I‘m having a good laugh over wingnut Janet Porter and her so-far non-existent ReaganBook website, which she fancies as a conservative alternative to Facebook (which she falsely accuses of censoring conservative messages). She apparently thinks that it’s going to strike a blow for freedom and apple pie and Lee Greenwood songs.
The makers of a new social network called “ReaganBook” want you to know it’s okay to un-friend the website — and turn to what they call their “platform for all freedom-loving Americans.”
ReaganBook is the brainchild of conservative activist Janet Porter, who said she decided to start a new network after seeing several pro-life, pro-Israel and anti-gay marriage posts blocked by Facebook. She is promoting the site as the conservative social media alternative.
“ReaganBook’s purpose is to be what Facebook could’ve been but chose not to be,” Porter told FoxNews.com.
By what they chose not to be, I assume she means tiny and lame and unsuccessful. Or for that matter, even existing at all. At this point, it’s just a domain name and a placeholder.
According to the Verge, when the website launched, it required no proof of identity to create an account and let anyone say anything. This being the Internet, it soon became flooded with porn and users with names such as “Margaret Thatcher” or “Lord God.”
At one point, according to the account, when Porter posted from her account that she was working on fixing the problem, “Lord God” responded: “JANET MY DAUGHTER, YOUR PRAYERS ARE GOING STRAIGHT INTO MY SPAM FILTER. PLEASE TEXT ME FOR QUICKER RESPONSE.”Porter said the haters actually prove the website is necessary and will serve its purpose — once it gets better security in place.
“I think there are some people that are threatened by freedom of speech,” she said. “People are used to the silencing of all dissent. That’s not what this country is founded on.”
So when Facebook allegedly censors conservatives (it doesn’t, of course; there are a gajillion conservative groups and tens of millions of individuals who post their political views every day), that’s the “silencing of all dissent.” When ReaganBook does it, that’s just “what this country is founded on.” I’m glad she cleared that up.
Porter said she hopes ReaganBook will “tear down walls of tyranny” she claims are preventing conservative views from being shared and create a community that will follow in President Reagan’s footsteps in fighting injustice.
“ReaganBook is putting freedom on the offensive,” she said.
That quote really should be listed under delusions of grandeur in the dictionary.