Over the weekend, “MSNBC contributor and Newsweek senior editor Kurt Eichenwald accused Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Republican members of Congress of defending ‘right-wing terrorists’ during the Obama administration, as the Liberal journalist tried to implicate mainstream conservatives in recent reports of hate crimes.”
As is usual for such a claim, Eichenwald did not offer any examples and Joy Reid, Saturday’s AM Joy’s host, did not press him for any evidence.
In addition, “[o]n Sunday morning, NPR posted an article by reporter Wade Goodwyn using the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center on “The Far Right’s Language Explained.” The inspiration for this article was the murder of two men in Portland who tried to defend a woman in a hijab on a subway train by an extremist named Jeremy Christian. Goodwyn, like many liberal journalists, skipped right over evidence that Christian voted for Bernie Sanders and could not bring himself to vote for President Trump. He also supported beheadings to ‘stop the war on babies’ foreskins.’”
Not to be outdone, “[o]n Weekend Edition Saturday, anchor Scott Simon introduced reporter Ben Philpott of Austin NPR affiliate KUT-FM to describe scuffling on the floor of the state legislature on Texas. Protesters were unlabeled, but the ‘far right’ was apparently to blame” – specifically, the Texas Freedom Caucus that has been a thorn in the side of Texas establishment Republicans.
In May of this year, I was interviewed about my opinions about the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its tactic of listing any group it disagrees with as “extremist,” “right-wing,” and “haters.” In the past, the SPLC has listed an organization I have been associated with for more than 30 years as a “hate group.” And why was American Vision listed as a “hate group”? Because we, along with tens of millions of Americans believe same-sex sexuality is immoral and should not be made a protected class…