MSNBC, SPLC, and pesky data

It seems that Cenk Uygur of MSNBC ran into a bit of a rough patch with some data on hate groups recently when he found out that the classification with the third largest number of groups was “black separatist.” In fact, he wouldn’t actually say the words. Then his guest, Mark Potok from the Southern Poverty Law Center, pretty much chooses to skirt the issue as well, since that would not lend support to the argument that we are seeing a rise of right-wing extremism in America and that is the real domestic terrorism threat.  Any time MSNBC shows their true colors and gets tripped up in it, I am happy.  The same goes for the SPLC.  When it’s both of them in one blow, that’s a jackpot in my book.

MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur Doesn’t Read Chart That Says ‘Black Separatists’ Are A Hate Group – mediaite.com