SPLC - References

[1] "King of the Hate Business", Alexander Cockburn, Creators Syndicate (2009)
[2] "The Church of Morris Dees", By Ken Silverstein, Originally published by Harpers Magazine (November, 2000), available on American Patrol.
[3] "Lump of Coal", Fairfax Journal (December 16, 2003)

[4] "When a hate crime is something to love", Wesley Pruden, Editor in Chief, The Washington Times (February, 2004), published in criminalgovernment.com
[5] "The Southern Poverty Law Center: A Twisted Definition of Hate", by Matthew Vadum, Capital Research Center (November, 2006)

[6] "The truth about 'hate crimes' and the racial justice racket", Ron Smith, BaltimoreSun.com (December 3, 2008)

[7] "Good News: SPLC loses $50 Million. Bad news: $PLC can afford it", Patrick Cleburne, VDARE.com (April 8, 2009)
[8] "The Southern Poverty Law Center - No Artistry in its Smears", Don Feder, DiscoverTheNetworks.org (February 8, 2001)
[9] "Morris Dees Fact Sheet", The Patriotist (circa 2002)
[10] "Who is the Southern Poverty Law Center and What is Their Role in the Campaign Against Prop. 200?", FAIR (August 24, 2004)
[11] "Intolerance Identified", by Karen De Coster, originally published on ZolaTimes.com, (December, 2000) and The Laissez Faire City Times (December, 2000)
[12] "Wypijewski Replies on the SPLC", JoAnn Wypijewski, The Nation (February 8, 2001)
[13] "Morris Dees background information", DiscoverTheNetworks.org (undated)

[14] Charity Navigator gave the SPLC an overall rating of only one star out of five and a score of only 39 in 2004. The SPLC received a one star rating in 2003 and a two star rating in 2002. 2006 through 2008 ratings were three stars.
[15] The American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch gave the SPLC an overall rating of F from 1999 through August, 2009.

Rating Guide for the SPLC (August, 2009):
5.4 years of available assets. Target is 3 or less.
$170,240,000 recent fund balance
B- grade on services and costs
F grade reduced based on high asset levels.

Rating Guide for the SPLC (December, 2008):
7.2 years of available assets. Target is 3 or less.
$219,552,000 recent fund balance
B- grade on services and costs
F grade reduced based on high asset levels.

[16] "Gaza in Arizona", Debbie Schlussel, FrontPageMagazine.com (August 29, 2005)

[17] Dan Morse, "Marketing the Klan", Montgomery-Advertiser, November 1994. (The Montgomery-Advertiser won a journalism award for a series of investigative articles exposing Dees' unethical fundraising.)

[18] C-SPAN Q&A interview with Wesley Pruden, Editor in Chief, Washington Times, transcript (June 5, 2005)

[19] "Border vigilante ordered to pay in SPLC-sponsored suit", SPLC Report (December, 2006)

[20] "Editorial: Illegal-alien outrage", Washington Times (February, 16, 2009)

[21] video: Wayne Lutton, editor of The Social Contract journal, discusses the SPLC, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC (January 13, 2009) "The State of Colorado placed the SPLC on their Charity Watch list as one of ten charities to watch out for."

[22] Form 990 for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Guidestar (2003)

[23] "Maureene Bass Dees vs. Morris S. Dees, on Appeal" from the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama, case CIV. 2114 (undated) - alleged court divorce document [this website makes no claim as to the authenticity of this document]

[24] "Blinded by the Lies" 5 part video interview with Jim Floyd exposing Dees' alleged personal background (undated) [this website makes no claim as to the accuracy of the opinions expressed in the interview]
Video part 1     part 2     part 3     part 4     part 5

[25] James Howard Kunstler blog (February 2, 2009)

[26] Response of James Howard Kunstler to the SPLC regarding their new "Poverty Palace", Massengale blog (February 8, 2009)

[27] Southern Poverty Law Center's Lucrative 'Hate Group' Label, Rosslyn Smith, American Thinker (August 20, 2012)

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