The SPLC is behind the U.S. Army taking the position that conservative Christians, Catholics, etc. are potential terrorists and members of hate groups. The Family Research Council was also put on SPLC’s list.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's people were behind the lie about the 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy'. They made that up - then spread the information through police departments.. The SPLC worked in the shadows telling people things must be kept secret - stopping the light of day and the press from exposing their lies. If Hillary hadn't spilled the beans - the lies might have worked.
Turns out the press wouldn't have been a problem...
If a right wingers had walked into a Gay Rights Organization with the intent of killing a bunch of gays and stuffing fast food in their mouths, do you think the New York Times would cover it on the front page?
Bet on it. They would have pictures and retrospectives - the whole nine yards.
But when it's a crime - a hate crime - against conservatives - we hear crickets from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the LA Times, and Chicago Tribune.
The reason people don't trust the 'press' anymore is because the press has become untrustworthy.