Video: Terrorist says he targeted Family Research Council because of SPLC websiteWhy Doesn’t Fox Like To Say The Words ‘Right-Wing Terrorism?
If you watch Fox News for any length of time, it’s nearly impossible to avoid either a host or an esteemed guest condemn President Obama for not calling either the Boston Marathon bombing or the Fort Hood shooting, Islamic terrorism. As if fighting terrorism rests on what you call it. But yesterday, the FBI arrested a right-wing militia-type extremist who allegedly wanted to bomb a local police department. And Fox News is barely mentioning it at all, much less calling it right wing terrorism.
Right-wing extremist attacks are a significant threat. Last year, Think Progress found “Fifty-six percent of domestic terrorist attacks and plots in the U.S. since 1995 have been perpetrated by right-wing extremists.” More recently the Southern Poverty Law Center came out with a report on the rise of anti-government “patriot” groups. The SPLC concluded,“As President Obama enters his second term with an agenda of gun control and immigration reform, the rage on the right is likely to intensify.”
So how did Fox News react? By attacking the SPLC and calling them a hate group.
Another staple of Fox News’ recent coverage is a collective outrage at the lack of “mainstream media” coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial. Putting aside questions about why a news network would spend so much airtime whining what other networks are not covering (instead of just covering whatever news they think important), this begs questions about Fox News’ own selective memory.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2013 ( LifeSiteNews.com )- The Southern Poverty Law Council's decision to label ministries that oppose same-sex "marriage" as "hate groups" led directly to the Family Research Council (FRC) shooting, according to a chilling new video.
The footage, which FRC obtained from the FBI, shows interrogators asking Floyd Lee Corkins II how he decided to target the pro-family organization for his August shooting rampage.
"This organization...how did you find it earlier?" an investigator asks Corkins. "Did you look it up online?"
“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups," Corkins replies. "I found them online, did a little research, went to the website - stuff like that.”
The admission outraged FRC President Tony Perkins.
"The SPLC's reckless labeling has led to devastating consequences," Perkins said. "Because of its 'hate group' labeling, a deadly terrorist had a guidemap to FRC and other organizations. Our team is still dealing with the fallout of the attack, that was intended to have a chilling effect on organizations that are simply fighting for their values."
Corkins, who volunteered for an LGBT community center in Virginia, entered the building on August 15 with nearly 100 rounds of ammunition, 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and a list of four socially conservative political groups he intended to liquidate.
He had faced a maximum sentence of 70 years.
"In a civil society, shutting down debate is not how reasonable people and organizations operate," Perkins added. "Intimidating and bullying others shreds the 'ordered liberty' of which our Founders wrote and for which they advocated, and places all of us in jeopardy of losing our sacred rights as militant extremists claim the public square exclusively for themselves."
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