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Friday, May 22, 2020

Conservatives Ask Amazon to End SPLC’s Role as ‘Hate Group’ Sheriff

A conservative free-market group hopes to convince Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, not to rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center as a gatekeeper for its philanthropic giving.

The scandal-plagued SPLC, a left-wing advocacy organization, routinely labelsmainstream center-right organizations as “hate groups” on a list that includes actual hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan or neo-Nazis.

“Amazon likes to inoculate themselves from criticism. That’s what our proposal is trying to do is pierce that inoculation,” Justin Danhof, director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

At issue is the AmazonSmile program, in which online buyers may contribute a small percentage of purchase prices to the charity of their choice, whether it’s their church or a nonprofit such as the Red Cross. To the chagrin of conservatives, Amazon allows the Southern Poverty Law Center to decide whether the chosen charity is appropriate.



Anonymous said...

gotta love it...people from a supposed "free enterprise" group want to prevent a company people operating with free enterprise. Just like the morons who are against being "pro-choice" except when it comes to masks and covid-19 safety laws..

Anonymous said...

The SPLC is a hate group

Anonymous said...

See the full list of SLPC's "hate groups" and you'll be scratching your head.