right wing extremism

PFAW Edit Memo: The Response: Rick Perry Jockeys For The Fringe Vote

On August 6, Texas Governor Rick Perry will host The Response, a massive rally in Houston that's being billed as a "a non-denominational, apolitical Christian prayer meeting." But one look at the event's sponsors, participants and promoters tells a different story: that Gov. Rick Perry has aligned himself with some of the most extreme figures on the Religious Right and embraced a troubling sectarian vision for the country.

Gov. Rick Perry’s Extremist Allies

On August 6, Texas Governor Rick Perry will host The Response, a massive rally in Houston that's being billed as a "a non-denominational, apolitical Christian prayer meeting." But one look at the event's sponsors, participants and promoters tells a different story

PFAW Report: The Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism

Right-Wing extremists are leading a sustained attack against American Muslims, attempting to prevent them from freely practicing their religion, curtail their political rights, and in some cases, compel their deportation, according to a new PFAW report.

The Right Wing Playbook on Anti-Muslim Extremism

Under the guise of defending freedom and American values, right-wing anti-Muslim activists are campaigning to prevent Muslim-Americans from freely worshiping and practicing their religion, curtail their political rights, and even compel their deportation

PFAW Report: How the Republican Party Came to Embrace Hate-Monger Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer is an extreme Religious Right commentator, spokesman for the American Family Association and talk-show host. He specializes in serving up a daily dose of vitriolic hate against gays and lesbians, non-Christians, progressives and virtually anyone who disagrees with his fanatical interpretation of the Constitution and the Bible.

The GOP’s Favorite Hate-Monger: How the Republican Party Came to Embrace Bryan Fischer

Meet Bryan Fischer, a Right Wing extremist who tirades against gays and lesbians, Muslims, progressives, members of the military and President Obama. Prominent Republican leaders and conservative activists increasingly lend undeserved credibility to him, reflecting the GOP’s embrace of the Right Wing’s escalating radicalism.

Debate Takeaway: Not A Single Moderate in the GOP Field

Last night’s Republican presidential debate broke little new ground, but the true takeaway couldn’t be any clearer: among the seven hopefuls on stage last night, not a single candidate can credibly be called “moderate.”

Ten Questions for Tim Pawlenty

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty threw his hat into the ring as a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination earlier this month. Here are ten questions that we think Pawlenty ought to answer about his record and his intentions.

Glenn Beck Leaves Fox to Spend More Time with his Chalkboard

Fox News announced today that Glenn Beck will leave his program on the network by the end of this year.

Trent Franks Beyond the Pale: Representing the Extremist Wing of the Republican Party

From: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President, People For the American Way
To: Interested Parties
Date: March 31, 2011
Re: Trent Franks Beyond the Pale: Representing the Extremist Wing of the Republican Party

Deceptive Video ‘Sting’ Attacking Planned Parenthood: Dishonest Hit Job is Part of Religious Right’s Campaign to Deny Women Access to Reproductive Health Care

The current wave of political attacks on Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of reproductive health care for women, is the latest example of a now-familiar kind of coordinated propaganda campaign waged by right-wing activist groups, far-right pundits and media outlets, and politicians willing to collaborate in promoting false information for political purposes.

Preposterous Smear Against Planned Parenthood Follows Right-Wing Playbook

An anti-choice activist has released a heavily-edited video purporting to show a single Planned Parenthood employee offering advice to an activist masquerading as a child sex trafficker. In fact, after the activist’s visit, Planned Parenthood properly alerted the FBI about possible child sex trafficking violations.

Cindy Jacobs: Birds Dying Because of DADT Repeal

Cindy Jacobs says that birds and fish may be dying in large numbers because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Limbaugh Says Democrats “Support” Tucson Killer

On his show today, right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the Democratic Party of lending its “full support” to Jared Loughner, the man accused of murdering six people and injuring 14 others in Tucson this weekend.

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Attack Clips

After Sheriff Clarence Dupnik spoke out against the use of violent imagery and hateful rhetoric in political discourse, right-wing commentators and politicians began attacking Dupnik with further vitriol and malice. Read about just some of the attacks against Sheriff Dupnik emanating from the conservative echo chamber.

The Year of Living Shamelessly: Innovative E-Book Relives the Best Stories of the 2010 Elections

In a new e-book, satirist Paul Slansky guides readers through a remarkable year in American politics and the unforgettable personalities that drove it.

The Violent Consequences of Glenn Beck’s Dangerous Rhetoric

In PFAW and Media Matters' new report shows that TV personality Glenn Beck’s explosive rhetoric has not only lent legitimacy to outlandish conspiracy theories, but has inspired real violence by those who subscribe to those theories.

Glenn Beck: Irresponsible And Indifferent To The Violent Consequences of His Dangerous Rhetoric

In a joint report by PFAW and Media Matters, we provide an overview of Glenn Beck’s rhetorical strategies and some of the deadly and damaging impact they have had.

Meet The New Freshman Class of Extremist Senators

In PFAW's latest video, we introduce the new class of right wing extremist Senators that have arrived in Washington.
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