Seems Mark Zuckerberg took the liberty of removing a post on Facebook by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) – A group of NAVY SEALS – Because it was critical of President Obama…
Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.
The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied them when they called for backup on Sept 11.
I spoke with Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc — the media company that handles SOS postings and media production. Ward was the one who personally put the Navy SEAL meme up, and the one who received the warning from Facebook and an eventual 24 hour suspension from Facebook because Ward put the meme back up after Facebook told him to take it down.
Here’s what Ward told me:
We created and posted this meme on Saturday after news broke that Obama had known and denied SEALS the backup they requested.
Once the meme was up it garnered 30,000 shares, approx. 24,000 likes, and was read by hundreds of thousands of people — all within 24 hrs. On Sunday, I went into the SOS Facebook page to post something else and found a warning from Facebook that we had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with our meme. So I copied the warning, put it on the meme as as caption, and re-posted the meme to the Facebook page.
Along with the re-posted meme, Ward put a link to the Facebook “feedback comment” inbox so visitors to the SOS page could send a message to Facebook if they were as outraged over the meme being jerked down as he was.
Ward said Facebook pulled the re-posted meme down within 7 or 8 hours and suspended the SOS account for 24 hours.
In other words, Facebook put the Navy SEALS in timeout in order to shield Obama.
How low can you go?
Authorities warned folks of a possible phenomenon of a rush of rats as a result of the rodants being displaced by the flooded NYC subway system. Officials Warned that Ben and his millions of brothers and sisters might just make a b-line for city streets and dwellings — But, that did not happen, matter of fact, nothing happened, and now some are wondering, what in the hell happened to all of NYC’s furry little anti-friends? How did they all go missing?
The assistant commissioner for public affairs for NYC’s “Department of Health and Mental Hygiene” says, “Flooding often displaces rats but also drowns young rats in their burrows and can reduce the rat population,” speaking to the fear the rodants would pied piper their way into people’s homes adding, “We haven’t seen an increase in rats above ground caused by Hurricane Sandy.” Why that’s odd…
The question remains, Where did the rats go?
TheAtlanticWire.com puts it this way,
Not all rats go to the surface. Rats are pretty loyal to the place of birth, and rarely venture more than about 60 feet from it, throughout their lives. If displaced, they can find their way home from as far as 4 miles, but for a foot-long animal, that is an extremely long distance.
Longtime New Yorkers took to social network Twitter to inquire as to the missing species:
These sad folks not only loot during a natural disaster, but they also display their loot on Twitter!
The boardwalk t-shirt store that employed the famous cast of “Jersey Shore” has been crushed by Hurricane Sandy. The heavy metal doors torn open like a tin can of olive oil…
A slimmed-down and costume crammed Jessica Simpson tweeted this picture of her family on Wednesday.
Storm Trackers are keeping a close eye on three different storms now brewing in the Atlantic – one of them is in the same area that formed super storm, Sandy…
This is SO exciting! Mostly because I am working with these guys! New movie, Bad Blood, The Hunger – makes the cover of Variety! Print edition! WAY TO GO!
Many Republicans are quietly telling NJ Gov. Chris Christie to “shut the hell up,” when it comes to his praise of President Obama’s storm response…
Mitt Romney and President Obama will re-emerge on the presidential trail on Wednesday, but in starkly different ways.
Romney will hold a trio of events in the swing state of Florida with prominent Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Obama will also appear with a prominent Republican: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will be giving the president a tour of the damage in his state in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The president returns to the road on Thursday with campaign stops in Green Bay, Wis., Boulder, Colo., and Las Vegas, according to the Obama campaign.
The divergent paths underscore the challenge both campaigns have faced in recent days, trying to best balance the demands of a presidential race and the need to project the appropriate sensitivity as the Eastern Seaboard grapples with the aftermath of the catastrophic storm.
Obama has a natural advantage with the power of incumbency. The White House made sure to update reporters early Tuesday morning with the president’s work on response efforts to Sandy — including his endeavors overnight — and released photos of Obama meeting with federal officials. Later in the afternoon, the president visited the Red Cross, where he declared that his “message to the federal government” was “no bureaucracy, no red tape.”
But his day job can also hamper his reelection efforts: He hasn’t been on the campaign trail since Saturday, though he’s been able to brandish prominent surrogates like Vice President Biden and former President Clinton.