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White supremacist Richard Spencer’s National Policy Institute (NPI) “think tank” lost its tax exempt status last week.
The group is renowned for its members participating in Nazi salutes and they coined the term “alt-right”.
In November, there were reports that a speaker at an NPI event quoted Nazi propaganda and said the media protects Jewish interests.
Leader Richard Spencer recently had a verbal scuffle with Bloomberg View Columnist Eli Lake.
The journalist had tweeted a link to a story about Western unity and how believes a unified Europe can defeat Russian foreign policy strategy.
Spencer, unable to help himself, tweeted a response, asking who the “we” is:
Who is "we"? https://t.co/MQkUMvKxGp — Richard 🎄 Spencer (@Richard 🎄 Spencer)
It started calmly enough...
Patriots https://t.co/qiMeco3g6i — Eli Lake (@Eli Lake)
I have never had my drinks paid for by a lobbyist for a foreign government. Can you say the same? https://t.co/mLloOaxLs3 — Richard 🎄 Spencer (@Richard 🎄 Spencer)
Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall eventually waded in...
You're a Nazi & a stain on this country's greatness. I can say that. https://t.co/fMDgiKPDDT — Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)
Spencer's comeback was lacking...
.@joshtpm don't you have some porn to tweet out? — Richard 🎄 Spencer (@Richard 🎄 Spencer)
Marshall appeared to grow bored, and told Spencer to "go back to the 1930s":
Take your trash philosophy back to the 1930s, chump. You're just a punk. https://t.co/VTkcuPmlPO — Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)
To which Spencer responded by linking to a song, often mistaken for a Nazi anthem, Cabaret’s Tomorrow Belongs To Me:
.@joshtpm 1930s? No, tomorrow belongs to us. https://t.co/gpmWYIITr4 — Richard 🎄 Spencer (@Richard 🎄 Spencer)
And then in comes Jason Kander, CNN contributor and the nephew of composer John Kander:
Hey buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle.He's been married to my other uncle for 40 years.And he's a Jew.
Hey buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle.
He's been married to my other uncle for 40 years.
And he's a Jew.
Hey buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle. He's been married to my other uncle for 40 years. And he's a… https://t.co/UR7mBkysjz — Jason Kander (@Jason Kander)
@CharlesPPierce Is my uncle. Today is his 90th birthday. https://t.co/v7o1HY2bJC — Jason Kander (@Jason Kander)
@JasonKander Not all Nazi-punching is physical. Well done, sir. — John Scalzi (@John Scalzi)
Just. Too. Beautiful.
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