SPLC Attack on Respected Immigration Policy Group: 8,000 words of "Disconnected Gibberish"
"In its desperation to shut down the national debate on immigration, the SPLC has completely lost it," said FAIR President Dan Stein.
(March 20, 2018, Washington, D.C.) — Once more the notorious money-collecting machine known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC – a name without any relationship to its apparent mission) has revealed its starkly bankrupt intellectual competency as it issued yet another unfocused attack on Americans fighting for accurate and honest immigration discussions: An 8,000 word article attacking the people and work of an immigration policy think tank, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
The article linked from its homepage contains "a string of distracted, disordered and incoherent gibberish that runs nearly 8,000 words and basically says nothing," said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Stein says this article has to be seen to be believed: "The lengthy piece – challenging the patience of anyone with even half a brain – contains a series of disconnected allegations, abstracted quotes, distorted contexts and smears – that should throw into question the sanity of the people associated with the SPLC. In its desperation to shut down national debate on immigration, the SPLC has completely lost it."
"For some years now,” said Stein, "we've watched as the SPLC has sunk into incoherence. Fueled by the very hatreds it claims to oppose, the SPLC has lost all balance and sense of proportion. This piece is an embarrassment of rambling, unfocused verbiage that convinces no one of anything – other than that the SPLC staff needs a good editor," he said. "On the other hand, CIS is an important part of the national debate. Its output is prodigious, its associates are first rate and its operations are professional."
"Forced on the defensive by its declining credibility," says FAIR's Stein, "the SPLC is trying to restore it by sheer verbosity. It worked for Dickens, but it won't work for Dees. If you can’t say it in less than a thousand words, don’t bother saying it at all," he concluded.