The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims to only deal with “hatred of people based on class characteristics,”. So when Charles Cooke of National Review Online decided to inquire if the SPLC would be the watchdog it claims to be and follow and investigate a group of Occupy-affiliated men who planned to blow up a bridge, he was told they would not.
When Mr. Cooke asked for further clarification, he was told the following: 1) “We’re not really set up to cover the extreme Left”, and 2) We only ever cover left-wing groups when they have a right-wing component . . .for example, “when anarchist groups are infiltrated by those on the right; Neo-Nazis, that sort of thing.”
At least they were open about their flagrant bias.