"Hate group" watchdog abandons any semblance of objectivity.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which I have written about here, here, here, here, here, and here — for just a sampling — decided to abandon any pretense of objectivity and attack President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as — you guessed it, a threat to, like, ALL OF AMERICANS' RIGHTS AND THE END OF THE WORLD, OKAY?
The SPLC has no credibility as a "hate group" watchdog, especially after it settled a lawsuit from Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz for $3.375 million after it falsely branded him an "anti-Muslim extremist" for going to a strip club for his bachelor party. No, this is not The Onion.
Anyways, the SPLC is a Leftist attack dog masquerading as a "hate" watchdog. The media gobbles up their propaganda — here's CNN, here's ABC and NBC — and so does Silicon Valley — here's Google and Amazon.
On Monday, when Trump announced Kavanaugh, the SPLC rushed out an "Action alert."
President Trump has just nominated another right-wing ideologue to the Supreme Court – and it’s hard to overstate the implications.
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Everything is at stake – marriage equality, voting rights, access to health care, reproductive and privacy rights, racial equality, religious freedom and more.
Trump has chosen his nominee from a list compiled by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. Without question, these groups are committed to a hard-right agenda.
Huh. Sounds like the SPLC has it out for the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. They didn't mention one specific case of Kavanaugh's, either.
To be fair, Kavanaugh has made a few bad decisions, from what I've seen. He ruled against cellphone metadata privacy (relevant for a recent Supreme Court case), and he laid out the framework Chief Justice John Roberts used to uphold Obamacare in NFIB v. Sebelius (2012).
Instead of addressing what Kavanaugh actually believes and stands for, SPLC attacked him as a fundamental threat to "the rights of the most vulnerable people." There it is: "Everything is at stake."
Yes, the SPLC has Kavanaugh derangement syndrome. DON'T TRUST THEM as an objective source for "monitoring hate." Seriously, this should set off so many alarm bells for the media. Will it? Probably not.