As you may know, Sarah Palin's operation is famous for deleting even mildly critical comments from the liar's Facebook page. A blogger was tracking the removal of critical comments—and none lasted long—when he spotted this comment:
The comment reads:
"It's ok. Christina Taylor Green was probably going to end up a left wing bleeding heart liberal anyway. Hey, as 'they' say, what would you do if you had the chance to kill Hitler as a kid? Exactly."
Christina Green is the nine-year-old girl who was killed Saturday at Giffords' rally. This comment—a comment celebrating the death of a nine-year-old girl, a nine-year-old girl the poster compared to Hitler, wasn't removed. Obama London writes:
I think I literally gasped when I read that. Remember, Christina Taylor Green was the 9 year old girl killed by the shooter. Apparently she had been brought there by her mom, who thought she might get a kick out of meeting Rep. Giffords, having recently been elected to her student council.
I assumed, as a matter of course, that this particular comment would be deleted with greatest possible speed. So I kept hitting refresh, hoping to use this as an example to say, "You see, Palin's Facebook editing at least has the good judgement to remove clearly offensive content such as this." But it didn't come down.
By this point I thought it was likely that the staff person monitoring the page was simply no longer working—I mean, fair enough it's a Sunday, right? So I thought I would just satisfy myself that the page was no longer being edited by continuing to look for negative comments, assuming that either they would all remain live for the time being, or if the editor came back to work, that they would be removed simultaneously with the Christina post.
To test his theory—that negative comments were no longer being deleted because everyone at Sarah Palin, Inc., had gone to bed—the blogger posted a comment criticizing Palin. His comment was removed in under two minutes. But not the comment about Christina Green. That one was still up.