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Sep 13 2017

A Victim of the Hate Group Southern Poverty Law Center Speaks Out

Mind you don’t speak out against the ruthless hate group Southern Poverty Law Center. It might come down on you like it did on Carol Swain, who reports that the experience has not been pleasant:

What landed me in the SPLC’s crosshairs was a Sept. 10, 2009, Huffington Post blog entry titled “Mission Creep and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Misguided Focus.” I pointed out the SPLC’s silence about video footage released after the 2008 elections showing members of the New Black Panther Party, decked out in full paramilitary regalia, patrolling a polling precinct in Philadelphia where they were clearly intimidating white voters.

Although several news organizations covered the story, the SPLC ignored the incident. At the time, the law center was spending an inordinate amount of time attacking then-CNN host Lou Dobbs for his relentless focus on illegal immigration. It demanded that CNN fire the anchor. After CNN and Mr. Dobbs parted ways, the SPLC took credit for getting him off the air. I ended my post with a one-liner that raised the ire of the organization and had a devastating effect on my life. I wrote: “Rather than monitoring hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become one.”

The SPLC was not about to let that go unpunished.

On Oct. 17, 2009, my photo appeared on the front page of my local newspaper, the Tennessean, with the headline “Carol Swain is an apologist for white supremacists.” That was a quote from Mark Potok, at the time the SPLC’s national spokesman.

Swain was accused of endorsing an accused thought criminal, which of course means she is a thought criminal too.

This negative article was featured on the front pages of several newspapers and it went viral, especially in black media outlets.

The consequences to her career were predictable:

Offers from other universities ended and speaking opportunities declined. Once you’ve been smeared in this way, mainstream news outlets are less likely to cite you as an expert of any kind.

On the bright side, at least no one has tried to murder her.

Some of those vilified by the SPLC have been subjected to even worse treatment. The Family Research Council and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise have been violently attacked by individuals inspired by the propaganda the SPLC regularly dishes out—which is often accepted without criticism and passed on by media, law-enforcement agencies and universities.

The offices of the Family Research Council were attacked by left-wing terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins, whose planned bloodbath was directly motivated by the SPLC. Steve Scalise was shot and nearly killed by another left-wing terrorist, James Hodgkinson — another fan of the SPLC.

Targeted by the hate group SPLC.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Torcer.

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