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Fox Affiliate Refers to Neo-Nazis as 'Civil Rights Group

"There's another civil rights group in town...the national socialist organization."

A Fox affiliate in Orlando reported Saturday on a "civil rights group" that was making its presence known in Sanford, Florida.  The group?  A National Socialist Movement "neo-nazi" organization.

"There's another civil rights group in town," reporter Jennifer Bisram said without a hint of irony, "the national socialist organization."

The Southern Poverty Law Center described this "civil rights group":

The 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 [one] put it: “The Constitution was written by white men alone. Therefore, it was intended for whites alone.”

Whoops!

The affiliate realized its mistake soon after the report.  An online story referring to the group was replaced, with "civil rights group" becoming "neo-nazi group."  The new story also does not include the original video.

An editor's note at the end of the new story explains: "The report originally published Saturday inadvertently referred to the National Socialist Movement as a civil rights group. We intended to refer to them as a 'self-proclaimed' civil rights group."

 

(H/T: Mediabistro)

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