PassionateJusticeRadio 158 VIRULENT SEXISM, THE 'ALT-RIGHT''S GATEWAY-DRUG ... More ... Wk of 12.31.16

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. RISE OF THE NEW EUROPEAN FAR-RIGHT

. VIRULENT SEXISM: THE 'ALT-RIGHT''S GATEWAY-DRUG

. CASUALTY OF THE GINNED-UP 'WAR ON CHRISTMAS': 

      THE FAR-RIGHT DRIVES A JEWISH GIRL FROM HER PENNSYLVANIA TOWN

. BRILLIANT NEW VERSE FROM WELSH POET GRAHAM HARTILL

. DOING SOMETHING SMALL FOR JUSTICE

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 31, 2016 at 11:40am

R&L ;-)

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 31, 2016 at 11:40am

The new episode will be available soon.

A good 2017 to us all.

Comment by koshersalaami on December 31, 2016 at 1:22pm

Verify the Jewish girl story.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 31, 2016 at 1:27pm

Kosh   I posted on it earlier in the week, in part quoting from the school district's statement.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 31, 2016 at 1:28pm

The HuffPo piece is from Amanda Terkel.  Here was my post:

Last week a Jewish family near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, swamped with hate-mail and phone threats, left the area after Breitbart, Fox News, other media outlets invented and spread a false report that the family caused the cancellation of a local elementary school's Christmas play.

In fact, both the school district and the family confirm that there was no request for the play's ditching and that cancellation resulted from the school's concern about compromised instructional time. The parents had asked for, and the school had readily granted, a request that their child not be required to participate in the play.

That's not, of course, how right-wing, about-to-be Oval Office-embedded Breitbart, Fox News played it.

These parents and this child became part of our new winter far-right media tradition, as regular and necessary now, as holy as holly to an American holiday season, The War On Christmas.

The family told HuffPo's Amanda Terkel, “There’s no way we’re going to take a chance after the pizza incident,” referencing the recent Breitbart et.al.-fostered rumors about a DC pizza shop said to be a front for a child pornography ring linked to Hillary Clinton. A man shot the place up with an automatic rifle after he read the allegations-as-facts at...how many tens of thousands of fake news sites? 

Here's a Q&A from the school district (from Ms Terkel.)

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Hempfield School District

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Dismiss the implications of this story in our nascent political environment?

We can, sure.

Decide it's a one-off?

Easily done.

Dismiss the parents as hypersensitive, overly reactive?

Why not?

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