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5/4/2005 - Minutemen Projects' White supremacist ties.....

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  • Al Soto
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    Message 1 of 1 , May 7, 2005
      Media Matters for America
      >Christian Science Monitor failed to note Minuteman Project volunteer's
      >white supremacist ties
      >In a May 2 article chronicling the Minuteman Project's efforts to
      patrol a
      >portion of the U.S.-Mexico border, The Christian Science Monitor
      >Minuteman volunteer Joe McCutchen as "a retired pilot" who donated his
      >and money to man a lookout post on the Arizona/Mexico border eight
      hours a
      >day for two weeks. But the article's portrayal of a man dedicated to
      >Minuteman "vigil" -- spending "14 days in a folding chair, buffeted by
      >storms, face-cutting sand, freezing cold, and scorching sun" -- failed
      >include information that seems relevant to his motivation: his
      >to two white supremacist organizations.
      >Monitor staff writer Daniel B. Wood quoted McCutchen describing "a new
      >sense of compassion for the illegals who are being exploited by both
      >countries," but Wood did not report McCutchen's association with the
      >Council of Conservative Citizens and American Renaissance, despite a
      >January 27 Associated Press report exposing these ties.
      >The Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), which the Southern Poverty
      >Center calls the "successor of the old White Citizens Council," listed
      >McCutchen as a member in a 2001 CCC publication. While McCutchen has
      >that he was ever a member, he does not deny that he spoke on a panel
      at a
      >2001 anti-immigration forum CCC held in North Carolina, as the AP
      >The Southern Poverty Law Center has noted that the CCC has described
      >as "a retrograde species of
      humanity." CCC's national website
      >features an article titled "David Yeagley speaks on miscegenation," in
      >which Yeagley states that "Love of race is the only 'saving grace'
      left in
      >the world" and calls for an end to further mixing of the races. The
      >also features an advertisement for "White Pride T-Shirts," with CCC
      >the t-shirt group as a sponsor.
      >McCutchen has lobbied for anti-immigrant legislation proposed by
      >state senator Jim Holt, but Holt said he plans to "distance himself"
      >McCutchen, apparently as a result of McCutchen's alleged ties to CCC,
      >according to an April 24 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report. He appeared
      >McCutchen on the State Capitol steps in Little Rock in January to
      >the formation of anti-immigrantion lobbying group Protect America Now,
      >which McCutchen chairs. Following the Southern
      Poverty Law Center's
      >statement that McCutchen had been involved with the CCC, Holt told
      >McCutchen to "step back" from Holt's proposed legislation in order to
      >sure the bill is not going to be hurt because you're [McCutchen]
      >to it."
      >McCutchen also has ties to American Renaissance, a print publication
      >as a hate sheet by the Southern Poverty Law Center. McCutchen has
      >acknowledged that he wrote a letter to the paper's editor asking its
      >readers for money to help defeat then-U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham
      (R-MI). The
      >AP reported that McCutchen disagreed with Abraham's support for
      >entry visas to foreign high-tech workers.
      >Further, McCutchen trotted out several old anti-Semitic canards in two
      >2003 letters to the editor of the Fort Smith, Arkansas, Times-Record,
      >which he stated that the "the central government,
      banking, media
      >(radio/TV/print) and entertainment are controlled by Jews" and that
      >"American and international Jews own the world monetary system."
      >McCutchen was also mentioned as a Minuteman Project volunteer in an
      >14 MSNBC article, an April 12 Ventura County Star report (registration
      >required), an April 22 Los Angeles Times report, and an April 1 report
      >CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight -- none of which mentioned McCutchen's
      >to white supremacist groups or his anti-Semitic statements.
      >- N.C.
      >Posted to the web on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at 3:05 PM EST
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