alt-right


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alt-right

(ôlt′rīt′)
n.
A loosely organized political movement founded in the United States in the early 21st century as an alternative to traditional conservativism and characterized by incendiary rhetoric, rejection of perceived political correctness, and espousal of controversial positions such as white nationalism, male chauvinism, antisemitism, and hatred of Islam.

alt′-right′ adj.
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After the defamatory campaign of the past year, in which the media justly earned its "Fake News" label for visciously attacking everyone to the right of Hillary Clinton as racist and fascist, many patriots may be inclined to think that maybe the alt-Right individuals profiled above are also fellow patriots who have been unfairly smeared.
Steve Bannon described all mosques as "factories of hate" in an email exchange with alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.
During a conversation at the Nieman Foundation in October with television producer Jamieson Lesko, a 2018 Nieman Fellow, Reeve--who has been covering the alt-right for a year and a half, first for The New Republic and since June 2016for "Vice News Tonight"--discussed the making of the documentary.
Please, for the love of liberty, do not accept the claim that the so-called "alt-right" is part of the right or that the right must atone for the evils of this allegedly "new" movement.
'Destiny 2' game developers Bungie announced the removal of an in-game item due to its resemblance to an alt-right symbol.
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"Responsibility for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, does not lie with many sides but with one side: the Nazis, alt-right and white supremacists who brought their hate to a peaceful community.
Two days later, under pressure to condemn white supremacist violence, President Trump revisited the issue, but blamed the "alt-left," a term probably meant to refer to "antifa." He said: Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at [indiscernible] -- excuse me -- what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?
the term 'alt-right' should be avoided because it is meant as a euphemism to disguise racist aims."
NNA - Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday US president Donald Trump had made "a huge mistake" by failing to clearly condemn the white supremacist, neo-Nazi and "alt-right" rally in Charlottesville.
After the 2016 presidential election, as the US media scrambled for ways to understand the sources of Trump's support, there was a dramatic proliferation on news sites of profiles of figures from the alt-right such as Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer--many of them alarmingly deferential in tone.