Man Who Attacked Conservative Group Identified Target On Left-Wing “Hate Map”

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The Southern Poverty Law Center maintains on their website a database of people and organizations who they feel are dangerous bigots and racists. This “hate map,” though, often includes groups and organizations whose politics the SPLC simply disagrees with.

Case in point, the Family Research Council, which is on the “hate map” because they oppose gay marriage.

Last year the FRC’s headquarters in Washington was attacked by a shooter in the midst of the national controversy over Chick-Fil-A’s position on gay marriage. It now appears as though the shooter identified his target through the SPLC’s “hate map.”

Now, we all remember when Sarah Palin was all but indicted as a co-conspirator in the shooting of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords because she had published a map with targets over Democrats Palin was hoping to help defeat in the election. That was unfair to Palin because her intent obviously wasn’t to provoke violence.

But I wonder if the SLPC, whose “hate map” is clearly more provocative than anything Palin did, will be held to that same standard.

My guess is no, because the SLPC is a left-wing organization and the target of violence was conservative, and that doesn’t fit the narrative.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Matthew Hawkins

    How is the SLPC’s hate map clearly more provocative?

    Have you looked at the map? It doesn’t just identify right wing groups. It identifies any group that discriminates. It has the New Black Panther party right next to the Traditional Values Coalition.

    • Onslaught1066

      Pssssssssssst, Mathew, you are a moron.

    • Davo

      “How is the SLPC’s hate map clearly more provocative?”

      Do you *really* think the author of this post cared enough to look at it before copy-&-pasting this screed?

      • Onslaught1066

        Pssssssst, Devo, pull out of Mathews a$$, he’s just not that into you.

    • Snarkie

      The New Black Panthers are a right-wing group.

  • mikemc1970

    Is anyone really surprised by this? This is just the way the left works, maximum overdrive hypocrisy. According to the left a map made by the Sarah Palin camp, putting a target on congressional districts that the GOP wanted to win, caused a crazy man to go even crazier, and shoot a bunch of people. Even though the young man had never laid eyes on said map. A map made by one of them however, one that actually singles out a distinct group of people as an evil “hate group” who the shooter said influenced his decision to hit the place and it is somehow in no way any of their fault.

    Welcome to Moonbat City, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

    • Matthew Hawkins

      How is putting a group that discriminates on a map with hundreds of other organizations that discriminate singling them out?

      • mikemc1970

        They don’t call them a “group that discriminates” they paint all these groups they disagree with politically, as “hate groups”. They make them out to be evil people that need to be silenced and defeated at all costs, then deny any responsibility for their actions when someone takes their greatest wish seriously and tries.

        • Matthew Hawkins

          They are hate groups and we should call them that.

          • mikemc1970

            Yes, yes. Anyone that disagrees with you is a hate group. Therefore you have the right to bully them and commit violence against them and even use misogynist/racist invective’s against them. We know how you useful idiots think, no reason to keep proving your worth to the cause.

          • $8194357

            Remind ya of jihadist ‘tolerance’ just a tad?
            The two are related IMO..

          • mikemc1970

            That’s why liberalism goes so well with it. Liberals and Jihadists have the same goals. Global domination and forcing everyone to their point of view.

          • $8194357

            kissin cousins…..

          • Spartacus

            Yes, just as liberal democrats are a hate group and should be call such.

          • Zog

            They disagree with sleazy bigots like you which makes them hate groups. Got it!

          • $8194357

            And Rainbow Push is what?
            Intoerant in the name of marxist
            political correct inclusive diversity…

            A secular false morality claiming
            a false moral high ground for the destruction
            of the Biblical Truth and rule of Constitutional law.

            Blind a$$ leftist apoligist lemming.

        • $8194357

          Intolerance in the name of inclusive diversity..
          Zero tolerance policies for the
          “old fashioned conservitive America”.

      • Onslaught1066

        Psssssssssst, Mathew, you’re retarded as well.

        • $8194357

          He goes “in” the “out only” door?

  • Roy_Bean

    I think the SPLC is really a hate group.

    • Snarkie

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  • Davo

    Floyd Corkins shot and wounded one security guard at the FRC/chick-fil-a attack.

    Jared Lee Loughner murdered 6 people, including one child, and shot a member of Congress in the head in his assassination attempt in Phoenix.

    …You know why the second story was covered in more detail than the first, and you know it has nothing to do with liberal/conservative bias, unless you suffer from severe brain damage.

    • Jeremiah Glosenger

      I assume you believe that any conservative leaning assailants that attempted a mass murder with guns and the intent to smear the Chick Fil-A sandwiches in the faces of the SPLC would have receive the same media attention as Mr. Corkins by ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. Really?

      • Davo

        For which specific reasons do you assume that?

  • Spartacus

    In other news an Obama sycophant goes on a shooting rampage, killing three…

    http://www.crimefilenews.com/2013/02/fired-lapd-officer-obama-lover-and.html

  • $8194357

    Ever notice when the DHS needs more AR’s and ammo they go for the full auto
    30 round magazines and call them “personal defense weapons”?

    And ya wonder why we civilians are suffering from a ammo shortage?

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/dhs-solicits-for-another-2-6-million-rounds-of-ammo/

    Paul Joseph Watson helps to put the quantities of ammunition purchased by DHS into perspective:

    An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at around 1.625 billion. In March 2012, ATK announced that they had agreed to provide the DHS with a maximum of 450 million bullets over four years, a story that prompted questions about why the feds were buying ammunition in such large quantities.

    To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.

    Such massive quantities of ammo purchases have stoked fears that the agency is preparing for some kind of domestic unrest. In 2011, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

    Just recently DHS put in a solicitation for 7,000 “personal defense weapons” that shoot 5.56 NATO ammunition that have “fire select” capability along with high capacity 30 round magazines. Remember these are for “homeland” use, not foreign.

    Back in December DHS solicited for 250 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

    In September, DHS solicited for nearly 200 million rounds of sniper ammunition.

    In August 750 million rounds of high power ammunition were also solicited and in March DHS solicited 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets.

    • Jeremiah Glosenger

      The “official” explanation of the ammunition purchases is for target qualification shooting. For those who don’t understand, “hollow point” ammunition if far more expensive (your tax dollars) and not designed for paper targets; they are designed to expand when striking human tissue delivering a higher energy wound for maximum tissue damage.

      • Spartacus

        For those of us familiar with dialing in guns with the ammo we intend to use, it appears the Government doesn’t know how to reliably train liberals to be marksmen, so they’re hoping Kos kids learn from experience? Like Markos’s mother hoped her son would? Head shot, one less lawyer and the end of the DKOS. Seriously, nobody will cry, just a late term abortion. Rowe V. Wade as it was meant.

      • $8194357

        I understand hollow points…
        Just loaded 750 115 gr hpxpt’s…
        I have a few hundred fmj for just shootin..

    • Snarkie

      What’s that Jesus? Have the UFOs come to visit you recently?

      • $8194357

        Ancient aliens bred with monkeys and made
        snarkie wife killing liberal drunks you say?

  • Snarkie

    So what you are saying, Rob, is that…

    …you are a big fat hypocrite.

    Shocker.

  • SusanBeehler

    Hmm, the NRA I think has a enemy list too?

    • Hal414

      link please

      • SusanBeehler

        google it

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