Compare and contrast: Sarah Palin puts up an ordinary political map to target Dem legislators during an upcoming election. Jared Loughner is almost certainly mad, is a registered Democrat, has raised some suspicions at the local community college he once attended, and kills 5 people and nearly kills Gabby Giffords in a massacre that is completely nonpolitical since some people killed, including a judge, were Republicans. There is not the slightest evidence that Loughner knew who Sarah Palin was, had any interest in politics or ever saw her website with the map. In the guise of self-righteous anger, the left and MSM blame take a huge political hit on Sarah Palin blaming her little map, an unremarkable map that resembles numerous other maps used by politicians. No matter. The left couldn’t allow this crisis to go to waste and demagoguery ensued.
That was liberal fantasy designed to take out Palin as a political voice. Now we have reality, the result of liberals who insist that anyone who doesn’t support gay marriage or opposes homosexuality because of religious beliefs is guilty of hate speech. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an ultra leftwing group that specializes in raising money by labeling dissenting conservative voice as hate or terror obliged their base by adding anti-gay marriage and religious group The Family Research Council to their list of hate groups.
Now reality rears its ugly head, in the form of Floyd Corkins, who makes it clear he saw the Hate Map at the SPLC website and went to FRC with the intent to kill as many people as possible :
I noted yesterday, Floyd Corkins, the guy who planned to kill a bunch of people at the Family Research Council offices in Washington, DC and then rub Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces as they died, pleaded guilty yesterday. And he admitted that he picked the FRC and several other targets based on a “Hate Map” at the Southern Poverty Law Center website: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/07/splc-southern-poverty-law-center-or-sending-people-to-liquidate-conservatives/
Only an alert security guard prevented Corkins from his hateful mission.
You might find this hard to believe but the MSM has no interest in connecting Corkins to the SPLC or investigating its leftwing bias, a bias that is proving dangerous. Below, links to some relevant SPLC stories.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/05/25/splc-names-new-black-panther-malik-zulu-shabazz-to-its-radical-right-activist-list-along-with-frank-gaffney-david-barton/ The SPLC adds New Black Panther Shabazz to its right wing hate list because the group admits it has “no left wing hate list.”
http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/08/splcs-hatewatch-gives-cover-to-hate/ William Jacobson has long pointed out the hypocrisy and politics of SPLC, which originated as a group to fight the KKK and racism but got sidetracked into raising money against conservative speech.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/southern_poverty_law_centers_lucrative_hate_group_label.htmlhttp://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/maybe-its-time-to-call-the-southern-poverty-law-center-a-hate-group/ A little history of Morris Dees and his quest to be rich. At last count, SPLC has assets of $234 Million; not bad for a little non-profit outfit that constantly fundraises.
As usual, an excellent roundup on the topic from Nice Deb. http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/maybe-its-time-to-call-the-southern-poverty-law-center-a-hate-group/
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/jw-obtains-emails-exposing-connections-between-doj-and-controversial-southern-policy-law-center/ Judicial Watch finds some questionable connections to Eric Holder’s DOJ. The DOJ Civil Rights Division under Holder has gained a reputation as a political hack unit.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The MSM will get us killed.