9 Ways to Get Booted Off Palin's Facebook

No. 9: Get a little too Jesus-y
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2010 10:42 AM CDT
In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Sarah Palin holds out her palm to show the notes on it while speaking at a fundraising dinner at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
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(Newser) – It would appear that only the cheerleaders ever post anything on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page (“Palin 2012!!!!”) but the truth is, comments that don’t fit the page’s rah-rah image are simply deleted. Slate developed a program to capture comments before they were removed, and analyzed the roughly 10% that got the boot over a 12-day period. Here’s what they found:

  • Mean comments about Palin are deleted: “I do not like you or agree with any dumb thing you say or do.”

  • Comments disagreeing with Palin are deleted: “I can't believe Sarah endorsed Ayotte. Ayotte is not a Momma Grizzley.”
  • Comments agreeing too rabidly with Palin are deleted: “Do us a favor Sarah, trap a few Wolves and ship em to D.C., they do eat Rats don't they?”
  • Comments that get too religious are deleted: “The ones I feel for is one day those in the media that are doing the way they are will come down .you are a threat to them and their evil ways. David only needed 5 stones to bring down the giant. and i belive those five stones had on them five letters JESUS.”
For more, read the complete article. For Jon Stewart's take on that whole “Mama Grizzly” notion, click here.

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