Thursday, April 25, 2013

What Megyn Kelly, Tony Perkins, and Fox News won't tell you about the Family Research Council



The Family Research Council has released footage of the FBI questioning Floyd Corkins, the shooter who targeted the organization last year.  In this footage, Corkins says that he saw FRC listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Translation by FRC and its supporters will be that SPLC led Corkins to go on his attempted murder spree.

Rumor control has it that FRC president Tony Perkins will appear on Fox News with Megyn Kelly tomorrow to talk about this footage. Knowing Fox News, Kelly, and Perkins, it will be a biased, propaganda interview in which Perkins will do his best to attack SPLC for the actions of Corkins. I will be highly surprised if someone from SPLC will be invited to come on the show and defend the organization from this barrage of propaganda. While I am glad that no one was harmed by Corkins's absolutely stupid attempt at activism, the one thing which will also drive me crazy is how Kelly and Perkins will work together to change the subject of the issue and divert attention away from the fact that SPLC didn't start this entire mess. The anti-gay propaganda and the demonizing homophobic rhetoric of FRC also had much to do with this mess. And I think that any conversation about the shooting must include the above video. Please pass it along.

5 comments :

EvilI said...

If calling them a "hate group"--which is true--led to one single isolated attempted attack, surely all of the hateful things they've said--which are not true--are related to attacks against gay people?

Paul Adcock said...

SPLC is very suspicious. Not only did they have some link to that attack, however, direct or indirect, but they meddled in a murder investigation that threw the investigation off track and enabled the killer to kill again. SPLC seems like the REAL monster here to me.

BlackTsunami said...

Paul, SPLC has NO link to that crime. Also, other than conservative sites such as FRC's, what proof can you bring up that SPLC "meddled" in a murder investigation. None, no doubt.

Mike said...

So Paul, what you are saying is that the National Orginization for Marriage is directly responisble for the Violence in France, that Alex Jones is directly repsonsible for the Boston Bombing, that the National Orginization for Marriage-Family Research Council-American Family Association are directly responsible for every single act of Violence against Same Sex Couples and Individuals for every individual who listens to or cites them after the attack. Its very nice to hear someone from your side admitting that so much violence and pain has been caused by those groups to so many innocent people.

Hal said...

Another thing Megyn Kelly, Tony Perkins, and Faux News won't tell you is that the alleged footage is obviously staged. Also, I know this won't matter to those as shameless and conscience-lacking as they, but practically advertising this in the light of the actual terrorist attack that just happened is beyond reprehensible.