Laura Ingraham Clarifies Anti-Immigration Remarks, Denounces White Nationalists

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Laura Ingraham opened her show Thursday evening with a clarification of her Wednesday evening opening monologue in which she denounced “demographic” changed being “foisted” on the American people.

“A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists and especially one racist freak whose name I will not even mention. You do not have my support, you don’t represent my views and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear,” said Ingraham.

The line about “one racist freak” is almost certainly a reference to David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard who voiced his support for Ingraham’s message on Wednesday.

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“The purpose of last night’s angle was to point out that the rule of law – meaning secure borders – is something that used to bind our country together,” she added “And despite what some may be contending – I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather a shared goal of keeping America safe, and her citizens safe and prosperous.”

The Ingraham walk-back came after the host faced a storm of criticism for a rant about immigration. Critics were particularly incensed by this moment spotted by Media Matters researcher Andrew Lawrence.

“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like,” said Ingraham.

“From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country’s changed,” she added. “Much of this is related to both illegal and — in some cases — legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.”

Fox News haters and even fellow Republicans spent much of Thursday attacking Ingraham over the remarks with many calling them racist and dog whistle to white nationalism. Media Matters ominously posted a link to several of her advertisers in the hours before her clarification was aired.

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Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Endorsed Laura Ingraham’s ‘Truthful’ Anti-Immigration Monologue

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Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke took to Twitter Wednesday evening to offer a ringing endorsement of Laura Ingraham and her much-discussed warning about how both legal and illegal immigration was creating “demographic changes” that “most of us don’t like.”

“One of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history of [mainstream media],” he said in a quote tweet along with a link to a video of the segment from Ingraham’s Fox News show.

He later deleted his remarks, though a screen shot of the moment was captured by the Daily Beast, which first reported the story.

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It’s unclear why Duke deleted the message. He did not respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

A rep for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment.

On Wednesday, Ingraham raised a storm of outrage for her monologue, which a broad spectrum of critics online criticized as racist in tone.

“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like,” said Ingraham.

“From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country’s changed,” she added. “Much of this is related to both illegal and — in some cases — legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.”

Later in the monologue, Ingraham said she was not talking about any specific “race or ethnicity.”

You can watch the moment here:

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Duke, a former Louisiana state representative and two-time presidential candidate, has long been one of the most polarizing figures in American politics.

He was present as the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., last year and also offered effusive praise to President Donald Trump, who as a candidate struggled to condemn him back in 2016.

Duke also appears as a character in Spike Lee’s new fact-based movie “BlacKkKlansman,” portrayed by Topher Grace. The movie follows a real-life case from the 1970s when an African American undercover detective infiltrated the Klan and duped both its members and the visiting Grand Wizard himself.

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Topher Grace Edited ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy to 2 Hours as Therapy After Playing David Duke

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For Topher Grace, playing the head of the Ku Klux Klan in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” was a mentally taxing role, but, he said, he had an interesting hobby to help him detox: film editing.

In an interview with IndieWire, Grace said that spending several months playing the KKK’s David Duke left him feeling depressed — to the point that not even the birth of his daughter during production could lift his spirits. “I was probably a terrible husband at the time,” he lamented. “It was so disturbing to go home and turn on the news to see how his ideology was affecting us at the moment.” (Duke was on the scene at the The Unite the Right rally — and ensuing counter-protests — in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly last year.)

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Once filming wrapped, Grace took a break with an undertaking: turning Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy into a single, two-hour film. The decision by Warner Bros. and New Line to make J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” into three movies, while financially successful, wasn’t popular with fans, even with the Oscar-winning “LOTR” director Peter Jackson at the helm.

Other fans have tried their hand at cutting off the fat that turned “The Hobbit” into a 400+ minute odyssey, with one fan putting out a four-hour cut akin to one of the extended editions of the “LOTR” installments. But Grace wanted to go even further, boiling it down to just 120 minutes.

“I think that maybe ‘The Hobbit’ should’ve been one movie, and many people would agree,” Grace said. “Money drives a lot of those franchises. It’s better when the art leads.”

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This isn’t the first time Grace has tried re-editing a film. In 2012 he spliced together the “Star Wars” prequels into a single, 85-minute cut and was able to show it to a group of industry insiders before legal requirements forced him to put it away. But Grace isn’t doing this to show up other filmmakers or to “fix” their mistakes. To him, editing is the ultimate staycation.

“I don’t know what other guys do. Go fishing? For me, this is just a great way to relax,” he said. “There’s something really zen about it.”

“BlacKkKlansman” will hit theaters in select cities on Aug. 10.

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Brit PM Blasts Donald Trump Retweets Of Violent Anti-Muslim Video From Far Right Org

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White Supremacists Say ‘No Way’ When They Learn They’re Not All-White

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Remember that “Chappelle’s Show” sketch about the KKK leader who didn’t realize he was African-American? It turns out real-life white supremacists also tend to discount evidence that they aren’t all white.

When confronted with genetic ancestry tests that might reveal Jewish or African roots, white supremacists try to discredit the “bad news,” according to a new study  by UCLA sociology professors Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan.

“They don’t say after the test results, ‘I was a racist jerk and now I’m enlightened,’” Panofsky told TheWrap. “No one ever said, ‘I’m 5 percent African, and the scales have fallen from my eyes, and I’m not a white nationalist.’”

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Instead, “the overwhelming amount of talk and discussion about these tests is what we call ‘identity repair talk,’ which tries to dismiss or reinterpret the bad news,”  Panofsky added.

The study focused on the racist group Storm Front, whose members reject the test results by arguing that the genetic testing companies are owned by Jews and are “part of the Jewish-controlled media” and a “Jewish conspiracy” to confuse people about their ancestry, Panofsky said.

Storm Front members also claim that the “white nationalist consciousness” or “mirror test” is more reliable than DNA testing.

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The mirror test is: “Do you look in the mirror and do you see a Jew looking back at you? If not, you’re good,” Panofsky said.

“The test is based on the belief that if you have an elevated conscious as a white nationalist, you will see these things, you will be able to see mixed background, you can just see it, you don’t need a test for it,” he said.

When some Storm Front members found some Native American ancestry, the results were explained as signs that a “heroic white nationalist” spread his genes among native peoples, or that “non-white aggressive men raped white women,” Panofsky said.

Despite their “bad results,” most of the members posting genetic ancestry results were not kicked off the site, even though members must be “all white, all European, not Jewish, no exceptions,” Panofsky said.

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The study analyzed 2,300 members-only posts discussing the genetic test results of 153 members among about 1,000 Storm Front members.

Only a small number of posts – 100 out of 2,300 – flamed the members with “bad” genetic test results, posting messages like, “Hey, get out of here, kill yourself, don’t have kids,” Panofsky said.

Panofsky scoffs at social media posts that have half-jokingly suggested that crowd sourcing funding for white supremacists’ genetic ancestry testing would bring “racial harmony.”

“The idea that technology is a lightning bolt and the Gordian knot of racism is going to be cut by a sword is false,” he said. “I don’t think our technologies are going to give us simple solutions for this.”

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The Southern Poverty Law Center says that Storm Front was created in 1995 as the first “major hate” website by a former leader of the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan.

Storm Front describes itself as a “pro-white” “white nationalist” website seeking an all-white, non-Jewish nation and recommends members read former KKK leader David Duke’s works.

Genetic ancestry testing is becoming more popular through companies such as like Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com, which promote their services by suggesting that customers welcome the news of unexpected ancestry.

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Michael Rapaport Slams Jared Kushner Over Trump Nazi Comments: ‘Are You a F–ing Mute?’ (Video)

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Michael Rapaport has lashed out at Jared Kushner over Donald Trump’s soft stance on Nazis.

The Jewish podcast host posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday criticizing Kushner for not speaking out after Trump said during a press conference that “both sides” share the blame for the violence at white supremacist rallies over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president’s comments have received widespread criticism, while earning praise from former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.

“What kind of advice have you been giving out lately, huh? You penny-pinching, pissing-while-you-sit punk,” Rapaport said of Kushner, who is Trump’s senior adviser and is married to the president’s daughter Ivanka. “You’re the only Jewish guy in the White House, and you have nothing to say for yourself? You have an unused Twitter account, no one’s heard your voice. Are you a f—ing mute? It’s a shame — in Yiddish, we call it a ‘shonda.’”

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“It’s time to take the f—ing dreidel out of your ass, spend a few of your billion dollars, buy yourself some balls,” the “War at Home” actor continued. “Otherwise, we want to disassociate ourselves from you. You’re a f—ing stereotype.”

Rapaport went on to tell TheWrap that “the fact the Jared Kushner has no voice and open opinion is disgusting to me.”

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“He’s had a label as an advisor? He’s being paid for his advice? He’s a joke,” Rapaport said. “He’s an embarrassment to me, a Jewish man, and his silence is a disgrace to everyone.”

Watch the video below.

Jared Kushner you make me sick.@iamrapaport pic.twitter.com/9fAPqHv6KF

— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) August 16, 2017

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Washington Post Editorial Board Slams Trump: ‘The Nation Can Only Weep’

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The Washington Post editorial board blasted President Trump for his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in a powerful piece titled, “The nation can only weep.”

Trump sent viewers into a tizzy during a Trump Tower press conference on Tuesday when he said “both sides” were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville. He also claimed there were some “very fine people” attending the white nationalist rally. The press conference has been widely condemned by politicians and media members.

The Post’s editorial board called Tuesday’s press conference a “great day” for former KKK leader David Duke and “racists everywhere” who benefit from Trump’s remarks.

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“The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs,” the board wrote.

Heather Heyer was killed over the weekend when an accused white supremacist plowed into a group of counter-protestors demonstrating against neo-Nazis and white supremacists. At least 19 others were injured in the horrific attack.

“That car in Charlottesville did not kill or wound just the 20 bodies it struck. It damaged the nation. Mr. Trump not only failed to help the country heal; he made the wound wider and deeper,” The Post’s editorial board wrote.

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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday issued a scathing monologue on President Donald Trump’s “frantic” Tuesday press conference, calling him “the president… not only of America, but also the white nationalist movement.”

Trump sent viewers into a tizzy when he said “both sides” were responsible for violence in Charlottesville, while also claiming there were some “very fine people” attending the white nationalist rally. Scarborough said Trump essentially “stopped history in its tracks” with his comments Tuesday.

“None of us have ever seen anything like what happened yesterday,” Scarborough said.

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“It was despicable,” co-host Willie Geist said.

Scarborough said that Trump’s own staff members were lied to because they weren’t prepared for the “wild tirade” that occurred at Trump Tower.

“Not so strange is the fact that you had David Duke, and other white nationalists, actually praising the president of the United States for his words, and why not?” Scarborough asked. “He has now officially become the president… not only of America, but also the white nationalist movement.”

Scarborough said that Trump had a chance to defend the majority of Americans who don’t support White Nationalism but he chose not to do so.

“The president has chosen sides and it is very clear — not only morally, especially morally but also politically — he has chosen the wrong side,” Scarborough said. “It is now up to the rest of us to figure out why he did that, exactly. Is he just a bigot?”

Check out the video above.

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David Duke Blasts Trump’s Call for Unity: ‘It Was White Americans Who Put You in the Presidency’

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Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke blasted Donald Trump on Saturday for the president’s tweeted call for unity following the violent protests by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and more than 30 injured.

“I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” Duke tweeted.

In another tweet, the convicted felon and two-time presidential candidate also needled Trump for abandoning what Duke sees as some of the president’s key supporters: “So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated & anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?”

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I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists. https://t.co/Rkfs7O2Ykr

— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017

So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated & anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us? https://t.co/Rkfs7O2Ykr

— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017

Duke, who has long espoused racist and anti-Semitic views as well as conspiracy theories (including denial of the Holocaust), attended the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday, calling the event a “turning point.”

“We are determined to take our country back,” Duke told Indianapolis Star journalist Mykal McEldowney.

“We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,” he said. “That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”

David Duke now here in #charlottesville for #altright #unitetheright rally @USATODAY @RbtKing pic.twitter.com/au69sTiTlR

— Mykal McEldowney (@mykalmphoto) August 12, 2017

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Groups of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They were met by counter-protesters, leading to violence that began Friday night and continued into Saturday.

Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe declared a state of emergency. Police also demanded that hundreds of people vacate the city’s Emancipation Park.

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During Saturday’s clash, white nationalists and counter-protesters tossed bottles, threw punches and deployed chemical sprays. Then video footage showed a silver Dodge Charger racing down a narrow street, plowing into pedestrians before slamming into two cars.

Trump tweeted a call for unity in response to the initial reports of violence. “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America,” he wrote. “Lets come together as one!”

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Pepe the Frog Creator Kills Him Off, Cartoon Couldn’t Shake White Supremacist Connection

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Pepe the Frog, a cartoon frog that became a white supremacist symbol, has been killed off by its creator. (See the final strip at the bottom of this post.)

Pepe’s creator and illustrator Matt Furie drew the frog lying in open casket as part of a one-page strip for publisher Fantagraphics Books over the weekend.

“While it’s unlikely Pepe’s official death will stop extremists from co-opting his image, this was, perhaps, the most effective way for Furie to reclaim his character; Pepe’s soul has returned to his creator. Rest in Peace,” Comic Book Resources author Shaun Manning wrote.

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Last year, The Anti-Defamation League declared Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol.

According to the organization, the cartoon was added to ADL’s online “Hate on Display” database, because the meme was used on websites like 4chan, 8chan and Reddit to promote “anti-Jewish, bigoted and offensive ideas.”

Pepe the frog wasn’t always a Nazi sympathizer. The friendly amphibian started off as as a comic drawing by Matt Furie, which took off in the MySpace era, becoming one of the most popular memes on Tumblr in 2015. The symbol was then co-opted by former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard David Duke.

After Hillary Clinton’s campaign called Pepe “a symbol associated with white supremacy, Duke lashed out, saying it was the “#LyingPress and #LyingCrookedHillary” who turned “an innocent frog into a symbol of hate, shameful.”

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Pepe was even mentioned by Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute — a white nationalist think-tank — as a way to wink at fellow white supremacists. Asked last year to explain how the cartoon became a neo-Nazi mascot, Spencer told a reporter that Pepe was simply a “smug frog” who’s “willing to speak the truth.”

Furie said in an interview with Esquire that he never imagined his once-beloved character — known for the catch phrase “feels good, man” — would make anybody feel bad.

“I woke up one morning to a flood of emails and calls from media trying to interview me. I had never heard of the alt-right or any of that stuff — even white nationalism — I don’t know about that s–,” Furie told Esquire.

Here’s the final Pepe strip:

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AT&T, Verizon Suspend YouTube Ads Over Placement Next to Hate-Speech Videos

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AT&T and Verizon have become the latest major advertisers to pull their ads from Google’s YouTube in the wake of an investigation by the Times of London that found content from mainstream brands like McDonalds, Disney and L’Oreal was appearing as mid-roll or banner ads on extremist videos.

The Times story from March 17 highlighted a L’Oreal ad for the Prince’s Trust featuring Helen Mirren that appeared during a video sermon from a preacher who talked about homosexuals burning. The same preacher had also celebrated last year’s Orlando massacre by saying “there’s 50 less pedophiles in the world.” Government-funded ads for the BBC, for example, also showed up on the channel of white nationalist (and Donald Trump supporter) David Duke.

The brands mentioned aren’t directly advertising with these types of messengers, but their ads are placed on their channels through programmatic advertising, which is an auction-type format that purports to enable companies to efficiently place advertisements based on the browsing histories of likely target customers. But as a result of the investigation, British advertisers including the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Guardian, Lloyds and Marks & Spencer have pulled their ads from YouTube.

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That movement has now made its way to the U.S., as AT&T and Verizon have suspended their ads until a system is in place to make sure it won’t happen.

“We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate,” AT&T said in a statement. “Until Google can ensure this won’t happen again, we are removing our ads from Google’s non-search platforms.”

“We take careful measure to ensure our brand is not impacted negatively,” Verizon added. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation. We are working with all of our digital advertising partners to understand the weak links so we can prevent this from happening in the future.”

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In a Tuesday blog post, Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler apologized for companies’ ads appearing adjacent to repellent videos and outlined some of the company’s moves to mitigate that.

“We know advertisers don’t want their ads next to content that doesn’t align with their values,” Schindler wrote in the post. “So starting today, we’re taking a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content. This includes removing ads more effectively from content that is attacking or harassing people based on their race, religion, gender or similar categories. This change will enable us to take action, where appropriate, on a larger set of ads and sites.”

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Trump Adviser Roger Stone OK After ‘Suspicious Hit and Run’

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Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, tweeted Wednesday that he is “fine” after a “suspicious hit and run” — and questioned whether it may be related to the investigation of possible ties between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.

Stone said air bags saved his life when a car he was riding in on the passenger side was T-boned by a “large grey 4 door – dark tinted windshield.” He said he suffered blurred vision in his right eye, for which he had previously undergone surgery for a detached retina sustained in a boxing match.

Stone told Miami’s CBS affiliate that the collision “certainly could be” related to the Russian hacking investigation.

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“It happens on the same day the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee calls for me to appear before the committee,” he said.

Stone is one of several associates of President Trump who have been under scrutiny for possible links with Russia during Trump’s campaign. In a statement to The Associated Press, Stone said he’s hired two attorneys to try to get the government to “either charge me or admit they have no case whatsoever.”

Stone has acknowledged contact with “Guccifer 2.0,” a hacker whom U.S. officials believe to be tied to Russia. Stone said he was “unaware at the time of the brief exchange of allegations that the hacker in question is suspected of being a Russian asset,” according to AP.

Stone did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the hit and run, or on who he believed hit him. He said that despite the accident, he insisted on going to a previously scheduled appearance for Alex Jones’ InfoWars at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Stone, a former aide to President Richard Nixon, has been both reviled and celebrated for his way with political trickery in the service of conservative candidates.

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A 1986 Washington Post profile detailed how Stone volunteered to work for Nixon’s Committee to Re-Elect the President in 1970, used a fake name to recruit a political spy, and helped sabotage a Nixon rival by impersonating a socialist group to give money to the rival’s campaign. He has also taken credit for helping bring down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in a sex scandal.

More recently, during the Republican presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz accused Stone of helping plant a National Enquirer story that accused Cruz of having extramarital affairs. Cruz said Stone had “50 years of dirty tricks behind him” and referenced a Nixon-era pejorative — “ratf—er” — used to describe political operatives who use dirty tricks.

“He’s a man for whom a term was coined for copulating with a rodent,” Cruz said at the time. “Well, let me be clear, Mr. Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him. And this garbage does not belong in politics.”

Car I was in T-boned by large grey 4 door – dark tinted windshield – I was passenger side

— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) March 15, 2017

I am fine after suspicious hit and run. Blurred vision in right eye on which I had surgery for detached retina sustained in boxing match

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MTV’s New Year’s ‘Resolutions for White Guys’ Slammed as ‘Racist,’ ‘Disgusting’

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MTV released a video on Monday with advice for white men in the upcoming year — and users on social media were quick to slam the video as “racist” and “pathetic.”

In the video, a number of people look into the camera and tell viewers that white guys should “try to recognize that America was never great for anyone who wasn’t a white guy,” that they should stop bragging about being ‘woke’ and that no one should brag about having black friends.

The people in the video also mention Kanye West, Beyonce and the judge in the Stanford sexual assault case.

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Hey, white guys: we came up for some New Year’s Resolutions for you. pic.twitter.com/C9EeIY6wig

— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 19, 2016

The response was predictably critical, with one Twitter user writing, “funny that MTV makes a video telling white guys to stop being racist yet it took them almost a decade to show black musicians on the channel.”

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However, some defended the channel, with another user using the hashtag #GoAheadKeepProvingTheirPoint.

I love all the white people getting angry about the MTV “New Year resolutions for white guys” post. #GoAheadKeepProvingTheirPoint #Idiots

— Alex Scaffidi (@alex_scaffidi) December 20, 2016

I knew I’d see a couple white people get triggered by that MTV video lmao

— Joey Elrod (@JoeyElrod) December 20, 2016

All the white guys on my tl got heated by that MTV video. It wasn’t that serious, it was lukewarm as hell. Wouldn’t even paid it attention

— Adrian ???????? (@FroesOverHoes) December 20, 2016

MTV has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Read tweets responding to the video below.

MTV should be shut down for this shit. none of the points you touched on even made sense for why white males should be “better.” just delete https://t.co/mhYp8bRxKe

— Steeb (@stevanaustino) December 20, 2016

MTV release disgusting video lumping all “white guys” together as some kind of pantomime villain. Apparently this brand of racism is okay. https://t.co/ScZvaAz9qg

— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) December 20, 2016

@Mediaite white guys give zero facks about MTV since circa-1990bieber.

— Jim DelGreco (@fuzzbish) December 20, 2016

MTV is now telling white guys how to not be racist? I’m done guys…

— Garrett Gainey (@GaRrEtTGaInEyGG) December 20, 2016

@MTV about your white guys resolution, here’s one for you! Quit being pathetic with your race baiting! Jealousy doesn’t look good on anyone

— marciacrocker (@MarciaCrocker01) December 20, 2016

MTV put out this video as if white guys are the problem in America.No more mansplaining. No more racism. No more .stop it ???? pic.twitter.com/I5kmCH6K7Y

— tom alex (@rejialex7) December 20, 2016

@MTVNews Oh, and MTV News, sorry that I neglected to properly acknowledge your suggestions for us white guys. You can go fuck yourself also.

— Dennis LaGrone (@Dennis_LaGrone) December 20, 2016

Yes MTV let’s generalize all white guys and pretend that they are the only issue with this country!!! ???????? https://t.co/QOIbzxlTfV

— maddie-lynn davidson (@Maddiie_lynnn) December 20, 2016

how does a whateverthefuck channel MTV is think “2017 resolutions for white guys” is a good idea

— Cipher (@Liam27White) December 20, 2016

funny that MTV makes a video telling white guys to stop being racist yet it took them almost a decade to show black musicians on the channel

— maawong (@maawong) December 20, 2016

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