AP: FRC Shooter Sentenced to 25 Years; No Mention Corkins Admitted Inspiration From SPLC 'Hate Map'

September 19th, 2013 12:19 PM

Floyd Lee Corkins, the "man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group’s Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the failed plot," the Associated Press reported shortly before noon Eastern Thursday. Yet nowhere in their four-paragraph story -- accessed here at WashingtonPost.com -- did the news wire note that Corkins admitted he was inspired by the website for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In April, the Family Research Council posted to YouTube a video of Corkins admitting to FBI interrogators that he assembled his target list from the SPLC's "hate map" (video embedded below with transcript):

FBI INTERROGATOR: Now how did you, did this building, this organization, did you, did you, how did you find it earlier? Did you, like, look it up online? Or, how did you--

FLOYD CORKINS: It was, uh, a Southern Poverty Law lists, uh, anti-gay groups. I found them online.


CORKINS: I did a little bit of research, I went to the website, stuff like that.