Not this time.
Now a normal human might think it a net positive to humanity if the openly racist swill published by the alt-right chuckleheads at Breitbart is being marginalized.
But these are conservatives we’re talking about – so reaction has been swift and apoplectic.
On Tuesday Sen. John Thune (R-SD) who heads the Senate’s Commerce Committee demanded that Facebook provide him with information about how it determines what news goes in the Trending Topics session and whether the company is purposely repressing conservative news and sources.
Thank goodness for John Thune.
The Senate can’t find time in its hectic three-day workweeks to write budget appropriations bills – dig up the money to help prepare for a possible outbreak of the Zika virus or do something about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.
But someone’s conservative grandmother might not have seen an important story about how the Catholic school Paul Ryan’s kids attend asks prospective students if they are Catholic in her Facebook news widget and suddenly Republicans can find a use for the government they usually decry as overbearing and intrusive.The possibility that private companies are repressing their free speech is a terror that strikes conservatives regularly when a Democrat is in the White House or an election is approaching.(cont..)