Examples of HuffPost’s incitement and legitimization of violence

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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 clear 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

It is also important to consider the time context in which HuffPost published these items, almost invariably on its front page: when leftist anarchists were physically attacking peaceful conservative demonstrators, and anyone whom they suspected had voted for Trump, throughout America.

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

(7) June 2017: HuffPost continues enabling a writer who openly legitimized and advocated the use of political violence, to justify the attempted assassination of several GOP Congressmen

(8) June 2017: HuffPost published editorial claiming Trump “must face justice,” and be “executed [Update: HuffPost removed article after outcry]

(9) December 2017: HuffPost whitewashed, relabeled the domestic terror group ANTIFA as “community activists” who face a “dilemma” over their desire to “crack skulls” of people whom they view as “fascists”

(10) December 2017: A HuffPost editor publicly claimed her New Year’s resolution is to “kill all men”


(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.

Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any, by Jesse Benn, Huffington Post, June 6, 2016.  Excerpt:

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. […]

[W]hen those who hold that privilege dismiss the potential validity or logic of violent resistance, it’s effectively an effort to dictate the rules under which oppressed peoples respond to existential threats, and to silence forms of resistance disagreeable to privileged sensibilities. Don’t be that liberal.

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(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

(6a) UPDATE: Four days after HuffPost published this incitement article, organized radical leftists began harassing FCC Commissioner’s home and neighborhood

(6b) UPDATE 2: HuffPost continues ignoring death threats and harassment against FCC Commissioner

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


(6a) UPDATE: Four days after HuffPost published this incitement article, organized radical leftists began harassing FCC Commissioner’s home and neighborhood

On May 14, 2017 — 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.

This assault on Commissioner Pai’s neighborhood occurred less than three weeks after HuffPost published this splash headline against him — as “news” — on April 27, 2017:


(6b) UPDATE 2: HuffPost continues ignoring death threats and harassment against FCC Commissioner

HuffPost has aided and abetted the radical leftist domestic terrorists who have been targeting Commissioner Ajit Pai through both active and passive means.  As shown in Sections (6) and (6a), HuffPost has actively incited and morally legitimized leftists’ attacks on conservatives.  It has also legitimized these leftists through passive means, by refusing to give any coverage to their continuing, escalating terrorist threats and harassment of him and his family.

A search at HuffPost using Pai’s name reveals almost exclusively hate content against him — none of the threats above were covered by the self-described “objective, nonpartisan” newspaper.

The leftists’ threats against Pai reached such an elevated level in January 2018 that he was reportedly forced to cancel an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s premier high-tech annual gathering:

Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented and Must Stop, by Tony Perkins, Daily Signal, January 10, 2018. Excerpt:

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama’s “net neutrality” policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, “It’s not going to kill democracy.”

But could it kill him?

Federal officials are certainly concerned, now that a flood of death threats has reached a level most insiders say they’ve never seen. This is “routine for presidents and vice presidents,” sources say, “but highly unusual for heads of government agencies like the FCC.”

For the 44-year-old chief, the risks of the job were clear from his earliest days at the FCC. He tells horrifying stories about his house being surrounded by protestors, some lurking under his windows with signs of his children’s names.

“My kids are 5 and 3,” he told the Wall Street Journal in 2014. “It’s not pleasant.”

Now, the dangers to Pai and his family are so serious that the FCC head was forced to back out of a speech at one of the most important tech events of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show.

“Basically, if these threats are credible, you need armored vehicles—and I mean plural—not to mention area sweeps, aerial support, and Secret Service directly manning the commissioner at all times,” said a security expert familiar with the situation.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story

A January 12, 2018 search using the string “Ajit Pai Consumer Electronics Show” returned zero relevant results:


(7) June 2017: HuffPost continues enabling a writer who openly legitimized and advocated the use of political violence, to justify the attempted assassination of several GOP Congressmen

On June 14, 2017, a radical leftist shot Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), several other Republican Congressmen, and Scalise’s security detail (he is the #3 in leadership in the House of Representatives). Scalise and others were seriously wounded, and left in critical condition.

As reported by The Federalist, a few hours after the shooting, Jesse Benn, whom HuffPost enabled to write an article explicitly advocating and legitimizing the use of political violence by radical leftists (see Case Study 2), took to Twitter, and justified the attempted assassination of Scalise and the others:

Note that on Benn’s Twitter page, the only affiliation he lists is that he is a writer for HuffPost:

As of June 15, 2017, HuffPost still listed Benn as one of its writers:

Note the contrast between HuffPost continuing to enable Benn, to the fact that one year earlier, it rapidly took down an article from another writer, that exposed video of Hillary Clinton’s fainting spells, and medical doctors’ opinions same — which HuffPost had blockaded — then removed the writer’s entire archive:

HuffPo Fires Writer Who Questioned Hillary’s Health | The Daily Caller


(8) June 2017: HuffPost published editorial claiming Trump “must face justice,” and be “executed” [Update: HuffPost removed article after outcry].

On June 11, 2017, HuffPost published this article, calling for President Trump to be tried for treason, and then executed:

Some excerpts from the article:

Impeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice, by Jason Fuller, Huffington Post, June 11, 2017. Excerpt:

We can also argue that Trump’s continued insistence on a travel ban — he’s not even disguising his intent anymore, based on his recent tweets — serves the purpose of assisting ISIS, which is arguably the nation’s biggest enemy right now. Trump’s campaign rhetoric and subsequent travel ban orders against the Muslim population serve as a valuable recruitment tool for the Islamic State by giving them credibility. […]

Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then — upon receiving guilty verdicts — they must all be executed under the law.

On what basis does HuffPost’s writer build his legal arguments?  None.  His entire qualification comes from the first sentence of his bio: “I live in a small American town and work a low-wage job”:

Curiously, HuffPost enacted a blackout on an actual, legendary legal scholar, Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, asserted on CNN on May 18 — nearly a month earlier — that not only are the charges being brought against Trump illegitimate, the frenzy that has been built up around them reminded him of “Stalinist secret police tactics”:

‘What Is the Crime?!’ Dershowitz Goes on Wild Rant, Says Mueller’s Powers Limited, by Justin Baragona, MediaIte, May 18, 2017. Excerpt:

“Let’s assume that’s true,” he exclaimed. “Show me the criminal statute. I still sit here as a civil libertarian. I don’t want us ever to become what Stalinist Russia became when Stalin was saying, show me the man I’ll find you the crime. What is the crime?!”

When anchor Anderson Cooper brought up there is a difference when it comes to illegal collusion, Dershowitz agreed but said that is all in the purview of politics.  “That’s a political issue,” the lawyer said. “That doesn’t give Mueller jurisdiction. Mueller has no jurisdiction to explore whether he made political mistakes, did terrible things, engaged in wrongdoing. Only criminal conduct!”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored Dershowitz’s assertions.  A June 16, 2017 search using the string “Alan Dershowitz Trump Mueller crime Stalin” returns no results:


June 14, 2017 update: HuffPost removes Fuller’s article

Several hours after a radical leftist attempted to assassinate Rep. Steve Scalise and several other Republican Congressmen, on June 14, 2017, HuffPost removed Fuller’s article:

HuffPost Spikes Article Demanding Execution of Trump and His Collaborators, by Tim Graham, NewsBusters.org, June 14, 2017.

Now, while Fuller’s archive is still active, when trying to access the article, this notice appears:

Fortunately, Google Cache has an archive of the article here.

As shown in this June 16 screencap, however, HuffPost continues to list Fuller as a contributor, and is maintaining Fuller’s entire archive:

Note the contrast between HuffPost continuing to enable Fuller, to the fact that one year earlier, it rapidly took down an article from another writer, that exposed video of Hillary Clinton’s fainting spells, and medical doctors’ opinions same — which HuffPost had blockaded — then removed the writer’s entire archive:

HuffPo Fires Writer Who Questioned Hillary’s Health | The Daily Caller


(9) December 2017: HuffPost whitewashed, relabeled the domestic terror group ANTIFA as “community activists” who face a “dilemma” over their desire to “crack skulls” of people whom they view as “fascists”

On December 10, 2017, HuffPost published the following as its front page splash headline:

Clicking on that headline brought the reader to this “story” page:

The Nazi-Puncher’s Dilemma: Inside the antifa movement’s struggle to continue its long, colorful legacy of cracking white supremacist heads without alienating, well, just about everyone, by Luke O’Brien, Huffington Post, December 10, 2017.

Let’s just pause here for a moment.  Notice the tacit endorsement of ANTIFA’s endemic initiation of violence against people whom they view as “white supremacists,” which often means, anyone who dares to disagree with their radical leftist, communist-supporting ideology.

This was just the starting point of what amounted to HuffPost’s love letter to ANTIFA, which the state of New Jersey, and the FBI, recently designated a domestic terrorist organization.  Some excerpts from the article (emphasis added):

There is a growing desire in this country to punch Nazis in the face. At least, this is what I hear from people who punch Nazis in the face. Some gleefully send me videos of other people punching Nazis in the face, such as the one from September featuring a Nazi in Seattle who threw a banana at a man and, in return, ate a very professional right cross. The Nazi fell to the ground and lay there unconscious. When he came to, he removed his Nazi armband and shuffled off.

Anyone following the news knows who’s doing the bulk of this Nazi-punching: “antifa.” It’s an esoteric and often confounding term. Although short for “anti-fascist” — an expansive category that one would imagine includes millions of Americans — “antifa” has quickly come to connote a very specific stereotype: a black-clad, violent, leftist subversive.

Most Americans first learned about antifa in February, when what looked like a gang of ninjas set fires and broke windows to stop Milo Yiannopoulos, a race-baiting former Breitbart News editor, from speaking on the University of California, Berkeley campus, where he reportedly intended to out undocumented students.

The article continues on this trajectory, romanticizing, justifying, and defending ANTIFA terrorists, concluding with a thinly-veiled endorsement of their tactics:

If the militant antifa I spoke to were concerned that social media could be used against them, they didn’t elaborate. “No matter how good we are, it’s going to happen anyway. We’re going to get vilified,” Bello says. […]

So what, ultimately, does one old antifa head think is to be done about the scrubbed-up, boy-next-door alt-right? What, in other words, should he do about Pepe?

“Punch anybody who wears it.”

Then, on December 11, HuffPost upped the ante, by posting this revised headline on its front page — now calling ANTIFA terrorists “community activists”:Key background data about ANTIFA

There has been a documented explosion of political violence by left-of-center partisans in America, and around the world in the last several years, led by ANTIFA.

What distinguishes this wave of violence by ANTIFA leftists is that it is often incited and morally justified by college professors and in some cases, influential “news” organizations.  This “mainstreaming” and “normalizing” of violence is unique to the left; there are no right-wing colleges that are openly facilitating professors and guest speakers who brazenly, emphatically advance violence laden-narratives, like “By Any Means Necessary,” or align with left-wing domestic terrorist groups like ANTIFA:

Criminal Justice Prof Justifies Antifa Violence

Dartmouth Professor Defends Antifa Violence

Some of America’s Top Colleges & Universities Have Allegedly Endorsed the Violent Antifa Movement

Antifa violence forces Berkeley campus police to rethink and modify their tactics

Left-Wing Writer Describes Scalise Shooting as ‘Self-Defense’

Antifa leader, teacher Yvonne Felarca arrested at ’empathy tent’ Berkeley brawl

Domestic Terror Threats: Media Mislead the Public

What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the media so reluctant to expose it?

Yet HuffPost never reports on those facts — or the fact that ANTIFA’s recent designation by the Department of Homeland Security and the State of New Jersey as a domestic terrorist organization.

Nor has HuffPost reported on a single one of the more than 100 hate crimes and terrorist attacks — some caught on video — that have been perpetrated in the last two years by radical leftists, predominantly by ANTIFA, on anyone whom they view as a political enemy, as documented on this page:

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

Contrast HuffPost’s swooning love affair with ANTIFA — and its refusal to publish anything about its actual crimes, motives and ultimate objectives — to the prominent, graphic, critical coverage it  gives to Nazis and white supremacists:

On October 21, 2017 HuffPost published this story on its front page:


(10) December 2017: A HuffPost editor publicly claimed her New Year’s resolution is to “kill all men”

On December 29, 2017, HuffPost editor Emily McCombs published the following Tweet on her public Twitter page, on which she identifies her occupation and employer:


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