Facebook Censors Navy SEALS to Protect
Obama on Benghazi-Gate
by AWR Hawkins 30 Oct 2012, 1:20 PM
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
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
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
How low can you go?