My friend Steven Crowder, he of the hilarious (yet important) videos, made a YouTube video about the use of terms like “creepy ass cracker” and “retarded,” both spoken by witness Rachel Jeantel during the George Zimmerman trial last week.
Of course the same trial footage is everywhere on social medial.
Steven paid to promote the video through his Facebook page. The video, which you can see below, was nevertheless pulled by Facebook “for violating our policy around hate speech” which they say they do even if the post “may not have been intended as hateful or discriminatory” but if it includes “speech that is hateful.” Apparently some politically correct conservative-hating pinhead deemed that the video contained hate speech. I just don’t see it. To me, he’s making a little fun of words spoken at a trial and which have been all over the news and social media. But there are trolls out there whose hobby (and perhaps job) is to look for effective non-leftist communication and report it, hoping the pinheads will succumb. They too often do.
There is no doubt that if it were a black political satirist making fun of a white person, Facebook would have left the post up. Note to Facebook: We’re on to you, and we’ll do our best to make sure others understand as well.
But wait, there’s more:
Steven reported the Facebook page entitled “Kill George zimmerman” (sic) and was told by Facebook that the page “doesn’t violate our community standard on bullying and harassment.”
Although the page only has 33 “likes,” it’s been around since March 2012. Another similar page, started around the same time, called “Kill Zimmerman” has 65 “likes.”
Apparently a little teasing is banned but inciting murder is OK.
(Note: I have seen all of the e-mails underlying the above statements.)
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