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Old 05-05-2012, 13:25   #1
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The SPLC on Occupy and much more

An interesting interview and look into the SPLC process by National Review. It's a shame that don't mention who they interviewed.

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I left it there, but I couldn’t help feeling that there was a little bit of a syllogism going on; that being that “Left” equals “good,” and “Right” equals “bad,” and therefore anything “Left” couldn’t be “bad” unless it were infiltrated by the “Right.” In my time covering Occupy Wall Street I have seen anti-Semitism, black nationalism, class hatred, and threats of violence; there have been rapes, a few murders, and now some domestic terrorism. One would have thought that these things would be sufficient warrant for a group like the Southern Poverty Law Center to stand up and take serious note, but, as I learned yesterday, there’s one problem: They’re just “not set up to cover the extreme Left.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...les-c-w-cooke#
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Old 05-05-2012, 13:33   #2
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I've always wondered if the SPLC applies the same standards to leftist manifestations of hatred and bigotry as they do to those on the right. I think the Anti-Defamation League is a far more reputable and effective organization at combatting extremism...they seem to genuinely go after the bad apples on both sides.
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Old 05-06-2012, 14:44   #3
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I have long thought that the SPLC was simply another link in the larger liberal putsch. If you read many of their articles, they stress anti right-wing issues while letting similar left-wing incidents slide.
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Old 05-06-2012, 15:25   #4
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I have long thought that the SPLC was simply another link in the larger liberal putsch. If you read many of their articles, they stress anti right-wing issues while letting similar left-wing incidents slide.
I have had the same thoughts, but this is the first time I can recall confirmation of my speculation straight from the lips of the SPLC. And to think tax dollars in some form finance this bias.
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