Mike Pence compliments racist talk radio host Michael Savage, Trump blames his enemies for vandalizing Jewish cemeteries, how Trump’s VOICE program supports white supremacy, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 3/02/17”→
How ICE uses vague rules to deport immigrants as ‘gang members,’ Trump invents a fake terrorist attack on Sweden, how 4chan offers a window into the rise of Trump, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 2/20/17”→
Chuck Johnson threatens Twitter with frivolous lawsuits, Trump moves to fulfill border wall promise, pro-Trump trolls are trying to manipulate the French election in favor of the far-right, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 1/25/17”→
Donald Trump tweets an anti-Semitic meme, the Bradley Foundation donates money to Charles Murray, anti-choice activists host their equivalent of Seneca Falls, and more. Continue reading “Headlines — 7/03/16”→
When I heard there was going to be an animated Angry Birds movie — based on the app of the same name in which you hurl birds at their pig enemies by way of a large sling shot — I knew I would have no desire to see it. I saw it as just another in a long line of movies to cash in on video games, many of which have little or no plot. (Case in point, there’s a Tetris movie in the works.) What makes the Angry Birds movie interesting is that, despite its 43% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it seems to have acquired the unlikely fandom of the white nationalist community due to what they see as its strong anti-immigrant theme. Continue reading “White Nationalists Laud the Anti-Refugee Message of…’The Angry Birds Movie’”→
After several unsuccessful attempts to goad Twitter feminists into embracing ridiculous hashtags like #FreeBleeding, #EndFathersDay, #PissForEquality, and #HillaryKillsPOC, the trolls at 4chan — the Internet’s septic tank — tried again with two new hashtag campaigns. The first, #NotAnotherMonster, is being used to try to fool feminists into pledging to abort their male fetuses. The second, #NoEqualityNoShower, is, well, pretty self-explanatory. And just like their previous attempts, the trolls utterly failed to convince anyone (save some naive conservatives) that they were feminists. Or women. Or actual people.
In a March 12, 2016 video, white nationalist vlogger Paul Ramsey discussed Donald Trump’s Chicago rally — pinning the blame for its cancellation on leftists who desire to censor “hate speech.” After perpetuating the myth that a protester who rushed the stage at a Trump rally was a “Muslim terrorist” — Trump himself retweeted a hoax video suggesting the man was linked to ISIS — Ramsey said that “the left has this idea that if they don’t like speech — which they call ‘hate speech’ — they have a right to have violence and physically intimidate and shut people down.” Continue reading “Paul Ramsey Calls Black Lives Matter a ‘Terrorist Organization’”→