Goldberg falsely claims that DHS reports never “use the all-purpose term ‘left-wing.'”

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"Goldberg falsely claims that DHS reports never “use the all-purpose term ‘left-wing.'”"

Joining the chorus of conservative voices that are hyperventilating over the recently-leaked Department of Homeland Security report on “rightwing extremists,” National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote yesterday that though “DHS has done reports on anti-war, environmental, and other groups,” it was his “understanding is that they didn’t — and wouldn’t — use the all-purpose term ‘left-wing’ to describe those threats.” Later in the day, when a reader pointed him to an April 2001 DOE report titled “Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat,” Goldberg replied that he didn’t know of a report that “came out after 9/11.” But this too is wrong, considering the January 26, 2009 DHS report, “Leftwing Extremists Likely to Increase Use of Cyber Attacks over the Coming Decade.”

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