#1 Critics: SPLC targets, demonizes conservative groups by Cincinnatus 18.02.2016 13:03


This story illustrates why the Left has a stranglehold on our political culture. Selective groups are the goto groups for the media when it comes to certain issues. Examples are the NAACP when it comes to blacks and NOW for women. If anything occurs which falls within their purview the press is sure to get their opinions and see to it it is broadcast far and wide. At the same time other organizations devoted to the same issues, like Concerned Women of America, are ignored, and even if referred to, are classified as extremist or far right wing. This destructive game is played over and over again and is very effective in controlling political discourse.

Now comes yet another of those chosen Leftist organizations, The Southern Poverty Law Center, with its annual list of extremist groups. Wonder of wonders the list seems heavily weighted against Conservative groups, some of which are merely advocacy organizations.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Many consider The Southern Poverty Law Center's annual list of U.S. extremist groups an authoritative glimpse into racist and anti-government activity, but some of its targets contend the civil rights advocacy group is actually focused on silencing conservative viewpoints — sometimes with serious consequences.

The Family Research Council blames a 2012 shooting at its Washington, D.C., headquarters on its inclusion on the SPLC's hate-group list. The council's website says its mission "is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview."

Last June, SPLC's Hate Watch blog featured two Anniston, Alabama, police officers who had been involved with the League of the South, which defines itself on its website as a "Southern Nationalist organization whose ultimate goal is a free and independent Southern republic." The SPLC defines the league as a racist neo-Confederate organization. One officer resigned and the other was quickly fired.

SPLC officials "have got an opinion like everybody else does and that's all it is, is an opinion about ideology," the fired officer, Josh Doggrell, said outside his home, where a sticker on the mailbox reads "SECEDE."

Southern Poverty Law Center officials strongly deny that they target groups whose beliefs don't align with theirs. They insist that the center has always and continues to define hate groups as organizations that attack an entire class of people for characteristics central to their identity — such as race, religion and sexual orientation — and that use lies or name-calling to promote their agenda. Sometimes, those groups may also be conservative, said SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok.


No "target" groups? Horsefeathers. The SPLC itself is a hate group.

#2 RE: Critics: SPLC targets, demonizes conservative groups by algernonpj 18.02.2016 17:22


The MSM need to update their sources. Per Breitbart the FBI no longer uses them as a resource.

FBI Dumps Southern Poverty Law Center as Hate Crimes Resource
by Austin Ruse26 Mar 201

"Christian groups are celebrating with the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have scrubbed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) from its hate crimes webpage, where the controversial group was listed as a resource and referred to as a partner in public outreach


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