It’s just a fact that over the six weeks, the media have completely checked out from their responsibility to investigate and report on the tragedy and complete failure of leadership surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now, Facebook has joined in the mix by pulling down a meme from Special Operations Speaks (SOS) PAC which is critical of Obama’s handling of the situation. Oh, but wait… now they say it’s just an “innocent mistake.”
Here’s the story. First, the SOS PAC put together a meme for distribution on Facebook. For those of you not familiar with the term, a meme describes a small piece of information which gets spread across the Internet. In many cases, a meme is an image with text associated with it. The meme created by the Special Operations Speaks PAC is shown below:
This image was posted on Facebook, and that’s when the controversy began.
According to information on the SOS PAC web site, the meme spread quickly and “within 24 hours almost 30,000 people shared and hundreds of thousands viewed the meme.” Then, it disappeared for an “unspecified violation of Facebook’s terms of Rights and Responsibilities.”
This, of course, raised a major red flag with the organization:
“It looks like Obama’s liberal followers in Facebook HQ are terrified of how damaging the Benghazi scandal is for the President. We understand that Facebook can run their site however they’d like, but when they’re trying to quietly squelch opposition to what is a clear leadership failure that resulted in the tragic deaths of some of our nation’s heroes, they deserve the to be called out on it,” said Larry Bailey, CAPT (SEAL), USN (Ret).
“We are paying advertisers on Facebook. It is outrageous that Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, who worked to elect Obama in 2008, would sell out patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice – all to serve the political ambitions of the man who let them die.”
As reported at Breitbart.com, the media company responsible for posting the meme received a warning from Facebook and then a 24-hour suspension because the meme was still being displayed.
But the story doesn’t end there. After being warned and then suspended, the SOS PAC received the following message from Facebook:
A member of our team accidentally removed something you posted on Facebook. This was mistake, and we sincerely apologize for this error. We’ve since restored the content, and you should now be able to see it.
The Facebook Team
What is Facebook trying to do? Let’s just say that the removal of the meme was a mistake. Was the 24-hour suspension a mistake too? The truth needs to come out about what happened in Libya, and the last thing we need is an organization like Facebook trying to impede the show of support for getting to the bottom of the story.