We all knew that Nancy Pelosi is a hypocrite – but we didn’t know she would be this brazen about it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on advertisers to boycott social media networks unless the outlets agree to restrict “dangerous” political speech, even as her campaign spent over $180,000 on Facebook ads over the past week.
So that’s how it is Nancy. Do as I say, not as I do.
Or in this case “stop spending money on the thing I’m spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on.”
Pelosi said advertisers should use “a combination” of tactics to pressure social media companies to change their policies, including pulling ad revenue.
Pelosi spent $182,528 on Facebook ads over the past seven days, according to Facebook’s public database. The spending shows the value Democrats place on the platform as a political fundraising and organizing tool, even as they call for tighter speech restrictions on the site.
Of course, Facebook isn’t a friend to conservatives – quite the opposite. But Pelosi and her ilk are frustrated that Facebook is only mildly left of center, instead of being dyed in the wool communist revolutionaries like she would prefer.
You’d think that Pelosi would have some shame – maybe stop spending money on Facebook for a week or two while she makes a fuss about how it’s insufficiently servile to the Democrat party. The fact that she’s not even pretending to do so shows that she thinks Americans are too naive to see her hypocrisy.
She’s wrong. We see right through you, Nancy.