But now the SPLC has openly admitted their bias against the right. After the revelation of the May Day arrests of the Cuyahoga 5, the Occupy Wall Street–affiliated group of men who planned to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review Online called them to find out if they had any plans to start tracking the Occupy movement to the same degree that they stalk organizations on the right. After a brief outbreak of phone tag, Cooke ended up talking to someone who said that the SPLC had published a blog post on the incident and that they thought that was sufficient. The unnamed SPLC interlocutor explained that the SPLC only tracks those who commit violence or who seek to destroy whole systems in the name of an ideology.
Cooke reports what happened next:
“Isn’t that exactly what happened in Cleveland?” I asked. “These five men, all linked with Occupy Wall Street, attempted to blow up a bridge as an overture to the wholesale destruction of Cleveland, Ohio, and in the name of anarchism. They also looked to blow up the Republican convention.”
“They were anarchists,” he repeated.
He paused. “We’re not really set up to cover the extreme Left.”
The reason they're not really set up to cover the extreme Left is because THEY DON'T WANT to cover the extreme Left. They have no vested interest in covering the extreme Left. They further state that they only ever cover left-wing groups when they have a right-wing component.
The problem is that the SPLC has successfully marketed itself as an authoritative voice on "hate". This means decision-makers and opinion-molders act upon SPLC input. But if the source is biased, the output cannot help but also be biased. This may explain why the national media organs, with the exception of Fox News, and the intelligentsia, with the exception of those universities earning a green light for free speech from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), have a pronounced liberal bias. Even some local reporters are not exempt; when KTVA Channel 11's Brendan Joel Kelley worked for the Anchorage Press, he would occasionally regurgitate SPLC propaganda without elaboration or apology. On December 2nd, 2009, Kelley published a hit piece against FAIR that was loaded with SPLC propaganda; he ended up publishing FAIR's response a week later.
The SPLC is anti-right, anti-White, and anti-liberty. And now they've admitted it.