Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Should conservatives AND libertarians leave Facebook?

From Eric Dondero:

That's what some bloggers are suggesting, after a flare-up involving a cutsy twist on a popular semi-curse word by "Chics on the Right."

From Fox News, "Facebook Threatens to Shut Down Conservative Site":
The controversy involves a posting on their Facebook fan page that referred readers to a website posting titled, “You Know What? Liberal Hypocrisy is Starting to Cause Me Actual Physical Pain.”

“Jay Carney can kiss my assular area,” wrote Mockarena, who runs the website with Daisy, a medical writer and adjunct professor of communications. Both women asked that their true identities not be revealed due to possible security concerns.

“I think people are starting to realize Facebook is not necessarily a safe place for conservatives,” Mockarena told Fox News.
Editor's comment - Libertarians shouldn't feel so emboldened, ah, it's just happening to conservatives. To paraphrase a well-known quote from post-WWII Germany: First they came for the conservatives, and I didn't stand up and defend them... Then they came for us libertarians, and there was nobody left to defend me. (photo - smartgilrpolitics)


Kc Lion said...

This is bad news.

I typically only use facebook to keep up with certain high profile figures.

The problem is that many of them are mistaken for Conservatives when in truth they are Libertarians (Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin etc)

So the low information voter will go after them too.

Eric Dondero said...

Right you are. Sarah gets called a "conservative," when in actuality she's about as hardcore libertarian as they come, even flirted with the Libertarian Party back in '06/07