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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Facebook: Criticizing gays no longer allowed, but hoping for Limbaugh’s slow death OK | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

As most of you know I'm not really a big fan of talk radio in general(both right and left for the record) since, like pop psychology radio and T.V. shows, it tends to simplify issue down to one-liners and sound bites for the purpose of expediency instead of tackling the issue with the detail and thought it requires..... but hypocrisy is hypocrisy. If there is a thing called hate speech (or hate crimes) then hateful speech (as in a crime defined by the PC police, not as in mean)of all kinds should be included not just those we agree (or disagree) with…

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....language is created equal, apparently. Among Facebook’s many online communities are groups such as, “I Hate Rush Limbaugh,” “I Can’t Wait For Rush Limbaugh to Die,” and “Rush Limbaugh Should Die Slowly.” Hateful? Yes. Threatening? Sure. So why are these groups still on Facebook?...Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes did his best to explain why language criticizing homosexuality is hateful and will be censored, while calls for Rush Limbaugh’s slow death are legitimate and allowed. “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. When a group created to express an opinion devolves into hate speech, we will remove the hateful comments and may even remove the group itself.”

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