When Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook purged the Right Wing News page they may not have known who they were messing with.
This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Brain Kolfage, a purple heart recipient and a triple-amputee veteran airman, was page administrator for the Right Wing News FB page.
The organization had spent well over $300,000 in Facebook advertising and now the page is gone.
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This is setting up to be a Public Relations nightmare for Facebook, for a variety of reasons.
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But the biggest mistake Facebook may have made over the weekend was in going after a warrior – one who nearly lost his life in combat and did lose both legs and his right hand.
That would be Brian Kolfage who is a U.S. Air Force vet, severely wounded in Iraq.
“I’m the most severely wounded U.S. airman to survive,” says Kolfage.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is being accused of stealing $315,000 from the vet.
“I took over managing the page when John Hawkins decided to step aside to pursue other endeavors,” wrote Kolfage. “We had a coveted, verified blue check mark 3.5 million fans, and I invested over $300,000 in ads at Facebook’s own request, nearly begging us to spend, spend, spend just to reach our fans … whom they kept making more difficult to reach with every passing year. Facebook lied, they shut down my page because it was conservative, powerful, and the elections are in two weeks.”
President Trump and a growing list of GOP lawmakers have been looking for any excuse to intensify their budding war with Facebook and this might just be the game changer.
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Don’t be surprised if President Trump is tweeting about this Monday Morning.
If the right wants to push back hard, they have seemingly found their poster child.
“The story is sobering – maybe even shocking,” said Joseph Farah, founder of WND who has been screaming from the rooftops about the political antics of Facebook and Google since January 2017. “Was this the election plan all along by the digital masters of the universe?”
Kolfage is threatening legal action.
Kolfage reminds his readers that he worked alongside Gabby Giffords on her veteran advisory committee, endorsed her and has great respect for her.
“I helped her win her final election with a pivotal campaign commercial,” he says. “In Giffords’ Time Magazine interview, I was honored to be named as someone who inspires her.”
Despite the “Right Wing News” moniker, Kolfage says: “I’m not a ‘conservative.’ I’m not a ‘liberal.’ I’m an American, with deep beliefs in what our country stands for. I proved this by fighting for America, knowing I may not return home. My life was spared, but I paid for freedom with one arm and both my legs. I’ve given limbs, I’ve stared death in the face first hand. I’ve seen my legs blown to pieces and lost friends. Losing my limbs meant comparatively little to me because I gave it fighting for what I believed in; I believed America was the greatest country because we had freedom … and I’ve seen what oppression looks like. My sacrifices are nothing compared to what previous generations made in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.”
Kolfage says the political freedoms those vets fought for “was all just blown up. What we’re seeing now is a war on conservatives and a war on President Trump. It’s not by mistake, this happened weeks before the midterms.”
“This nation is no longer what I loved or the one I fought to defend, which I paid a huge price for,” he continues. “People are being punished for their simple beliefs – beliefs of freedom, beliefs of religion, beliefs on anything that differs from that status quo. If you have an alternate view, you’re attacked – physically, financially and socially.”
President Donald Trump has all the ammunition he needs to turn public opinion strongly against Facebook, if it isn’t already. Even Facebook supporters must take notice when the company accepts a large amount of advertising money from a company only to delete their business page anyway.
And how many Americans will be taking notice of a decorated veteran, who paid a very high price for OUR freedom, being the latest victim of Facebook’s evil game?
Some things tend to transcend the right/left paradigm and this would be one of them.
If President Trump does not create a publicity circus out of this, he is missing a tremendous opportunity.
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