Facebook: Limbaugh slurs, in … gay slurs, out

Nothing in this world surprises me anymore, and Rush would be the last person on earth to whine but …ummm … anyone else here see a double standard? (Don’t answer that. That question is merely a rhetorical device.) The best part of this story: the way Facebook turns itself into a pretzel to explain the difference.From the Daily Caller:

At the end of last week Facebook announced that it had allied with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to remove what it considers anti-gay references from the social networking site.

“This violent, hateful speech has no place in our media – whether it is in print, on the airwaves or online,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a press release. “Facebook has taken an important first step in making social media a place where anti-gay violence is not allowed.

But as the Daily Caller points out, when given the chance to explain why Facebook allows such sites as “I Hate Rush Limbaugh” and “Rush Limbaugh should Die Slowly”, well, you can imagine the college boys who made billions posting people’s private information, had kind of a tough time.

Direct statements of hate against particular communities violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and are removed when reported to us,” Noyes wrote. “However, groups that express an opinion on a state, institution, or set of beliefs — even if that opinion is outrageous or offensive to some — do not by themselves violate our policies.

Got that. Slurs against communities, noooooooooo. Bad dog. Slurs against opinion makers, gooooooooooood. Oh brother. Read the whole piece. It’s amusing.

For the record, Rush is the man. For the record, I am no longer on Facebook.

5 replies
  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Funny how liberals become intellectual (sarc.) contortionists when it comes to the first amendment and their pet causes.  Doesn't surprise me, though.  Not in the least.

    But really…stick with the rules.  Either sites promoting violence are allowed or they are not.  It's "correct" to not promote violence against gays (and yes, I agree with that), but it's also "correct" to not host a site called "Rush Limbaugh Should Die Slowly".  The boys at FB really screwed up on this one.  Free speech only if it's wishing Rush a slow death.  WOW.  How bout those FB security breaches, eh?


  2. VictimsRevenge
    VictimsRevenge says:

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    I can tell you that there is no double standard. I used to think there was a double standard, but when I mentioned it in some of my comments I was immediately bombarded by the lefties telling me that I’m a homophobe, and a racist for thinking that way. I’ve learned my lesson, it’s so much easier to agree with them. Hope and change is in reality, fear and smear, but I probably shouldn’t say that either.

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    You forget: the left has "approved hate", so slurs against Christians (and not Muslims), slurs against conservative women (but not liberal women) etc., are perfectly acceptable to the left.


    They name streets after Democrats: ONE WAY.

  4. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    As if these fart-punchers don't call us "breeders" and "homophobes"!  I wish I could be out of the closet and proudly telling my co-workers about how I'm hetero, straight, hard as a rock, lusting and longing for almost every other female at the workplace!  I think it's time that the workplace let the heterosexual male back out of the closet too!

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