Something about a story is, yet again, sketchy.
Right is right even if nobody does it.
Wrong is wrong, even if everybody does it.
Several months ago we busted CNN using bombastic claims about the Dept. of Homeland Security declaring “right-wing” extremism as dangerous as Islamic Jihad. Actually, it was far more than bombastic claims, it was straight up lying. Now it appears something within yesterday’s Washington Free Beacon story is not passing a similar sniff test.
It stems from this:
The WFB outline has been shared on numerous sites, including ours. However, similar to the CNN story, a little digging into the source documents and something appears amiss. I can’t find where the Washington Free Beacon is getting the quote “right wing” or “far-right” in the outline.
In addition we have downloaded the 28 page DOJ/NIJ bid proposal (embed below) and we can’t find anything within the grant construct itself that states a study of “right wing“, or “far right“, or actually “politically” anything.
I did send the author a message via Twitter Social Media and have yet to hear any response.
We still want to extend as much benefit of the doubt to WFB as possible. However, similar to the previous CNN report:
…..this WFB report could potentially be much ado about nothing, albeit for the opposite effect: