And, so fitting to learn the news on Halloween!
Heidi Beirich the Southern Poverty Law Center’s chief architect of their fake Hate Group List has resigned.
The Daily Beast suggests it is the latest in a leadership shakeup that followed the ousting of the SPLC’s founder Morris Dees back in the spring.
Maybe someone in the new leadership has figured out how dishonest and shoddy Ms. Heidi’s work has been!
One blogger does not make a GROUP!
I described here in February how I was once again added to their Hate Group list when I am a lone blogger—literally posting my opinions alone in my basement, and yes, at the moment in my pajamas! One blogger is not a group!
Further demonstrating how sloppy their supposed investigations are, they couldn’t even get the town correctly identified where my supposed group meets to plot more hatefulness.
And, it wouldn’t be so bad, it would be funny! except for the fact that the mainstream media believes them with no questions asked.
I digress, here is the news from The Daily Beast (hat tip: Ted):
Southern Poverty Law Center Loses Intel-Gathering Boss
The leader of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project is stepping down amid an ongoing leadership shakeup at the anti-hate organization.
Heidi Beirich will leave the SPLC, ending a 20-year run with the organization, she told staffers Monday. Her exit follows several resignations and terminations of SPLC leadership this year—including its cofounder, who was fired amid sexual harassment allegations, and a deputy legal director who said the organization had “more work to do” to guarantee a respectful workplace.
Beirich has worked for the SPLC for 20 years. An expert on the neo-Confederate movement, she led the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, which produced much of the center’s front-facing journalism including its Intelligence Report magazine and Hatewatch blog. In a Monday memo to staff, she cited the two-decade anniversary as a reason for her departure.
“It was with a heavy, heavy heart given how deeply I care about this work and all of you amazing people,” she wrote. “As some of you may know, I reached my second decade here (yikes I’m old!) in September and I’ve felt for a while now that it may be time for a change for me.
It’s been a long and intense last few years for me, especially since Trump graced us with his presence and then with the challenges here at SPLC, and I am ready for a break and, after a few months of Netflix, a new start.”
But recent decades reportedly saw internal complaints against [Morris] Dees. The SPLC acknowledged this year that he was twice investigated for “inappropriate conduct,” although Dees denies wrongdoing. In March, two separate sets of SPLC employees penned letters to the center’s leadership, referencing allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination connected to Dees.
“Allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination and racism threaten the moral authority of this organization and our integrity along with it,” one of the employee groups wrote.
Enjoy your Netflix, and good riddance….!
See all of my posts here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ and here at Refugee Resettlement Watch about the Southern Poverty Law Center which has in recent years become closely linked with the refugee contractors especially the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and with CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations).