If you’re a huckster like Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, only some kinds of domestic terrorists are worthy of following closely. Others, not so much.
â€œWeâ€™re not really set up to cover the extreme Left,â€ they admit when, after several occupiers were busted in a plot to destroy a bridge, they are confronted with whether they plan to follow the Occupy movement.
A more honest answer would be that the people who bankroll the SPLC are far lefties, and “not really set up to cover the extreme Left,” means they don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them. But at least you know what SPLC is all about.