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The SPLC Fails the Intelligence Test

Richard652 Wrote: May 01, 2012 11:00 AM
The SPLC claims it has designated 1,018 "hate groups" in the US in 2011, which is no mean feat as there is no legal definition of that term, meaning that even the FBI does not, cannot, designate "hate groups," but somehow this private fundraising outfit is qualified? Of those thousand-plus "hate groups," fully 247 of them aren't affiliated with any known city or town. They merely float out there in limbo padding the SPLC's fundraising propaganda. That's 25% right off the top. THIS is hard data? With more than $223 MILLION tax-free dollars in cash assets, it's hard to see where the term "poverty" belongs in their brand name at all.

What do you call an organization whose so-called intelligence reports are sometimes an insult to intelligence, an organization that brands some groups “hate groups” and yet, using its own criteria, should itself be branded a hate group? You call that organization the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center). The scary thing is that many people still take them seriously.

According to the SPLC website, its quarterly magazine, the Intelligence Report, “provides comprehensive updates to law enforcement agencies, the media and the general public. It is the nation’s preeminent periodical monitoring the radical right in the U.S.”

The radical right? Well, let’s...