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Watch: Far Right Extremist Texas Lt. Gov. Uses Old Anti-Gay Slur to Try to Smear Beto O’Rourke

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In Texas the Lt. Governor has tremendous power. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a Republican, has used that power for years to wage war against LGBT people – especially same-sex marriage and transgender rights. He’s also waged war against women’s rights, immigration, ObamaCare, and Black Lives Matter, while defending Confederate monuments.

Now he’s attacking fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic U.S. Congressman who is running for president after almost unseating Senator Ted Cruz.

Lt. Gov. Patrick has organized a boycott of businesses that allow transgender people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, supported wide-ranging anti-transgender legislation, and pushed for discriminatory, Indiana-style anti-LGBT “religious freedom” laws.

That’s just a small sample of Lt. Gov. Patrick’s activism.

And yet, even Fox News host Laura Ingraham – who’s anti-LGBT herself –  was surprised when Patrick attacked Beto O’Rourke using an old anti-gay slur Monday night on her show.

After calling O’Rourke a “moron” with “no substance,” Patrick – who also during the show said he doesn’t like to name-call – called the former Democratic Congressman “light in the loafers.”

“He is so light in the loafers he floats off the ground at times,” Patrick told a surprised Ingraham, as The Daily Beast reports.

At the end, Ingraham helped Patrick clean up his mess:

“You just meant not consequential, correct? You didn’t mean any pejorative, right?” Ingraham added, helpfully walking Patrick through his clean-up.

“No, no, no! What I mean is he flaps his arms a lot,” Patrick shouted as Ingraham noted “people might think something else.”

“I meant he’s a lightweight,” Patrick said as the Fox News host nodded along.

Patrick, apparently not satisfied by trying to slur O’Rourke, also claimed that racism barely exists in America.

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NY Times Blasted for ‘Normalizing’ Far Right Extremists Again After Publishing Stephen Miller’s Wedding Announcement

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It’s not the first time, just the latest that the once-venerable New York Times is getting blasted for appearing to normalize the far right. In recent years the Times has published articles that critics say do just that, from Hitler’s rise a century ago to modern day neo-Nazis. Its latest isn’t an article, but a wedding announcement for a top Trump official, Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller. Miller is a white nationalist who quietly advances and controls the worst of the president’s anti-immigrant polices.

The wedding announcement does “credit” Miller with “serving as Mr. Trump’s top immigration adviser, directly shaping policies that aim to restrict the number of immigrants coming to the country.” It’s unclear if the couple or the paper wrote that.

It’s not the first time Miller has been, as one journalist put it, “romanticized” on the pages of the Times. Just last summer the Old Gray Lady decided to call Miller a “young firebrand,” despite the fact that his policies have harmed countless thousands, if not more.

In late 2017 the Times came under fire for a fanciful profile, “In America’s Heartland, the Nazi sympathizer next door.”

The condemnation of the paper and its piece went on for weeks and forced the Times to publish a rare “response,” simply titling a selection of letters to the editor, “Was Our Profile of a Nazi Sympathizer Too … Sympathetic?

About a month later, Times’ conservative columnist Ross Douthat argued Miller was a “necessity.”

And less than one year later there was this:

The Times has a long and unfortunate history of normalizing right wing extremism, including Nazism. As Hitler came on the scene in Europe the Times published articles suggesting he would not be as bad as his own words promised. In 2016 Vox took a look at the Times’ first article on Hitler, noting “its assertion that ‘Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so violent or genuine as it sounded.'”

Vox also pointed to this portion of the Times’ 1922 article, which says: “several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers.”

Fast forward to 1937. “WHERE HITLER DREAMS AND PLANS,” the title of a NY Times piece that added: “At the Berghof on a Bavarian Peak He Lives Simply, Yet His Retreat Is Closely Guarded Hitler Has Transformed His Simple Chalet Into a Mansion and Impenetrable Fortress.”

Now, the Old Gray Lady is being accused of, as one journalist wrote, “normalizing Nazis again,” with the Miller marriage announcement:

A CBS News White House Producer does note the announcement wasn’t all roses:

Here’s what some are saying today about the Miller marriage announcement:

 

 

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Defends His ‘Right’ to ‘Speak Up More Strongly Against Gays in the Military’

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The UK’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Boris Johnson once attacked gay people for serving in their country’s armed forces, called LGBTQ people “tank-topped bum boys,” and even supported a claim from foreign dictator Robert Mugabe that the opposing British Labour Party was composed of “gay gangsters.”

“Across the country, there are many Tories who wish their party leadership would speak up more strongly against, say, gays in the military,” Johnson said. “They are, of course, right.”

Prime Minister Johnson, who at times has cozied up to U.S. President Donald Trump, refused to apologize.

Calling his remarks “shocking,” The Daily Mirror reports Johnson “complained the police had been ‘cowed’ by the Macpherson report – which uncovered institutional racism in the force in the wake of Stephen Lawrence’s murder.”

And he said officers were too busy “stuck on racial awareness programmes” or trying to “catch paedophiles in ancient public schools” to investigate the theft of his bike.

The Prime Minister’s remarks were recently unearthed from a 2008 book chronicling his past newspaper columns dating as far back as 2000.

The Mirror adds that Johnson also “made a spirited defence of some of the homophobic, racist and callous views that earned the Conservatives the nickname ‘the nasty party.’”

Last month Prime Minister Johnson refused to apologize for calling LGBTQ people “tank-topped bum boys,” and Muslim women “letterboxes,” The Independent reported, adding he also “wrote that seeing ‘a bunch of black kids’ scared him.”

“I defend my right to speak out,” Johnson recently told reporters.

 

 

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‘Seriously Unbalanced’ Tucker Carlson Sparks Internet Outrage Declaring He Is Rooting for Russia – Before Backtracking

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson delivered stunning remarks Monday night, just days before America’s Thanksgiving holiday.

“Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?” an untethered Carlson asked his guest, former Clinton advisor Richard Goodstein.

“I’m serious,” Carlson declared. “Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”

Goodstein had been saying that Russia attacked Ukraine, explaining that “people are dying on the front lines.”

14,000 Ukrainians have been slaughtered in the war with their next door neighbor, Russia.

Carlson, at the end of the show, claimed he had been kidding when he said he was “serious.”

“Before we go, earlier in the show I noted I was rooting for Russia in the contest between Russia and Ukraine,” Carlson told his Fox News viewers, The Daily Beast noted, after social media outrage. “Of course, I’m joking. I’m only rooting for America—mocking the obsession many on the left have. Ha!”

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Reaction on social media to Carlson’s disturbing remarks was quick:

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