AIM’s Kincaid Takes Up Banner for Racist Organization | Hatewatch
In the wake of the Congresswoman Giffords shooting, Fox news reported a connection between the shooter and American Renaissance, purportedly from a DHS memo. Later they had to retract. At the time I was suspicious (mentioning that we didn’t know where the claim really came from or whether it was Fox or the DHS memo where AmRen was painted as “antisemitic”.) I speculated that Jared Taylor at American Renaissance might be secretly preening in the spotlight while vehemently denying that he was antisemite.
Now in a story that’s beyond crazy, “Accuracy” in Media defends American Renaissance from a non connection in a falsely attributed speculative memo. In doing so the proprietor of AIM shows his affection for a true white supremacist.
Right-wing propagandist extraordinaire Cliff Kincaid, principal of the ironically named Accuracy in Media website, quickly seized on Fox’s gaffe. But it wasn’t to criticize weak journalism or to refute the idea that Loughner might have been a racially motivated killer. It was to take up the American Renaissance banner.
“While American Renaissance is critical of government affirmative action programs and unrestricted immigration, there is no evidence of anti-Semitism, and there is no evidence that American Renaissance by any objective standard is a racist organization,” Kincaid wrote. “It does deal with racial issues. But so does the Congressional Black Caucus.”
It’s true that American Renaissance and its chief, Jared Taylor, are not anti-Semitic. In fact, a major internal dust-up in 2006 basically ended with Taylor denouncing anti-Semitism, if somewhat weakly. But not a racist organization? All it does is “deal with racial issues?”
American Renaissance and its parent organization, the New Century Foundation, have been on a singular, focused mission since Jared Taylor created them in the early 1990s: Proving the innate inferiority of non-white people.
“Never in the history of the world has a dominant people thrown open the gates to strangers, and poured its wealth out to aliens,” Taylor wrote in his magazine, under the pseudonym Thomas Jackson, in 1991. “All healthy people prefer the company of their own kind.” Blacks, Taylor has written, are “crime-prone,” “dissipated,” “pathological” and “deviant.”