SPLC’s Motion To Dismiss Against Gavin McInnes Cites Jokes as Hate

The SPLC's motion also admits their "hate map" is just an opinion.


The SPLC‘s motion to dismiss Gavin McInnes‘s lawsuit looks a lot like the SPLC’s years of reporting about McInnes – it omits relevant context in an attempt to make obvious jokes look like facts.

To justify their contentions that McInnes is a leader of a hate group, the SPLC actually filed this in court.

“He also explained in a video posted to social media that he was ‘becoming anti-Semitic’ after a trip to Israel and posted a separate video entitled ’10 Things I Hate About Jews’ following the same trip.”

McInnes was on a trip organized by Ezra Levant, his employer at The Rebel who is both a Jew and a supporter of Israel. Those facts were not in the SPLC’s motion to dismiss. Neither were any quotes from the video, which is obvious satire that shows McInnes’s appreciation for Israel and Jewish people.

Perhaps most astounding, the SPLC has already admitted that their vaunted “hate group” map is all merely an opinion. The SPLC is attempting to excuse their defamatory reporting on McInnes – and anyone else – by claiming their reporting is mere opinion.

The SPLC has been forced to resort to this defense because their defense that their reporting is factual is paper-thin and transparently fraudulent to anyone with a knowledge of the facts. For example:

  • The SPLC’s motion to dismiss cites the Proud Boys as violent and “involved in a violent altercation” after a McInnes speech. The Proud Boys had been violently attacked by left-wing Antifa terrorists and defended themselves. That fact is not cited.
  • The SPLC’s motion to dismiss cites McInnes talking to people like Richard Spencer on his show as an example of his connections to white nationalism. McInnes does not support Spencer, and Spencer has also spoken on national television with Charles Barkley. Those facts are not cited.
  • The SPLC’s motion to dismiss cites McInnes being banned from Twitter two days before the infamous march in Charlotesville as evidence against McInnes. McInnes did not appear at the event, and was not scheduled to appear at the event. Those facts are not cited.
  • The SPLC’s motion to dismiss cites evidence of corporations with documented far left biases like Twitter and YouTube infringing on McInnes’s free speech as evidence against McInnes. The very corporate malfeasance against McInnes is being used as evidence that he is bad.

Culttture has previously covered how McInnes has raised over $200,000 for his lawsuit at DefendGavin.com. McInnes is seeking to raise $250,000.


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Andrew Meyer

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