The politically correct, gender-fluid, socialist censorship lovers at Facebook have found fault with the president’s campaign ads aimed at women. Apparently, the phrase that set tsunami sirens blaring came from a Women for Trump advertisement declaring the president’s need for “the support of strong women like you!”
The social media platform’s latest salvo in the battle against free speech is based on the principle that ads must not include “direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s … gender identity.” It appears that a lot of wimpy women are making the rules these days, and one so-not-toxic male made it his mission to get the Trump ad pulled.
Meet Judd Legum, ex-Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and founder of ThinkProgress, a radical progressive blog site. Here is how the blog describes itself:
“ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Over the past decade, the site has evolved from a small rapid response blog to a newsroom of reporters and editors covering the intersections of politics, policy, and social justice.”
Independent? No. But it does use a lot of sound bites to describe the participation-trophy generation.
Legum decided to single-handedly have the offensive Women for Trump ad removed from Facebook, and he was successful. On his own blog site, Popular Information, he preened:
“Trump’s ad is clearly prohibited, but Facebook allowed it to run until an inquiry by Popular Information. ‘We’ve notified the campaign that the ads violate policy. They can’t continue to run unless fixed,’ a Facebook spokesperson told Popular Information.”
His power is absolutely spine-tingling.
Legum was nauseated in April that “Facebook allowed the Trump campaign to run a series of ads containing the phrase, ‘Attention Ladies.’” Oh, the horror! Jeez. Here, let’s fix it for Trump: “Attention, people who may need to purchase maxi pads.” Yeah, that doesn’t have the same ring to it at all.
Who, besides the non-masculine Legum, is possibly offended by the term “ladies”? The Indianapolis 500 begins with “ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.” We have ladies of the night – which is a damn sight more polite than calling them hookers. We have ladies’ night at local pubs and taverns – which may come in handy when we ladies need to throw back a cocktail or two while discussing all the nonsense instituted by the likes of the political-correctness police and progressive-crap-spewing crybabies.
Oh, Facebook, This Is Gonna Get Good
Presidential candidate and brain trust Julian Castro publicly declared that trans men should have the right to an abortion. Former Vice President Joe Biden told a university student in Iowa that there are three genders. Now, no one is allowed to target an audience for their products.
For now, Facebook will continue to patrol the virtual halls of Drama Fatigue High, enabling the whimpering, simpering Democrats to tread upon the premise that Americans have the right to free speech with algorithms and a real live person here and there. And expect the participation-trophy generation to demand that progressives monitor and report back to the principal any offensive ads perpetrated by the bad orange man as they skulk about, spying on those who reside in a world called reality.
Sure, let tampons be marketed to they-people – and feature a non-masculine Legum-clone in the ads. They’ll fly off the shelves, Facebook.
Regardless, as Bob Dylan wailed and warned, “the times they are a-changin’,” and it appears conservatives are going to be required to get a bit creative in the candidate advertising department. Don’t forget, the line from now on is: “Trump needs the support of strong Ze, Hir, they, thems like you!”