’s the ‘Anglo-saxon heritage‘ white people share with the people of Europe, that President Obama just can’t understand.  We can see this as clear as day in this recent article about the situation in Ferguson, which appeared in the Tea Party Tribune on August 20. There’s also the non-stop revisionist history lessons taking place on Fox News.
. 3. “Abolish all affirmative action programs.”
White people are being discriminated against. It’s totally unfair to white people if other people are given a fair chance. Again, we see this propaganda being disseminated via Fox News,  republican politicians, and of course, republican talk radio personalities.
4. “Put American Troops on the Borders and Stop the Flood of Illegals.”
“America is being over run by illegal immigrants mostly from nonwhite countries who do not share the Christian European values of our nation’s founders.”
Is there any doubt that the republican and tea parties are pushing this part of the KKK agenda?
5. “Abolish all anti-gun laws and encourage every adult to own a weapon.”
This sounds remarkably similar to the position of the GOP and tea party.
6. “Drug testing all welfare recipients.”
Again, a policy strongly promoted by GOP and tea party politicians, pundits and media personalities. It has been struck down by federal courts because the idea behind it is deeply rooted in stereotypes and racist ideas.
7. “Balance the budget.”
Yes this is a part of the official KKK platform.
8. “Privatization of the public school system.”
“We must remove the humanist influence in our schools and teach fact based curriculum to further the students knowledge not someone’s opinion. Parents should have the option of private or home schooling if they prefer and students should be free to practice their Christian faith in the classroom.”
In it’s official platform, the KKK states that the group wants to abolish the National Education Association and children’s protective services, as well.
As Adolph Hitler said “Give me the text books and you give me the country.”
Below is the rest of the KKK agenda. It’s clear that all of these policies mirror those of the republican and tea parties.
9. “Restoring individual freedom to Christian America.”
“People should be allowed to hire who they want, live where they want and practice the Christian faith as they please. Likewise people should be able to sell to whom they want , rent to whom they want and socialize and conduct business with who they want. The government should not interfere with the everyday lives of white Christian Americans.”
10. “Sovereignty of the states.”
“Each state should be able to officially declare that any power of law not directly given to the federal government by the constitution can be nullified by the state congress. We furthermore recognize that the 10th Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states to be an agent of the states instead of the states being an agent of the federal government.”
11. “Everyone who can work, should work.”
12.  “A strong defense department.”
(Women should be excluded from combat.)
“We believe that the defense dept. should consist of volunteers of both men and women with women being excluded from combat positions.”
13. Outlaw abortion.
14. Outlaw homosexuality.
“This is a Christian nation and the Bible condemns homosexual activity and the perversion of our society which it encourages.”
15. Death penalty (and extend it to include rapists and child molesters.)
16. A flat tax rate.
“A flat income tax should be introduced to allow for the funding of community, state and federal projects.
This should be the one and only tax allowed. It is the only fair way to collect revenue and does not discriminate against any economic class.”

3. Fox News Helped Create & Promote The Tea Party So The Similarity Between The GOP (Republican) Platform & The KKK's Is No Coincidence

TEMPEST IN A TEA PARTY - NATIONWIDE TAX PROTESTS With the advent of tea party protests, Fox News becomes the new proud voice of the people's revolution.


It was a great success according to the events organizers...

TAX ATAX Glenn Beck holds his tea party in the only location that makes sense: the Alamo.

The Tea Party organizers...

4. To Bolster White Supremacy (Who Tend To Be Christian) Fox News Defends Any Acts Of Terrorism By Them

The classic style is to pretend any white guy who commits domestic terrorism is mentally insane or not a Christian no matter what they themselves may say ( I covered some of this behaviour here: Tucker Carlson Continues With The Right Wing's War On Abortion Doctors (A Pattern That Is EXACTLY What You Would Expect From Domestic Terrorists!)

[Note: Accusing someone of heresy means death in the old world, if believed. Augustine condemned a whole sect, i.e. he authorized genocide]

CNN: CNN's Randi Kaye speaks to former investigator of the Defense Department about hate groups infiltrating U.S. bases;
Tucker Carlson Now Continues this Tradition .. By Explicitly Defending The Honor Of The White Supremacists...

Tucker Carlson says it's unfair to call the Portland attacker a white supremacist 
Carlson: This is "hardly the behavior of a coherent white supremacist," but "fake civil rights groups" like the SPLC "jumped onboard immediately"

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): As you may have heard, over the weekend, a deranged man in the state of Oregon called Jeremy Christian began berating Muslims on a train, and when three men approached to intervene, he stabbed two of them to death. It was an atrocity, but it was only the first of many in the story.
Almost immediately after it happened, the press scrambled to define what exactly had happened. Right wing, white supremacist commits murder, provoked by Trump's climate of hate, or maybe climate of fear, maybe both.
Fake civil rights groups like the Center for Islamic Relations and the Southnern Poverty Law Center jumped onboard immediately, blaming President Trump's rhetoric.
The accused killer was not a Trump voter, he actually backed Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders in the 2016 race and indeed called for violent attacks on Trump supporters during the election. A video from the day before the stabbing shows him denouncing not just Muslims, but also, Jews and Christians. And in a Facebook posting from last June, he attacked Hillary Clinton for allegedly keeping Honduran refugees out of this country. Hardly the behavior of a coherent white supremacist.
At the alt-right rally, supposedly attended in April, he was apparently there to pick fights with everyone, whether they loved trump or hated him. Once you dig a little, you find this guy wasn't a right-winger, but an unstable maniac who hated almost everybody, and maybe inevitably was going to lash out at some point, but don't tell that tot the media, though. Like progressives everywhere, they see racists under every bed.

The white supremacists is clearly following Dylan Roof style logic...

‘Brave and selfless’ Oregon stabbing victims hailed as heroes for standing up to racist rants
Even before their names were released, one word repeatedly came up to describe the men who were killed in a stabbing Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore.: heroes.
They had tried to intervene, police said, after another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women.
That’s when the ranting passenger turned his anger toward those who sought to calm him down. He fatally stabbed two men and seriously injured a third, police said, before fleeing the train on foot.
“Two men lost their lives and another was injured for doing the right thing, standing up for people they didn’t know against hatred,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a statement Saturday. “Their actions were brave and selfless, and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes.”
Police on Saturday identified the two slain victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche.

Dylan Roof is just another person Fox News doesn't talk about as he can be linked to the right wing media...

A result of the GOP & Fox News of the Southern Strategy...

Dylann Roof confesses in tape, letter Dylann Roof wasted no time confessing to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.Source: CNN

Basically, Tucker Carlson's style is to push KKK stuff but with an expression of disbelief as if he is right and everyone else is wrong ... with a strong bullying element added to it (which tends to scare liberals, although they seem to be slowly learning how to fight back); 

Here John Oliver demonstrates a typical pundit show, such as Bill O Reilly or Hannity or Tucker, on Fox...

THE METER IS RUNNING PT. 2 APRIL 10, 2008 - John Oliver hosts his own pundit show to demonstrate how FOX News has won the hearts and minds of Americans. (3:44)

This has earned him a level of respect amoungst the white supremacists and neo nazis (& other such racial biased groups) of America (which he is obviously intentionally exploiting as per GOP tradition as outlined in this post)

Media Matters Research: If you appear as a guest on Tucker Carlson Tonight, there's a good chance you'll be a target of online harassment

Tucker Carlson is beloved by the "alt-right" and white supremacists

“Alt-right” and white supremacist trolls consider Carlson “literally our greatest ally.” Tucker Carlson has a devoted fan base in “alt-right” and white supremacist online communities. At one point, there was a subreddit devoted entirely to how “Alpha Male Tucker Carlson routinely plows beta-male SJW snowflakes over on Fox News,” with the phrase “can’t cuck the Tuck” frequently used to describe Carlson’s unwillingness to be “cucked” by interviewees. Mike Cernovich, a misogynist “alt-right” media personality and a key pusher of the pizzagate conspiracy theory, predicted that Carlson’s 9 p.m. time slot would “make FoxNews great again.” Beyond Reddit, Carlson also has a fan base among neo-Nazis. Andrew Anglin, founder of The Daily Stormer, said that “Tucker Carlson is literally our greatest ally. I don’t believe that he doesn’t hate the Jews.” Anglin has also called Carlson “a machine of ultimate destruction” under Trump, and “a one-man Holocaust” for arguing against The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin. [Media Matters1/5/17]

Guests on Tucker Carlson Tonight become targets for harassment from his “alt-right” fan base

Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca Was Told To “Get Raped” After Appearing On Tucker Carlson Tonight. Following her December 23 appearance on Tucker Carlson TonightTeen Vogue writer Lauren Duca received several violent threats online. According to a CBS report, Duca said she’d “received thousands of angry responses, including being threatened with rape on Christmas Day.” Another message Duca received stated “all you need is a good ol fashion PUSSY GRAB.” From CBS’ December 27 article:
A woman involved in a heated debate with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson over Ivanka Trump said Tuesday she’s received thousands of angry responses, including being threatened with rape on Christmas Day.
She was a guest on Carlson’s show Friday to discuss an incident where Donald Trump’s daughter was verbally accosted while traveling on an airplane with her family. Duca had tweeted that Ivanka Trump’s role in the incoming administration was fair game for discussion.
Duca said she was “shell-shocked” after the interview but also proud. She found it frustrating to be involved in just the sort of discussion she found infuriating during the presidential campaign, with people who seemed to be talking past each other. 
Then the online attacks began, many too lewd to repeat. She saw an online discussion board created to encourage people “to harass me until I have a mental breakdown or go into porn.” [CBS News, 12/27/16]
Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald was trolled by Tucker Carlson Tonight fans exploiting his seizure disorder. According to Mediaite, following a “highly contentious interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson” a troll on Twitter “caused [Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald] to have a seizure.” Eichenwald’s appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight had gone viral, and following a string of tweets from the reporter, “his critics … began trolling him.” According to Newsweek, “hours after Eichenwald appears on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Twitter user @jew_goldstein tweeted a strobing image … that allegedly said, 'You deserve a seizure.'" [Mediaite12/16/16Newsweek3/17/17
Joseph Palmero, a professor at Sacramento State University, was harassed online after an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Professor Joseph Palmero appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to defend a blog post that criticized President Donald Trump’s views on climate change. Following his appearance, according to a report from Inside Higher Ed, Palmero received “messages of hate.” From the February 2 report: 
A number of political blogs picked up the essay, writing that Palermo wanted Trump banned from Twitter because he didn’t believe in climate change. Palermo said he was making a rhetorical point, but that it was lost on his critics -- many of whom accused him of hypocritically advocating that the then president-elect be censored.
Palermo received more messages of hate after he appeared on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight to defend himself, but struggled momentarily to name a precise source for his assertion that 98 percent of scientists believe in climate change. (For the record, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration says, “Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.”) [InsiderHigherEd.com, 2/2/17]
Former congressional candidate Erin Schrode reported "spikes” in online abuse after her Tucker Carlson Tonight appearance. The Associated Press reported that Erin Schrode, a former candidate for a Democratic House seat in California who had experienced online abuse from neo-Nazis in the past, saw “spikes in” online “harassment after she appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in December.” From the March 29 report: 
Schrode, a Democrat and activist who would come in third in the June primary in her Northern California district, had become the latest target of The Daily Stormer, a popular neo-Nazi website known for orchestrating internet trolling campaigns.
After the site published a post about the “Jewess” and her candidacy, a reader posted Schrode’s contact information in the comments section. Over the past 10 months, her email and social media accounts have been polluted with a torrent of slurs and disturbing images.
Schrode noticed other spikes in her harassment after she appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in December and after The Huffington Post published an article she wrote in November about her experience as the target of trolls.
“Every day, I’m reminded that I’m Jewish,” said Schrode, co-founder of an environmental nonprofit. “It’s not normal to wake up and hear that people want you dead or in another country.” [The Associated Press, 3/29/17]
New York City Council member Corey Johnson received harassing voicemails after appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Days after an appearance on the May 16 edition of Carlson’s show, New York City Council member Corey Johnson tweeted that Fox viewers were “still” leaving harassing voicemails, telling him to “get the hell off the news,” calling him a “fucking faggot,” and asking if he was “a transgender bitch or what?”: 


Fox-News/GOP used to "condemn" white supremacy on TV and as a political strategy if caught, until Tucker Carson (above) who decided to bring out the truth, which I agree with. People should know what the Republican Party is really a white supremacist outfit;

Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise addressed racist group in 2002 - Steve Kornacki reports on what is known so far about the revelation that Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise accepted an invitation to speak to a white supremacist group run by former KKK grand wizard David Duke in 2002.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Threatens GOP Pols: Go After Scalise and I Will Out You As My Friend

GOP manages political fallout of Scalise speech to racist group - Frank Thorp, NBC News Capitol Hill producer, talks with Steve Kornacki about the political fallout over the discovery that Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave a speech to a racist group led by David Duke in 2002.

David Duke Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties

Self-preservation a likely factor for Boehner in backing Scalise - Ed O’Keefe, congressional reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Steve Kornacki about the internal Republican politics that John Boehner may have taken into account in backing Rep. Steve Scalise through his white supremacist group address scandal.

It's David Duke's Party Now: How the Former Klan Leader Reshaped the Republican Grassroots
The Scalise scandal is a reminder of how right-wing bigotry went mainstream in the GOP.
Educating Republicans: Why You Can’t Spell KKK Without the Letters G-O-P
Bill O Reilly plays defense: 
O'Reilly Hosts Former KKK Leader David Duke To Defend GOP Rep. For Speaking To White Supremacist Group - O'Reilly: "Don't Sit Here And Tell Me ... Your Organization Isn't Looking Out For The White European Race" 

Moment Of Zen: Trump's Main Activist Base Is Happy With Trump's Incendiary (Terrorist Style) Rhetoric:

White supremacists invigorated by Trump win Jonathan Greenblatt, C.E.O. of the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Rachel Maddow about the new sense of empowerment white nationalist groups are showing in connection with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

White nationalists celebrate Trump victory New video of a white nationalist conference appears to show a crowd giving Nazi salutes while a speaker shouts "hail Trump." Fmr. Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella, The Atlantic's Yoni Applebaum, and radio host Mark Thompson join Ari Melber.

Hate crimes rise during age of Trump LeBron James is one of the victims of the both apparent and confirmed hate crimes perpetrated in recent weeks, which authorities say have increased since Donald Trump’s election. Joy and her panel discuss. Duration: 13:38

Here is yet another example of Fox News acting like what it is, i.e. a domestic terrorist outfit;

Fox & Friends attempts to smear anti-bullying efforts, claims anti-Muslim bullying isn't happening Pete Hegseth: "Give me evidence that mass bullying is occurring in these schools"

Fox & Friends attempted to smear an anti-bullying effort at a San Diego school district and falsely claimed that anti-Muslim bullying is "really not that big to justify use of this policy." The district is being sued for creating a program similar to one protecting LGBTQ students and those of Latino and Native American descent in an attempt to decrease bullying of Muslim students. While co-host Pete Hegseth questioned whether there was "evidence" that bullying is happening, studies show that Muslim students report bullying at twice the rate of their non-Muslim peers, are bullied even by their teachers, and attend school amid an atmosphere of increasing violence against members of their religion. 
Hegseth also claimed the school district was attempting to "insert Islam" into public schools in an attempt to "gam[e] the field" and later co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed that "we have to really address this" because "by 2050, they say Islam will be the number one religion in America." One on-screen banner flashed during the segment wondered if this anti-bulling measure is "Islamic indoctrination?" Fox News has a history of anti-Muslim rhetoric, including Hegseth himself who has previously attacked the Minneapolis mayor for giving her state of the city address in a mosque and has called a Muslim congressman "radical." From the May 30 edition of Fox News' Fox and Friends:

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): The Bible and Christianity was long ago stripped from our public schools -- rightly or wrongly -- but to insert Islam seems like they are gaming the field here. 
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): By the way, we have to really address this because, by 2050, they say Islam will be the number one religion in America
HEGSETH: Not in America. In the world by 2050, but it will double in America by 2050. I mean, this is going be something we're going to face more and more. And a secular purpose, it was a great point. Bullying is always the gateway for inserting these type of things. Give me evidence that mass bullying is occurring in these schools.
JESSE WEBER: Well, here's the problem. They say that there's rampant Islamophobia in this school district, but there are reports that it's really not that big to justify use of this policy.

GOP Politics

Yet another example of Trump's incendiary - white supremacist like and domestic terrorist like - rhetoric obviously copied from Fox News & Infowars;

NY Times: Donald Trump Suggests ‘Second Amendment People’ Could Act Against Hillary Clinton

In response the Secret Service said they were watching the situation... why? Because words can cause conflict!

CNN: Secret Service spoke to Trump campaign about 2nd Amendment comment

Everyone believed that saying such things encourages people under your influence to act out, either directly or indirectly. Turns out everyone believes that a powerful person can kill someone just with words! For example here is an extract from a History website;

These measures, along with threats on the president’s life, were kept quiet. For example, on one occasion, when the press reported in July 1900 that McKinley had been threatened by anarchists, the federal government did not comment on the matter. In fact, the president’s protectors did everything they could to stem the story because they discovered that there was a strong correlation between inflammatory rhetoric, actual threats, copycat threats, and potential attacks. As Wilkie presciently wrote to Cortelyou in August 1901, “I am not insensible to the fact that incendiary talk frequently results in serious action by some individual who may be suffering real or fancied wrongs at the hands of a person in power.” 

Here is a list of some of the things that Fox News - or it's protected by Fox News allies - have said to kill people in the past and got away with it. (i.e. a pattern of incendiary rhetoric ignored by the right wing because it is the right wing... and the true source of violence in America from the civil war to the current war on liberals)

Back when Fox News was using incendiary rhetoric on liberals and general and Sarah Palin put a "cross hairs" on a senator that led to her and a Judge getting shot. The media managed to avoid all the causes of the event

NY Daily News: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' blood is on Sarah Palin's hands after putting cross hair over district

Huffington Post: Is Palins "Crosshairs" Map Relevent? Giffords Thought So

.... and when there was a reaction to using the word "Nazi" as incendiary rhetoric (something we have, theoretically, known since the 1900s), Fox News began to pretend it never happened! ...

24-HOUR NAZI PARTY PEOPLE JANUARY 24, 2011 - Jon challenges his staff to find someone on Megyn Kelly's show making a Nazi comparison before he finishes a home perm kit. (8:29) 
(I have a whole post about this here)


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