The Associated Press has come under scrutiny from liberal blogs after the news organization published an article that referred to the group European American Action Coalition as a “white rights group.”
The language was first used by the local Philadelphia newspaper Scranton Times-Tribune, according to Daniel Denvir of City Paper. When Denvir contacted the Associated Press for copy of their story, he was rebuffed.
“What possible purpose would there be for me to send you this story when you’re trying to cause trouble for how it was written?” Karen Testa, the East Region Editor at the Associated Press, told Denvir. “That’s a good way to build a journalism career,” she added before hanging up.
Crooks and Liars called the language a “frightening demonstration of the mainstreaming of white nationalism” and the article was also criticized by Pam’s House Blend.Raw Story
Associated Press calls white supremacists a ‘white rights group’
Eric W. Dolan
Trend watch: More evidence of creeping fascism becoming galloping fascism? (A characteristic of fascism beyond corporate statism is extreme nationalism and racial purity.)
As has already been mentioned, Romney choice of Ryan sends a signal to minorities and makes the GOP a whites party along the model of Pat Buchanan.
Related: Muslim group: Republican ‘Islamophobia machine’ encouraging violent attacks by Stephen C. Webster at Raw Story.
In-person voter fraud ‘virtually non-existent’: report by Eric W. Dolan at Raw Story. "Suppression of voter fraud" is a disenfranchisement plan aimed at minorities and the poor, another characteristic of soft fascism.
Criminalizing Photography by James Estrin at The New York Times
It’s not just news photographers who should be concerned with this. I think every citizen should be concerned. Tourists taking pictures are being told by police, security guards and sometimes other citizens, “Sorry, you can’t take a picture here.” When asked why, they say, “Well, don’t you remember 9/11?”
I remember it quite well, but what does that have do to with taking a picture in public?