VICE News Elle Reeve Delivers Balanced Power Punch Interviews With White Nationalist Leaders in Charlottesville

'VICE News Tonight' correspondent Elle Reeve and her crew have the best coverage of the 'Unite the Right' weekend violence in which a domestic terror car attack left Charlottesville social-justice, para legal Heather Heyer dead. 

Reeve has built on a trusting relationship with white nationalist leaders, including Christopher Cantwell, Robert Ray, David Duke, and Matthew Heimbach. This is not her first interview and after reading white nationalist blogs of a quality nature -- yes, they exist -- Reeve has their trust as a fair reporter. Counter protesters are also interviewed and it's rare for a journalist to get people to open up honestly, knowing that Reeve isn't setting them up. 

In Britain PM Theresa May has refused to directly contradict Trump's insistence that both sides perpetrated equal violence in Charlottesville. Instead, May said that there was "no equivalence" between the far-right marchers and those who organized a counter protest.

On Tuesday, Trump went rogue at a press briefing, supposedly focused on infrastructure spending. Instead, Trump claimed that what he called the 'alt-left' (aka the counter protesters) was equally to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

“You had people that were very fine people on both sides,” Trump insisted. “Not all those people were neo-Nazis, not all those people were white supremacists.”

Others abroad have been more direct. Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory leader, tweeted: “The President of the United States has just turned his face to the world to defend Nazis, fascists and racists. For shame.

Germany Justice Minister Heiko Maas blasted Trump's Tuesday news conference as one that sugarcoated the racist violence from the weekend.

“It is unbearable how Trump is now glossing over the violence of the right-wing hordes from Charlottesville,” Maas said in a statement, according to Reuters. “No one should trivialize anti-Semitism and racism by neo-Nazis.”

On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced the deadly violence in Charlottesville as "facist," "horrifying" and "evil", as she called for far-right violence to be condemned worldwide.

“It is racist, far-right violence and clear, forceful action must be taken against it, regardless of where in the world it happens,” Ms. Merkel said in an interview with the German public broadcasters Deutschlandfunk and Phoenix. Like May, Merkel declined to criticize Trump directly, saying that Germany continues to struggle with anti-Semitism and far-right extremists.

“Before we point our fingers at others, we need to take care of that which is happening at home,” Ms. Merkel said. “Of course that country is torn,” she said of the United States, “but what needs to be condemned is any form of violence, especially any forms of extreme or aggressive violence.”

Listen Up Dems: Repressive Societies Prioritize Controlling Women's Reproduction

Anne of Carversville has tracked the Republican War on Women in-depth since 2007. The assault on women has gained huge momentum under Trump, and this 2007 essay written by Steven Conn, now the W.E Smith Professor of History at Miami University, is more relevant today than ever. 

Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico lit a bonfire among Democrats when he said earlier in August that abortion rights shouldn't be a "litmus test" for Democrats. 

Abortion rights activists including myself erupted, imploring leaders like Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, to remain defiant with the Democratic Party. Richards couldn’t be clearer on how wrong she thinks Luján is, telling Politico. “It’s a shocking sort of misunderstanding of actually where the country is … which is overwhelmingly supportive of abortion rights and also, who are the ground troops that kind of fuel the election of candidates.” 

“Fundamentally, perhaps [what] he’s missing is, people can distinguish between their own personal feelings and what they believe government or politicians should do. And people even in some of the most conservative areas of the country who may themselves personally say, ‘I would never choose to have an abortion,’ or, ‘That’s not something that’s right for me,’ also, absolutely do not believe politicians should be making decisions about pregnancy for women,” Richards argues. “I think he’s totally wrong and I’ll use every opportunity to convince him of that.”

The truth is that Trump and conservative Republicans are coming at women's body autonomy with a torch -- the same torches that burned in Charlottesville. The alt-right believes that women's essential purpose is to breed. The white supremacists want white babies and they are poised to insist Handmaiden style that they -- THE MEN -- have control over women's bodies. It's positively disgusting to understand that in the aftermath of Hillary's defeat, Democratic men want to bring the Blue Dog Southern Democrats back into the party -- when they would be far more conservative today than 50 years ago. 

Daily Stormer Is Down, Kicked Off GoDaddy, Then Google. We Assume It Will Rise Again

Flowers and a photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during protests against white supremacists, sits in Charlottesville on Sunday. (Steve Helber/AP)

Flowers and a photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during protests against white supremacists, sits in Charlottesville on Sunday. (Steve Helber/AP)

The now infamous neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer lost its GoDaddy hosting home Monday night after being advised that it had 24 hours to find another host provider. The company has been criticized for months for hosting the Daily Stormer, which clearly violated its terms of service. 

Daily Stormer first launched a false flag operation, saying that Anonymous had taken over its website in honor of Heather Heyer, the victim of a domestic terror act on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Owner Andrew Anglin, who wrote a disgusting diatribe against Heyer, then moved the site to Google, which immediately announced that it would not host the website.

In the Daily Stormer post, Anglin called Heyer a 'slut', characterizing her as dying in a “road rage incident.” He said she was a “drain on society” and disparaged her appearance. “Most people are glad she is dead,” he wrote.

Outrage followed, led by Twitter user Amy Siskind, who addressed GoDaddy head-on.: "@GoDaddy you host The Daily Stormer. Please retweet if you think this hate should be taken down & banned.” Siskind’s post was shared more than 5,000 times.

Presently, on Tuesday morning, the Daily Stormer is down, and there is no doubt that all of us will hunt down the website if it appears again. Only a pro-Nazi hosting company will host the site, although surely one in Russia will step forward.