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ADL Wants to See Fox News Fire Tucker Carlson

In an open letter, it cites comments he made Thursday about 'white replacement theory'

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League is weighing in on Tucker Carlson's employment status. Specifically, it wants Fox News to give its No. 1-rated host the boot. "Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go," ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in an open...

It's a 'Perfect Storm' for White Supremacist Recruiters

Anti-Defamation League finds hateful propaganda spreading at decade-high levels

(Newser) - White supremacist propaganda across the US reached the highest level in at least a decade last year, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. It describes 5,125 cases of hateful messages targeting people who are non-white, Black, Jewish, Muslim, or identify as LGBTQ, spread through physical materials, up...

SNL Accused of Anti-Semitic Humor After Vaccination Joke

Israeli ambassador joins criticism, though newspaper calls accusation overblown

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is getting an earful about a joke on last weekend's show. "Saturday's deeply offensive joke about Israel's COVID-19 vaccination process not only missed the mark, but crossed the line—basing the premise of the joke on factual inaccuracies and playing into an anti-Semitic...

Trump Blew 'Biggest Layup in the History of Debates'
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One Phrase From Trump Is Picked Apart

He told Proud Boys to 'stand by'—a dangerous move, some argue

(Newser) - Members of the far-right group Proud Boys celebrated its mention by President Trump during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, seeing it as an implicit endorsement and boasting of a jump in recruits, per the New York Times , which perused private social-media channels. Members of the "western chauvinist" group...

Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was Rough

Zuckerberg and Co. wanted 'A for attendance,' met no real demands, activists say

(Newser) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement"...

Sacha Baron Cohen Unloads on Zuckerberg

He says Facebook would have catered to Hitler if it were around in the 1930s

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen has a plan to "save democracy"—one that involves putting an end to "the greatest propaganda machine in history." Honored Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League for his efforts to expose hate through comedy, Baron Cohen blamed tech giants Google, Twitter, and Facebook for...

Tenn. University Finds 'It's OK to Be White' Signs

Signs cover memorial for first African-American students at East Tennessee State University

(Newser) - East Tennessee State University is the latest college campus hit by a white supremacist campaign started by an internet group. "I am disgusted by this act," Brian Noland, university president, says in a statement cited by NBC News . That act: signs proclaiming "It's OK to be...

Bowl Haircut, 'OK' Hand Gesture Labeled Hate Symbols

Anti-Defamation League adds them to database

(Newser) - The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut, and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists, per the AP . The Anti-Defamation League has added...

After Fans Protest, a YouTube Star Nixes a Big Donation

'PewDiePie,' accused in the past of racism, anti-Semitism, was going to give $50K to the ADL

(Newser) - YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as "PewDiePie," seemed to want to rehab his image after people accused him of putting up racist and anti-Semitic content on his channel. And so the 29-year-old Swede vowed earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate...

Jay-Z Accused of Anti-Semitic Lyrics

Though Anti-Defamation League doesn't believe Jay-Z himself is anti-Semitic

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League is accusing Jay-Z of trafficking in Jewish stereotypes on his new album . On "The Story of OJ," which Spin describes as a "black capitalism anthem," Jay-Z raps: "You wanna know what's more important than throwing away money at a strip club?...

Man Who Wanted to Vilify Ex Arrested in JCC Case: Feds

Juan Thompson, arrested in St. Louis, believed to be behind at least 8 threats

(Newser) - A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish community centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York's Anti-Defamation League, in an effort to harass and vilify his former girlfriend, federal officials said Friday. Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis...

Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized
Another Jewish
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Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Hate crime task force investigating in NY

(Newser) - Citing a "dramatic increase in acts of hate and intolerance," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide investigation into crimes targeting Jewish groups Thursday after at least a dozen tombstones were toppled and some defaced in a Jewish cemetery in Rochester. The crime at Waad Hakolel Cemetery...

Ivanka Speaks Out After More Jewish Centers Threatened

'We must protect our houses of worship,' Ivanka says

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League demanded answers from the Trump administration Monday after another wave of bomb threats against Jewish centers across America. The ADL says at least 11 centers were threatened Monday, bringing the total to at least 69 threats in 27 states so far this year, CNN reports. Some 27...

Cartoon Frog Now Officially a Hate Symbol
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Pepe the Frog Is Now a Hate Symbol

Cartoon has been added to Anti-Defamation League's hate-symbols database

(Newser) - When Matt Furie started drawing Pepe in the early 2000s, the Los Angeles artist conceived the character as an "everyman frog" living an "early 20-something hedonistic lifestyle," he tells the Atlantic . But the cartoon frog soon morphed into an Internet meme, and was then adopted by the...

Half the Planet Is Unaware of the Holocaust

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Half the Planet Is Unaware of the Holocaust

More than a quarter of people have anti-Semitic views: survey

(Newser) - Worldwide, just 54% of people know about the Holocaust—and of that population, some 32% doubt it ever happened, seeing it as a myth or heavily exaggerated, a sweeping new Anti-Defamation League poll finds. In the Middle East and North Africa, the numbers are even more disturbing: Only 38% of...

Judge Gives Blessing to Cheerleaders' Bible Banners

...but only if school district approves

(Newser) - Gimme a "V" for "VICTORY!" The Kountze High School cheerleading squad can display their Bible-thumping banners at games—assuming the school district allows it—State District Judge Steven Thomas ruled yesterday. Thomas concluded that putting Christian messages on banners at public school sporting events didn't constitute...

Joan Rivers Ripped Over Heidi Klum-Holocaust Joke

She's predictably unfazed by the outrage

(Newser) - Joan Rivers managed to get herself on the Anti-Defamation League's bad side ... with a butt joke. Speaking about how Heidi Klum looked in her Oscars dress, Rivers noted on her show Monday: "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the...

'Anti-Semitic' Hanukkah Vodka Ad Pulled

'Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing' slogan angers ADL

(Newser) - A New York City billboard selling cheap vodka with the slogan "Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing" was taken down after a flood of complaints, including one from the Anti-Defamation League. "In a crude and offensive way of trying to make a point that their vodka is high quality and...

Homemade Bomb Found at California Synagogue

Police searching for 60-year-old suspect

(Newser) - When an explosion rocked a Santa Monica synagogue on Thursday, officials thought it was just an accidental gas blast. But yesterday they found what appears to be a makeshift explosive device—and now they say they’ve linked it to an “extremely dangerous” suspect, the LA Times reports...

Ailes Sorry for Calling NPR Execs 'Nazis'

...what Fox boss meant to say was 'nasty, inflexible bigots'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes has apologized for calling NPR bosses "Nazis" in an interview—but he's not exactly backing down. Mediabistro obtained a letter that the Fox News chair sent to the Anti-Defamation League apologizing for his word choice, but in it, he doesn’t apologize for slamming NPR. “In...

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