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Facebook Exec Throws Celebration Party for Kavanaugh Despite Prior Backlash Over His Support

Facebook Exec Throws Celebration Party for Kavanaugh Despite Prior Backlash Over His Support

Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh attended the party thrown by their close friend, Joel Kaplan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnT8IFTScA

Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy, sent the social media giant into a tizzy after he supported his friend Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

He apologized for the stir, but did not apologize for supporting his friend. In fact, Kaplan threw a party to celebrate the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

From Politico:

FACEBOOK’S JOEL KAPLAN and his wife LAURA COX KAPLAN hosted a Kavanaugh celebration at their house last night for people who had worked on his nomination. Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh stopped by the gathering of about 25 people that was organized by Laura, Ginger Loper and several other Kavanaugh female supporters.

I wrote about Kaplan’s obviously treasonous moves in my post about the Google exec who went ballistic on the GOP over Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

I still cannot believe his appearance upset the Facebook snowflakes. The fragile employees moaned and complained so much that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to remind them that Kaplan didn’t break any rules. On the other hand, COO Sheryl Sandberg said “it was a mistake for him to attend given his role in the company.” From The Wall Street Journal:

In her post, Ms. Sandberg wrote: “I’ve talked to Joel about why I think it was a mistake for him to attend given his role in the company,” according to a copy of the post reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “We support people’s right to do what they want in their personal time but this was by no means a straightforward case.”

Kaplan apologized to his colleagues, according to The New York Times:

“I want to apologize,” the Facebook executive wrote last Friday in a note to staff. “I recognize this moment is a deeply painful one — internally and externally.”

However, he didn’t apologize for attending. He said: “I believe in standing by your friends, especially when times are tough for them.”

The fire within the belly of the beast grew to the point that the company had to hold a freaking townhall. All because an employee went to the hearing to support a long time friend on personal time, not company time. From CNN:

In a Facebook town hall organized to address staffers’ concerns about Kaplan’s attendance, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, “expressed frustration that Joel inserted the company into a political moment by supporting his friend — especially given his role at the company,” according to one of the people familiar with the meeting.

The other person, who watched the event, which was streamed for employees, told CNN that “people were emotional” and that Kaplan “acknowledged he erred by not telling Mark and Sheryl.”

One source stressed that Kaplan did not say it was a mistake to attend the hearing, but instead talked about his values of loyalty and friendship. Zuckerberg and Sandberg said at the town hall that it was important for Facebook to be “a place where diverse points of view are not only tolerated but supported.”

Some employees think Facebook has bigger problems than Kaplan attending Kavanaugh’s hearings. One employee had to apologize for HIS post and delete it. From WSJ:

Other Facebook officials joined the internal discussion, including longtime executive Andrew Bosworth. Among other things, Mr. Bosworth argued that Facebook employees should spend more time focusing on issues within their control rather than problems beyond their scope like the Supreme Court nomination process. Some other employees made similar arguments and said Facebook staff should focus more on issues like its security breach, disclosed last week.

Mr. Bosworth also argued that Facebook was an apolitical company and the workplace may not be a good fit for employees who need to drive political change through work, according to people who saw his posts. He also linked to mental-health resources for employees who needed them.

His post triggered an angry response from some employees, and Mr. Bosworth deleted the internal message. He then apologized for his remarks internally.

“I had hoped it would then help people heal and allow our employees to focus on their work without ongoing anxiety,” he wrote. “I was wrong and my post was wrong.”

This behavior verifies what Facebook engineer Brian Amerige wrote in August. He penned a two-page memo titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” which claims that employees “are quick to attack—often in mobs—anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”

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#NeverApologize

Get a life Sandberg.

Sorry, Kaplan. I wouldn’t use Facebook if you paid me.

“… are quick to attack—often in mobs—anyone who …”

Apparently, the “M-word” is now under attack at C-double”N-word”

Standby your friends. Amen.

Joel I am so sorry for what they are now most likely plotting to do to you.

Warlock trials are unconstitutional.

Stand your ground. A civil rights leader.

Enough of this bullshit. They censor ads, manipulate results, post ludicrously biased ‘fact’ checks, and outright ban conservatives.

Revoke their provider protections. If they’re going to police content they should be legally liable for content that they have approved.

The reaction to Joel’s stance shows why the left should never be given power in it’s current state. Who the hell is anyone to think that they have the right to tell you how to feel, think and whom you can care about?

This is such dangerous ground to be treading, and these idiots who are doing this pave the way, though I hope it never comes to pass, for those on the right in positions of power to implement the same thing.

No one should ever have the power to monitor your thoughts, stances and political stances when such positions are not a danger to society, but simply a different viewpoint on how to remain free while adhering to societal laws. This is why the BLM and Antifa movements are poisonous, because they break the laws, the disrupt society to push their views down the throats of others in a fascist like way. They are not open to debate or exchanges of ideas. The left are want-to-be dictators on all aspects of your life, even going so far as to proscribe what is supposed to make you happy and content.

Good for Joel, in that environment he is in, it takes guts to stand against their snowflake attitudes.

I cannot stand these leftists.

Didn’t the Russkies used to send anyone who thought differently to a “mental health” facility. Of course, the irony here is that even fb employees are slow to learn that getting something off the internet is like trying to get pee out of a swimming pool. Got that, Bosworth?

I’m looking for a good book on Mao’s cultural revolution tactics. Any suggestions?

    VaGentleman in reply to Tiki. | October 9, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Not a book; perhaps a start.

    How American Anarchy Parallels China’s Cultural Revolution

    I’ve been avoiding the news lately because it pains me to see my beloved country so divided, with people so bitterly angry at each other. All the shouting, violence, and destruction of historical monuments have only brought up a feeling of déjà vu.

    America is clearly undergoing a Cultural Revolution that is eerily similar to Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s. Maybe Karl Marx was right after all when he declared that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”
    Both Movements Started On Campuses, And Spread

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/23/american-anarchy-parallels-chinas-cultural-revolution/#disqus_thread

What? Does this mean Brett is really a Democrat? Say it ain’t so.

Where does America’s Idiot taylor swift stand on this?

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