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Thursday, October 4, 2012
WND Falsely Claims SPLC Called It A 'Hate Group'
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Jack Minor began his Sept. 30 WorldNetDaily article promoting a hatchet job on the Southern Poverty Law Center published by the Capital Research Center -- employer of the factually challenged Matthew Vadum -- by claiming that the SPLC "has labeled WND and other conservative organizations 'hate groups."

In fact, it appears that the SPLC has never labeled WND a "hate group." An SPLC profile of WND published earlier this year, for example, never makes that designation, though it notes that WND has a record of publishing and associating with members of "anti-gay hate group."

Further, the SPLC's map of hate groups does not list WND under its longtime home base of Oregon, its current corporate home of the District of Columbia, or in Virginia where editor Joseph Farah resides.

That's not to say WND isn't a hate-driven organization, of course -- the published works of Mychal Massie and Jerome Corsi, to name but two, demonstrate that in spades. But you don't get to lie about others, even if the lie has the ring of truth to it. 

Posted by Terry K. at 1:29 PM EDT

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