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Wed Nov 21, 2018, 03:30 AM

Documenting Hate: New American Nazis. PBS Frontline episode from last night.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/documenting-hate-new-american-nazis/

Our reporting has helped lead to multiple arrests, and tonight, we’ll bring you our second film in this series: Documenting Hate: New American Nazis.

Premiering at a special time (9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST – check local PBS listings), it’s an investigation of a violent neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military, and that calls for racially-motivated “lone wolf” attacks like the shooting last month at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. In fact, our reporting in the past few days has shown that authorities are looking at the online relationship between the accused synagogue shooter and two neo-Nazi brothers with a connection to Atomwaffen.

ProPublica and A.C. are long-time collaborators with FRONTLINE. We turned to them after they established “Documenting Hate,” a cross-platform effort aimed at collecting and verifying hate crimes and bias incidents across the country.

“One thing that surprised me was the hard turn towards anti-Semitism among young people in the current white supremacist movement,” A.C. told me. “In the early days of this white power revival — say 2015, 2016 — the movement was animated by a discomfort with immigration and the changing demographics in America and disdain for Muslims. But pretty quickly the movement became immersed in anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, the same sort of twisted lore and logic that had motivated the hardcore racist fringe during the 1980s and 1990s — and for many, many years before that.”

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/tonight-on-frontline-documenting-hate-new-american-nazis/

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Wed Nov 21, 2018, 04:11 AM

1. I have two local PBS stations, and they are repeating it several times...

I set my cable box to record this and another hate group expose in the wee hours tomorrow.

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 06:27 AM

2. Well at least the US authorities declared the proud boys / proud idiots ...

a terrorist group in this country (or something of the like, yesterday I think?). Slowly but surely, the message of hate and ignorant rhetoric is being pushed back by the American people, despite the efforts of rump.

This is one of the pitfalls of the Internet, in that these people such as the proud idiots discover that they have a platform and fellow believers in their messages of hate and bigotry. This causes the followers of these groups to come up out of their parent's basements and act on the erroneous belief that their actions are supported by vast numbers, which is of course, far from true.

There have been warnings (and still are) that internal groups are causing more concern among the FBI, and other governmental agencies than external sources (outside the US). I remember the uproar (I am sure led by the repugs too) that this warning caused, that US groups would be more of a concern than overseas groups. Now we see the proof.

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Wed Nov 21, 2018, 12:25 PM

3. We have more than one PBS station, so it will bw shown, again

on the "lesser" station on Friday.

Though I did watch/listen to the second half yesterday and it was enough.

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