After drawing a firestorm of criticism, last week, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has removed the conservative pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson from its “extremist list.”
SPLC said in a release, “In October 2014, we posted an “Extremist File” of Dr. Ben Carson. This week, as we’ve come under intense criticism for doing so, we’ve reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we have taken it down and apologize to Dr. Carson for having posted it.”
Of course they didn’t notice that putting the conservative philanthropist and possible 2016 presidential candidate on their extremist list “didn’t meet their standards” until after it was exposed and a huge public outcry ensued.
The SPLC had cited Carson’s “pro-traditional marriage stance, opposition to ObamaCare, and support for a flat tax as reasons for placing him on the list alongside members of the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and the Westboro Baptist Church.”
The liberal group isn’t completely backing down from their criticism of Dr. Carson, stating they want to look into if a “better researched” version of his profile should be included in their list.
“We laud Dr. Carson for his many contributions to medicine and his philanthropic
work, and we, like so many others, are inspired by his personal story. Nevertheless, particularly because Dr. Carson is such a prominent person, we believe that his views should be closely examined,” the release said, before going on to list some of the quotes they believe to be “extreme.”
I don’t laud the left wing extremists at the SPLC who tried to pull a fast one on a decent conservative because they disagree with him on social issues – but were forced to back down when their disinformation was exposed and their credibility was on the line.
These repugnant Fascists are yearning for the day when they won’t have to back down from demonizing their political enemies.