HuffPost: Ground Zero of the Alt-Left’s Hate Speech, Incitement, Racism and Anti-Semitism

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By Jon Sutz and Ken Abramowitz


Contents

Executive summary

(1) Background: Advertisers’ growing efforts to avoid even the appearance of enabling purveyors of hate speech and incitement

(2) About the Huffington Post, and its repeated public claims that it is a professional, completely nonpartisan new organization

(3) The reality: HuffPost is a hyper-leftist hate speech, incitement and propaganda machine — and was reportedly designed from the start to pursue this mission, while deceiving its advertisers and the public


(4) CASE STUDIES 1: HuffPost’s incitement, racism, hate speech, anti-Semitism, bias, fake news and more


(5) CASE STUDIES 2: HuffPost smearing and dehumanizing American soldiers and police officers, whitewashing America’s enemies, explicit pornography, gay- and woman-degrading materials, and more


(6) Conclusion: Why HuffPost’s advertisers must be called out, now — respectfully

(7) Our letter to twenty of HuffPost’s top advertisers


APPENDIX

(A1) Directory of resource pages containing the source data upon which this report is based

(A2) SaveTheWest’s video documentaries on HuffPost’s betrayal of its publicly-stated standards and practices


Executive Summary

The Huffington Post is one of the most widely-read online newspapers, with sixteen editions around the world, and a reported 200 million monthly readers, 70 million of whom are in the U.S.  Its senior executives have repeatedly claimed, since its debut in 2005, that it is a completely nonpartisan, professional news organization, that “maintains the highest level of journalistic integrity,” in pursuit of its mission to “uncover the truth.”  Because of these claimed qualities, HuffPost has attracted many of America’s largest, mainstream corporations as advertisers.

The purpose of this report is to publicly provide HuffPost’s major advertisers with proof that, contrary to its claims, it has been engaging in a long-term pattern of behaviors that sharply conflict with their organizational values — and worse. Comprised of evidence collected over a number of years, and assembled into hundreds of individually-documented case studies, this report exposes the fact that HuffPost:

  • Routinely engages in hyper-partisan, acidic hate speech: HuffPost creates extremely-biased, incendiary “news” stories, editorials, and hybrid pieces that obliterate the line between them, which it frames with shock headlines, and promotes on its front page.  These items are constructed in ways that can only serve one purpose: to incite worldwide hatred against its political, racial, ideological and religious enemies, based on what it knows or should know are demonstrable lies, half-truths, egregious distortions, or pure opinion. Examples here.
  • Incites violence: HuffPost has repeatedly incited and justified the use of violence to advance its hyper-partisan political agenda, then ignored or whitewashed incidents in which those who share its agenda carry out this violence. Details here.
  • Employs racist bias and incitement: HuffPost chronically blames all of our culture’s problems on one race, and applies an egregious double-standard to reporting hate crimes, largely based on the race, religion or ethnicity of the victim, or the perpetrator. Details here.  HuffPost’s racism is not only confined to its U.S. edition; its incitement of racist hatred and violence in its South Africa was so outrageous that once the public became aware of the situation, its executive editor was reportedly forced to resign. Details here.
  • Consistently engages in anti-Semitic bias and incitement: HuffPost has been criticized on numerous occasions by mainstream Jewish watchdog organizations for its bias and incitement against Jews and Israel, while ignoring, whitewashing or even legitimizing the terrorism and hate narratives of those who attack them. Details here.
  • Posts explicit pornography, and more: HuffPost regularly posts X-rated, graphic pornography and female-degrading materials (nude women chained to their “masters,” etc.) on its front page, with no age restrictions or confirmation mechanisms of any kind. As a result, any child with access to a computer or device can visit the “family friendly” HuffPost and see the most graphic pornography imaginable, accessible by merely clicking on a link on its front page.  Details here and here.

HuffPost also has long engaged in other behaviors that go far beyond merely violating its advertisers’ values, by engaging in what amount to propaganda “jihads” against America’s soldiers and law enforcement officers — while whitewashing and even legitimizing the narratives of those who attack them.  Specifically, this report documents how HuffPost:

  • Incites hatred against and dehumanizes America’s soldiers: HuffPost constructs shock headlines and stories to create worldwide hatred of American military personnel that it knows, or should know, are based on either provable lies, half-truths or egregious distortions, that can only serve to advance our enemies’ narratives.  Details here.
  • Dehumanizes America’s soldiers: HuffPost ignores, downplays or whitewashes stories of our soldiers’ heroism, or of when they meet grave misfortune, on or off the battlefield — such as when they are savagely beaten, on U.S. soil, because of their uniforms, or skin color.  Details here.
  • Whitewashes and evokes sympathy for America’s enemies: HuffPost publishes detailed “news” stories that provide sympathetic, “humanizing” depictions of Islamist terrorists — such as an incident in which it showed “the gentle face of Al Qaeda” — while never showing (or even acknowledging) the “gentle face” of American soldiers. Details here.
  • Incites hatred against America’s police officers, then ignores incidents when they — and even their animals — are victims of violent hate crimes. HuffPost applies the exact same model of incitement, dehumanization and bias described above, against America’s law enforcement officers, but with an added twist: it also often accuses them of racism and murder, when it knows, or should know, that these charges are either false or grossly decontextualized.  Details here

Given the diversity of Americans who serve in and support our military and law enforcement communities, HuffPost’s behaviors — once they become publicly known — will justifiably shock people from across our political, cultural and ethnic landscape.


All of these behaviors are also egregious violations of HuffPost’s repeatedly-stated standards and practices

HuffPost founder and Editor-In-Chief* Arianna Huffington and its senior editors have repeatedly, publicly told the general public — and presumably its advertisers — that it is a completely nonpartisan, professional newspaper, that does not allow any of these behaviors:

“Huffington Post has in place rigorous editorial policies and standards… to ensure that we maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity.”

“[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… 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’.”

“If you’re looking for the usual flame-throwing, name-calling, and simplistic attack dog rhetoric, don’t bother coming to the Huffington Post.”

* Huffington, who headed HuffPost since its opening in 2005, was reportedly pushed out of her job in August 2016, possibly as a partial result of two video documentaries and a detailed written report about its lies, bias and subversion, produced by SaveTheWest and delivered to the CEO of its parent company, Verizon.


HuffPost’s behaviors are strongly contributing to escalating hatred and violence we are witnessing in America

Given HuffPost’s immense readership and influence, the behaviors documented in this report can only serve to contribute to the escalating hatred, conflicts and violence we are witnessing in America.  Below is a short (4 minute) video that SaveTheWest produced in June 2017, that provides a snapshot of how this situation, using examples only from the political realm:


HuffPost’s betrayal of its advertisers was reportedly designed into its original operating blueprint

This report documents the fact that in all vital areas, HuffPost is exactly the opposite of what it publicly claims to be. Further, HuffPost’s systemic betrayal of its advertisers was apparently “baked into” what has been reported to be its founding, operational blueprint.

Specifically, and by design, HuffPost surrounds its hyper-partisan attack items with other, more generic items (eg celebrity gossip, emotional stories about animals, and only mildly-slanted news stories), in order to achieve its ultimate purpose, as stated in that blueprint: to aid the Democratic Party, and remake it, “from the outside in” into a hyper-leftist, winning force. Details here.


We assume that until the publication of this report, HuffPost’s major advertisers have not possessed a clear picture of how badly it has deceived, and betrayed them

SaveTheWest believes that most of HuffPost’s major advertisers are unaware of these facts. For if they were aware of what HuffPost has been doing, we can only assume that, like corporations that discover their advertising vehicles have been (or are merely accused of) engaging in even a small fraction of such behavior, to advance conservative policies and figures, they would have severed their advertising contracts with it, long ago.

Based on these beliefs, we are publicly submitting this report to twenty of HuffPost’s top biggest advertisers, in the hopes that they will view it in the spirit in which it is offered: as a benevolent advisory, and a valuable, meticulously-researched dossier on how badly their trust and advertising dollars have been exploited. We are also submitting this report to the public, so that anyone interested in these matters can have an informed, accountable basis upon which to have a productive discussion.

The list of HuffPost advertisers to whom this report has been sent, and the cover letter we enclosed in each, are contained in Section 7.


(1) Background: Advertisers’ growing efforts to avoid even the appearance of enabling purveyors of hate speech and incitement

Many major U.S. corporations have recently begun to more closely monitor the media vehicles in which they advertise, or are considering advertising, to ensure that their reputations are not in any way compromised by doing so. Specifically, these corporations are working to avoid even the appearance of enabling purveyors of hate speech and incitement of any kind, regardless of whether it is alleged to have been done actively, in which the purveyor creates offensive original materials, or passively, in which the purveyor allows offensive material produced by others to remain published on its platform(s).

Several activist groups, mostly on the radical left, have arisen to publicly alert advertisers to allegations that they are financially supporting the spreading of hate speech of some kind.  One group, Sleeping Giants, whose stated mission is “to stopping racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic news sites by stopping their ad dollars,” has reportedly been successful at getting advertisers to do what they want.  Another, Media Matters, was reportedly the driving force behind the advertiser exodus away from “The O’Reilly Factor.”


“Hate speech” defined, and the commonly-accepted red lines

Most people know what incitement is: provoking unlawful or violent behavior. In our mass-media culture, the catalyst for inciting both isolated and widespread acts of lawlessness and violence is widely-distributed hate speech.

But what is “hate speech”? Merriam-Webster defines it as:

“Speech expressing hatred of a particular group of people”

Drawing a distinction between free speech and “hate speech,” however, can be difficult. Free people possess not only a natural right, but an obligation to speak out against that with which they disagree, or believe to be clear and present dangers to their cultures.

During the final stretches of political campaigns in free societies, the verbiage that major competing parties hurl against each other, and their respective supporters, can go beyond coarseness, and extend into blanket condemnations and depictions that have no basis in factual reality – or are wildly out of context. This is nothing new; the presidential election of 1800, between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, was one of the nastiest in history, and makes the ugliest of today’s campaign rhetoric seem tame in comparison.

There are, however, certain examples of hate speech that are so plain and clear, that they serve as red lines, some of which include:

  • Inciting hatred against people based on their race, sexual orientation or religion
  • Blaming one race or religion for all of a nation’s problems
  • Advocating or legitimizing the initiation of violence to advance one’s political objectives

Two historical examples from the early 20th century show what can happen when mass-distributed hate speech leads to widespread incitement, and violence:

(1) The spectacle of black Americans being harassed, discriminated against and attacked in the southern American states

(2) The Holocaust, the result of years of the most influential voices in Germany and neighboring states claiming that Jews are sub-human, evil, and the cause of all the problems the world was facing


The FBI’s definition of “hate crimes” – and why it needs to be expanded

In America, when individuals or groups act unlawfully or violently against members of a particular group, whether as a result of external incitement or any other influence, this is what the FBI defines as a “hate crime”; specifically:

“A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

While this definition is a good starting point, given recent events, SaveTheWest believes that two more identity groups should be added to this definition:

  • Political orientation
  • Occupation

For example, as this report documents, over the past 18 months there have been hundreds (if not thousands) of crimes perpetrated in America against the following, on U.S. soil:

  • People who are, or are suspected to be, of a certain political orientation
  • Members of America’s armed forces and intelligence services
  • American police officers

The dividing line between “regular” crimes against people in these groups, versus “hate crimes,” is when the victims were attacked (or threatened) not because anything they had personally done – but rather, because of who they were perceived to be, what they were presumed to believe, or where they happened to be at the moment; or, in the case of our police officers and soldiers, because of the uniform they were wearing.

Further, whether by intent or otherwise, these hate crimes have the effect of creating justifiable fear within the broader community of those who share the attributes that caused them to be targeted in the first place.  And much like terrorism, hate crimes are often perpetrated to advance a specific political agenda, or to cause one group of people to change their behavior in ways that that the perpetrator desires.


(2) About the Huffington Post, and its repeated public claims that it is a professional, completely nonpartisan news organization

(2.1) HuffPost – a summary profile

(2.2) HuffPost’s repeated claims that it is a completely nonpartisan, professional news organization


(2.1) HuffPost – a summary profile

HuffPost’s New York news room. It reportedly employs more journalists, editors and support staff than any news organization in America.

Background

The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”), which went live in May 2005, was founded and edited by Arianna Huffington. Until 2000, Huffington was a hard-right conservative, and was very close friends with Newt Gingrich. Then, just prior to the 2000 election, she swung to the left. As reported by CNN, according to multiple eyewitnesses, at the 2000 “Shadow Convention” she announced, “I have become radicalized.” According to other sources, however, her transition was far deeper than originally reported, and was due to her interaction with leftist billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

In August 2016, Huffington was reportedly forced out of her job, due to a variety of factors.

Metrics

As of April 2017, HuffPost claimed it has nearly 200 million readers around the world per month, an estimated 80 million of whom reside within America, making it “the largest news site in the U.S.” One traffic analysis site claims that with its sixteen international editions, HuffPost is now the #1 most-popular political website in the world. It is owned by AOL, which in turn is owned by Verizon.

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According to Alexa, as of April 1, 2017, HuffPost was the 51st most-popular website in America, and the 203rd most popular in the world.


(2.2) HuffPost’s repeated claims that it is a completely nonpartisan, professional “news” organization

Since its debut in May 2005, HuffPost has repeatedly made public statements that it has absolutely no ideological bias, and is committed only to purely objective, nonpartisan news coverage, but with opinions from the left and the right. The following quotes are cited from this archive:

Arianna Huffington, Editor-In-Chief of HuffPost from 2005-2016.

“What we’re doing is two things. We do news. I don’t believe news is left wing or right wing. And then we do the group blog, which is going to be a dialogue from all viewpoints.”

Arianna Huffington interview with Newsweek, May 6, 2005

“The Huffington Post has in place rigorous editorial policies and standards, to ensure that we maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity.”

John Montorio, Executive Features Editor, Katie Nelson, National Editor, Danny Shea, Executive Producer, Special Projects, Whitney Snyder, Executive News Editor, November 6, 2014

“The editorial stance of the Huffington Post is to debunk the right-left way of thinking, which has become completely obsolete.”

Arianna Huffington interview with Conde Nast Portfolio, November 14, 2007

“[W]e are increasingly seen as an Internet newspaper, not positioned ideologically in terms of how we cover the news.”

Arianna Huffington interview with Politico, May 22, 2009

“There is an objective reality, and it is the media’s job to present it unequivocally.”

Arianna Huffington blog article, November 28, 2011

See our detailed archive for more such quotes:

HuffPost’s repeated public claims of nonpartisan journalistic principles


(3) The reality: HuffPost is a hyper-leftist hate speech, incitement and propaganda machine — and was reportedly designed from the start to pursue this mission, while deceiving its advertisers and the public

(3.1) Overview of our allegations

(3.2) This deliberate deception was apparently part of HuffPost’s original intent


(3.1) Overview of our allegations

Contrary to how HuffPost describes itself, and how AOL promotes it, SaveTheWest has documented the fact that in reality it is a hyper-partisan cesspool of radical leftist hate speech, racism, incitement and anti-Semitism:

(1) HuffPost presents and militantly protects only radical leftist, one-sided “narratives” of vital public issues, and excoriates anyone who dares to substantively challenge them. This has been standard practice at HuffPost practically since the beginning. Invariably, it creates or adopts a “narrative” that serves to advance radical leftist values, interpretations and objectives, and excludes or gives only straw-man coverage to those who dissent. Several particularly egregious, recent examples of this bias include:

(a) HuffPost engaged in a two-year, scorched-Earth campaign of lies, deception, bias and anti-Semitic incitement to help promote the Iranian nuclear “deal.” One particularly notable aspect of this campaign was to depict a proven front group for Iran’s mullahs as nonpartisan “experts,” then ignore the fact that they were soliciting funds with to lobby the U.S. Senate to enact the “deal.” Another was the fact that it gave top coverage to lies and propaganda by a “weapons expert” who had recently served time in prison for repeatedly soliciting sex from children. It then ignored the fact that the Obama White House’s architect behind the “deal” openly admitted to the deception he perpetrated, as well as the fact that Iran had never even signed it. See our special report:

“The Rhodes To HuffPost”: The Huffington Post’s use of lies, deception, bias and anti-Semitic incitement in order to help “sell” the Iran deal

(b) HuffPost not only refused to cover substantive medical concerns about Sen. Clinton’s health status during the 2016 presidential campaign, it removed an article one of its journalists published about the matter. HuffPost not only refused to publish the growing evidence of serious health concerns regarding Sen. Clinton, when one of its journalists was able to publish a video containing the reasons behind medical doctors’ impressions, it not only fired him, it removed every article he’d ever written for the site. This episode stood in stark contrast to its incessant demands throughout 2008 that Sen. McCain disclose all his medical data, to address concerns regarding his fitness for office — which were only exacerbated by its relentless publication of smears against him (1, 2, 3) and his wife, Cindy.

(c) HuffPost suppressed an encyclopedia of substantive evidence that demonstrated Rep. Keith Ellison’s unfitness to become chairman of the DNC, and instead only published items that supported his campaign. Details here.

(2) HuffPost has engaged in a long-term “propaganda jihad” against the U.S. military — and for America’s enemies. It has repeatedly constructed incendiary headlines that accused members of the US military of perpetrating horrific crimes that it knew, or should have known, were completely untrue, unprovable, or were being depicted in an egregiously decontextualized fashion. Further, it has consistently dehumanized American soldiers, while whitewashing and evoking sympathy for jihadist terrorists and their supporters. One particularly egregious incident, HuffPost devoted five consecutive days of top coverage to evoking sympathy for a “homesick American jihadi,” while ignoring an American soldier who was about to receive the Medal of Honor. Details here.

(3) HuffPost has engaged in a consistent pattern of inciting hatred against police officers. Similar to the lies and distortions that it employs against the U.S. military, HuffPost has repeatedly published incendiary, editorialized “news” headlines that paint the worst possible perception of police officers, up to and including calling them murderers. One headline even asked, “Can the cops be stopped before they kill again?” It has also consistently excluded essential facts that are necessary to provide accurate context to its headlines (which would often also serve to undermine them). Then, when police officers are threatened or murdered, HuffPost either ignores or whitewashes these incidents, while maintaining its cauldron of incitement and hate. Details here.

(4) HuffPost has repeatedly engaged in anti-Semitic bias and incitement — while whitewashing and legitimizing those who attack Jews, because they are Jews. SaveTheWest recently produced a major documentary about this issue:

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

In summary, HuffPost consistently whips up hatred against Israel and Jews based on demonstrable lies and egregious distortions, while acting as a a sort of volunteer PR agency for the Islamist terrorists who attack them. It also showers personalized, sympathetic attention on Palestinians, including terrorists and their families, while dehumanizing or ignoring their Jewish (and non-Jewish) victims. Then, there are its front page headlines that contain naked hate speech, including “Fucking dick the fat Jew,” “Filthy Jewess,” and a “report” that claimed Israeli soldiers murder Palestinians to “harvest their organs” which it knew at the time was completely unsupported (and soon discredited). Major Jewish organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and others have condemned HuffPost’s anti-Semitism. Details here.

(5) HuffPost has repeatedly engaged in racist incitement and hate speech. This includes publishing materials on its front page that blame all of America’s problems on people of one skin color; that there is a conspiracy by people of one skin color to manipulate elections; and that half of America’s voting population are racists. Ironically, HuffPost has a documented history of hiring almost exclusively white people, and for years was far less diverse than the Tea Party, which it has excoriated with false allegations of racism. Details here.

(6) HuffPost has established a de facto double-standard for reporting alleged hate crimes, based on the race, religion and/or political orientation of the victim, or the perpetrator. It consistently gives top, sympathetic coverage to completely proof-less allegations of hate crimes by people in its favored groups, primarily Muslims, black Americans, and leftists. Details here.

Then, when it discovers that many of these turned out to be among the many recent fake hate crimes, it ignores or buries this information, thus falsely legitimizing them. Details here.

At the same time, HuffPost routinely ignores actual hate crimes that have been perpetrated — even when captured on video — against people in groups it considers worthless, primarily conservatives, white people, Republicans, American soldiers, police officers and Jews. See our documentation of 120 such incidents since January 2016 here.

(7) HuffPost is so committed to hard-left orthodoxy that it even throws the LGBT community “under the bus” in order to protect homophobic Muslim preachers who openly incite hate and violence against them. HuffPost publishes on its front page “news” items contain vitriolic scorn against Christians who disapprove of homosexuality, and applauds those who stand up to them. In one incident, it claimed that a 7-year-old girl is “everyone’s new hero” for standing up to a Christian who condemned gays. Details here.

Yet HuffPost completely ignores the open advocacy and justification of violence against gays by imams, on American soil. For example, HuffPost completely ignored the fact that a sermon was given in Orlando, FL, by a foreign imam who was notorious for this incitement, two months before the Pulse nightclub massacre, in which a Muslim parishoner, Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 gays and injured 54 others.

To the contrary, HuffPost published a headline that claimed “Religion had nothing to do with” the attack, even though it knew at the time that 24 hours earlier, recordings of Mateen to 9/11 operators and the FBI confirmed that he was doing it in the name of Islam. HuffPost also completely ignored two other incidents in which notorious, homophobic foreign imams were able to obtain travel visas to preach at Orlando-area mosques, where they spew their incitement against gays. Further, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, HuffPost’s tribute mentioned neither the fact that Mateen was a Muslim, or that he carried out the attack in the name of Islam, or of his devotion to ISIS. In fact, the only instance of the word “Islam” in the article was in reference to “Islamophobia.” Details here.

(8) HuffPost has published vicious, gay-defaming headlines. These include “A few words from a real, live cocksucking fag”; and “George Michael Was A ‘Filthy’ Gay ‘Fucker’.” Details here.

(9) HuffPost has consistently dehumanized prominent female political figures whom it does not like. Examples include calling Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy, “a dick”; claiming — without any evidence — that he called her “a cunt”; calling incoming First Lady Melania Trump a “slut”; and giving top publicity to a proof-less allegation that a female Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate “had a one-night stand.” Details here.

(10) HuffPost has published explicit, X-rated pornography on its front page, without age restrictions of any kind. These materials include graphic nudity, sex acts and gratuitous material, such as an “artist” whose entire “work” consists of pulling open her vagina in public, and naked women in bondage situations. Details here.

These facts demonstrate that HuffPost has not just abandoned the pretense of the objective journalism it claims to uphold, as well as any dividing line between news and editorial content. It has, instead, been handsomely profiting from all of its lies, deception, deception, hate speech and incitement — with or without the knowledge of the major corporate advertisers who financially make it all possible.

“Arianna Huffington is offended and bewildered by the suggestion that other news outlets think she’s getting a free ride. She sees herself as the future of journalism, not the end of it.

– Arianna Huffington, interview with Time magazine


(3.2) This deliberate deception was apparently part of HuffPost’s original intent

The following is a condensed version of our detailed documentation on this matter, here.

In 2010, shortly after AOL purchased HuffPost, a lawsuit was filed against Arianna Huffington, her former business partner, and HuffPost by two former associates, Peter Daou and James Boyce. In summary, Daou and Boyce alleged that:

  • They had designed the conceptual framework for HuffPost in early 2005, per discussions with Huffington and her partners
  • They were promised that they would profit from any commercial application or sale of the website that would result from it
  • They received nothing from HuffPost’s $315 million sale to AOL, and were told they would not be receiving anything in the future

Daou and Boyce sought $350 million in damages.

During the discovery process, the blueprint that Daou and Boyce alleged Huffington and her partners used to create HuffPost was revealed, and it specifically laid out their original intention to deceive advertisers. As reported by Politico:

[The document] suggests with unusual bluntness a level of disingenuousness that is, perhaps, more common in the partisan media than some are comfortable admitting. […] The site would be, they say:

“[A] Democratic-leaning site with enough non-partisan news as to appear more mainstream than it truly is; this is critical for credibility and advertising revenue.”

The document, called the “1460” blueprint (the number of days between presidential elections), went into far more detail, however, about the hyper-partisan but publicly undeclared DNA of the site that, Daou and Boyce allege, became HuffPost:

Page 1 of the document explained that the site’s purpose would be to revolutionize the Democratic Party — while concealing this mission from the general public; specifically:

“to use the potential of the Internet to the fullest extent possible to continue the momentum started during the [2004 presidential] campaign and re-organize the Democratic Party from the outside in, not the inside out.”

Pages 4-5 claim the site:

“will contain ‘scoops’ generated by the founders’ contacts with the Democratic Party and the Democratic leadership, and will be a gathering place for Democrats online.”

And on page 6, it asserts the site would create and operate an “inner ring” of seemingly external, leftist partisan activist sites, which the authors stated would:

“… generate traffic, news and profit by serving… the Democratic Party.”

Huffington claimed Daou’s and Boyce’s lawsuit was “laughable,” and she and her partners and their lawyers repeatedly tried, and failed, to get it dismissed. Over the next three years, the case wound its way through the legal process.

After their final defeat in 2014, in which the judge ruled the lawsuit would go to trial, Huffington and her partners paid an undisclosed sum to Daou and Boyce, via an out-of-court settlement.

Conclusion

The above facts, alone, give strong indication of the deception that was allegedly baked into the original intent of HuffPost. When those facts are considered in the context of the documentation contained in Sections 4 and 5, below, however, it becomes clear that HuffPost not only fulfilled its hyper-partisan, radical leftist original intent — it has helped to incite and fuel myriad conflicts we are now witnessing in America, based on its lies, hate and malice.


(4) CASE STUDIES 1: HuffPost’s incitement, racism, hate speech, anti-Semitism, bias, fake news and more

(4.1) HuffPost incites and justifies violence to advance leftist political agendas

(4.2) HuffPost incites racial hatred

(4.3) HuffPost employs hate speech against a variety of targets — mostly its political enemies, but also, American soldiers and police officers

(4.4) HuffPost employs an egregious bias in reporting hate crimes, based on the victim’s racial, religious, occupational and political orientation

(4.5) HuffPost falsely legitimizes fake hate crime against people in groups it supports — while ignoring actual hate crimes against people (and animals) it views as worthless

(4.6) HuffPost engages in anti-Semitic bias and incitement

(4.7) HuffPost spreads fake news

(4.8) HuffPost employs a hyper-partisan bias to cherry-pick and give top coverage to “news” items that fit its unspoken agenda, then ignores or attacks those who debunk or substantively challenge its narratives


(4.1) HuffPost incites and justifies violence to advance leftist political agendas

The following case studies, which almost invariably appeared on HuffPost’sf front page, are excerpted from our comprehensive resource page:

“Examples of HuffPost’s incitement and legitimization of violence”


June 2016: “VIOLENT RESISTANCE MATTER. RIOTS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR CHANGE. VIOLENCE IS LOGICAL.”

Details here. Excerpt:

“[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.”


April 2017: “KILL BILL”

Details here.


November 2016: “I WILL DO MY BEST TO FUCK UP ANY BIGOT WHO FUCKS WITH YOU”

HuffPost promoted these violence-inciting buttons at the top of its front page. Details here.

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April 2017: “TRUMP SUPPORTERS DESERVE TO DIE MORE THAN I DO”

Details here.


May 2017: REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES “SHOULD BE HOUNDED EVERYWHERE” — in public, with their families, and at their homes

Details here. Excerpt:

“They [Republican Congressional representatives] 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.”

It should be noted that within hours of this incitement, a Tennessee leftist violently assaulted a Republican Congressman, and was charged with multiple crimes. HuffPost completely ignored this incident, just as it has ignored the vast majority of politically-oriented hate crimes against people in groups that it considers worthless.


(4.2) HuffPost incites racial hatred

The following case studies, which almost invariably appeared on HuffPost’sf front page, are excerpted from our comprehensive archive: “Examples of HuffPost inciting racial hatred”


November 2016: “WHITE PEOPLE RUINED AMERICA”

Details here. From HuffPost’s front page:

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November 2016: “LET’S BE HONEST, WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM HERE.”

Details here.


March 2016: WHITE PEOPLE “STEAL ELECTIONS”

Details here. And HuffPost has published items by this inciter of racial hatred on its front page for years.

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July 2014: “I’M TIRED OF SEEING WHITE PEOPLE ON THE BIG SCREEN”

Details here.


April 2017: WHITE MEN CAUSED ALL THE PROBLEMS OVER THE PAST 500 YEARS — LET’S PASS LAWS TO STOP WHITE MEN FROM VOTING — THEN SEIZE AND REDISTRIBUTE THEIR PROPERTY

Details here. This editorial was based on a wide variety of demonstrably false “facts,” that could only be designed to incite racial hatred. When the falsehoods of this article were pointed out to HuffPost’s editor, she dug in and refused to take it down, claiming that it was “standard feminist theory,” and boasted about how much it was causing the site’s traffic to spike.


(4.3) HuffPost employs hate speech against a variety of targets — mostly its political enemies, but also, American soldiers and police officers

The following slide show contains a small sampling of HuffPost’s hate speech against a variety of targets, including American police officers, soldiers, conservative political figures and organizations, etc. The vast majorit of these shock headlines are based on what HuffPost knew, or should have known were lies, half-truths, or egregious distortions of reality.

 


(4.4) HuffPost employs an egregious bias in reporting hate crimes, based on the victim’s racial, religious, occupational and political orientation

As described more fully here, HuffPost has established a de facto policy of dividing people into two distinct castes, or groups: those that it favors, and those that it considers worthless:

Favored Groups: Democrats, leftists (including leftist terrorists), left-leaning African-, Hispanic- and Muslim-Americans (including Islamist terrorists), and illegal aliens

Worthless Groups: Republicans, conservatives, active-duty and retired U.S. military and law enforcement personnel (and even the animals in their care), white people, President Trump and his family, presidential electors, any entertainer who intended to perform for Trump’s inauguration, Jews (especially Israelis), and right-leaning African-, Hispanic- and Muslim-Americans

As documented here, HuffPost then gives top coverage only to alleged hate crimes only against people in its favored groups, and even helps to legitimize fake hate crimes against them.

In contrast, the evidence contained in the more than 130 case studies that are documented on this page shows that HuffPost consistently ignores alleged and documented hate crimes against those in the groups it considers worthless, and even videotaped domestic terrorist plots against them. Further, for years HuffPost has consistently incited worldwide hatred of them, especially white people, the U.S. military, police officers, Israel and Jews.

The following are five representative case studies of HuffPost’s pattern of behavior in this regard.

(1) HuffPost completely ignored a 17-year-old boy who was beaten nearly to death by a Black Lives Matter mob because of his Facebook post in support of police officers — but it gave front-page coverage to a Muslim female who was asked if she has a passport, in a restaurant

(2) HuffPost completely ignored the videotaped, racially-motivated violent assault of a white American soldier by a black mob, and whose face was so badly injured that he needed reconstructive surgery — but gave two days of front-page coverage to several Muslim women who were allegedly spat at, on a train

(3) HuffPost completely ignored the fact that radical leftists violently attacked conservative students at the University of California-Berkeley, leaving at least one unconscious on the street, while yelling “Beat his ass!” — on video — but gave two days of front page coverage to a lesbian waitress who falsely alleged that homophobic customers left her no tip, and an anti-gay note


(1) HuffPost completely ignored a 17-year-old boy who was beaten nearly to death by a Black Lives Matter mob because of his Facebook post in support of police officers — but it gave front-page coverage to a Muslim female who was asked if she has a passport, in a restaurant

On the morning of September 30, 2016, Brian Ogle, a 17-year-old high schooler in Alabama, looked like this:

Within hours, however, he looked like this, in a coma, after he was beaten nearly to death by a mob of between 9 and 60 Black Lives Matter supporters, allegedly because, after a week of shootings of police officers, he posted on Facebook a message supporting American law enforcement officers.

The story of the racially-motivated hate crime that was perpetrated against Brian, and his mother’s anguish, was covered by the Daily Caller and the Washington Post.

SaveTheWest’s documentation, however proves that:

Contrast HuffPost completely ignoring Brian’s story, to the fact that on February 1, 2017, it positioned near the top of its front page a sympathetic story about a Muslim woman who was verbally harassed by a man in a restaurant:

Video Shows Man Harassing Muslim Woman, Asking If She Has A Green Card

This, apparently, HuffPost found to be outrageous, and worthy of its global readership’s attention. But the near-fatal, racially-inspired beating of a 17-year-old boy, over a Facebook post, HuffPost determined to be unworthy of any mention, anywhere on it site.


(2) HuffPost completely ignored the videotaped, racially-motivated violent assault of a white American soldier by a black mob, and whose face was so badly injured that he needed reconstructive surgery — but gave two days of front-page coverage to several Muslim women who were allegedly spat at, on a train

On September 21, 2016, U.S. Army veteran David Palmer was walking home after a dinner in a North Carolina restaurant, when he was targeted and severely beaten — on video — by a gang of black men, who said they were doing it specifically was of his skin color:

This was David in the hospital, soon after the attack:

As reported by the Daily Caller, David’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the facial reconstructive surgery he needed to recover from this attack.

SaveTheWest’s documentation, however proves that:

HuffPost decided this was front-page “news,” in the days after David’s assault — but mentioned nothing about him.

Further, consider that four months earlier, HuffPost devoted space near the top of its front page for a “news” story to help raise money for a “museum of orgasm sounds” — but completely ignored the fundraiser to help provide the reconstructive surgery for David’s face:

Contrast HuffPost completely ignoring Brian’s story, to the fact that it gave two straight days of front-page coverage (March 8 & March 9, 2016) to a sympathetic story about several Muslim women who alleged — in a Facebook post — that they were spat at, on a train:

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As documented here, rather than being an isolated incident, this was just one example of HuffPost’s long-term pattern of dehumanizing American soldiers who are victims of the hate crimes that are perpetrated against them by members of its Favored Groups, and who meet tragic fates for other reasons.


(3) HuffPost completely ignored the fact that radical leftists violently attacked conservative students at the University of California-Berkeley, leaving at least one unconscious on the street, while yelling “Beat his ass!” — on video — but gave two days of front page coverage to a lesbian waitress who falsely alleged that homophobic customers left her no tip, and an anti-gay note

Tne following is a condensed version of our complete documentation of this incident, here.

On February 1, 2017, the College Republicans at UC-Berkeley had arranged for a conservative journalist, Milo Yiannapoulos, to speak at the campus. In response, radical leftists rioted, attacking buildings and barricades, and violently assaulting students who were waiting to enter the venue.

Conservative student laying in street, unconscious, after leftist rioters beat him, on video (Photo: Gateway Pundit).

In one instance, a mob of leftists used sticks and bats to beat a student to the ground, while yelling, “Beat his ass!” and continued even after he was unconscious.

In another incident, Kiara Robles, a female student who was wearing a Trump hat was pepper-sprayed — on video — by a leftist, while doing a TV interview (video h/t Daily Caller):

And a picture of another victim of these leftist rioters (h/t NY Daily News):

Still another victim — allegedly a Syrian Muslim — was also beaten by these rioters, and was reported in the New York Times:

There were reports that another student wearing what appeared to be a “Make America Great Again” hat was severely injured. Then I saw someone wearing all black walk up to a student wearing a suit and say, “You look like a Nazi.” The student was confused, but before he could reply, the black-clad person pepper-sprayed him and hit him on the back with a rod. I ran after the student who was attacked to get his name and more information. He told me that he is a Syrian Muslim. Before I could find out more, he fled, fearing another attack.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored the stories of these victims.

On February 1-2, HuffPost produced several stories about what happened at Berkeley, but did not identify the perpetartors, and made no mention of these victims, or any others. To the contrary, it implicitly depicted the speaker, and conservatives themselves, as the cause of the violence.

So what did HuffPost publish on its front page, instead of anything about these victims, in the following three days?

A sampling:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on February 2, 2017.

Chicken’s Rendition Of ‘America The Beautiful’ Will Give You Goosebumps

Malia Obama Looks Awesome In Mom Jeans

This Obama-Themed Clothing Line Just Dropped Into Your Life

Salt Bae Serving Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Us A Dash Of Comfort

Hooters Is Opening A New Restaurant With A Major Twist

Contrast HuffPost’s acts in this incident, to the fact that it gave two days of front page coverage to a lesbian waitress who falsely alleged that homophobic customers left her no tip, and an anti-gay note

HuffPost published this story at the top of its front page:

See the complete documentation of this fake hate crime here.


(4.5) HuffPost falsely legitimizes fake hate crime against people in groups it supports — while ignoring actual hate crimes against people (and animals) it views as worthless

 


(4.6) HuffPost engages in anti-Semitic bias and incitement

 


(4.7) HuffPost spreads fake news

(1) HuffPost falsely alleged that President Trump “Tanked With Black, Latino Voters”

(2) HuffPost perpetuated the lie that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Congress’s invitation to address it, before President Obama had been notified

(3) HuffPost smeared one of Israel’s top defenders by calling him a “Nazi,” long after the underlying accusation had been debunked

(4) HuffPost falsely alleged that President Trump revealed classified information about U.S. nuclear submarine deployments

(5) HuffPost falsely claimed “Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”


(1) HuffPost falsely alleged that President Trump “Tanked With Black, Latino Voters”

HuffPost published this splash headline on November 23, 2016:

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The reality was that as the New York Times reportedmore than week earlier –– that Trump won a significant increase of black and Hispanic votes over Romney, just four years earlier:

Election 2016: Exit Polls, by The New York Times

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In this close-up of the above infographic, the red arrows and numbers on the right margin indicate the percentage increase of black, Hispanic and Asian Americans voted for Trump, over Romney. For example, Trump received 7% more black votes than Romney, etc. (see original article here):

23nov16-hp-lies-about-minority-nyt-results-page-calloutHuffPost, however, ignored this data, as reported by the New York Times, and numerous other (actual) news organizations.

Instead, as documented here, HuffPost began publishing front-page accusations that turned this reality on its head; specifically claims that:

  • “It’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people”
  • “The Klan won last night”
  • White people conspire to “steal elections”

See detailed documentation at:

Examples of HuffPost inciting racial hatred

HuffPost’s scorched-Earth efforts to elect Sec. Clinton — and its furious reaction to the election results


(2) HuffPost perpetuated the lie that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Congress’s invitation to address it, before President Obama had been notified

A few hours before Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress, HuffPost published this splash headline story. Note that the headline copy put incendiary words into Netanyahu’s mouth, clearly implying that he had done something to insult President Obama:

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The story page to which this incendiary headline led contained this passage (emphasis added):

HUFFPOLLSTER: Netanyahu Visit Polarizes Americans, by Mark Blumenthal, Ariel Edwards-Levy and Janie Velencia, The Huffington Post, March 2, 2015 7:50 am ET.

“Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.”

This false allegation originated in a story in the New York Times, that simply repeated an allegation by White House operatives that President Obama had not been notified in advance about Netanyahu’s acceptance of Speaker Boehner’s invitation to address Congress.

In reality, as HuffPost knew or should have known, the New York Times had corrected that false story more than a month earlier, on January 30, 2015, publishing this notation at the end of the article:

“An earlier version of this article misstated when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administration had been informed of the invitation, not before.”

Ed Lasky at American Thinker publicized the NYT’s correction, and the fact that this was a lie that originated in the Obama administration, on January 31.

Further, contrary to HuffPost’s assertion in the headline that Netanyahu’s speech was “polarizing Americans,” according to a story by Bloomberg two weeks earlier, a CNN-ORC national survey revealed that nearly twice as many Americans said they wanted Netanyahu to speak to Congress, as those who didn’t (even though many assumed the White House false narrative was correct, about its not being informed in advance).

As this screencap from May 28, 2016 shows, HuffPost never corrected its story, or published a retraction on either its front page or World page.  See more examples of HuffPost’s history of publishing what it knows, or should know are fake, incendiary accusations against Israel and Jews, here:

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


(3) HuffPost smeared one of Israel’s top defenders by calling him a “Nazi,” long after the underlying accusation had been debunked

On April 12, 2017, HuffPost published this as its front page splash headline:

That shock headline led to this story page:

The GOP Has A Nazi Problem,by Paul Blumenthal, Huffington Post, April 12, 2017. Excerpt:

President Donald Trump continues to employ national security aide Sebastian Gorka despite a parade of evidence tying the counterterrorism adviser to Nazi-linked symbols, far-right politics and anti-Semitic political parties.

But Gorka, who was born in Britain to Hungarian parents in 1970, is far from the first Republican official with these sorts of ties. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, as Eastern Europeans who had fought the Soviet Union — many as part of explicitly Nazi or fascist-aligned groups — immigrated to the U.S., GOP officeholders sought their support.

At the time HuffPost published this “news” story (April 12), it knew, or should have known the following:

  • That Dr. Gorka has been one of the most outspoken defenders of Israel and Jews in America, and before that, in England.
  • That this allegation, was based in a libelous screed in the far-left Jewish Daily Forward, had been repeatedly, substantively debunked in major U.S. media over the previous six weeks — including by other Jewish organizations with whom Dr. Gorka has been affiliated.  The following are twelve such articles that obliterated the Forward’s smear, starting with pieces in The Hill and Forbes magazine, in chronological order:

EU commissioner defends Trump aide against ‘false’ attacks, by Tibor Navracsics, The Hill, February 27, 2017.

Journalists Beware: Your War On Sebastian Gorka Is Only Hurting You, by Richard Miniter, Forbes, February 28, 2017.

In Hungary, Sebastian Gorka Fought and Tried to Undermine the Anti-Semitism of the Far-Right,
By David Reaboi, PJ Media, February 28, 2017.

Tale of Trump Adviser’s Alleged Nazi Ties Unravels; by Liel Leibovitz, The Tablet, March 16, 2017.

Latest Left-Wing Smear Against Sebastian Gorka Unravels, by Debra Heine, PJ Media, March 16, 2017.

ZOA: FORWARD’S Campaign Calling Trump Aide Gorka Anti-Semitic is a Lie – Gorka is Friend of Jews/Israel, Zionist Organization of America press release, March 17, 2017.

The ‘Forward’ is dead wrong, Gorka is a defender of Israel, Jews, by Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon, The Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2017.

I Denounce the Shameful Slanders Against Sebastian Gorka, Friend of Israel, by David P. Goldman, PJ Media, March 17, 2017.

Sebastian Gorka: A True Friend to Israel and the Jewish People, by Sarah N. Stern, The Algemeiner, March 21, 2017. (Note: Stern is founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a pro-Israel think tank.)

Anatomy of a Libel: The Forward Deploys the Weapons of Personal Destruction, by Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon, The Jewish Press, March 22, 2017.

Gorka’s Opponents Owe Huge Apology for Distorting His Record, by Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon, NewsMax, March 22, 2017.

The Latest Attack On Gorka Is Another Piece Of Shoddy Journalism, by David Harsanyi, The Federalist, April 4, 2017.

Further, it should be noted that HuffPost apparently commissioned the lapel pin depicted in its shock headline, showing an American flag and a Nazi flag unified in one metal object, to be made, or photo-manipulated, specifically for this smear article.  We base this allegation on the fact that a June 18, 2017 Google search of “lapel pin Nazi flag American flag” returned zero relevant results.

Lastly, HuffPost never retracted or apologized for its top-of-the-front-page smear against Dr. Gorka.  Which is grimly ironic, due to the fact that, by virtue of its size, HuffPost itself is the Western world’s largest online inciter of hatred against Israel and Jews:


(4) HuffPost falsely alleged that President Trump revealed classified information about U.S. nuclear submarine deployments

On May 25, 2017, HuffPost published this “news” story near the top of its front page:

Just one tiny problem: This false allegation had been debunked the previous day, by RedState and other blogs:

No, Internet, Trump Did Not Give “Sensitive” Information About US Forces to Anyone, by RedState.com, May 24, 2017. Excerpt:

Essentially, Trump only reiterated to Duterte what was publicly known, via press releases from the US Navy public affairs office, before he uttered a word.


(5) HuffPost falsely claimed “Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks”

hpm-israelstrikesgazaThe following is summarized from an article at Huffington Post Monitor.

After Hamas instigated another war with Israel, HuffPost published the above teaser at the top of its story pages, which read, “Israeli jets strike Gaza as leaders convene peace talks.” This “news” story opened with:

“Militants launched mortar shells into Israel and Israeli jets bombed targets in Gaza on Wednesday, just as Israeli and Palestinian leaders held peace talks in Jerusalem with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Gaza militants opposed to peace with Israel have threatened to derail the fledgling negotiations, and the Israeli military said eight mortars and one rocket hit Israel by mid-afternoon on the day of the talks – the highest daily total since March 2009. There were no injuries.”

Later the same day, as documented by Huff-Watch, HuffPost revised the copy to read:

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(4.8) HuffPost employs a hyper-partisan bias to cherry-pick and give top coverage to “news” items that fit its unspoken agenda, then ignores or attacks those who debunk or substantively challenge its narratives

Examples include:

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Trump stock market (6/2 latest)

Rachel Wahba

Sarsour

Iran deal

Hillary health

HuffPo Fires Writer Who Questioned Hillary’s Health


(5) CASE STUDIES 2: HuffPost smearing and dehumanizing American soldiers and police officers, whitewashing America’s enemies, explicit pornography, gay- and woman-degrading materials, and more

(5.1) HuffPost smears and dehumanizes American soldiers, while whitewashing our enemies

(5.2) HuffPost incites hatred against police officers — then ignores hate crimes against them

(5.3) HuffPost publishes homophobic, gay-defaming headlines, and attacks Christians who denounce homosexuality – but completely ignores explicit incitement of violence against gays by Islamist imams, on U.S. soil, including the one who preached this hate in Orlando, two months before the Pulse nightclub massacre

(5.4) HuffPost publishes explicit, X-rated pornography on its front page, with no age restrictions

(5.5) HuffPost publishes explicit pictures of nude women in degrading submission and bondage situations, on its front page

(5.6) HuffPost obsessively publishes vaginas on its front page

(5.7) HuffPost explicitly advocates and glamorizes cheating on one’s spouse/partner on its front page


(5.1) HuffPost smears and dehumanizes American soldiers, while whitewashing our enemies

The following is a condensation of our detailed documentation page on these matters, here.

Over the past eight years:

  • HuffPost has repeatedly smeared the U.S. military as a whole. It has constructed incendiary headlines that accused members of the US military of perpetrating horrific crimes that it knew, or should have known, were completely untrue, unprovable, or were being depicted in an egregiously decontextualized fashion.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly dehumanized American soldiers. It has ignored American soldiers who were being awarded the military’s highest distinction, the Medal of Honor — in one case, while at the same time, devoting sustained, top-level sympathy on a “homesick American jihadist.” Further, it has ignored service members who were killed in action, or sacrificed themselves to save others, and at least four incidents in which they were victims of violent race-based hate crimes, on U.S. soil.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly undermined the U.S. military, while whitewashing America’s enemies. It has posted “news” stories that provide sympathetic, “humanizing” depictions of Islamist terrorists. This includes one of Al Qaeda’s top scientists, who was developing WMDs for the terror group, and an incident in which it featured a front-page story about “the gentle face of Al Qaeda” — while never showing (or even acknowledging) the “gentle face” of American soldiers.

Examples of HuffPost smearing American soldiers, and the U.S. military as whole

  • HuffPost published a splash front-page headline that graphically depicted U.S. soldiers and intelligence personnel as sadistic, medieval torturers, to support a hyper-partisan report — while ignoring those who had debunked it. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost published a front-page editorial that alleged one of Al Qaeda’s top assets, a female neuroscientist who was working to develop WMDs for the terror group, had been tortured by U.S. soldiers — two days after she stated, in open court, that this allegation was untrue, and asked her supporters to stop spreading it. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost published a splash front-page headline that accused U.S. soldiers of using a helicopter gunship to deliberately murder non-combatants in Iraq — then ignored all of the evidence that debunked this lie. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost gave top coverage to an proof-less claim, by a discredited “journalist,” that American soldiers are murdering civilians in Afghanistan out of convenience, as a matter of policy. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost published a splash front-page headline that falsely accused the U.S. military of “torturing, abusing and murdering” Iraqi detainees, when it knew, or should have known, that this incendiary allegation was untrue. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost has repeatedly published stories about U.S. military drone strikes that it knew, or should have known, were based on incendiary lies and terrorist propaganda. See the documentation here, here and here.

See our complete archive of examples on how HuffPost smears the U.S. military here.

Examples of HuffPost dehumanizing American soldiers

  • HuffPost ignored four incidents of white American soldiers who were severely beaten, on U.S. soil, because of their skin color, by black mobs. Two of these attacks were captured on video. In one case, the soldier’s face was so badly damaged he required reconstructive surgery; in another, he had to have metal plates installed in his jaw, and his mouth was wired shut for two weeks.
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    Instead, in the following days, HuffPost gave front-page coverage to stories including: “The First Sex Toy Designed Specifically For Transgender Men,” “Unadoptable Sad-Faced Cat Shows That Everyone Deserves A Chance,” and “Chimp Abandoned On Island Welcomes Rescuers With Open Arms.”
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    See the documentation here, here, here and here.
  • HuffPost gave only brief, subdued, depersonalized coverage to the story of a beloved Army veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, depicting him only as “a tourist,” and not featuring a single photo of him, or detail about his life, or grieving loved ones.
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    Instead, in the following days, HuffPost gave two straight days of front-page, detailed, pictorial coverage to a sympathetic story about a swan that was abused — in Eastern Europe, Kim Kardashian’s latest nude selfie, and her sadness over another celebrity’s insult, a sad American who joined ISIS but regretted his decision, and numerous Syrian refugees.
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    See the details of this incident in a 16-minute documentary video, produced by SaveTheWest, here. The trailer is here.
  • HuffPost ignored a beloved U.S. Army officer who sacrificed his life to save a young Afghan girl.
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    Instead, it gave front-page coverage to stories including, Six-legged calf is adorable and milking the attention,” “Dolphins’ sexuality may be more open than you think,” and numerous exploitative stories focusing on womens’ bodies.
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    See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost ignored the story of an American war hero who was being awarded the Medal of Honor, for what President Obama described as “one of the most intense battles of the entire war in Afghanistan,” against an overwhelming number of jihadis who snuck onto his base.
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    Instead, it gave five straight days of top coverage to a sympathetic, pictorial, in-depth story about a “homesick American jihadi.”
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    See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost ignored the story of a revered, decorated Navy SEAL who was killed in a bold military strike against an Al Qaeda communications compound that had gone wrong.
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    Instead, it gave sustained, pictorial, front-page coverage to a sympathetic story about a top Al Qaeda terrorist’s daughter, who was accidentally killed in the strike.
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    See the documentation here.

See our complete archive of examples on how HuffPost dehumanizes American soldiers here.

 

HuffPost has completely ignored a string of racist, anti-white terrorist attacks and hate crimes against members of the U.S. military, that were perpetrated by known or suspected members or supporters of Black Lives Matter.  Some of the victims were beaten so badly they needed reconstructive surgery on their faces — which HuffPost also completely ignored.  See on this page:

August 2014: HuffPost ignored a white U.S. Marine who was beaten into coma by gang of African Americans

February 2016: HuffPost ignored a decorated, famous U.S. Marine beaten by Black Lives Matter supporters

September 2016: HuffPost ignored a U.S. Army who was severely beaten by a black mob — on video — because he was white

November 2016: HuffPost ignored a Trump-supporting military veteran whose home was set on fire, ransacked, and vandalized with anti-Trump and anti-white graffiti

January 2017: HuffPost ignored a white U.S. soldier, on leave from duty in the Middle East, was severely beaten by a mob that was critical of his Army jacket


Examples of HuffPost whitewashing and evoking sympathy for Islamist terrorists

  • HuffPost published a glowing fashion pictorial that focused only on the wife of murderous Syrian dictator Basher Assad, which it called an “all-natural beauty” — as “news.” It was later discovered that the photo-shoot upon which this “news” story was based was the outgrowth of a PR campaign funded by Assad. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost whitewashed and helped evoke worldwide sympathy for one of the world’s most dangerous anti-American terrorists, in part by using the propaganda media employed by her supporters. See the documentation here.
  • HuffPost posted a front-page story about the “human face” of Al Qaeda — based on an egregious half-truth. See the documentation here.
  • From 2013 onward, HuffPost gave glowing PR to Iran’s leaders, and enabled their notorious PR front group in America, to help trick America into accepting the nuclear “deal.” See the documentation here and here.
  • HuffPost published a front-page headline that assailed the NSA for breaking into what it claimed were “activists’” computers, when its own story proved they were supporters and funders of Islamist terror, including Al Qaeda. See the documentation here.

See our complete archive of examples on how HuffPost undermines the U.S. military, and whitewashes America’s enemies, here.


Analysis

In 2005, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command of Al Qaeda (now its leader) said:

“We are in a battle, and more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.”

One year later, the Al-Qaeda Media Committee issued a memorandum that read, in part:

“People of jihad have to create a media war that goes parallel to the military war. They should not be short on anything because we see the effect the media has on the nation and people in supporting or denouncing us.”

“The Nature of the Enemy,” a U.S. Department of Defense publication, October 17, 2006 (via Global Security)

In the following years, ISIS and other Islamist terror groups echoed the utmost importance of this “propaganda jihad,” particularly against the U.S. military (example). To aid the newcomer in fully grasping these terrorist groups’ information warfare strategies and tactics, SaveTheWest has prepared a comprehensive bibliography of articles and reports.

As relating specifically to the U.S. military, these groups’ key objectives are:

  • To falsely accuse American soldiers of murdering innocent Muslims and committing various war crimes
  • To falsely depict the U.S. military as being on a “crusade” to convert Muslim nations into Christian ones, by force (HuffPost gave top coverage to two articles that falsely made this accusation, one of which used the term “crusade”)

As documented above, and on this page, the facts show that for many years, HuffPost has perpetrated acts and omissions that, given its immense influence and reach, it knows (or should know) could only serve to help advance Islamist terror groups’ information warfare objectives, by:

  • Inciting global hatred against the U.S. military
  • Contributing to the documented phenomenon of “sudden jihad syndrome,” in which borderline violent Islamists say later that they were pushed into a terrorist act, by seeing or hearing something — often online, via the “Internet jihad” — that validates an inflammatory, erroneous perception of his enemy, most often, the U.S. military
  • Emboldening and legitimizing the jihadists who are murdering American soldiers — especially now that HuffPost has two all-Arabic editions, in the Middle East and North Africa

Considered as a whole, HuffPost’s bigotry, bias and incitement against the U.S. military is comparable to that of newspapers controlled by the Ku Klux Klan in the Deep South, in the early 20th century. Disguised as “news,” the only time one saw stories in these newspapers about black people, or featuring black faces, was when they were being accused of having perpetrated crimes large and small (whether truthfully or not), or being stupid, lazy, violent, or similar. Yet whenever black Americans performed some noble deed, big or small, these “newspapers” ignored them.

It was these indoctrinated, incendiary perceptions — propagated by the local “news” media — that incited such a frenzy of hatred against blacks that they were lynched throughout the deep South.

In HuffPost’s case, however, it is getting rich by inciting hatred against and dehumanizing U.S. soldiers, while whitewashing and evoking sympathy for America’s enemies — thanks to advertising from mainstream American corporations, many of whom probably have no idea that they’ve been enabling this behavior.


(5.2) HuffPost incites hatred against police officers — then ignores hate crimes against them

(5.3) HuffPost publishes homophobic, gay-defaming headlines, and attacks Christians who denounce homosexuality – but completely ignores explicit incitement of violence against gays by Islamist imams, on U.S. soil, including the one who preached this hate in Orlando, two months before the Pulse nightclub massacre

(5.4) HuffPost publishes explicit, X-rated pornography on its front page, with no age restrictions

(5.5) HuffPost publishes explicit pictures of nude women in degrading submission and bondage situations, on its front page

(5.6) HuffPost obsessively publishes vaginas on its front page

(5.7) HuffPost explicitly advocates and glamorizes cheating on one’s spouse/partner on its front page

 

 


(6) Conclusion: Conclusion: Why HuffPost’s advertisers must be called out, now — respectfully

(6.1) The net effect of HuffPost’s malicious acts and omissions is to help tear America apart, based on lies, incitement and human degradation

(6.2) The key forces that are enabling HuffPost to engage in this behavior — and why they must be called out, now


(7) Our letter to twenty of HuffPost’s top advertisers

(7.1) The letter

(7.2) The advertisers to whom this letter was sent, their stated values, and how you can contact them


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