Porter’s ReaganBook Delusions of Grandeur

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.

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  • blf

    So when [FarceBork] allegedly censors conservatives…, that’s the “silencing of all dissent.” When [ThugsRant] does it…

    Ah, but thugsrant don’t censor “conservatives”, that’s the difference. Presumably they will censor everyone else, including the wrong type of conservative, but that’s not the same thing at all, innit?

  • Dave Maier

    I like that bit from the “Lord God” — that you Modus?

  • dingojack

    “ReaganBook is putting freedom on the offensive,”

    If that’s so why censor (what she considers) offensive? *

    Dingo

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    * Shouldn’t she be splashing ‘freedom‘ on it? :)

  • raven

    Porter said the haters actually prove the website is necessary and will serve its purpose…

    Oh.

    Comedy and a place for people to troll when they have work to do and feel like procrastinating.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    FREEDOM ISNT FREE!!! SOMETIMES IT MEANS LIVING IN A BUBBLE OF YOUR OWN CREATION SAFE FROM HARMFUL OPINOINS THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR OWN IDEALLY IN A PAID SYSTEM WHERE OTHER PEOPLE PAY YOU TO AGREE WITH YOU!!! TRUST ME IVE SPOKEN TO ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND ME AND THEY ALL AGREE WHICH MEANS THAT EVERYONE AGREES ON WHAT IS RIGHT AND ALSO IT MEANS I DONT HAVE TO BLOCK THEM!!!

     

    Dave Maier “I like that bit from the ‘Lord God’ — that you Modus?”

    HARDLY!!! WHY ARE THERE COMMAS AND A PERIOD AND WHERE ARE THE EXCLAMATOIN POINTS THAT SIGNIFY AN IMPORTAND AND SERIOUS COMMENT?!!!

  • dugglebogey

    Speaking of censorship, they deleted my account just because I had a contrary opinion. And because I used the name ReaganSucks.

  • Alverant

    I’m confused, do they want patriots or do they want conservatives? Those are two vastly different groups.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Given all the morons on FB, sometimes I wish they would censor right wing messages….

  • anubisprime

    “I think there are some people that are threatened by freedom of speech,” she said.

    Yes Janet, I think there are a few that try to start up a circle jerk website where only certain opinions are allowed.

    “People are used to the silencing of all dissent.

    And none practice the art better then right-wing dingleberries with shit for brains.

    That’s not what this country is founded on.”

    But that is obviously just empty rhetoric as you set up a talking and wanking forum where only your values, or rather bigotries, are permitted.

  • mattyarbrough

    I’m going to say “delusions of adequacy”, this thing is so pathetic.

  • ianken

    LOL. Why do these folks consistently suck at tech?

  • Michael Heath

    When they create an Internet Hall of Fame I’d like to first nominate modusoperandi. Well, right after Al Gore.

  • Ichthyic

    so following in the mold of “conservapedia”… Reganbook is a place where self-deluded idiots can work to further avoid reality.

    look for it to be trolled intensely by mostly poes, just like conservapedia.

  • Ichthyic

    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

    now THERE is a real money maker idea…

    PornBook

  • sugarfrosted

    @14 Pretty sure you’re late to the party there. ;p

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    I kinda hope Porter finds someone sympathetic to her goals with tech skill that will help her out in getting that site up and going but only in the same sense that I kinda hope the Rapture happens; so I can enjoy public spaces in peace and quiet that doesn’t constantly get disrupted by someone shouting the latest nonsense they got from The Blaze or Fox News. The only way FB would censor a conservative’s posts is if they were accompanied by pictures of women breastfeeding a baby (women in various states of undress are fine otherwise) since that’s the only thing FB ever seems inclined to block.

  • dingojack

    Not sure I’d wanna know about ‘PornBook’ trolls, though…

    You put that in there?!? REALLY?!? Eeewwwww.

    :) Dingo