2/9/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
It should have been a celebration.
Lawmakers coming together to stop a barbaric practice of child abuse — with most of the victims being young, Muslim girls.
However, Maine’s Fake News outlets decided on a different approach. An approach that would better fit their open-borders, PC-thought-police, Leftist agenda.
On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough hosted a special event to raise awareness of the cruel practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Rep. Sirocki has a long history of fighting against Female Genital Mutilation.
The event was part of Tuesday’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
The same day, Republican Governor Paul LePage introduced legislation banning Female Genital Mutilation.
How did the so-called mainstream news cover the story? By citing a hate group as a source in an effort to smear Rep. Sirocki.
The Portland Press Herald’s original story was almost exclusively about the Southern Poverty Law Center releasing e-mails between Rep. Sirocki and a group called Act for America. SPLC considers Act for America a “hate group” because the organization fights against terrorism.
PPH’s original headline for their hit piece was “Rep. Sirocki Accused of Recruiting Anti-Muslim Group to Support Female Genital Mutilation Bill.
After Mainers criticized the story, PPH, changed the headline, update the story with some content on the actual special event and legislation and closed the comment section.
However, the permalink still reflects the original headline. And if you google the story, you can still find results featuring the original title — but it takes you to the updated story.
The Bangor Daily News also ran with the SPLC accusations against Rep. Sirocki.
As did WMTW’s Paul Merrill in the onscreen live tag closing his story.
Read this press release from Act for America, does it sound like the rantings of a hate group?
The real hate group is the Southern Poverty Law Center.
SPLC targets organizations and individuals they disagree with (aka, conservatives) and labels them “haters.” This label from SPLC can and has resulted in victims losing their livelihoods and reputations.
What gives SPLC so much power to ruin the lives of their political opponents? News media like PPH, BDN and WMTW using SPLC as a “credible” source.
As investigative journalist John Stossel has reported, SPLC has smeared victims of Female Genital Mutilation for speaking out against the practice. They’ve also attacked former Muslim extremists who have reformed and now stand against radical Islam.
Other “radical” organizations SPLC has tarred-and-feathered include the Family Research Council (for daring to defend traditional marriage) and the Ruth Institute (for believing that, if possible, adoptions should first go to families with a married mother and a father).
Dr. Ben Carson and radio and television personality Laura Ingraham are also labeled as “extremists” by SPLC.
The Southern Poverty Law Center started with a great mission of outing the KKK. However, the KKK and similar hate groups have dried up and have little-to-no influence remaining. In order for SPLC to survive, they had to expand who they target. Now, it seems anyone with conservative beliefs is considered an extreme hater.
And PPH, BDN, WMTW and Fake News Outlets across the country continue to use the hate group that is the Southern Poverty Law Center, as a source to attack their political opponents.
We know Rep. Sirocki will continue her fight to protect the children of Maine from abuse, no matter how many hit pieces the Fake News outlets release.