Examples of HuffPost inciting racial hatred

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Contents

Overview

Examples

(1) “It’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people”

(2) “Let’s be honest, white people are the problem here”

(3) White people conspire to “steal elections”

(4) “The Klan won last night”

(5) HuffPost implies that half of America’s voters are Nazis or Klan members

(6) “The ‘Perfect Crime’ in America Is Killing an Unarmed Black Man and Claiming Self-Defense”

(7) “Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People On The Big Screen”

(8) “Black women suffer from America”

(9) HuffPost used a black man to indicate “the laziest people ever”

(10) HuffPost: White people who say “All Lives Matter” are racist, and need to atone

(11) “We should be meaner to racists”

(12) “Don’t fuck anyone who tells you ‘all lives matter’”

(13) “My Skin Color Is A ‘F**king Disease’ In Trump’s America”

(14) “All My (Bigot) Friends Are Dead”

(15) Police officers “are murdering our (black) kids and getting away with it”

(16) “How America Kills Black Men Without Lifting A Finger”

(17) Laws should be enacted to stop white men from voting, worldwide, and their wealth stolen and redistributed

(18) HuffPost attacks a cable news network for hiring a white male

(19) HuffPost assailed Vice-President elect Pence for posting “whitest selfie ever” — ignoring its own history of hiring almost exclusively white people, and giving them all its top positions

(20) HuffPost top-of-the-front-page “news” article: “There Is No Justice For Black People Killed By Cops”

(21) HuffPost falsely insinuated, repeatedly, that a road-rage incident against a Muslim woman of color was due to either Islamophobia or white supremacism, when it knew for a fact that the actual cause was neither

(22) HuffPost published a front-page editorial that mocked an American college student held captive in North Korea, for the terror state’s “revocation of his white privilege,” and his presumed, belated realization that “his white privilege is not universal”

(23) HuffPost published a front-page editorial that falsely claimed that local police took Dylan Roof, who murdered nine black church members in South Carolina, to Burger King for dinner after the shooting, as a symbol of American racism

(24) HuffPost asserted that “Our Fear Of Black Men Is Racist, And It Killed Philando Castile” — while ignoring its own legendary fear of, and reluctance to hire black men

(25) June 2017: HuffPost again falsely accused police officers of murdering black Americans, while omitting all essential context, such as the fact that juries — which included black members — exonerated the vast majority of them, and some of the cops were black

(26) June 2017: HuffPost claimed Eric Trump got a haircut to make him look like a racist — but omitted the fact that many Hollywood stars now have the same haircut

(27) February 2017 (belated discovery): HuffPost published claim that “white churches must repent” for “practices and policies of racism”; never makes similar call for homophobic, violence-inciting imams at Orlando mosques

(28) June 30, 2017: After consistently ignoring Muslim hate crimes against Muslims, HuffPost gave sympathetic, pictorial, front-page coverage to the story of an acid attack on two Muslim females in England — but apparently, only because the alleged perpetrator was a white, non-Muslim male [UPDATED: HuffPost proved this theory, less than one month later]


Overview

Racism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary:

the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races

One classic justification for racism and incitement based on racial bigotry, is to blame all the members of one race for all of a nation’s, or town’s, problems.

HuffPost insists it is a professional, nonpartisan newspaper, that does not tolerate any form of racism or bigotry.  These headlines reveal the grim reality: and, as documented elsewhere in this report, it also employs an extreme bias in terms of reporting the hate crimes it helps to incite, in part based on the race of the of the victim(s), and the perpetrator(s).

HuffPost’s senior executives have repeatedly and publicly stated that they do not allow any kind of offensive content on its pages.  According to its terms and conditions, HuffPost:

prohibits materials that are… hateful, obscene, defamatory, libelous… or [are] otherwise inappropriate

And in 2010, Arianna Huffington, its editor-in-chief and found, asserted that she had also prohibited “conspiracy theories [and] inflammatory claims”:

“[At HuffPost] there are guidelines that have to be followed — and they include a prohibition on conspiracy theories or inflammatory claims… what the great historian Richard Hofstadter called ‘the paranoid style in American politics,’ which he defined as angry minds that traffic in ‘heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy,’ and that see ‘the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms… always manning the barricades of civilization’.”

– Arianna Huffington blog article, April 3, 2010

The reader must judge how the contents of this page comport with these policies — and, given HuffPost’s unrivaled reach and influence, the impact that it is having on race relations in America.


Examples


(1) “It’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people”

On November 10, 2016, HuffPost published a racist editorial at the top of its front page, that led to a story page which contained a sub-headline that read:

“It’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people.”

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Note that HuffPost positioned this incitement-based racist editorial under an ad for Nordstrom (above), and on its front page, next to an ad for State Farm insurance:

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(2) “Let’s be honest, white people are the problem here”

HuffPost published this racist editorial on its front page on November 22, 2016, entitled:

White Jews Have A Duty To Stand With Muslims And People Of Color

Many of the bizarre racist and anti-Semitic premises and allegations underlying this editorial were quickly demolished by Micha Mitch Danzig, a Jewish lawyer and former Israeli soldier. Danzig, however, did not address this explicitly racist excerpt:

“Let’s be honest, white people are the problem here”

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(3) White people conspire to “steal elections”

On March 11, 2016, HuffPost published an editorial near the top of its front page that was entitled:

4 Ways White Political Forces Steal Elections and How We Can Stop It

03-11-2016-fphl-22-13-whites-stealing-electionsExcerpts (emphasis added):

A personal tweet I sent out this week said: “Let’s be clear — and Christian: A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for racism.” […]

Donald Trump is appealing to the worst instincts of white people, and American history has shown how ugly and violent those white instincts can be. He is right when he claims to be bringing out people that have never voted before — but he leaves out that those new voters are angry white people.

At the same time we’re adding them to our voting rolls, there are active political forces directly engaged in trying to block and diminish the turnout of black, Hispanic, Asian, and Muslim voters. They’re doing so in four ways.

First, as Michelle Alexander explains in The New Jim Crow, political strategies now connect the deliberate mass incarceration of black and brown men and women with the subsequent and purposeful political disenfranchisement of those millions of people of color when they return to society. […]

As HuffPost knew, or should have known, each of these inflammatory claims and conspiracy theories (which HuffPost claims it has strictly prohibited), and those that followed, can be easily debunked.  For example, the bulk of what the writer claims are examples of “whites stealing elections” are actually examples of bipartisan measures, practiced for decades.  As in the case of mandatory minimum prison sentences, they were enacted under a Democratic president (Clinton), and authorized by a Democratic Congress (sources 1, 2).  Instead of being honest about this, however, apparently trusting that the general public is unaware of these facts, the writer connects the things about which he complains exclusively to Republicans in general, and Trump in specific.

And as HuffPost also knew, or should have known, this editorial writer, Jim Wallis, whose editorial screeds it has posted weekly on its front page for years, is an inflammatory radical leftist who sees pretty much everything through the prism of racial and religious intolerance.  This even includes an outrageous statement he made about one of the U.S. military’s most heroic achievements – when it assassinated Osama Bin Laden:

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, even the death of a dangerous and violent enemy. […] The chants of “USA, USA, USA” are also not the best mantra for believers who should know that they are meant to be Christians first and Americans second.

Further, he said that it is Americans who should repent for the Islamist terror attacks on them:

The violence of terrorism, the violence of war, and even the violent reprisal against Osama bin Laden on Sunday should all push us to deeper reflection, and even repentance, for how we have allowed the seeds of such destruction to take root and grow in our hearts and in our world.

This is also not the first time that Wallis has made a false charge of racism.  In 2010, at HuffPost, he said:

“There is something wrong with a political movement like the Tea Party which is almost all white. Does that mean every member of the Tea Party is racist? Likely not. But is an undercurrent of white resentment part of the Tea Party ethos, and would there even be a Tea Party if the president of the United States weren’t the first black man to occupy that office?”

It is ironic that Wallis would publish such an editorial at HuffPost, given that at the time, it was provably far less racially diverse than the Tea Party was, at this time, as documented by the Huff-Watch blog.

Is HuffPost racist? By its own standards, it would appear so, Huff-Watch, May 2, 2010.  Excerpt:

75% of America is white; 79% of the Tea Party is white (Gallup). Yet as this article documents, apparently 0% of HuffPost’s top executives, reporters and editors are black.

As documented in the above blog article, here is a picture of HuffPost’s employee 2009 Christmas party – which looks almost so purely white it might be mistaken for a Klan rally – and is far less diverse than the Tea Party at that time:

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(4) “The Klan won last night”

On November 9, 2016, HuffPost published an editorial near the top of its front page that claimed, “The Klan won last night.” Excerpt:

And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night.

Note: Sometime after November 9, HuffPost selectively edited the above line out of its version of the editorial, but it remains at its original source, Vanity Fair (screencap).  Apparently, HuffPost determined that this line had done its job, and it had nothing to lose by removing the line, after-the-fact.


(5) HuffPost implies that half of America’s voters are Nazis or Klan members

This was HuffPost’s front page splash headline on November 12, 2016:

This racist, anti-Semitic vandalism was perpetrated on a sign at a private athletic facility in Wellsville, NY.  No one knew whether the vandalism was perpetrated by actual Nazis or racists.

Despite this, HuffPost published this incendiary splash headline, definitively assigning blame to Trump supporters, and implying that those who would do such a thing constitute his base, amounting to half of America’s voters.  And as of March 30, 2017 — four months later — no arrest has been made.

Yet the reality, as HuffPost has consistently ignored both before and after it published this shock headline, is that it was far more likely to be one of the dozens of fake hate crimes that radical leftists had perpetrated in recent years, against black Americans, Jews and Muslims and, which were initially blamed on Trump supporters or conservatives.  A sampling:

  • Oberlin, OH: During a one-month period, Oberlin College was the site of repeated anti-black, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti, including swastikas; A police investigation identified the perpetrators as leftist activists
  • Jersey City, NJ: A black candidate for high school student council reported receiving racist text messages, threatening him to drop out of the race; Police determined he sent texts to himself
  • Skokie, IL: A Northwestern University chapel was vandalized with painted swastikas, “Trump”; Soon after, two Jewish students confessed to perpetrating the crime, based on video evidence
  • San Francisco, CA: A Nazi swastika flag was discovered flying over home; Soon after, it was discovered to be owned by an anti-Trump activist
  • East Garden City, NY: Nassau Community College was repeatedly vandalized with more than a hundred swastikas and racist signs; A brown-skinned man was caught in the act, and charged
  • Denton, TX: White couple discovered anti-black graffiti painted on home, and vehicles torched; Soon after, husband confessed to the crime
  • Ormond Beach, FL: A woman finds pro-Trump, anti-black racist threats at her home, and her car on fire; Soon after, Her black ex-boyfriend confessed to perpetrating the crimes
  • Sylvania Township, OH: A Muslim family’s home was defaced with racist hate graffiti; A Muslim man was later arrested and charged with perpetrating the crime

See many more examples of recent fake hate crimes at:

SaveTheWest’s Fake Hate Crimes Roster

Further, it is notable that for many years HuffPost has consistently ignored actual, documented hate crimes against Jews.  In 2015 alone, HuffPost ignored 18 such incidents, many of which occurred within New York City, where it is headquartered.  And from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, HuffPost also ignored 28 anti-Semitic incidents across America.  See the detailed documentation at:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

All of the above is especially notable when one considers how consistently HuffPost explicitly incites hatred against Jews, as was highlighted in SaveTheWest’s recent documentary:

“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”

The trailer:


(6) “The ‘Perfect Crime’ in America Is Killing an Unarmed Black Man and Claiming Self-Defense”

On August 29, 2014, HuffPost featured this editorial on its front page:

HuffPost did this despite the plethora of evidence that was emerging at the time — all of which it ignored or downplayed — that showed Michael Brown:

  • Refused to comply with Officer Darren Wilson’s commands
  • Grabbed Officer Darren Wilson’s gun and was attempting to murder him with it

Rather than being an isolated incident, this libelous, incitement-based editorial was part of HuffPost’s ongoing racist lies, deception and bias at the time, as an extension of its efforts to incite hatred against American police officers.


(7) “Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People On The Big Screen”

HuffPost published this editorial as “news”* on its front page on July 28, 2014 (*note that it is positioned mid-way down the right column, instead of on the left column, where its editorials reside):

Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People On The Big Screen

If there is any uncertainty as to whether or not this headline should be considered as an incitement of racial hatred, consider how HuffPost would react if a conservative “newspaper” ran a headline that said, “Why I’m Tired of Seeing Black People On The Big Screen,” or “”Why I’m Tired of Seeing Brown People On The Big Screen,” or “Why I’m Tired of Seeing Muslims On The Big Screen.”

Given the precedents documented in this report, it is clear that HuffPost would be first out of the gate to condemn this racism and bigotry, with front-page shock headlines.

And yet, this is HuffPost itself, the supposed champion of black Americans and other minorities, promoting such a racially bigoted editorial, right on its front page.


(8) “Black women suffer from America”

This “news” story about “suffering from America” appeared on HuffPost’s front page on March 18, 2017:

Afro-Latina’s Art Is Therapy For Black Women Suffering From America

In the broadest sense, this assault on America is part of HuffPost’s broader pattern of incitement against the U.S. military and police officers, based on lies and egregious distortions.

But when one considers how long HuffPost has been inciting racial hatred — while ignoring the rash of fake anti-black hate crimes, which in a number of cases it helped to legitimize — it becomes clear that it is headlines such as this that help advance its racially-divisive “jihad” against America.

Curiously, on the subject of “artists,” on March 16, two days before it published this editorial, HuffPost completely ignored a Hollywood actor who publicly said that if he could go back in time, he would assassinate President Trump.  Details here.


(9) HuffPost used a black man to indicate “the laziest people ever”

One of the age-old racist smears against black people is that they are lazy.  Yet on March 20, 2010, this “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page:

“The Laziest People Ever”

Update, February 4, 2017: HuffPost has now removed this picture from its story page.


(10) HuffPost: White people who say “All Lives Matter” are racist, and need to atone

This hardly needs to be debunked.  It is just more of HuffPost’s relentless efforts to incite racial hatred where it does not exist, in large part to advance its incitement of hatred against police officers.

The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’, by John Halstead, Huffington Post, July 25, 2016. Excerpt:

Dear fellow white people, let’s have an honest talk about why we say “All Lives Matter.” First of all, notice that no one was saying “All Lives Matter” before people started saying “Black Lives Matter.” So “All Lives Matter” is a response to “Black Lives Matter.” Apparently, something about the statement “Black Lives Matter” makes us uncomfortable. Why is that? […]

The racism that we need to face today is much more insidious than white hoods and racial slurs. It is the racism of well-meaning people who are not consciously or intentionally racist.

The racism that we need to face is the racism of average white middle-class Americans who would never think of saying the N-word and would vociferously condemn the KKK, but nevertheless unwittingly participate in institutionalized racism. We most often participate in racism by omission, rather than commission. We participate in racism when we fail to see it where it exists. We participate in racism when we continue to act like race is a problem that only Black people have. We participate in racism when we seek comfortable responses like “All Lives Matter.”

Addendum: HuffPost also ignored all rebuttals to this article, including this one — by a black man.


(11) “We should be meaner to racists”

Five months after item 10, in which a HuffPost editorial claimed all white people who say “All lives matter” are racists, it turned up the heat, by coming one step closer to helping to incite more violence — just as it did in at least three recent occasions.  One need not travel past the first paragraph to realize the utter insanity of what HuffPost advocated:

We Should Be Meaner To Racists: Comfortable people don’t change and racism is uncomfortable, by Erika Heidewald, Huffington Post, December 13, 2016. Excerpt:

There’s been a lot of talk since the election about being nicer to racists. “Don’t call people racists!” think pieces written by white men urge, because then those racists will refuse to listen. (Ironically, the same people saying we should never use the word “racism” are often the same ones who say we can’t fight ISIS unless we use the words “radical Islam.”) But coddling white people’s feelings is not the way to get people to change. In fact, we need to call out racism more often and more vehemently than we have been. It’s not about making ourselves feel better, it’s about changing our country for the better and finally overcoming the racism that poisons us.

Ironically, the author of this “think piece,” which excoriates a vast swath of white people, and all those who want to call radical Islam what it is, is a white woman.


(12) “Don’t fuck anyone who tells you ‘all lives matter’”

To be filed under “tolerance.”

Don’t F**k The Patriarchy, by Rebecca Orchant, Huffington Post, December 10, 2016.  Excerpt:

I’m a queer woman who is married to a man. I have fucked lots of men, some of whom deserved it, and some of whom didn’t. I AM saying don’t fuck people who profit off of your disenfranchisement. I AM saying don’t give pleasure to someone who doesn’t respect your right to exist. This message isn’t just for women, it’s for anyone who fucks men. […]

If someone tells you that “actually, all lives matter,” DON’T FUCK THEM.


(13) “My Skin Color Is A ‘F**king Disease’ In Trump’s America”

This editorial screed was written by HuffPost’s “Senior Contributors Editor.”  No one knows whether the incident she described ever actually took place.  But apparently, because it contributed to HuffPost’s steady incitement of racial hatred in America, and possibly its efforts to legitimize fake hate crimes, and the myth of “Islamophobia,” that Muslims are at such disproportionately high risk of being victims of religiously-motivated hate crimes in America.

My Skin Color Is A ‘F**king Disease’ In Trump’s America; After I rejected a guy who hit on me, he tried to hit me where it really hurt, by Sahaj Kohli, Huffington Post, November 17, 2016. Excerpt:

On Monday, after I ignored a seemingly affluent, maybe 30-something man who was aggressively hitting on me, he told me to “go home to where you came from because no one wants your f**king disease.” Then, with pleasure, he told me he voted for Trump and added, “you people aren’t going to last long.”

I’ve been trying to hold on to a semblance of American pride, for the sake of immigrants everywhere in this nation and for the sake of my parents, who moved here before I was born to give me a better life, and especially for the sake of an identity I’m questioning and lost without.

Since the election, I’ve been feeling conflicted. I have this perpetual ache in my chest that I don’t belong as an Indian because I’m too American and like I don’t belong as an American because I’m Indian/Sikh and have brown skin.


(14) “All My (Bigot) Friends Are Dead”

Continuing HuffPost’s steady incitement of inciting racism (and subtly, of violence), and of enabling anyone who didn’t support Sen. Clinton to be smeared as a Nazi…

All My (Bigot) Friends Are Dead, by Chuck Nwoke, Huffington Post, October 31, 2016. Excerpt:

I do without a doubt believe that Trump supporters would have supported Hitler’s accusatory rhetoric and his rise to power. Only to claim at the end, after all the goodness in the world had asserted its virtuous might, that they had no idea what the smell wafting through the air was. […]

I purged my Facebook account and unfriended more people, disassociated with others through different means. I didn’t want to be anyone’s black alibi, that one friend referred to as part of their “I’m not racist” defense. The same went for those who’d made disparaging comments about LGBT rights, immigrants and Muslims, and any man who’s used offensive names to describe Secretary Clinton.

Curiously, HuffPost had nothing to say about the fact that more black and Hispanic Americans voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, than voted for Gov. Romney, in 2012.  Were they all Nazis, too?


(15) Police officers “are murdering our (black) kids and getting away with it”

The following is adapted from an article at the Huff-Watch blog.

On November 26, 2014, HuffPost ran this story on its front page:

28nov14-cops-murdering-black-kids-day3The Huff-Watch blog documented the endemic problems with this article, which could only serve to help incite hatred of, and violence against police officers:

Any honest, first-year journalism student would be able to look at the individual cases cited, and realize how egregiously HuffPost used selective editing to omit inconvenient yet crucial facts, such as how many of these individuals were killed after having been observed committing crimes, or refusing to comply with police orders – or were pointing weapons at officers. Another inconvenient fact: the median age of the six “kids” profiled is 23.5 years old.

Regarding HuffPost’s use of the term “murder,” see attorney Ben Shapiro’s demolition of this lie here.

HuffPost has also never published any of the scholarly reports, that challenge this incendiary narrative:

  • A report by a black Harvard economics professor, that demonstrated the reality is the exact opposite of its incendiary allegations; specifically that police officers are actually less likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one
  • A report that documents how the “news” media is playing a key role in inciting racial hatred in America, based on false allegations such as these
  • A report by a scholar that demonstrates that most of the narrative employed by Black Lives Matter is pure propaganda

Through these acts and omissions, HuffPost not only served to help incite hatred against police officers by propagating incendiary falsehoods, it also contributed to advancing racial hatred in general.


(16) “How America Kills Black Men Without Lifting A Finger” 

On April 6, 2017, HuffPost published this “news” story on its front page:

“How America Kills Black Men Without Lifting A Finger,” by Chris Jones, Huffington Post, April 6, 2017. Excerpt:

Debra J. Barksdale, professor and associate dean of academic programs at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Nursing, has been examining stress in African-American men for three decades. Like Hasson, she cites cortisol and its role in chronic stress, stating that it’s like “having your stressors turned on all the time.”

“The fight-or-flight response is more of an acute reaction,” she says. “Whether it’s related to the pressures from society, increased chances of being stopped by the authorities, trying to provide for their families or trying to find a job or sustain a job, when a stressor occurs, there are physiological processes that occur in the brain that trigger the release of cortisol. What we have found was in certain people who are constantly stressed, cortisol levels do not go down throughout the day. It will remain high.”

Nowhere, however did the article indicate that “America kills black men.”

That is because HuffPost rewrote the actual headline of this “piece,” which had originally been published in Richmond Magazine, as it indicated at the end:

At Richmond Magazine, as HuffPost knew, the article was given a very different title:

Is Stress Killing Black Men? Experts point to hormone that links stress to diabetes, other health disparities, by Chris Jones, Richmond Magazine, October 25, 2016.

So why did HuffPost so egregiously and dishonestly rewrite the headline for this article, if not to deceptively, maliciously advance its long, documented pattern of:

  • Assaulting America as a whole — in this case, by falsely blaming it for black mens’ health problems
  • Inciting black hatred against America

It should also be noted that this is part of HuffPost’s continuing pattern of rewriting source headlines, in order to deceive its readers, to advance its subversive, unannounced political agenda.  Other examples:


(17) Laws should be enacted to stop white men from voting, worldwide, and their wealth stolen and redistributed

On April 13, 2017, HuffPost published this editorial on the front page of its South Africa edition:

Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?, by Shelley Garland, Huffington Post, April 13, 2017. Excerpts:

It is time to wrestle control of the world back from white males, and the first step will be a temporary restriction of the franchise to them. […]

Some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men. If white men were not allowed to vote, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union, it is unlikely that Donald Trump would now be the President of the United States, and it is unlikely that the Democratic Alliance would now be governing four of South Africa’s biggest cities.

If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened. It would not be necessary to deny white men indefinitely – the denial of the vote to white men for 20 years (just less than a generation) would go some way to seeing a decline in the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world. The influence of reckless white males were one of the primary reasons that led to the Great Recession which began in 2008. This would also strike a blow against toxic white masculinity, one that is long needed. […]

This redistribution of the world’s wealth is long overdue, and it is not just South Africa where white males own a disproportionate amount of wealth.[…]

Over the past 500 years colonialism, slavery, and various aggressive wars and genocides, have been due to the actions of white men. Redistributing some of their assets will go some way to paying the historical debt that they owe society.

The fascistic thrust of this editorial aside, it is factually wrong, and thus, as HuffPost knew or should have known, it could only serve to incite more racial hatred, based on lies.

As the black economist and social commentator Dr. Thomas Sowell revealed in his study of slavery, while white Americans had a role in slavery, they inherited it — and did the most to end it.  Further, as Dr. Sowell revealed in his book, “Black Rednecks and White Liberals”, it was not white men, but rather, black Africans, Muslims and Arabs who have played the dominant role in the bulk of the slave trade for the past five hundred years — as they do to this day.  This audio excerpt is from Dr. Sowell’s book:


UPDATE, April 17, 2017: HuffPost heavily promoted, defended and profited from this article — then removed it, but not because of its racism, lies or incitement

On April 16, 2017, Heat St. broke the story that this article was written by a person who doesn’t exist, as an experiment to see if HuffPost would run it, on the speculation that it catered to the “nonpartisan newspaper’s” desire to incite racial hatred, Marxist redistribution schemes, and to do so via deception and easily-disproved lies:

Gullible Huffington Post Falls for Hoax Article Calling for White Men to be Stripped of Voting Rights, by Ian Miles Cheong, HeatSt.com, April 16, 2017. Excerpt:

Huffington Post’s South African editors were initially pleased with the reception of Garland’s article. On Saturday night, HuffPostSA editor Sipho Hlongwane bragged that the article had received plenty of traffic while making a tongue-in-cheek complaint about his corrections inbox.

HuffPost’s editor, bragging about how much traffic this hate article was generating — meaning, profits for the site.

After the piece went viral on social media due to coverage from right-leaning Twitter and Facebook personalities […] HuffPostSA editor Verashni Pillay wrote an article (archived post) defending its publication. She highlighted examples of complaints sent to the website, and blamed readers for having a poor understanding of the “pretty standard feminist theory” Shelley used.

Then, following the extensive backlash, Huffington Post deleted the article, replacing it with a meek apology and a claim that they were unable to confirm that Shelley Garland was a real person. They even had to hilariously clarify that they are in favor of universal voting enfranchisement.

A person claiming to be Shelley Garland has since reached out to Cliff Central, with evidence of the original pitch email she had sent to Huffington Post.  “Shelley” says she received the website’s content guidelines, which her piece certainly does not adhere to despite the site’s decision to post it.

As it turned out, the author who wrote the piece and submitted it to HuffPost was a male, and stands for none of the lies, distortions or incitement that the article contained. He pitched the piece to HuffPost on the speculation that the “objective” newspaper might be eager to publish it — and he was right, as he explained in a detailed email to a South African site:

Ideological Imperatives Trump Editorial Integrity, by Cliff Notes (The Renegade Report), April 16, 2017. Excerpt:

Recently the Huffington Post published a blog post (which has gone viral) by Shelley Garland, an MA philosophy student and self-styled activist and feminist, on whether it is time to deny white men around the globe the vote, and at the same time redistribute their assets globally. There was some speculation on social media that Garland, who claims to not be a fan of South Africa’s ‘rainbow politics’ and is thinking of ways to smash the patriarchy, was not real. Those who thought that Garland is not real were correct. For she is a pseudonym used by myself, a white South African male, to show that one can write absurd racist and sexist hogwash, as long as the target is the right one.

I have had the idea for some time. Breathless meditations on ‘angry white men’ or earnest letters addressed to ‘white people’ seem to be more common than spelling or grammatical errors in The New Age. It seemed to me that one could write any kind of collectivist tripe, as long as the target was white men, and I decided to put this theory to the test and the idea of writing a piece about depriving white men around the globe of the franchise was born.

Armed with a heavily photoshopped picture I found on the Internet and some ridiculous phrases beloved of those on the less sensible left, I set to work. […] Huffington Post […] published the piece as a blog, which has now gone viral. The piece was accepted without question by the Huffington Post even though – as others have pointed out on social media and elsewhere – the piece is riddled with factual errors, logical fallacies, and is not something that an MA student could possibly write (apologies to philosophy students, one of my best friends is a philosopher, but it was the first humanities discipline that popped into my head when I was creating Shelley).

Huffington Post did not fact check any of my ludicrous claims in the article, nor, as far as I can tell, was the piece edited. After the piece was published I saw that I had entered one of the hyperlinks wrong for one of my ‘sources,’ and this had clearly not been checked. […]

A further indictment on the Huffington Post is the fact that its editor, Verashni Pillay, then took it upon herself to defend the total garbage that I had written.

More at Intellectual Takeout.


April 18, 2017 update: An anonymous critic produced a 15-minute video analysis of this episode. 

See the video here.  Caution: Strong language and vulgarity.  SaveTheWest is neither affiliated with, knows the identity of, nor endorses this video, but only includes it here because it contains relevant information to this incident.


April 23, 2017 update: HuffPost editor resigns, and entire “news” site is scolded by parent company for breaching its commitment to “responsible journalism”

From HeatSt.com,which helped to break the entire scandal:

Huffington Post Editor Resigns In Shame Over Hoax Article That Said White Men Shouldn’t Get to Vote, by Ian Miles Cheong, HeatSt.com, April 23, 2017. Excerpts:

[HuffPost editor] Verashni Pillay resigned this weekend following an investigation into the controversial article and a severe ruling by South Africa’s press ombudsman.

The CEO of Media24, which operates HuffPost in South Africa, issued a statement calling the article’s publication “hugely damaging” to their reputation.

“Responsible journalism is at the heart of what we do; it’s the currency we trade in,” said Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman. “In an era of fake news, I know only too well that our editors spend an inordinate amount of time checking the veracity of information before they publish. When our systems fail, we’re not just alarmed; we’re outraged. This is a sad day for journalism.”

Andreij Horn, the head of News24.com, announced that they were accepting Pillay’s resignation and announced that the company will be making changes to editorial management to “address the internal issues that made the situation possible in the first place, and the impact it had on society at large, the company, and its staff.”

South African press ombudsman Johan Retief found that the controversial blog post was both discriminatory and constituted hate speech.

 

 


(18) HuffPost attacks a cable news network for hiring a white male

On May 8, 2017, HuffPost featured this “news” story near the top of its front page, which attacked MSNBC for hiring a white conservative commentator (George Will) as a contributor.  Note the headline it chose to employ: “PALE MALE STALE”:

PALE MALE STALE: MSNBC Makes Yet Another Conservative Hire, Tapping George Will

Lest there be any question as to whether or not this headline could only have been designed to incite racial hatred, consider:

Given how HuffPost fervently champions the causes of the people within its favored groups — and even falsely legitimizes fake hate crimes against them — how would it have reacted had it discovered that a conservative “news” site published a headline, atop the face of a person of color, that read: “Dark male stale”?

We can safely speculate that HuffPost would be going berzerk, accusing the site of racism.  But apparently, because HuffPost perpetuated racial hatred against people of another skin color, it believes it is in the clear — just as the editor of its South African edition presumably believed, in this recent incident.


(19) HuffPost assailed Vice-President elect Pence for posting “whitest selfie ever” — ignoring its own history of hiring almost exclusively white people, and giving them all its top positions

On November 17, 2016, HuffPost published the following article:

Mike Pence And House Republicans Pose For The Whitest Selfie Ever; Surprise, surprise…, by Lilly Workneh, Huffington Post, November 17, 2016.  Excerpt:

Move over Paul Ryan, Vice President-elect Mike Pence just took home the gold for capturing the whitest selfie ever.  On Thursday, Pence took a picture with sitting House Republicans during a visit to the group’s conference meeting. The photo was shared by the official House Republicans Twitter account with the caption: “Unified.”

It then took to Twitter to spread this incendiary assertion of racism:

Bloggers who are familiar with HuffPost’s history of lies, and its own internal racism, soon took to social media to expose its hypocrisy.  Most focused on this “selfie” that HuffPost’s executive editor, Liz Heron, took six months earlier, showing that every one of its editors was white:

Soon after, this graphic began making the rounds on social media:

And iPhone Conservative pointed out that HuffPost’s top editors are less diverse than one of the organizations against which it relentlessly smears and incites hatred, the NRA:

Few, however, were aware of this picture, of HuffPost’s 2009 Christmas party — consisting almost invariably of a sea of white faces:

Further, as this blog article documented, every one of HuffPost’s top editors, reporters and executives was white:

Is HuffPost racist? By its own standards, it would appear so


(20) HuffPost top-of-the-front-page “news” article: “There Is No Justice For Black People Killed By Cops”

On June 16, 2017, a jury in Minnesota, comprised of ten white and two black people, found Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile.  The local paper, the St. Paul Star Tribune, covered the story here.

That evening, HuffPost published this “news” story at the top of the front page — asserting, as fact, that “There is no justice for black people killed by cops”:

Starting with that inflammatory, incendiary, opinionated premise, HuffPost opens its “news” story by catering to the “journalist’s” personal feelings on the matter:

AMERICAN CRY: There Is No Justice For Black People Killed By Cops, by Julia Craven, Huffington Post, June 16, 2017. Excerpt:

It’s happening again.

I have to write about Philando Castile, the 32-year-old black man who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer last July. I have to compose myself, sit at this laptop and write something profound about another black life taken by a police officer, another officer found not guilty for killing a black person.

And, you know, I have nothing much to say.

After beginning to address some of the facts of the case, albeit in a way that gives all credibility to Castile, HuffPost left out of its “news” story what was apparently one of the facts that caused the jury to render a not guilty verdict: as reported in the Star Tribune:

Defense attorneys argued that Castile was culpably negligent in the shooting because he volunteered that he possessed a gun without disclosing that he had a permit to carry it, that he reached for it instead of keeping his hands visible, and that he was high on marijuana, rendering him incapable of following Yanez’s order not to reach for the gun. Yanez testified last week that he fired because he feared for his life.

Here, however, is how HuffPost depicted this alleged fact:

Yanez pulled the car over. Things escalated. Yanez shot seven times into the vehicle. He thought Castile was reaching for his weapon, a gun that Castile was licensed to carry and that he had informed the officer about moments before. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, says he was reaching for his wallet. She began filming on her phone. The resulting video, with Castile bleeding to death on camera as Reynolds calmly complies with the officer’s screamed instructions, is impossible to forget.

Notice that HuffPost selectively-edited the allegations in order to spin a one-sided narrative of the situation:

  • It insinuated that Castile had informed Officer Yanez about both his gun, and his permit to carry it — omitting the fact that the defense asserted that Castile never told Yanez that he had a carry permit.
  • It completely omitted the defense’s assertion that Castile was not following Officer Yanez’s commands, especially when instructed to not reach for his gun.

The rest of HuffPost’s “news” story contained more emotional appeals and opinions from its “journalist,” and more selective editing, that could be designed only to serve only one purpose: to whip up more hatred against American police officers, based on emotional appeals, half-truths and yellow journalism, and which, given HuffPost’s massive reach and influence, may well contribute to getting more police officers murdered.


(21) HuffPost falsely insinuated, repeatedly, that a road-rage incident against a Muslim woman of color was due to either Islamophobia or white supremacism, when it knew for a fact that the actual cause was neither

This incident is documented here.  In summary:

  • A Muslim teenager was murdered in Norther Virginia, in what was determined early on to be a road-rage incident, and had nothing to do with a) her religion, or b) her skin color.  Further, the perpetrator, a Hispanic illegal alien from El Salvador, had darker skin than his victim.
  • In the face of these facts, HuffPost published three front-page stories within 24 hours that contained insinuations that this crime was somehow related to white supremacism and/or Islamophobia, and was part of the broader fear that Muslim women of color feel in America.
  • Further, HuffPost never published another headline on its front page to indicate to its readers that they had been severely misled as to the nature of this crime.

An example of one of HuffPost’s deceptive, incitement-based front-page headlines concerning this incident.  See the details here.


(22) HuffPost published a front-page editorial that mocked an American college student held captive in North Korea, for the terror state’s “revocation of his white privilege,” and his presumed, belated realization that “his white privilege is not universal”

On March 23, 2016, HuffPost published the following editorial mid-way down its front page:

The article mocked, on a racist basis, Otto Warmbier, the American college student whom North Korea accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster, and sentenced him to fifteen years of hard labor.

North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal, by La Sha, Huffington Post, March 23, 2016.  Excerpt:

[T]he Revocation of White Privilege in North Korea […]

[M]y reaction to [a] young white man who went to an Asian country and violated their laws, and learned that the shield his cis white male identity provides here in America is not teflon abroad.

That kind of reckless gall is an unfortunate side effect of being socialized first as a white boy, and then as a white man in this country. Every economic, academic, legal and social system in this country has for more than three centuries functioned with the implicit purpose of ensuring that white men are the primary benefactors of all privilege. The kind of arrogance bred by that kind of conditioning is pathogenic, causing its host to develop a subconscious yet no less obnoxious perception that the rules do not apply to him, or at least that their application is negotiable. […]

If he had obeyed North Korea’s laws, he would be home now.

After Warmbier was released by North Korea in June 2017, and this racist screed came to light, HuffPost edited the article, to remove some of the most inflammatory accusations, but left its central passages intact — and was roundly mocked for doing so.

This was only part of the outrageous assertions that HuffPost enabled this “contributor” to claim in this editorial screed.  See Case Study 23 for more — her incendiary, false assertion that local police took the white suspect who’d murdered nine black parishoners in a SC church to dinner at Burger King, after he was arrested.


(23) HuffPost published a front-page editorial that falsely claimed that local police took Dylan Roof, who murdered nine black church members in South Carolina, to Burger King for dinner after the shooting, as a symbol of American racism

As a continuation of Case Study 22, in which HuffPost published a front-page editorial that incited racist hatred against, and mocked Otto Warmbier, the American college student whom North Korea accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster, and sentenced him to fifteen years of hard labor.

In the same article, HuffPost also smeared the Shelby, NC police department with a provable lie, that could only be designed to further incite racist hatred against American police officers.

In summary, HuffPost falsely claimed that the police officers put Roof, a white supremacist, into a bulletproof vest and took him to dinner at Burger King — after it arrested him for murdering nine black church parishoners:

North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal, by La Sha, Huffington Post, March 23, 2016.  Excerpt:

When you can watch a white man who entered a theatre and killed a dozen people come out unscathed, you start to believe you’re invincible. When you see a white man taken to Burger King in a bulletproof vest after he killed nine people in a church, you learn that the world will always protect you.

The writer’s link goes to this article at HuffPost, which claimed, accurately, that the Shelby, NC police bought food from Burger King for Roof — but it never put him in a bulletproof vest and took him to the restaurant.

HuffPost based its article on (and linked to) one in the Charlotte Observer, which reported the story accurately:

Shelby police chief describes arrest of Charleston shooting suspect, by Andrew Dunn, Mark Washburn and Michael Gordon, Charlotte Observer, June 19, 2015.  Excerpt:

In Shelby, the FBI handled Roof’s initial questioning, Ledford said. Shelby police’s lone conversation with the mass-murder suspect was about food. Earlier in the day, Roof had bought water and chips at a south Charlotte gas station. Now he was hungry. Police bought him food from a nearby Burger King, Ledford said.

Thus, HuffPost knew the reality at the time it published this article on its front page — yet it chose instead to project this incendiary lie about the Shelby, NC police department to be spread to the world, as being a racist department, and representative of racist police departments all across America.

SaveTheWest.com reached out to Shelby, NC Chief of Police Jeffrey Ledford on June 22, 2017, to ask him if what is in HuffPost’s editorial is accurate.  Here is his official response:

“In response to your question: ‘Did police officers with the Shelby Police Department put Dylan Roof in a bulletproof vest, and bring him to Burger King for a meal, after he was arrested?’ That is absolutely not true.  Roof was never taken to any restaurant to eat.  He was provided food while in our custody, which is our obligation to do, to meet the needs of the prisoner. On that day, we actually provided lunch from Burger King (we use different food sources, Burger King being only one of them) for several people, who were at our headquarters, one of whom was Roof.  No food is held on site, so all food is brought in from outside sources, depending on when it is needed.  Just as it was on this day.”

Yet as of June 22, 2017, HuffPost’s incendiary, false, racist allegation is still published:


(24) HuffPost asserted that “Our Fear Of Black Men Is Racist, And It Killed Philando Castile” — while ignoring the fact that a Hispanic police officer shot Castile, and its own legendary fear of, and reluctance to hire black men

On June 22, 2017, HuffPost published this “news” story at the top of its front page:That “news” headline led to this story page — and the opening paragraphs are included, verbatim:

Our Fear Of Black Men Is Racist, And It Killed Philando Castile, by John Halstead, Huffington Post, June 22, 2017.  Excerpt:

I was raised to be afraid of Black men. This was communicated in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways, from my sweet-as-pie grandmother whispering the word “Black” like she was afraid one of “them” would hear her, to the myriad ways our media, from entertainment to the news, portray Black men as dangerous.

This fear of Black men was perpetuated by unfamiliarity. I grew up in the rural Midwest, in a middle class family. The neighborhoods I lived in and the schools I went to were almost entirely White. I interacted with Black people only in superficial ways in public. And except for my best friend in second grade, I had no Black friends. Though I was taught to be “colorblind” and to abhor (overt) racism, I had very little meaningful contact with Black people. As a result of this combination of racist messaging and unfamiliarity, I developed a racist fear of Black men.

What HuffPost’s incitement-based editorial buried, however, is the fact that Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was judged by a jury — including two black members — to have acted in reasonable fear of his life when he shot Castile, is himself a Hispanic person of color:

Officer Jeronimo Yanez

Twisting the knife, HuffPost enabled this contributor to claim that Officer Yanez only pulled Castile over because he was black:

HuffPost then twists the knife further, by claiming that the only reason Yanez shot Castile is because the latter was black:

“Officer Yanez shot Castile because he was afraid. And he was afraid because Castile was Black.”


The irony: HuffPost is also apparently afraid of black men — and has been, for many years

In March 2016, HuffPost was lambasted by right-leaning websites for the fact that its senior editor posted a Tweet containing a picture of a meeting of its senior editors.  All of whom were white women:

People Are Really Piling on the Editors at HuffPo Who Released This Tweet…,  by Lindsey Ellefson, MediaIte, May 21st, 2016. Excerpt:

Yesterday, Huffington Post‘s executive editor, Liz Heron, posted the following photo to Twitter:

Like many things, this photo, featuring a meeting brimming with white women, made people on the Internet very angry. The women clearly thought they were representative of a diverse workplace, though they seem to have forgotten to hire any people of color for their top spots.

Rather than being an isolated incident, HuffPost has for many years apparently avoided hiring any black males for its senior positions.  For example, here is a picture of its 2010 Christmas staff party – with one black male:

Further, as an independent blog documented in 2010, HuffPost’s roster of senior executives, journalists and editors was exclusively white:

Is HuffPost racist? By its own standards, it would appear so

Yet now, HuffPost published an editorial screed, disguised as a “news” story, at the top of its front page, to help advance its false narrative that America is endemically racist.

And what are the qualifications of the contributor who wrote this screed?  According to its bio page on him (screencap):

John Halstead: Activist, Blogger, Earthseed Shaper

John is an [sic] climate activist and one of the co-founders of 350 Indiana-Calumet. He writes for numerous online platforms, including The Huffington Post, Patheos, GodsandRadicals.org, Witches & Pagans, and GodisChange.org, and is an Editor-at-Large at HumanisticPaganism.com. John edited the anthology, “Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans” (2016). He was the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment,” which can be found at ecopagan.com. John is also a Shaper of the fledgling Earthseed community, which is described at GodisChange.org.


(25) June 2017: HuffPost again falsely accused police officers of murdering black Americans, while omitting all essential context, such as the fact that juries — which included black members — exonerated the vast majority of them, and some of the cops were black

On June 23, 2017, HuffPost published this headline at the top of its front page:

That headline led to this story page, and the following opening sentences (screencap):

The Collective Déjà Vu Of Black America: We are stuck in a loop of violence and injustice, by Julia Craven, Huffington Post, June 23, 2017.

We’ve been here before.  Right here, at this very specific moment of anguish. Each time, it’s as though the world freezes and a familiar jolt zips through our bodies. Our vision blurs.

Panicked, we look around to see if anyone else feels what we are feeling, to see if anyone else is in the grip of the same dismay.

On June 20, two Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of three. The following day, the former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith in 2016 was found not guilty of reckless murder.

By HuffPost’s wording, these police officers murdered the cited individuals without any reasons — but presumably, only because they were black.  The facts show otherwise:

In regards to Charleena Lyles, here are excerpts of how the Seattle Times presented the shooting, on June 18, 2017 — five days before HuffPost published this story:

Just after 10 a.m. Sunday, Seattle police responded after the woman had called to report an attempted burglary at her Magnuson Park apartment. At some point, police said, she displayed a knife and two officers shot and killed her.  Relatives identified the woman as Charleena Lyles.

Family members said she was several months pregnant and had been struggling with mental-health issues for the past year. They said she was concerned authorities would take her children, one of whom they said has Down syndrome. […]

Police Detective Mark Jamieson said officers were alerted to “hazard information” in the system after a previous encounter with the woman, which prompted a two-officer response Sunday morning when she called to report an attempted burglary in her fourth-floor unit at Brettler Family Place apartments.

“Officers were confronted by a 30-year-old woman armed with a knife,” the department wrote on its web blotter. “Both officers fired their duty weapons, striking the woman.”

HuffPost completely ignored all of that context — and instead decided to falsely depict Lyles’ death as a murder, perpetrated by racist Seattle police officers.  Are there facts to be determined as to whether Lyles presented a clear and present danger to the officers?  Clearly, yes.  But that investigation has not been completed, and HuffPost knew it at the time it decided to smear the Seattle police officers as racist murderers.

Regarding the second incident, here are the facts, according to a compilation of local news sources, by Heavy.com:

A 23-year-old black man armed with a stolen gun was fatally shot Saturday afternoon by police in Milwaukee during a foot pursuit, authorities say.

The man has been identified as Sylville Smith, police said. Smith was shot in the chest and arm, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

[Smith] fled from a car during a traffic stop Saturday about 2:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin city’s North Side, police said in a press release. […]

Mayor Tom Barrett said […] the officer ordered the man to drop his gun twice and then fired several times when he refused. Barrett said a photo from the body camera clearly shows Smith had the gun in his hand when he was killed.

Once again, HuffPost completely ignored all of those vital details, as to why Smith was shot.  It also ignored another vital one: that as Heavy.com revealed, the police officer who ordered Smith to put his weapon down and surrender, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who was acquitted over the shooting, is also black:

Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, a six-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, who was acquitted for shooting Sylvie Smith, after he refused the officer’s commands to put his handgun down and surrender.

Rather than an isolated incident, this article represents the latest installment of HuffPost’s pattern of consistently inciting hatred against police officers based on either lies or grossly decontexualized allegations, and increasingly, based on false accusations of racism.

To continue its race-based hate-propaganda, HuffPost also invited readers who are “always angry about politics” to join this “journalist’s” email list:


(26) June 2017: HuffPost claimed Eric Trump got a haircut to make him look like a racist — but omitted the fact that many Hollywood stars now have the same haircut

On June 26, 2017, HuffPost published this “news” story near the top of its front page:

That headline led to this “news” story:

Eric Trump’s New Haircut Reminds Twitter Of A Certain White Nationalist; “It’s OK to make fun of Nazi haircuts,” by Carly Ledbetter, Huffington Post, June 26, 2017.  Excerpt:

Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump who thinks people who oppose his dad are “not even people,” got a haircut over the weekend.

The 33-year-old debuted the new look during a Fox News appearance on Sunday and Twitter had some serious thoughts:

Many thought the haircut made him resemble white nationalist Richard Spencer: 

On the surface, the comparison would initially appear to be reasonable.

Until, that is, one considers that this particular haircut, called the “undercut”:

  • Is among the most popular male haircut styles in America today, as conservative author and radio host Dana Loesch (among many others) pointed out at Twitchy.com
  • Is sported by mainstream celebrities Macklemore and David Beckham, as was pointed out at the Washington Post — in November 2016


Curiously, however, HuffPost included none of those revelations in its “news” article.  It effectively set up a hermetically sealed chamber through which it fed this racist-incitement to its readers, as if it was living up to the advertising pitch that its parent company, AOL, employs to sell advertising on the site: that “The Huffington Post covers the world’s stories from every viewpoint”:


(27) February 2017: HuffPost published claim that “white churches must repent” for “practices and policies of racism”; never makes similar call for homophobic, violence-inciting imams at Orlando mosques

On February 17, 2017, HuffPost published this editorial on its front page (h/t Daily Caller):

Studying Racism As An Act Of Repentance And Resistance In The Trump Era, by Jim Wallis, Huffington Post, Feb 17, 2017.  Excerpt:

[I]n this new age of Trump, many people of color are losing hope for an America that values diversity — and them — and are losing trust in white Christians who loudly claim not to be racist but who clearly decided that Trump’s racial bigotry was not a disqualifier for their vote.

What racial bigotry did Trump exhibit?  HuffPost points to not a single example.  It also omits the fact that more black Americans voted for Donald Trump in 2016 than voted for Gov. Romney in 2012.  HuffPost continues:

White Christians ignored Trump’s bigotry with no seeming understanding of or empathy toward families of color. Further, when white people dismiss the real fears that parents of color have for their children after this election, it painfully reveals the distance of the white majority from people of color in America and the realities of their daily lives.

Finally, HuffPost urges that white Christians “repent” for the sin of voting for Trump:

In our homes and in our churches, we must answer the question: “What should white Christians and white churches do in the Trump era?” Repent of the sin of racism.


HuffPost demands that all white Christians repent — yet completely ignores the anti-gay violence incitement at mosques throughout the U.S.

Among these are three incidents that occurred in rapid succession in 2016 of notoriously homophobic, violence-inciting foreign imams who were all able to obtain travel visas from the Obama State Department to go preach in Orlando, FL mosques — including one who said, in April 2016, on video, that devout Muslims must murder gays “out of compassion.” 

Note that this was two months before the June 2016 Pules nightclub massacre, in which an Orlando Muslim murdered 49 gays and injured 54 more, because, as he told the FBI and 911 operators in recorded calls, he was acting in accordance with his faith, and out of allegiance to ISIS.

HuffPost has not only never publicized those facts, it also put up a front-page headline that claimed, after those recorded calls became public, that “religion had nothing to do with it.”

See the complete documentation of these incidents — and of the fact that HuffPost completely ignored them — here:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring Islamist hate and incitement against members of the LGBT community


(28) June 30, 2017: After consistently ignoring Muslim hate crimes against Muslims, HuffPost gave sympathetic, pictorial, front-page coverage to the story of an acid attack on two Muslim females in England — but apparently, only because the alleged perpetrator was a white, non-Muslim male [UPDATED: HuffPost proved this theory, less than one month later]

On June 30, 2017, HuffPost published this headline near the top of its front page:That headline led to this story page:

GRAPHIC: Muslim Victims Of Horrific Acid Attack Blast Police Response, by Sara C Nelson, Huffington Post, June 30, 2017.  Excerpt:

Police are hunting a man after a young woman and her cousin had acid sprayed in their faces as they sat in their car.

Resham Khan, 21, and Jameel Mukhtar, 37, suffered serious burns after they were both doused in sulphuric acid as they waited in traffic in east London on 21 June.

Detectives are looking for John Tomlin, 24, who has distinctive tattoos on his face, who they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

The first thing that is notable about HuffPost’s coverage of this story is that it covered it at all — because it has enacted a virtual blackout of all acid attacks on Muslims in England, and anywhere else in the world.  Perhaps this is because, as in so many other instances, it chronically either ignores or whitewashes Islamist terror attacks and hate crimes — while at the same time, falsely legitimizing fake hate crimes against U.S. Muslims.  It has also chronically ignored the fact that acid attacks are a common means employed by fundamentalist Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere, to punish women and girls who commit “honor crimes,” such as disobeying the males in the family, or dating someone of whom they disapprove.

As USA Today reported only weeks earlier, in April 2017:

“It’s a growing problem, there’s no question,” said Jaf Shah, executive director of Acid Survivors Trust International, a London charity that supports victims, predominantly in South Asia, where acid attacks are more common.

Shah said acid attacks in other countries usually involve men targeting females. The reasons are often over spurned marriage proposals or sexual advances.

This phenomenon is also discussed in graphic detail in the recent documentary, “The Honor Diaries,” hosted by Muslim women:


Then, there is this accounting from FrontPageMag*, which chronicles the massively disproportionate use of acid attacks within the Muslim community in England (* Due to its inflammatory nature, we only cite FrontPageMag in cases in which it alone has uncovered verifiable information about important issues — such as in this incident):

The Acid Attacks of London’s Muslim No-Go Zones; A splash from the acid test of multiculturalism, by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPageMag.com, July 17, 2017.  Excerpt:

Newham is the London borough with the highest number of acid attacks. It also has the second highest percentage of Muslims in the UK. 398 acid attacks occurred in 5 years in the area named as “the most ethnically diverse district in England and Wales”. 33% of Newham consists of non-UK passport holders.

But surely that’s some sort of random coincidence.

Except that the place with the third highest number of acid attacks is Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets is a Muslim no-go zone. It has one of the smallest native British populations in the country. 35% of the population is Muslim. Most of those are Bangladeshis with a healthy sprinkling of Somalis.

There were 84 acid attacks in what has been dubbed “The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets”.

Also, entirely by coincidence, Bangladesh has the highest rate of acid attacks in the world. But if anyone suggests that these two statistics are related, the Met police will investigate them for hate crimes.

The second highest acid attack location in London was Barking and Dagenham, a growing Muslim enclave which elected its first Muslim mayor whose plans include holding an Islamic festival “for the whole community—regardless of religion”.


Yet HuffPost left all those facts completely out of its story — and never covers incidents of Muslims perpetrating acid attacks.  Why? 

And after consistently refusing to give any coverage to the proliferation of acid attacks on Muslim women, by Muslim males, and increasingly on Western soil by fundamentalist Muslim refugees and immigrants, what was so different about this particular story that caused HuffPost to position it near the top of its front page, on June 30?

The only self-evident, distinguishing characteristic of this story was that it was a white, non-Muslim male who was suspected of having perpetrated the attack.  And this fits in perfectly with HuffPost’s incessant incitement of hatred against white people, based on their skin color — which it has been doing for a very long time, as documented in case studies 1-27, above on this page.

Further, it should be noted that HuffPost consistently ignores hate crimes against Jews in W. Europe, America and Israel, no matter the suffering of the victims and their families — just as in this case.  Instead, in the days after these attacks, it showers sympathetic coverage on sad stories about farm animals, sad celebrities, and other various oddities.

See 50 documented case studies from 2016-2017 at:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2016-2017

See 19 documented case studies from 2014-2015 at:

Examples of HuffPost ignoring anti-Semitic hate incidents in America in 2014-2015

Also, see SaveTheWest’s recent documentary about this phenomenon (44 minutes;  2016):

Given all the above facts, we believe it is reasonable to speculate that the reasons that HuffPost decided to give this particular acid attack top publicity are:

  • The alleged perpetrator is white
  • The victims are Muslims
  • By giving top publicity to this incident, it helps to fuel HuffPost’s global incitement campaign against white people, and particularly white males (documentation here)

UPDATE: July 27, 2017: HuffPost’s racist bias in another incident proved the above assertion

On July 25, 2017, stories emerged in several British newspapers about the fact that a 19-year-old Muslim girl in London had been kidnapped, raped and murdered in an apparent “honor crime.”

Celine Dookhran, 19

Indian Muslim woman ‘raped and murdered in honour killing’ after starting relationship with Arab man; Celine Dookhran, 19, was found with her throat slit at a house in south-west London, by Chris Baynes, The Independent (UK),July 25, 2017.  Excerpt:

An Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered in a suspected “honour killing” in London, a court has heard. 

The body of Celine Dookhran, 19, was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit after a second woman who was also attacked raised the alarm from her hospital bed.

The two women were said to have been bound, gagged and kidnapped by masked men on Wednesday. They were taken to a house in Kingston-upon-Thames, south-west London, where they were both raped and Ms Dookhran was killed.

Mujahid Arshid, 33, of no fixed address, appeared before Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with the murder, attempted murder, and two counts of rape and kidnap.


HuffPost’s own search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A July 27, 2017 search using the string “Celine Dookhran” returned zero results.

 


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