Media Ignoring a MAJOR Part of the Facebook Scandal
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The liberal media are all over one part of the Facebook scandal story
- and ignoring another. Generally, media have covered the accusations
that the social media site is censoring conservative news and sources
from their trending news feed. Coincidentally, this is also the part of
the Facebook story affecting the media.
Potentially a bigger scandal (because it affects more people) is the
accusation that Facebook censors individual member pages, blogs, smaller
media outlets, and discussion groups reflecting a conservative point of
Sometimes, the sites are shut down, sometimes they are simply
threatened into silence.
In 2013, a Facebook page for the conservative website "Chicks on The Right" was threatened with a shut-down after posting a message criticizing White
House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
According to the site, the
"offending" message of “Jay Carney can kiss my assular area” violated
the site’s standards, so it blocked the "Chicks" site. Only because Fox News' Todd Starnes learned of and publicized the incident was "Chicks on The Right" was saved from a permanent place in the Facebook penalty box.
Starnes' interest in Facebook censorship may stem from the time he was placed in the Facebook penitentiary.
You may want to make sure there are no kids in the room before you go
on because the Fox News host's "horrible" violation was a post
mentioning four offensive subjects in the same paragraph. The proper
nouns were: Paula Deen, Chick-fil-A, the NRA and Jesus Christ.
"I'm about as politically incorrect as you can get. I'm wearing an
NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen
cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker
Barrel rocking chair with the Gaither Vocal Band singing 'Jesus Saves'
on the stereo and a Gideon's Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I'm
politically incorrect and happy as a June bug."
Mr. Starnes says he received a message from the Facebook police that said:
"We removed this from Facebook because it violates our Community
Standards," Facebook wrote me. "So you're temporarily blocked from using
this feature." Read it all here.............