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Dangerous Hate Leaders Issue Letter Demanding Media Stop Using SPLC’s Hate Groups List And Naming Them

Conservative leaders are calling out the liberal media for a dangerous hypocrisy: While media outlets readily promote an organization locating conservative and faith-based organizations on a “hate map,” they would never do the same for a map of abortion providers.

On Wednesday, 47 conservative leaders and organizations demanded that news outlets immediately halt their use of outhern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) data. Composed by the Family Research Council and signed by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell, the leaders published an open letter to the media detailing why outlets should stop referencing the “attack dog of the political left” while reporting.

“The SPLC is a discredited, left-wing, political activist organization that seeks to silence its political opponents with a ‘hate group’ label of its own invention and application that is not only false and defamatory,” the leaders challenged, “but that also endangers the lives of those targeted with it.” – From the extreme right-wing news group Newsbusters run by  Brent Bozell and the conservative Media Research Center (MRC)S

Signees include: Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Sandy Rios, Austin Ruse, Tim Wildmon, Mat Staver, Joseph Farah, Pamela Geller [photo], Christopher Doyle, Andrea Lafferty, and other notorious hate group leaders.

You can read the letter here.

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