James Hodgkinson’s facebook page is hastily taken down (though not before a celeritous Cernovich captured and archived several of his posts).
Jeremy Christian’s page–he’s the man who stabbed two people to death in Portland a month ago–is still up.
From the New York Times:
Mr. Christian has a history of making extremist statements on social media, said Zakir Khan, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations who is working to set up a chapter of the organization in Oregon. “From reviewing the suspect’s Facebook page, it seems like he was very enthralled with the alt-right and Nazi movements.”
Hodgkinson shared and quoted Rachel Maddow. Christian shared and quoted Liberty Memes. That’s explanation enough!
Christian’s page has become a mini-forum where SJWs and Trump supporters morally condemn and mock each other, respectively. Given that the backdrop is a putative kinda-sorta-maybe-unenthusiastic-Trump-supporter-before-but-not-during-the-Oregon-primaries who killed a couple Muslim apologists, the Cathedral–of which facebook is a prominent spire–is elated by it. That shrine isn’t going anywhere!
If Hodgkinson’s page were to become a similar mini-forum with a murder-attempting, Sanders-supporting leftist as the backdrop, well, the optics would be… inconvenient. And so it vanishes.
We’re are well aware of the Cathedral’s intentions and biases–which extend far beyond conventional major media outlets, as facebook’s swift reaction here illustrates–but for each especially blatant, egregious instance of bias we collectively take note of, there are countless others like this that go largely unnoticed.
Parenthetically, the title alludes to the fact that not only is Christian’s page still up, the Jeremy Christian we’re interested in here is the first result facebook returns even though there are pages and pages of facebook user accounts with the exact same name.
Never trust. Always verify. We’re at war.