YouTube's chat on the "House Judiciary Livestream on White Nationalism" had to be shut down due to a flood of White Nationalist racism and anti-Semitism. But Louie Gohmert called that a "hate hoax."
April 9, 2019

Louie Gohmert is the gift that keeps on giving to White Nationalists. He threw out the term "hate hoax" in a Congressional hearing.

Is "Hate Hoax" a Frank Luntz term? Because conservatives are using it bigly in an attempt to erase the crimes of White Nationalists.

Earlier today YouTube shut down both official comment streams and a White Nationalist comment stream (which was FUNDRAISING on YouTube) because they contained hate speech.

When Chairman Jerry Nadler read to the committee a report that these comment threads had happened (verifiable fact) and that YouTube had shut them down (YouTube was in the hearing to BRAG about doing so), Gohmert asked for a point of order:

"Are these hate hoaxes?" said the Texas Republican

Nadler hardly wanted to give him the time of day: "It's what I read from the report."

This is the standard argument on the right since Jussie Smollett, that ALL hate crimes are "hoaxes" unless they can be pinned on Antifa or some imaginary "Left." Burnt churches in Louisiana, anything claimed by Black Lives Matter, all claims of anti-Muslim hate speech. It's like InfoWars redux.

Fox News is promoting this nonsense, of course.

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