Friday, March 15, 2019

Values, they say

Surprising, but not surprising:
On Wednesday, the far-left smear factory Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) fired its co-founder and former chief litigator, Morris Dees.

"Effective yesterday, Morris Dees’ employment at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was terminated," SPLC president Richard Cohen told The Montgomery Advertiser in a statement on Thursday. "As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world. When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action."

Dees, 82, co-founded the SPLC in 1971. The organization gained a reputation for taking the Ku Klux Klan to court and then it started labeling and tracking "hate groups." In recent decades, it started listing conservative and Christian organizations along with the KKK, and last year it settled a defamation lawsuit for $3.375 million.
We will follow this one closely.


Bike Bubba said...

To be fair, Dees' misconduct doesn't technically connect with the errors they've made in listing groups as hate groups, but overlooking his behavior for a number of years because of his leadership and personality does suggest that in other areas, the SPLC would do the same. I have to wonder if the SPLC will be able to clean up their act because Dees doesn't have his hands on the steering wheel now.

Mr. D said...

To be fair,

More than the SPLC ever is!

Bike Bubba said...


The SPLC's habit of being blithering idiots with a political axe to grind compelleth me not to do the same. :^)

Scary thing is that, reading Powerline, it seems as if Dees should have been in prison after about 1980 or so for assaulting his step-daughter. Sad to say, I know from personal experience that the police didn't do a very good job with that particular sort of crime back then.