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Virginia Hale, a Europe-focused reporter for Trump media ally Breitbart.com, has a history of using racist and anti-Muslim rhetoric, both in her work and on social media. Hale, who says her job is to document the “ruin brought to” Europe “by invaders,” has tweeted that black and Arab people are more prone to violence because of their IQs and that Hispanic people are violent because they’re descendants of Aztecs and Incas.
Breitbart.com is one of the main defenders of new President Donald Trump, whose chief strategist and senior counselor, Stephen Bannon, was previously the chairman and CEO of the site.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wrote that under Bannon, Breitbart made “a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant ideas –– all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’” Bannon himself reportedly said that the site is “the platform for the alt-right.”
Hale began writing for Breitbart London in late 2014 and focuses mainly on issues related to Europe. Her work, which regularly appears on Breitbart.com’s front page, often attacks Muslims, migrants, and liberal activists. She explained on Twitter, “My job involves me going through Euro papers every day - I see the ruin brought to continent by invaders.” She authored a January 3 false report claiming that a “1,000-man mob” of Muslims attacked a German church. The story was condemned internationally, including by German police and media.
Hale has repeatedly tweeted racist white nationalist content and remarks on her Twitter feed. She wrote that black and Arab people are more prone to violence than whites and East Asians because of "predictors" like IQ. She opined that "Hispanics are the descendants of Aztecs and Incas hence Central America [is] hugely violent." And she wrote that Detroit and Africa have problems because they don’t have enough white people. She has repeatedly labeled those she disagrees with the white nationalist insult "cuck."
She is also virulently anti-Muslim. She has tweeted that “It's Muslims who are committing acts of terrorism daily around the globe. Mohammad was a mass murdering terrorist.” She has also complained that “anyone questioning why the hell we have Muslims in our countries is branded deplorable and painted as hate-filled.”
Additionally, she has repeatedly attacked the concept of diversity, claiming that “more ‘diversity’” means “evermore hostility to white people and culture, demands we disappear” and that it’s a ploy to “erase white men from the world they built.”
Hale defended the concept of “white genocide” -- a favorite theme of white nationalists -- by posting a Twitter essay claiming that whites are being “turned into hated minorities in our own homelands” by minorities.
Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam has denied that Hale is a white nationalist, responding to a critical article of Hale as libel and stating that he loves “the idea that a ‘white nationalist’ would work for me. You plonkers.”
Here is a sampling of Hale’s social media activity:
@brycecovert Cos with both gender and race, groups arent equal on average. You cannot wish what is not equal to be so. Check IQ distribution
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) May 24, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) December 25, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) December 12, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) November 21, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) August 26, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) November 20, 2016
@NonjobSeven White people need to assert we have legitimate interests too eg stopping immigration as more means we're meant to disappear
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) July 26, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) September 10, 2016
@aunTrez their countries are poor and violent because of the people and their culture. 3rd world people bring third world behaviour to West
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) April 2, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) July 29, 2016
— V Hale (`･⊝･´) (@virgehall) March 13, 2015