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Southern Poverty Law Center Bias Exposed

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019
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The co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a deep-pocketed, left-wing civil rights organization, was fired on Wednesday.

Morris Dees, a prominent lawyer who founded SPLC in 1971, was reportedly forced out due to workplace misconduct, though the organization didn’t specify what that misconduct was.

The Los Angeles Times reported: “A letter signed by about two dozen employees—and sent to management and the board of directors before news broke of Dees’ firing—said they were concerned that internal ‘allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism threaten the moral authority of this organization and our integrity along with it.’”

Dees’ firing is an important development. Dees has been the face of the SPLC while it has transitioned from investigating genuine hate groups to casting a wide net that lumps in mainstream organizations like the Family Research Council, a social conservative organization, with the Ku Klux Klan.

Yet, despite serious issues with how SPLC defines hate groups, the organization is constantly cited by the media as an authority, during which time, Dees has been continually praised for his work.

One prominent journalist in the 1990s called Dees the, quote, “Mother Teresa of Montgomery.

YouTube has used SPLC as a part of its trusted flagger program.

Large media outlets like CNNABC, and NBC frequently publish the SPLC’s hate map.

GuideStar, a nonprofit tracker, at one point used the SPLC hate group tracker, but dropped this later, citing its “commitment to objectivity.”

There is certainly a good reason to suspect, beyond Dees’ ousting, some of SPLC’s work as having a deeply partisan agenda rather than being committed to casting light on genuine hate groups.

Though it received little media attention, SPLC recently settled with and had to apologize to Maajid Nawaz, an anti-Islamist activist who was maligned by the organization as an anti-Muslim extremist.

Nawaz was not an anti-Muslim extremist, but in fact a Muslim who turned away from the radical Islamist views of his youth and now uses his organization, Quilliam, to fight extremism.

The bottom line is: shedding light on genuinely violent and extremist groups is a noble endeavor, but it’s inappropriate for the media to continually cite SPLC as an authoritative source on hate without acknowledging its progressive agenda and conflation of extremist groups with mainstream ones.

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James
James
5 years ago

Moral authority and integrity of the SPLC! I didn’t know they had either one. What a joke!

theuglytruth
theuglytruth
5 years ago

Funny they never investigated nor pursued hate groups that were any race other than white.

Hal Edwards
Hal Edwards
5 years ago

They’re a fund raising organization, just for themselves. Several years ago they named an elderly man who sold miniature confederate battle flags in his small civil war shop as a member of a hate group. (false)

Jeanne Decareaux
Jeanne Decareaux
5 years ago

SPLC is a horrible group. As a teacher I have seen many of children get worse instead of better. When SPLC representatives came to school to monitor their client’s classes, the reps. gave up on the students that they were there to protect (supposedly). Amazing they expected the school to deal with these children and they could not deal with them even with their bribes of food and money. What a shame. Money and greed run these people.

Jean Morris
Jean Morris
5 years ago

So glad I am not the only one who has recognized SPLC’s unbalanced listing of hate groups and seriously left leaning agenda.

Chainlink700rt
Chainlink700rt
2 years ago

Well, considering this was two years ago
things have changed for the worse.
The economy, Covid, inflation is in there somewhere. Hope everyone that voted democrat can find time to realize it was a mistake, and those hate groups, I haven’t found any sufficient evidence to point to them as a source of what’s happening today in the United States.
If the hate groups actually had any impact on our daily lives, wouldn’t it have showed up by now with a massive arrests, or something that would show a crime has been committed.

PaulE
PaulE
5 years ago

SPLC has been known as a far left organization for many years now. Their pretense of supposedly being all about equal rights was always a sham. They exist primarily to slander or libel a variety of conservative individuals or organizations or anyone not aligned with their narrow views of how things should be. They tend to work hand-in-hand with the ACLU to smear those that oppose their views. So this article is about 20 years too late, if the idea was to educate people about what SPLC is all about.

goPoli
goPoli
5 years ago

surprised little discussion here. It should be common knowledge the splc is left wing and corrupt (hard to separate, their accepted mode of operation). Nice it is finally brought to light.

BajaRon
BajaRon
5 years ago

Bias is their agenda, so no surprise there. The surprise is that they are so successful with their fabrications and hypocrisy. But it’s the ‘New Normal’. Truth, reason and actual facts have been tossed aside so that their goals can be achieved.

It is a sad day folks. We are giving away everything that so many have fought, sacrificed and died for all these years. I wonder if our forefathers would have been so willing to sacrifice everything they had if they could have seen what we are doing with it today.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 years ago

Raze it, or make into a Museum, Use for TV & Movie & use profits for SPLC victims,etc.

Wayne D Peterkin
Wayne D Peterkin
5 years ago

Funny because the SPLC has NO “moral authority”. They are one of the most dangerous, anti-American, and immoral radical left-wing organizations in America today, exceeding the ACLU. They wage overt war against any and all conservatives as they try to silence any opposition or any serious discussion on major issues. They do this with a massive amount of cash on hand used to file litigation against any who disagree with them. For example, the SPLC has been trying to either outlaw or bankrupt Liberty Counsel, a solid Christian group that defends pro bono those fighting for their religious freedoms. The SPLC is a disgrace to America and should be outlawed.

JohnD
JohnD
5 years ago

The SPLC IS a hate group!

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

Now go out and get a real job, useless socialist garbage!

Kathryn Walley
Kathryn Walley
5 years ago

About time. Long overdue. He is the terrorist and racist

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

This is long over due!!! NOW is the time for a deep dive investigation of this corrupt, far left
group. Who funds them, possibly communist government(s) ?? Time for Americans to know !!!

Big Al
Big Al
5 years ago

His remorse must have seemed to sincere.

Phyllis Poole
Phyllis Poole
5 years ago

Poverty? With amassing millions How can that be. ? Nothing about passing it on to poverty!!!

Hdrydr
Hdrydr
5 years ago

Integrity in the SPLC? Now that’s a real joke…

Karl Kaucher
Karl Kaucher
5 years ago

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K Squared
K Squared
5 years ago

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Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Note to all lefties out there. let this story be a warrning to you. No matter how “correct” you think you are, eventually the PC police will come for you to.

Pearl
Pearl
5 years ago

How about sexual harassment or mismanagement of fund??? Either one will fit, trust me>

Silas Longshot
Silas Longshot
5 years ago

One of the first false fronts for leftist agenda of hate and dominance with the face of “justice”. Good riddance to the S.O.B. that was the head.

Jimm
Jimm
5 years ago

Great timing, I just got a letter from”Toni Morrison, Author” telling me what a great guy that Morris Dees is and what an “impressive track record” SPLC has and that it has “cracked cases that even the FBI couldn’t solve” – don’t think I’ll be falling for this plea for money.

Thomas H
Thomas H
5 years ago

Further proof of the “unbiased” media!

archie higgins
archie higgins
5 years ago

Didn’t this guy have a church in Montgomery and preach civil rights sermons to blacks on “on how to hate white folks just like MLK?” Truth Is.

Neither gave a sermon on salvation….just hate…and never told the world about Dees being a pervert according to his step-daughter

chaly
chaly
5 years ago

What does SPLC stand for? I heard it was the SnowflakePissanst’n’LaughableCoalition! Sounds about right. That orgasm has been trouble for libs since their founding and the blacks that be in their leadership are traitors to this county. Laughable alright!

Leonard Hacker
Leonard Hacker
5 years ago

We must fight this new thing of a local judge setting national policy. This citizen question on the census is VERY important to the Congressional redistricting. If we don’t know who in our population is a US citizen and eligible to vote, our Congressional districts will become NOT REPRESRENTATIVE of US citizens but can become majority non citizens and then vote to give themselves a right to vote for “their representatives” As a veteran, I hope that AMAC will make this their # one goal. (perhaps combine with Judicial Watch).

Trapper
Trapper
5 years ago

The MOST RACIST , BIASED , OF THE DEMON-RATZ..!!! , OWNED BY THE DEEP STATE.!! CUT ALL FUNDING..!!!.

Faye
Faye
5 years ago

Southern Poverty was founded long before that. The first place I worked.

Faye
Faye
5 years ago

Founded 20 years before that., the first place I worked.

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

PROGRESSIVE AGENDA? Obviously the journalist has never been a target.. SPLC in some quarters quietly known as EUTHANASIA INC has special considerations made for “enlightened” members.. such as WAR ON THE POOR.. or “How to get poor and stay poor..” All within the subheading of their COMIC RELIEF aka “rising above it all”…

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

SPLC “driving people insane with pleasure and laughing all the way to the bank…” talk about rubbing salt into people’s wounds… You’ve found a partner here at SPLC – almost as thorough in their black balling as NAACP.. POLITICAL LYNCHINGS…

Susan P
Susan P
5 years ago

I learned many years ago to fully distrust anything the SPLC says. They have obviously been biased since their inception and they seek only to push an agenda that is anything but moral or acceptable. Glad to see others are waking up.

J.T.Foster
J.T.Foster
5 years ago

Well Done. When Deese and his partner founded the group their goal was to: “make millions of dollars”.

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