The SPLC’s Keegan Hankes Scandal Has Become a Wikipedia Scandal: The SPLC Has Graduated from Promoting Other People’s Race Hoaxes to Staging Their Own, While Wikipedians Maintain a Cover-Up!
The SPLC was caught engineering a race hoax, but Wikipedia is doing its best to keep the public from ever finding out about it.
On August 24, the League of the South held demonstrations against the demographic dispossession of whites in Uvalda and Vidalia, Georgia. The SPLC staged a race hoax, in which its agent provocateur Keegan Hankes attended the Uvalda demonstration, where he alone spewed racial slurs, and then “reported” that League of the South demonstrators were doing this, in order to discredit the organization.
It seems to me that the SPLC can finally be sued in civil court, something that people defamed by it for years have longed to do. Since Keegan Hankes was working for the $PLC, and the organization continued to run his fraudulent article after he was exposed as the hoaxer, but after having in the meantime removed his name as author, the organization appears to me to be guilty of the tort of conspiracy to commit defamation (or at the very least, simple defamation) against everyone who participated in the League of the South demonstration in Uvalda, including Uvalda Police Chief Lewis R. Smith.
[I]n Uvalda, GA ... A small group of members of the League of the South, a Southern nationalist organization modeled on the Italian Lega Nord, demonstrated against mass immigration and what they called the “replacement of the Southern people.” The group took care to make sure its message could not be misinterpreted, upholding a strict dress code, approving signs in advance, and encouraging participation from prominent figures, including the town's police chief, Lewis R. Smith....
Damningly, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that there were muttered racial slurs throughout the demonstration.
Now, however, it's been revealed that the only racial slurs that were muttered came from the author of the $PLC piece—a mole named Keegan Hankes. According to another demonstrator at the rally, Mr. Hankes expressed his fury about “spooks” and “n*****s” and his pleasure that Chief Smith had “taken care of them.” He also consistently brought up race in conversations, trying to bait other members.
The Southern Poverty Law Center made the fatal mistake of publishing Hankes' piece under his own name, before removing it and replacing it with “Hatewatch Staff.”
Read the whole thing here.
But that’s only the beginning. If you check Wikipedia, you will find nothing about this scandal.
Not that nothing has been posted there, but the SPLC entry is little more than an advertisement for the organization, and its supporters immediately deleted all references to the SPLC’s hoax, asserting that VDARE was not a “reliable source,” and that reporting on the SPLC’s defamation of the League of the South was somehow defamatory (i.e., a violation of Wikipedia’s policy on “Biography of Living Persons”). However, almost every mention of the SPLC in Wikipedia consists of a supportive citation of an SPLC defamation of someone the organization hates, and is thus a violation of the phony “encyclopedia’s” policy on Biography of Living Persons.
I have been a proud contributor to VDARE for over nine years (about the same period I have been a proud contribuotr to WEBCommentary--how time flies!). When it comes to credibility, the leftist goons at Wikipedia can’t carry VDARE’s jockstrap. The history of Wikipedia is a history of fraud, defamation, and hoaxes; the history of VDARE is one of journalistic excellence. If the propagandists at Wikipedia took their irony supplement, they wouldn't be able to denounce anyone else's "reliability" with a straight face.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.