Want to know a thing or two about the alt-right? ask the editors at Think Progress. Look to Richard Spencer, the man who universalized the term, the man who is also the head of the white supremacist National Policy Institute (NPI).
They point to his recent speech in Washington DC, after Donald Trump’s election win, in which he unequivocally said that the United States is destined to be a “white country,” and suggested that many in the press are “soulless golem” controlled by Jewish media interests.
“A reporter’s job is to describe the world as it is, with clarity and accuracy. Use of the term ‘alt-right,’ by concealing overt racism, makes that job harder,” say TP editors.
Very little, they insist, “distinguishes the alt-right from more hidebound racist movements such as the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan,” and so when they report they will no longer aid Spencer and his ilk in concealing their racism or in becoming a hipper version of an age-old hatred by using euphemisms to in place of “racism” or “racists.”