Round-Up Friday: Week of February 24, 2017

Richard Spencer Removed from CPAC

News released on Thursday announced that Richard Spencer, well-known White nationalist and the person that popularized the word “alt-right” has been removed from the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) that is due to take place through this coming weekend. The decision of his removal was announced during an impromptu press conference the same day with reporters. According to the article written by NBC News, CPAC spokesman Ian Walters said “Spencer purchased his ticket and that his money had been refunded. Walter called Spencer’s views “repugnant.”  The same article also states that “After being removed, Spencer told NBC News that he believes the attendees at CPAC don’t want to hear from the older speakers and said younger conservatives want to hear from people like him.”

Milo Yiannopolous loses book deal, place at CPAC due to previous comments recorded on Video

After video surfaced of right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopolous allegedly condoning pedophilia, Yiannopolous had his initial invitation to the CPAC rescinded on Monday afternoon, and soon after had his book deal with Simon & Schuster revoked just a few hours later. According to the article written by NPR, “Yiannopoulos sought to clarify his comments Monday in a Facebook post citing the video clips as “deceptive editing” and blaming his own “sloppy phrasing” for any indication that he supports pedophilia. He goes on to defend himself by referencing his own relationship when he was 17 with a man who was 29. The age of consent in the U.K. is 16.” The right-wing speaker vows to continue going forward.

Fox News Anchor Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66

Fox News Anchor Alan Colmes, a well-known anchor within the channel, died on Thursday after battling with a brief illness. According to the article written on Fox News, Bill Hemmer announced the news this morning on “America’s Newsroom,” “which then aired a tribute package from Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, his former co-host on “Hannity & Colmes.”  Hannity then made another statement in tribute to Alan Colmes, stating “”one of life’s most decent, kind and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.”

Donald Trump’s comments about Sweden: Swedish Democrats Say He Was Right

After President Donald Trump’s comments about terrorism in Sweden gained harsh controversy and backlash, there are Swedish Democrats who are coming out in support of Trump’s comments. According to leaders of the Swedish Democrats, Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, they feel like President Trump hit the nail on the head. According to the article picked up by Fox News, ““Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote. “If anything, he understated them.” They continued in the article ““Riots and social unrest have become a part of everyday life,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote. “Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel are regularly attacked. Serious riots in 2013, involving many suburbs with large immigrant populations, lasted for almost a week. Gang violence is booming. Despite very strict firearms laws, gun violence is five times as common in Sweden, in total, as in the capital cities of our three Nordic neighbors combined.”