Paul Joseph Watson
May 30, 2013
During a ‘Talking Points Memo’ segment in which he praised Facebook for cracking down on sexist rhetoric, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly flashed up an image of Alex Jones engaged in an angry rant next to the words, “HATE SPEECH”.
While O’Reilly asked, “can anything be done to stop the hate speech,” a close up of Jones’ face flashed a furious shade of red.
“O’Reilly declared there is “plenty of hatred being spewed” on the internet and on talk radio, and credited Facebook for its new policy of taking down posts promoting sexist hate speech,” reports Mediaite. “O’Reilly said it’s disturbing how “commonplace” and “acceptable” hate speech is, mostly attributing the level of public hate speech to the internet.”
The attempt at smearing Jones was so crude that it wouldn’t have looked out of place in a 1930′s Nazi propaganda cartoon portraying Jews as demons.
While Jones is well known for his impassioned rants, he has never once uttered anything that could be deemed “sexist,” and in fact routinely calls on men and women to unite against their common enemy – tyranny in government.
O’Reilly’s segment made no mention whatsoever of Jones and provided no example of him engaging in “hate speech”. Jones’ image was merely used as a cheap trick to connect him with hate speech, implying that he should be silenced.
O’Reilly’s vehement support for corporations like Facebook cracking down on “hate speech” is particularly ironic given that his critics have routinely accused him of engaging in the very same thing.
In addition, Facebook habitually cites flimsy reasons to shut down political discourse that has nothing whatsoever to do with hate speech, such as its move earlier this week to censor images of children involved in the global protest against Monsanto.
As we reported last year, Facebook is now apparently censoring political posts which violate its “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” as hate speech, such as an image of Osama Bin Laden with the words “Al-CIA-da” written underneath.
Facebook is also liaising with authorities to report on individuals who express political opinions through Facebook, which is later deemed as extremist rhetoric.
Last year, former Marine Brandon Raub was kidnapped from his home by police, FBI and Secret Service agents and forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia in response to Facebook posts which the FBI deemed “terrorist” in nature yet which were later dismissed by a judge.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.