In the realm of right-wing philosophy, climate change is a Hollywood invention, tax cuts create jobs, Obama is a secret Muslim Socialist and, fresh out of the Fox News bubble, neo-nazis are apparently in the same category as say your Rosa Parks and W.E.B. Du Bois.
It seems a Fox Orlando affiliate described Neo-Nazis as “a civil rights group” during a tv broadcast and online, thus begging the question: What in hell is going on in Florida? Are the oranges being pumped full of turpentine or something??
The Neo-Nazi group, which apparently is still relevant in 2012, appears to have been running regular armed patrols of the town in which Trayvon Martin was shot. Apparently,George Zimmerman did such a knock up job that a group of stupid and armed haters of everything with metal weapons of death feel that they have to step in and make things right for all the trigger happy neighborhood watchmen out there.
According to ThinkProgress, a Fox reporter introduced the group by saying, “There’s another civil rights group in town.” The Fox reporter evidently conducted an interview with the group’s leader, Jeff Schoep, without so much as challenging any of his claims about the nature and mission of the group. because what possible nefarious motives could hordes of rabid, angry white guys with shaved heads have.
According to the Southern Law Poverty Center:
[T]he National Socialist Movement (NSM) is one of the largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the United States. The group is notable for its violent anti-Jewish rhetoric, its racist views and its policy allowing members of other racist groups to join NSM while remaining members of other groups. Until 2007, NSM members protested in full Nazi uniforms, now traded in for black “Battle Dress Uniforms.” [...]
The group openly idolizes Adolf Hitler, described in NSM propaganda as, “Our Fuhrer, the beloved Holy Father of our age … a visionary in every respect.” NSM says only heterosexual “pure-blood whites” should be allowed U.S. citizenship and that all nonwhites should be deported, regardless of legal status. As Schoep put it: “The Constitution was written by white men alone. Therefore, it was intended for whites alone.” (Source: Think Progress)
But it gets better.
The pretend journalist (the only kind), Jennifer Bisram, who either is looking for own regular talk show on Fox News Channel or is eating turpentine-laced oranges, failed to include any of the white supremacist group’s violent history in her report.
“They say they are just a civil rights group trying to protect people in case things get out of hand. They say they intend to follow all the Florida laws while patrolling,” said Bisram
Apparently Vigilantism Gone Wild will be a new reality series taking place in Florida.
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