Examples of HuffPost’s incitement and legitimization of violence


by Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com

The following is just a sampling of HuffPost’s use of its platform as the world’s most-read online “newspaper” to explicitly incite and legitimize violence — acts that are explicit violations of its publicly-stated operating guidelines (if not federal law):

HuffPost prohibits “material that is unlawful, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense… violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.”

– HuffPost Terms and Conditions

Case studies

The top “news” story at HuffPost, April 18, 2017.

(1) February 2016: “The 9 Most Punchable Martin Shkreli Faces (Just From Today)”

(2) June 2016: Violence is “logical”; “Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change”

(3) November 2016: “I will do my best to fuck up any bigot who fucks with you”

(4) April 2017: “KILL BILL”

(5) April 2017: Trump supporters deserve to be mass-murdered across America

(6) May 2017: HuffPost senior editor incites readers to stalk and harass Republican Congressional representatives, including at their homes

(1) February 2016: “The 9 Most Punchable Martin Shkreli Faces (Just From Today)”

Few Americans would disagree with the proposition that pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli is a reprehensible businessman.  But in America, we resolve our differences through civil, peaceful means — and in the business realm, through market forces (when they are allowed to work).

Yet this “news” headline*, which HuffPost published on its front page on February 4, 2016, implicitly justifies violence:

If HuffPost were consistent in its implicit advocacy of violence against those who have caused the most harm to Americans and their health care options, it would have directed some of its vitriol against Jonathan Gruber, the health economist from MIT.  For it was Gruber who openly admitted that he and the Obama administration engaged in a campaign of lies and deception about its healthcare reform proposal, because of what he described as “the stupidity of the American voter”:

(100113 Needham, MA) Sunlife Wake Up Summit 2013- Healthcare experts examine Affordable Care Act. Dr. Jonathan Gruber, MIT economics professor and key architect of the Affordable Care Act gives keynote address. Staff photo by Arthur Pollock Tuesday, October 01, 2013.“[I]f you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in, you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical to get for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

See the videos that emerged of Gruber’s admissions here.

After these videos emerged, the administration steadfastly denied that Gruber was the architect of its healthcare plan. These denials were later proven false by extensive email records between Gruber and senior White House and Congressional officials.

Instead, as HuffPost’s own search engine proves, a search using the string “Jonathan Gruber lack of transparency stupidity American voter” returns zero results.

(2) June 2016: Violence is “logical”; “Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change”

HuffPost published this explicit call for political violence and domestic terrorism on its front page on June 6, 2016.


Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change. It’s not liberal politicians or masses that historians identify as the spark underlying the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. Nor was it a think piece from some smarmy liberal writer.

(3) November 2016: “I will do my best to fuck up any bigot who fucks with you”

HuffPost published this “news” story on its front page on November 16, 2016.

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Writer and editor Margaret Killjoy is selling 1″ buttons that “help you make clear your intention to, you know, fuck up bigots.”  They look like this. […]

“A friend of mine posted [online], ‘I don’t care if you wear a safety pin or not. I just want you to fuck up bigots.’ I wholeheartedly agreed,” Killjoy told The Huffington Post.

(4) April 2017: “KILL BILL”

On April 18, 2017 HuffPost published this “news” story as its splash headline.

Note that this explicit incitement to murder was positioned just beneath an ad for BlackRock Inc., a $5 trillion, publicly-traded financial services firm, which claims, “We have zero tolerance in relation to illegal or unethical conduct.”

(5) April 2017: Trump supporters deserve to be mass-murdered across America

On April 13, 2017, HuffPost published this editorial, by an “artist”:

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, this editorial was an open call to murder Trump supporters, on a mass scale:

Trump Supporters Deserve To Die More Than I Do, by Chris Cali, Huffington Post, April 13, 2017. Excerpts:

[T]he ones who actually deserve to have a nuke dropped on them first are the ones who voted to get us all into this mess. They’re the ones who would have brought it on themselves if their health care was taken away and they dropped dead from their pre-existing conditions,” he continued.

[T]he human species will be better off without them. It’ s practically Darwinian. These are the people who deserve to have their towns annihilated.

As the Free Beacon also pointed out, HuffPost has been enabling Cali to publish his hate-filled editorials since 2014.  His archive contains the following:

If You Don’t Vote Democrat This November, Then Fuck You

2015: The Year We Stopped Putting Up With Your Shit

Note: Even though HuffPost took down Cali’s editorial, explaining why Trump supporters should be mass-murdered, as of April 23, 2017, it left him active:

(6) May 2017: HuffPost senior editor incites readers to stalk and harass Republican Congressional representatives, including at their homes

On May 10, 2017, HuffPost’s “Queer Voices Editor-at-Large,” Michelangelo Signorile, published an article that could only have the effect of ratcheting up the cauldron of hate, and probability of violence perpetrated by the radical leftist anarchists whom it has consistently incited and legitimized.

From the Daily Wire:

HuffPo Editor Threatens Members Of GOP, by Hank Berrien, May 12, 2017. Excerpt:

Michelangelo Signorile, the editor-at-large of HuffPost’s “Queer Voices” section, decided he would threaten members of the GOP. In an article titled “To Save America We Must Stop Being Polite And Immediately Start Raising Hell,” Signorile urged his audience to “turn up the heat on elected officials.”

What did he mean by “turn up the heat?” This:

They should be hounded by protestors everywhere, especially in public — in restaurants, in shopping centers, in their districts, and yes, on the public property outside their homes and apartments, in Washington and back in their home states. Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, should not be able to attend any function, eat in public, or enjoy dinner at home without hearing people expressing how his actions are harming their lives and their families’ lives in terrible ways.

The Daily Wire continued:

Signorile is only fanning the flames of an already-burning fire; Tom Garrett, a GOP member of the Freedom Caucus, revealed his wife was already getting death threats such as, “This is how we’re going to kill your wife.”

SaveTheWest documented the fact that HuffPost completely ignored this federal crime against Rep. Garrett and his family (including his dog).  Just as it has completely ignored the 111 other politically-motivated hate crimes that have been perpetrated or threatened by radical leftist anarchists whom it incites, against those whom it deems worthless (conservatives, Republicans, white people, Jews, etc.). A few recent examples:

April 2017, Washington, DC: A radical leftist protester violently assaulted a conservative journalist, on video — then falsely claimed to police officers that he was the victim

April 2017, Portland, OR: A radical leftist group emailed a terror threat to the City of Portland that if it didn’t exclude local Republicans from a public festival, they would be violently attacked

May 2017, Berkeley, CA: An illegal alien student at UC-Berkeley posted a Tweet calling for his fellow Hispanics to gather at a local park to “beat the shit out of white people”

May 2017, Washington state: A professor published a Facebook post that claimed Republican Congressional representatives “should be lined up and shot,” and affirmed that he was very serious

April 2017, Brooklyn, New York: Jewish man was beaten, robbed in apartment above the synagogue he cares for

Continuing from the Daily Wire:

In the past week, a Tennessee woman was arrested for following U.S. Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) in her car after a town hall meeting, according to FOX 13.

And the Daily Wire points out just some of Signorile’s sordid history of using political terror as a means of advancing his agenda:

But leave it to Signorile, who is famous for outing homosexuals without their consent, including Jodie Foster and Malcolm Forbes, thus invading their privacy, to threaten to disrupt or even threaten the lives of those he disagrees with.

Taken in the context of the first five case studies on this page, plus the fact that HuffPost engages in consistent incitement of racial hatred, and hate against police officers, American soldiers and others, it becomes quite clear that rather than being an isolated incident, it is doing exactly what the Daily Wire alleges — “fanning the flames of an already-burning fire.”  But in this case, it is a fire that HuffPost was instrumental in igniting.  See:

Examples of HuffPost inciting racial hatred

Examples of HuffPost inciting hate against police officers — then ignoring hate crimes against them

Examples of HuffPost’s propaganda jihad against the U.S. military – and for America’s enemies

Examples of HuffPost’s incitement of hatred against Jews and Israel

Examples of HuffPost ignoring hate crimes against people it views as Worthless

ADDENDUM: Four days later, organized radical leftists begin targeting FCC Commissioner’s home and neighborhood

On May 14, four days after Signorile’s incitement editorial, an organized group of notorious, violent radical leftists targeting the home and neighbors of the Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai:

Alt-Left Targets Ajit Pai; Members of violent protest groups organize events in FCC chairman’s neighborhood, by Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon, May 15, 2017. Excerpts:

Members of the alt-left with a history of participating in violent protests are targeting the neighborhood of the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai.

The organizers, connected to DisruptJ20 and Code Pink, said they are “taking the fight to Pai’s front door,” leaving leaflets on the doors in Pai’s neighborhood last weekend to protest changes to the Obama administration net neutrality policy.

On Sunday, the activists will again target Pai’s neighborhood, this time with a “vigil to save the Internet.”

“Join us this Sunday for a #SaveTheInternet #NetNeutrality vigil outside of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s house,” a Facebook event organized by “Protect Our Internet” reads. […]

The campaign is an attempt to intimidate and embarrass Pai for his plans to reverse the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which gave the government more regulatory power over internet service providers.

Kevin Zeese is a PopularResistance.org contributor, who several years ago organized a blockade of former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s house to demand net neutrality rules, which the Obama administration later adopted.

PopularResistance.org is a network of leftist activists in the D.C. area who have been involved in violent protests with the antifa, DisruptJ20, and Code Pink. […]

Members of the “well-organized” group were “armed with hammers and crowbars” at the inauguration protest. Storefront windows were smashed and a limousine, which was owned by a Muslim immigrant, was set on fire. Over 271 protesters were arrested and 6 police officers were injured.

DisruptJ20 activists were also revealed on an undercover video released by Project Veritas to be planning to attack the “DeploraBall” inauguration party with butyric acid, which led to the arrest of one of the group’s activists for conspiracy to commit assault.