On the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, conservative commentator and columnist Michelle Malkin reacted strongly to groups categorizing the Family Research Council as a “hate group” immediately before and after the Wednesday shooting at FRC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Malkin, author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies,” said that the inflammatory classification contributed to a lack of retrospection by FRC detractors after the shooting.
“It was a horrifying day at the Family Research Council and for all of us who have friends and acquaintances who work there,” Malkin said. “And it was a huge relief to know that nobody died in that attack and that we had this hero, Leo Johnson. And I think it was compounded, all of the concern and anxiety, by this wave of hatred that greeted the news of the event yesterday.”
“But it’s not unexpected,” she continued. “Not only did Huffington Post refer to the Family Research Council as a hate group after the fact, but, of course, we had this left wing group, Human Rights Council, which has been on the case of many traditional values, family values groups for years now, referred to FRC as a ‘hate group,’ just 18 hours before the event. And all of that is stoked by another left-wing group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which classified FRC as a ‘hate group.’”
And while the incident was largely ignored by the media, Malkin asked why a call for “introspection” hasn’t been made.
“Why? Why? Have they done anything like the new Black Panther Party has in calling for violence and murder and armed revolution?” Malkin said. “No — the simple fact is their crime is that they stand for social conservative values. They defend traditional marriage and they believe in the sanctity of life. And I agree with many of these groups like the National Organization for Marriage that that kind of rhetoric has to stop. We always hear from left-wing groups after random acts of violence that everybody needs to have more introspection about their words and rhetoric. But they never do that after an attack like what happened yesterday and maybe they should.”