Southern Poverty Law Center Turns Leftist Bully

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It seems they will attack anyone for a buck.
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Jim Stinson
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30 November 2016
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The Federation for American Immigration Reform said it will pursue a federal complaint against the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center of Alabama.

FAIR officials say the longtime civil rights watchdog group has violated its nonprofit status and become a partisan “propaganda” agency, especially on the issue of immigration.

    “Reporters and others who lift verbatim SPLC mischaracterizations aren’t adhering to journalistic standards and expose themselves to ridicule as hacks and biased advocates uninterested in real truth.”

Dan Stein, president of FAIR, said the organization will be soon filing a 100-page tax complaint with the IRS documenting the degree to which the center engaged in illegal political activity prior to the November election. Stein said he wants the IRS to yank the center’s tax status as a 501(c)(3) operation.

The center was founded in 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama, by attorneys Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr.

Using law books as weapons against institutional racism and violent racist groups, the center had a string of important legal victories early in its existence...

But as time went on, the threats from such racism waned considerably. And by 1994, the Montgomery Advertiser published an eight-part series that shook the center to its core...

Stein, the president of FAIR, said the center has only recently expanded its mission to immigration. Originally, the center had no stance on illegal immigration, or the number of legal immigrants the nation should let in.

As time went on, Stein alleges, the center saw political and financial opportunity in attacking critics of illegal and legal immigration...

The center was widely known as publishing a list of extreme and racist groups. If a group made the list, it was almost certainly extreme or racist — in the group’s early years.

But as the center sought to expand its direct-mail appeals for cash, it began adding political activists it would have ignored in the 1970s and 1980s. The center eventually expanded its list of haters to a list of extremists...

Stein said the center began criticizing Trump every day, and was no longer trying to walk the line between its charitable legal mission and that of a political organization. Stein said when journalists and government officials use FAIR's research, they are soon assailed by the center's members...

The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't the only over-the-top critic of FAIR masquerading as a watchdog. Media Matters, a liberal watchdog group that tracks the press, is also trying to embarrass news outlets that use FAIR as a source...



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