just because some nut job got the idea from SPLC does not mean SPLC owes a wounded guy an apology, that is a stretch
I’d say the opposite is true. SPLC regularly libels anybody — including Free Republic — to the left of the Girl Scouts as a “hate group”. In this particular case, there is a short, straight line connecting their libelous website with the FRC shootings.
I think they do as well as the media that has ignored this case of politically motivated gun violence like the plague. Can you imagine a guy showing up at a liberal political organization in DC with an arsenal ready to kill as many people as possible and it not be something focused on for days and days? Everytime Sandyhook would be brought up right there alongside Giffords would be the incident involving this political attack and we also know that the security guard would have been held up as a hero extraordinaire in the msm so much so you might think he was a gay black nba player rather than just a black security guard.
The mistake you make is that you are not thinking like a liberal and that is exactly why they succeed. They hold up the insults to their cause as poor me badges to eviscerate their opponents and silence them. I understand not liking to play the victim but the choice is that liberals end up looking in the eyes of the world not politically engaged like poor put upon victims of mean cold conservatives and right wingers.
I don’t like the game but not playing it isn’t any better than surrender.