Accuracy in Media

The Washington Post, which has veered from a formerly reputable liberal newspaper to a very anti-Trump outlet, published an article which quotes the anti-conservative group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). SPLC is known for publishing an alleged “hate map,” which lists Christian groups as “hate groups” and whose map was published by CNN as a verified “hate map” (before outrage pushed CNN to correct its labeling).

SPLC staffer worried that far-right extremism and violence is on the rise, and the article also quoted a Democratic politician to further cement claims of how the government is ignoring far-right extremism and focuses too much on radical Islam.

The article also blasted the U.S. federal government for focusing too much on radical Islam and not far-right/white supremacist groups under the Bush and Obama administration. The article cited a government report where 49 homicides were attributed to the groups and “‘were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 .?.?. more than any other domestic extremist movement.'”

Too bad the government report ignored domestic terrorism conducted by radical Islam extremists such as 9/11, Fort Hood, Orlando’s Nightpulse club, to name a few anti-American, radical Islam-fueled domestic terrorist attacks. Maybe the report’s criteria was based on domestic terrorists also being American citizens?

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