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When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate crime?

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[h=3][/h] [h=2]The Media’s Double Standard [/h] Some hate crimes are less hateful than others.
BY MARK HEMINGWAY

On August 15, 2012, at 10:46 a.m.—one year ago this week—Floyd Lee Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He was carrying a backpack that contained 15 Chick-fil-A -sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Corkins has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing for the crimes he proceeded to commit. He’s set to spend decades in a prison cell and fade into obscurity.
But Leo Johnson deserves to be remembered for his heroism that day. The building manager for the Family Research Council was manning the front desk that morning and let Corkins enter the building under the pretense he was a new intern. The video of what happened after that is remarkable.
After Corkins takes a suspiciously long time rummaging through his bag to produce identification, Johnson cannily stands up and walks around the desk to get a closer look at what Corkins is ...
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

[h=3][/h] [h=2]The Media’s Double Standard [/h] Some hate crimes are less hateful than others.
BY MARK HEMINGWAY

On August 15, 2012, at 10:46 a.m.—one year ago this week—Floyd Lee Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He was carrying a backpack that contained 15 Chick-fil-A -sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Corkins has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing for the crimes he proceeded to commit. He’s set to spend decades in a prison cell and fade into obscurity.
But Leo Johnson deserves to be remembered for his heroism that day. The building manager for the Family Research Council was manning the front desk that morning and let Corkins enter the building under the pretense he was a new intern. The video of what happened after that is remarkable.
After Corkins takes a suspiciously long time rummaging through his bag to produce identification, Johnson cannily stands up and walks around the desk to get a closer look at what Corkins is ...
wow! :shock:
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

[h=3][/h] [h=2]The Media’s Double Standard [/h] Some hate crimes are less hateful than others.
BY MARK HEMINGWAY

On August 15, 2012, at 10:46 a.m.—one year ago this week—Floyd Lee Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He was carrying a backpack that contained 15 Chick-fil-A -sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Corkins has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing for the crimes he proceeded to commit. He’s set to spend decades in a prison cell and fade into obscurity.
But Leo Johnson deserves to be remembered for his heroism that day. The building manager for the Family Research Council was manning the front desk that morning and let Corkins enter the building under the pretense he was a new intern. The video of what happened after that is remarkable.
After Corkins takes a suspiciously long time rummaging through his bag to produce identification, Johnson cannily stands up and walks around the desk to get a closer look at what Corkins is ...
Sponsoring? Did they send him a check?
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

The Southern Poverty Law Center is little more than a fortress for Yankee White-Guilt Suffering Urban Liberals. Of course they are one-sided in what they do and say.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

That's interesting. The article mentions how little media attention this story has gotten, and that does seem to be the case. I never heard of it until now.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

I saw that a few days ago. So the hate map is used to perpetrate hate crimes against people who disagree with you. Classic.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Responsibility for what exactly? A madman acting of his volition doesn't implicate the SPLC in any meaningful way. Their categorization of the FRC was quite appropriate.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

It makes sense if you read the article.
You would've done better if you quoted the part that was directly related to the post's headline. JS.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

I saw that a few days ago. So the hate map is used to perpetrate hate crimes against people who disagree with you. Classic.
It can be used as such. That in no way qualifies as sponsoring hate crime, nor does the SPLC have a history of doing so.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

It makes sense if you read the article.
I read it, and remembered it. Tracking hate groups doesn't making you a sponsor of anything, except a less hateful world.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

It can be used as such. That in no way qualifies as sponsoring hate crime, nor does the SPLC have a history of doing so.
It would seem the twist is that Palin received demands to appologize for the "target" map she had on her website, and remains on the "blame table" for what happened in Arizona among those who reject her political ideology. In an identical application of "mapping", the Southern Poverty Law Center has escaped scrutiny.

I would think it's rather clear by historical review there is a double standard at play.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

It would seem the twist is that Palin received demands to appologize for the "target" map she had on her website, and remains on the "blame table" for what happened in Arizona among those who reject her political ideology. In an identical application of "mapping", the Southern Poverty Law Center has escaped scrutiny.

I would think it's rather clear by historical review there is a double standard at play.
Neither should be forced to shoulder responsibility and neither can be accurately described as promoting or sponsoring violence in my view. The only individuals who want to hold either's feet to the fire are nearly exclusively motivated by politics.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Neither should be forced to shoulder responsibility and neither can be accurately described as promoting or sponsoring violence in my view. The only individuals who want to hold either's feet to the fire are nearly exclusively motivated by politics.
When one of those motivated political groups is otherwise known as the Main Stream Media, it should be a concern to all.

I think that is the broad point of the OP.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

I read it, and remembered it. Tracking hate groups doesn't making you a sponsor of anything, except a less hateful world.
duh!
the FBI tracks the most wanted
doesn't mean the FBI sponsors their crimes
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

It can be used as such. That in no way qualifies as sponsoring hate crime, nor does the SPLC have a history of doing so.
In this case, it was used as such. Their toxic political rhetoric influenced a deranged individual to plan and attempt a mass killing. The posting of the map with the address materially aided the plan. That would be their description if they happened to disagree with said political rhetoric...
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Here's the paragraph in the story that says it all:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was once a laudable civil rights organization that sued racists and violent extremists. Now it regularly demonizes anyone who runs afoul of its knee-jerk liberal politics, and despite this it is still regularly cited by the media as a “nonpartisan” watchdog. Some of the SPLC’s newly targeted “hate groups,” such as pickup artists, are merely kooky or distasteful. Others singled out by the SPLC, including Catholics who go to Latin mass or Christian organizations similar to the Family Research Council, are well within the mainstream. Tellingly, the SPLC doesn’t just name the Family Research Council on its website—it posts the council’s address on a “hate map.” That map is still on SPLC’s website, and the organization refused calls to take it down after the Family Research Council shooting.​
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Here's the paragraph in the story that says it all:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was once a laudable civil rights organization that sued racists and violent extremists. Now it regularly demonizes anyone who runs afoul of its knee-jerk liberal politics, and despite this it is still regularly cited by the media as a “nonpartisan” watchdog. Some of the SPLC’s newly targeted “hate groups,” such as pickup artists, are merely kooky or distasteful. Others singled out by the SPLC, including Catholics who go to Latin mass or Christian organizations similar to the Family Research Council, are well within the mainstream. Tellingly, the SPLC doesn’t just name the Family Research Council on its website—it posts the council’s address on a “hate map.” That map is still on SPLC’s website, and the organization refused calls to take it down after the Family Research Council shooting.​
no, here is the salient passage:
... he identified the Family Research Council as anti-gay on the Web site of the Southern Poverty Law Center ...
that's it
anyone claiming the FRC is not anti-gay?
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

First, the Weekly Standard as a source. BWHHAHAHAAAHHA!

Second, in typical conservative reverso-meme logic, those who have the courage to report on and oppose racism (often at risk of life and limb, as the SPLC has been a target of violence by hate groups repeatedly over the years) are claimed to be "racist" by the rightwing noise machine.

Perfect conservative dishonesty.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

First, the Weekly Standard as a source. BWHHAHAHAAAHHA!

Second, in typical conservative reverso-meme logic, those who have the courage to report on and oppose racism (often at risk of life and limb, as the SPLC has been a target of violence by hate groups repeatedly over the years) are claimed to be "racist" by the rightwing noise machine.

Perfect conservative dishonesty.
Courage? It's not courageous, it's politically correct. Speaking against political correctness is what takes courage.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

First, the Weekly Standard as a source. BWHHAHAHAAAHHA!

Second, in typical conservative reverso-meme logic, those who have the courage to report on and oppose racism (often at risk of life and limb, as the SPLC has been a target of violence by hate groups repeatedly over the years) are claimed to be "racist" by the rightwing noise machine.

Perfect conservative dishonesty.
Sure because the most racially segregated schools in the US are in those southern red cities like New York, Chicago, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, and L.A., so obviously the non-southerners love black people and give them great schools and treat them as equals unlike us red-staters.
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Courage? It's not courageous, it's politically correct. Speaking against political correctness is what takes courage.
The reverso-meme, plus the pretend history didn't happy meme. Two for one.

The SPLC has been attacked and threatened repeatedly over the years by hate groups and domestic terrorists for fighting for the rights of minorities. Something conservative of course NEVER do. They're chicken. Besides they don't want minorities to have rights.

Be honest now!
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Sure because the most racially segregated schools in the US are in those southern red cities like New York, Chicago, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, and L.A., so obviously the non-southerners love black people and give them great schools and treat them as equals unlike us red-staters.
Hey, the reverso-meme. The South is pro-integration and the North are a bunch of racists.


Wow, this is a good one! It just needs a little work. Why don't you claim that the North promoted slavery and Jim Crow and that Southern whites fought the Civil War to end these odious practices!
 

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Re: When will the Southern Poverty Law Center take responsibility sponsoring hate cri

Hey, the reverso-meme. The South is pro-integration and the North are a bunch of racists.


Wow, this is a good one! It just needs a little work. Why don't you claim that the North promoted slavery and Jim Crow and that Southern whites fought the Civil War to end these odious practices!
Pick your right wing rag--HuffPo, Wapo, Atlantic,....

American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income: Civil Rights Project Report

School segregation sharply increasing, studies show - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Schools Are More Segregated Today Than During the Late 1960s - Emily Richmond - The Atlantic
 
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