This last couple of weeks have seen an unprecedented escalation of anti-Semitism and open support for the terrorist group Hamas, the governing force in Gaza. The hate reached fever-pitch this weekend, however, when Facebook found nothing inoffensive with a “Death to Zionist Baby-Killer Israeli Jews” page.
Facebook has made its leftward political leanings clear for a long time. Last year, the popular social media site threatened to shut down “Chicks on the Right” for posting an editorial comment about then-White House press secretary Jay Carney.
“Jay Carney can kiss my assular area,” they wrote, when referring readers to their website posting headlined, “You Know What? Liberal Hypocrisy is Starting to Cause Me Actual Physical Pain,” according to Fox News commentator Todd Starnes.
Facebook management later apologized for their threatened shut-down, but let’s now move to the present.
On Monday, self-described Christian Republican Brent Rosenbaum asked Facebook for its position on a page he found offensive:
— Brent Rosenbaum (@BrentRosenbaum) July 28, 2014
I think it’s safe to say everyone should find this offensive — everyone but Facebook, apparently.
As Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein tweeted, Facebook found the site to be A-OK — it didn’t violate their sense of propriety.
Facebook email explaining that page “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews” does not violate “community standards” pic.twitter.com/tzfsTaS8u0
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 28, 2014
— Patricia Godin (@ptriciag) July 28, 2014
As of 1:00 p.m. Eastern, Facebook seems to have had a change of heart — the page was removed. The link I used to get there earlier takes me to my Newsfeed Facebook page, and when I ask for it in Facebook’s search bar, I get the following message:
“There are no results for ‘Death to Zionist Baby-Killer Israeli Jews’”
This is also confirmed in the following tweets:
— Patrick H. (@trogdor8768) July 28, 2014
According to Starnes at Fox News, here’s a few other sites Facebook found inoffensive in the past:
“Ann Romney’s Amputated Breast”
“F*** Mitt Romney”
“Tea Party Can Kiss My A**”
“Rush Limbaugh is an Abject A******”
It can be hard being a conservative, and something tells me it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to return to civility.
Check out more tweets on this at Twitchy.