HIS EMAILS THO


The latest totally unsurprising scandal: emails from Stephen Miller to Breitbart reveal that he is a flaming racist. He loves confederate flags, Calvin Coolidge, eugenics, and racist novels. He was trying to shape the coverage at Breitbart, which was just fine with the editors there, who are just as racist as Miller.

McHugh told Hatewatch that Breitbart editors introduced her to Miller in 2015 with an understanding he would influence the direction of her reporting. For that reason, and because Miller would have regarded her as a fellow traveler of the anti-immigrant movement, McHugh sometimes starts conversations with Miller in the emails, seeking his opinion on news stories. Other times, Miller directly suggests story ideas to McHugh, or tells her how to shape Breitbart’s coverage. Periodically, Miller asks McHugh if he can speak to her by phone, taking conversations offline.

“What Stephen Miller sent to me in those emails has become policy at the Trump administration,” McHugh told Hatewatch.

Miller still has his job and the support of our president.

Oh, and did you know that Facebook still regards Breitbart as a high quality news source?

Facebook’s launch of a new section on its flagship app dedicated to “deeply-reported and well-sourced” journalism sparked immediate controversy on Friday over the inclusion of Breitbart News, a publication whose former executive chairman explicitly embraced the “alt-right”.

Basically, the KKK is now running the country and major media outlets. Are you OK with this?

Comments

  1. says

    So the strangest thing about his story for me is that Miller was still using a Hotmail account in 2015. Hotmail was phased out by Microsoft back in 2011. So that e-mail Miller was using wasn’t just a private e-mail, but also using a defunct service that frankly always had pretty dodgy security anyway.

  2. says

    Notable that I have seen zero mention of the Miller e-mails in any corporate media. That of course includes the New York Times. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough but they sure are hiding it.

  3. microraptor says

    If you had a functioning Hotmail account, you could keep the same address after Microsoft phased everything over to Outlook.

  4. Rob Grigjanis says

    cervantes @2: A quick google shows the story in the WaPo, CNN, USA Today, Slate, Newsweek, Huffpost, etc. Mostly 10 to 24 hours ago.

  5. =8)-DX says

    @microraptor #3 Oooh? I had a hotmail account and iirc it just died? Like they sent us emails saying the service was ending and eventually you just couldn’t log in any more. Maybe the problem was I didn’t have it linked to my ms account.

  6. microraptor says

    =8)-DX @5: Weird. My account just got a notification that it was being upgraded to Outlook even though the email address was staying the same and it continued functioning.

  7. robro says

    Seconding #4, I saw the story from several mainstream media outlets yesterday. The Guardian (online) has posted this one that Ilhan Omar is vindicated in calling out Miller as a white nationalist months ago, which the Trumpsters jumped on her about it in very racist tones particularly due the fact that Miller is Jewish.

    AOC is calling for Miller to resign.

  8. numerobis says

    We needed emails to confirm that the architect of Trump’s immigration policy was a racist asshole?

  9. Hatchetfish says

    It’s like undercover cops: they’re not allowed to ride, so if they say they’re not racists, nothing they do can be racist. Now he’s been caught though, last week was a different time and should be moved past.

    Or he should be dropped in an active caldera.

  10. says

    Wow, I can’t wait until Biden gets the nomination, wins the White House, and changes no actual policies while announcing that in the name of unity we can’t prosecute any of these creeps. Or maybe it will be Buttigieg who does it.

  11. logicalcat says

    @13 Which would be exactly what I predicted if Hillary didn’t win the nominee. Leftist purists are self defeating. Upset that Hillary wasn’t lefter than thou and now are shocked that nothing is changing. If you ppl would have voted for her, there would have been two democrats back to back which would have forced the republicans to center their stance since they need it to stay competitive moving the conversation for left than it is now. It also would have ensured the left leaning platform they embraced after the primary be cemented as the voting power from yourself would have held them accountable. This is how the right became more right wing. Just look at the Tea party, which is a radical third party that the RNC wanted to exploit for their votes only for them to take it over and change it. Change everything. Any politician that didn’t conform to their beliefs got primaried out.

    Or you know, you could learn nothing. There’s also that.

  12. birgerjohansson says

    @ 14
    -For voters to show up, there has to be a difference between parties, not just some lukewarm “we are slighly less bad than the Horrible Party”. T his, apart from the deliberate efforts to make voting harder, is why so few vote.

  13. birgerjohansson says

    BTW, the cartoon by Brian McFadden omitted the part where Stephen dumps bodies in shallow graves after draining them of blood.

  14. Frederic Bourgault-Christie says

    @14: Yes, let’s look at the Tea Party. They got Trump. Which is what they wanted. The far right won precisely because they played hard and stopped compromising. So why are you suggesting the opposite when your own example shows that we should stop?

    I just want you to consider, what line won’t you cross? How many kids need to be in camps before we decide that we have to actually win, not just the hold the line?

  15. says

    @#14, logicalcat

    Which would be exactly what I predicted if Hillary didn’t win the nominee.

    “Didn’t win the nominee”? I presume you mean “didn’t win the general election”, since she did win the nomination (with the help, unneeded or not, of various thumbs on various scales), and was the nominee.

    If you ppl would have voted for her, there would have been two democrats back to back which would have forced the republicans to center their stance since they need it to stay competitive moving the conversation for left than it is now.

    If I had voted for Hillary Clinton, it would have made no difference whatsoever, because I live in a state where the contest was not even close. Hillary Clinton lost because of the Electoral College, which is yet another sign that she was a walking, talking personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect — not only is that how Gore lost in 2000, so she had an example in front of her, but according to accounts reported during the campaign, both her husband and the state party heads of the Rust Belt states she ended up losing begged her to go and campaign in those states, and she did her usual finger-wagging “I know best” act.

    She is an incompetent fool in addition to being morally and ethically unacceptable to any decent person who has followed the news. (Obama himself said she was responsible for the attack on Libya, which all by itself ought to have her up in front of a tribunal for war crimes.)

    Oh, and gee, it looks like she wants to run again and is explicitly cranking up anti-trans rhetoric so she can be the TERF candidate. But people like you will certainly back her anyway, at least if Biden gets his ridiculously outdated rear end kicked as it deserves.

    It also would have ensured the left leaning platform they embraced after the primary be cemented as the voting power from yourself would have held them accountable.

    What “left-leaning platform”? Hillary’s platform was a collection of non-goals, backed with rhetoric which said “changing anything for the better is too hard, so let’s spend 4 years doing nothing at all and hope the scary Republicans go away”. She wouldn’t back Fight For 15 or Black Lives Matter (or even meet with the latter), she wouldn’t fight for any improvements to the ACA, let alone single-payer, her ecological plank was so pathetic it might as well have been missing, and her proposal for student loan debt — which she was really proud of, because she came up with it herself — was so bad that even people in her own campaign mocked her over it. But she did confirm, after the election, that she would have put boots on the ground in Syria and escalated the bombing more than Trump did, so she would have been great if you like war, and of course she made a whole bunch of promises behind closed doors to the bankers who caused the 2008 meltdown. If you thought she was left-leaning, you must not only live under a rock, but live under a rock in a region populated by neo-Nazis, because you apparently have no scale for comparison whatsoever.

    This is how the right became more right wing. Just look at the Tea party, which is a radical third party that the RNC wanted to exploit for their votes only for them to take it over and change it. Change everything. Any politician that didn’t conform to their beliefs got primaried out.

    In other words: being a hard-liner works. You are a total fool, even your own examples contradict you.

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