Tignino said groups like SPLC are paid to call conservatives racists, and most conservatives don't find their opinions credible. Anything they have to say is null and void, he said.
(WSU student group accused of subscribing to white nationalism, by Andrea Castillo, KOMOnews.com, April 21, 2011)
And in Durham, North Carolina, the SPLC's entrepreneurial attempt to expand into Hispanic illegal alien victimology has been rebuffed by a courageous local columnist. He wrote:
Since its founding in Birmingham, Ala., in 1971 by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr., SPLC has evolved into a freewheeling, hard-left outfit.
Claims lack merit without evidence, by Bob Wilson, The Durham News April 24, 2011