Mike Cernovich is a well-known, right-wing, independent journalist who recently released a report on Floyd Lee Corkins, a convicted mass shooter who opened fire at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) headquarters in Washington D.C. back in 2012. Corkins was apprehended with a backpack full of Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches, which he intended to smear over the faces of his victims.
‘What’s with the sandwiches’ you ask? Well, this was shortly after it became public that Chick-Fil-A’s ownership was conservative and did not support gay marriage. Corkins was a left-wing terrorist and FBI documents indicate that Corkins picked the FRC as a target, along with three more intended targets, by using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) much publicized “Hate List.” The fast-food sandwiches were intended to highlight Corkins’ point that all of the involved organizations were “anti-LGBT.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar, the SPLC was founded in 1971 in Montgomery Alabama to help fight legitimate hate groups, such as the Klu Klux Klan. In 1980 the SPLC began a new strategy of filing civil lawsuits against the Klan on behalf of the families of its victims. It was most famously responsible for bringing the case of Beulah Rae Donald against the United Klans of America in 1984 – a case in which the aggrieved mother of a Klan murder victim was awarded over $7M in damages and subsequently took possession of the Klan’s real estate interests, including its headquarters building, to help satisfy that judgment. This was the first in a series of falling dominoes that led to the bankruptcy of the KKK, and ultimately its demise.
As the 1990s gave ways to the 2000s, the SPLC had become a very well-funded political machine but was running out of enemies to destroy. So they broadened the scope of their targets to include more run-of-the-mill conservative organizations, eventually creating their infamous “hate list” (now presented as a “hate map”). This infamous list includes targets that are a far cry from the KKK; including men-only fraternal organization The Proud Boys (for “general hate”), DC immigration policy think-tank the Federation for American Immigration Reform (for “anti-immigrant” hate), Catholic Family Ministries (for “radical traditional Catholicism” ), and Act For America (for “anti-Muslim” hate).
So we return now to the case at issue – that of left-wing terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins. Mike Cernovich’s report points out that Corkins used the SPLC “hate list” to identify targets for mass shooting; a fact that runs counter to the Radical Axis’ narrative. So Google just erased it… “poof”, and it’s gone.
Go ahead and see for yourself. I took the liberty of pasting the exact name of Cernovich’s article (“How a Convicted Terrorist used the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Website to Identify Targets”) into a number of leading search engines for you. You can see the results in the screenshots below and you can click the hyperlink on each screenshot to visit that page yourself.
You’ll notice Cernoich’s story is the very first item returned for each of the search engines above. Now let’s try Google…
See? The story won’t come up at all. If it weren’t for stories about Google scrubbing the story, there would be no mention at all.
Google enjoys a monopolistic 92% of worldwide search engine traffic. By blocking this story from its search engine they have taken it out of the public discourse for greater than 90% of those who may interested.