Friday, October 2, 2009

New Publication Exposes SPLC’s Tactics

As Rocky the Flying Squirrel would say, "Now here’s something you’ll REALLY like!"

The Federation for American Immigration Reform today released a Guide to Understanding the Tactics of the Southern Poverty Law Center in the Immigration Debate. The publication is designed to help journalists differentiate fact from fiction, and politics from policy in order to improve the accuracy of immigration reporting and foster more meaningful, temperate debate. The guide reveals the unscrupulous methods the SPLC uses to discredit organizations advocating enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. In particular, it examines why the SPLC’s financial motives fuel their increasing use of ad hominem attacks.

Of course, debate is the last thing the SPLC wants. Their tactics are aimed at squelching it, not to foster it. If anyone takes a position deviating the least bit from the Wall Street Journal’s Open Borders agenda, they’re a skinhead racist Nazi.

And the point about the SPLC’s financial motives can’t be made too often. It’s something no reporter for the corporate media ever questions, despite the SPLC’s notoriously profitable fund-raising based on fearmongering and distortion. Let’s hope FAIR’s publication inspires some REAL reporting.

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