Friday, April 26, 2013

The real problem with the SPLC

It's bad enough that the SPLC lets Morris Dees indulge in his two great loves: lefty politics and high living.

Even worse is that so many journalists itgore its slipshod methods and questionable fundraising as they crib from its press releases.

As Robert Knight points out, the MSM ignores the SPLC's role in formenting hate and encouraging mass murder:

Getting rich by selling hate

On Feb. 6, Corkins pleaded guilty to three felonies: committing an act of terrorism while armed, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition (he bought the gun in Virginia), and assault with intent to kill while armed. At a sentencing hearing on April 29, he faces up to 70 years in prison.

What? You didn’t hear about this? Maybe it’s because a hate-filled activist trying to kill Christians doesn’t fit the media narrative of Christians as bigots and their opponents as Care Bears.

A key aspect of the lightly reported story is the role of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an ultra-rich “civil rights” group. Corkins told investigators that he got the idea of attacking the Family Research Council from the center’s website. He also had the address of the D.C.-based Traditional Values Coalition, another group listed on the organization’s “hate map.”
Perhaps the most worrisome thing is that the government has made the SPLC a partner in its law enforcement and counter-terrorism efforts.

It’s bad enough that the center won’t edit its “hate map” despite a correlation to actual violence, but it’s scarier that the U.S. Justice Department since the Clinton era has been using the organization as its authority to determine what constitutes a “hate group.”

Does Mark Potok have blood on his keyboard?

Variations on a theme

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