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Andrew Anglin is the publisher of The Daily Stormer.
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator must disclose his net worth to attorneys for a Montana real estate agent who sued him for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Tuesday ordered The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin to turn over a financial statement of his current net worth by March 29 or else the court will impose sanctions against him.

Neo-Nazi Website Founder Says He Fears Returning To U.S.

Mar 14, 2019
Andrew Anglin is the publisher of The Daily Stormer.
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The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath for a lawsuit accusing him of terrorizing a Montana real estate agent by unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family.

Andrew Anglin is the publisher of The Daily Stormer.
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A federal judge in Montana says the First Amendment does not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for telling his readers to unleash a "troll storm" that led to anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family in Whitefish.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ruled Wednesday that Tanya Gersh's lawsuit against The Daily Stormer's Andrew Anglin can proceed. 

Protesters mix with the Trump rally overflow crowd in an exchange that touched on race and the veracity of sexual assault allegations
Nicky Ouellet

As President Donald Trump stoked the crowd inside a hangar at Missoula’s airport last night, a small group of protesters mixed with some of the people who didn’t make it inside.

A couple dozen of the several hundred people outside milled around a police barricade about a mile away.

WNYC recently aired an episode called, "Face The Racist Nation," which takes a deep dive into what the news media often get wrong about white supremacists, and what those errors expose about the broader challenge of confronting racism in America.
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On a recent episode of  WNYC’s show On The Media, Producer Jesse Brenneman, in partnership with The Guardian, looked at how journalists often struggle and fail while covering white supremacist groups. Brenneman, who’s from Kalispell, talked those challenges over with MTPR’s Flathead Valley Reporter Nicky Ouellet.

Neo-Nazi Site Founder Asks Court To Toss Whitefish 'Troll Storm' Suit

Dec 1, 2017

A neo-Nazi website publisher has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic internet trolling campaign against a Montana real estate agent and her family.

Lawyers for The Daily Stormer's founder, Andrew Anglin, argued in a court filing Thursday that the First Amendment protects his posts calling for a "troll storm" against Tanya Gersh. Everything Anglin wrote about Gersh was "political speech," his lawyers said.

The Missoulian is reporting that a Whitefish woman’s lawsuit against a Nazi website is going forward.

Seven months ago Tanya Gersh filed suit against Andrew Anglin, publisher of the Daily Stormer website. In May, Gersh told MTPR’s Nicky Ouellet about how The Daily Stormer called for readers to harass her and her family over her dealings with the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Whitefish residents held a "love not hate" rally January 7, 2017 in response to calls from a neo-Nazi website to target locals with anti-Semitic online harassment.
Nicky Ouellet

A Jewish rabbi in Whitefish is receiving national recognition for her leadership in standing up to anti-Semitism. Rabbi Francine Roston is one of this year’s Rabbinic Human Rights Heroes, awarded by T’ruah, a nonprofit organization of rabbis that advocates for human rights.