Poynter Joins SPLC in Gutter Tactics to Suppress, Silence Conservatives

Poynter Institute, taking cues from the Southern Poverty Law Center, attempted a blacklisting strategy to censor and shut down at least 29 credible conservative media outlets among 515 listed.

Doubtful is if Poynter will get their attack re-calibrated, and whether their list is set to grow to more than 2,000, following the SPLC pattern of padding the list for fund raising reasons.

Is a series of fundraising letters cued up targeting deep-pocket liberals to solicit donations for a campaign against the unprecedented number of “conservative propagandists?”

One thing that Christian Action Network President Martin Mawyer noted as that CAN was not on the now-retracted initial list. “Not yet,” he said.

“Is that a good thing or bad?” he added, tongue-in-cheek, alluding to the right of passage CAN noted as a benefit of being listed among the Southern Poverty Law Center’s bogus hate map organizations.

An employee with the SPLC is reported by World Net Daily as integral to helping develop the Poynter blacklist. Poynter acknowledged the list failed to measure up as credible and pulled it days after posting.

“We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list,” Barbara Allen, managing editor, Poynter.org, said. “While we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology.”

Poynter Institute is one of the latest liberal organizations outed as run by leftist ideologues who can’t be trusted to live up to their stated standards of integrity. (iStock photo)

Though touting their use of pre-existing databases and including the professional input of dozens of journalist professionals, Allen acknowledged the failed result and need for a retraction.

It was a complete retraction. The excuses do not apply to the fact that the retraction had to be complete.

“Therefore, we are removing this unreliable-sites list until we are able to provide our audience a more consistent and rigorous set of criteria,” Allen said.

“The list was intended to be a starting place for readers and journalists to learn more about the veracity of websites that purported to offer news; it was not intended to be definitive or all encompassing,” she added.

“We regret that we failed to ensure that the data was rigorous before publication, and apologize for the confusion and agitation caused by its publication.”

Other organizations involved with developing the blacklist include the Associated Press, snopes.com, FactCheck.org and Politifact.

Fox News Anchorman Lou Dobbs noted that the blacklisting was an attack on the conservative internet, and it was a new low for liberals.

“Junkyard attack dogs pose as watchdogs: journalism institute Poynter tries to blacklist 29 conservative outlets as un-news,” Dobbs stated in a tweet on Twitter.

Poynter Institute, Poynter.com chief editor Barbara Allen, (right) issued a full retraction of their blacklist of 515 media outlets that included at least 29 credible conservative news organizations.


They are organized with a strategy to silence conservatives, to suppress our capability to publish or say anything.

Martin Mawyer

Katrina Trinko with the Daily Signal backed that assertion, stating, “It’s fine to hate (our) content, but we take journalism and accuracy and transparency very seriously, and Poynter is smearing us by putting us on an unreliable news database.

Stephen Gutowski with the Free Beacon called out the list’s author Barrett Golding, who currently is noted as having no posts at Poynter, and his list story link now pulls up Allen’s retraction statement.

“Barrett Golding should be ashamed. Poynter should be ashamed,” Gutowski said. “Further retractions should be issued and the piece should be taken down until somewhere they can give actual specific reasons why.”

Gutowski noted that the Free Beacon was on the list without a single cited instance of inaccuracy or even a complaint of such.

“What a disgusting exercise in bad faith from an organization that’s supposed to be about improving and promoting journalism,” he added.

“Instead, they’re creating tabloid-level listicles to smear reporters without offering even a single piece of evidence. Shame on you, Poynter.”

Mawyer said we should all beware of Poynter’s next try at following in the footsteps of the Southern Poverty Law Center in developing such a list again.

“It appears to me that leftists may be running low on organizations with credibility to get away with these sorts of stunts,” Mawyer said.

“They were willing to deploy the Associated Press, Snopes.com and Politifact, and lead by the Poynter Institute, each is known as if liberal and intellectual, but like the SPLC, they are leftists in the trenches,” he added.

“We need to understand that these are organizations of the left, and they are organized with a strategy to silence conservatives, to suppress our capability to publish or say anything.”

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