Hate group hits jackpot - SPLC

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Scott Johnson
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26 August 2017
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National News
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The ludicrously misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center has become a scam operating as a left-wing hate cult. The SPLC specializes in directing something far beyond the Orwellian Two Minutes Hate to the likes of Charles Murray and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others it designates for opprobrium as “extremists” or a “hate group.” Where once was Emmanuel Goldstein and his followers is now Murray, Ali and a host of others guilty of thoughtcrime.

Earlier this year Charles Murray responded to the SPLC’s libel of him in "Charles Murray’s SPLC page as edited by Charles Murray." This week Ms. Ali took to the New York Times to ask why the SPLC is hating on her and her friends.

If there is such a thing as a “hate group,” the SPLC is it. Indeed, I think it can safely be declared "Our leading hate group."

Among recent columns that have nailed this outfit are Mark Pulliam’s "A demagogic bully" and "Provocateur journalism." Going back to 2014, a good Washington Times editorial adds to the picture.

In the column linked above Ms. Ali notes that the SPLC has hit the jackpot in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and 19 injured. It “is set to receive millions of dollars in donations” from Apple, JPMorgan Chase and others. John noted Apple’s $1 million pledge to the SPLC last week; Apple will also match employee donations to the SPLC on a two-for-one basis.

In her weekly Wall Street Journal column Kim Strassel takes note. Referring to the SPLC’s online “Hate Map” listing 917 American “hate groups,” she observes: “The SPLC alone decides who goes on the list, but its criteria are purposely vague. Since the SPLC is a far-left activist group, the map comes down to this: If the SPLC doesn’t agree with your views, it tags you as a hater.” She writes...