The Hateful State: Pennsylvania has fifth most hate groups in the U.S.By Christian Alexandersen, PennLive.com, February 19, 2016No context, no nuance, no questioning, no attempt to speak to anyone but Mark Potok or Heidi Beirich... you could almost set your watch to it.
Pennsylvania, established as a haven for freedom, has become one of the most hate-filled states in the country due to the growing population of hate groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report that documents hate and anti-government groups operating in the United States. According to the report, there were 40 hate groups operating in Pennsylvania in 2015 — an increase from 38 in 2014. [More]
Those who trained me in the ways of journalism had nothing but contempt for press release rewrites.
Can someone ask Christian Alexandersen, the author of this piece, who trained him?