intoleration nation

Study: Liberals All So Intolerant, Want Everyone to Die, on Facebook

This cancels out everything Rush Limbaugh has ever said, is the point.

Conservatives may be the club of the gay-haters, the uterus police, and the militant Islamophobes, but you liberals, you are the club of intolerance. New study proves it! Former press secretary to Laura Bush and Investors’ Business Daily blowhard Andrew Malcolm has the proof: “Not exactly shocking news for those exposed to them for years, but the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.” And if you are not a regular American, you are not American at all. So how did Pew Research come to this all-too-predictable conclusion?

According to the survey, all of 16 percent of liberals have blocked, unfriended or hid someone who posts something they disagree with on a social networking service, while only eight percent of conservatives have. Malcolm calculates that this means liberals statistically suck 100% more of the time:

In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed. That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics.

The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of conservatives and more than twice the percentage of political moderates who behaved like that.

Yes, why do liberals hate the sort of thoughtful, reasoned debate that is always happening on Facebook? (We’re going to go with, liberals are probably more intolerant of their conservative counterparts’ frequent crimes against spelling.)

Well, certainly Pew Research came to the same conclusion as Malcolm, in their survey conclusion, right?

We asked those whose friends post political material what they do when they disagree. Some 66% of these SNS users said they usually ignore the material they objected to and 28% said they usually respond with a comment or post of their own. And 5% said it depends on the circumstances.

Interestingly enough, there were no differences in these responses among party partisans or different ideological groups. All were equally likely to say they usually ignore the posts or respond to them.

Right, so: no. [IBD]

Comments

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  • nounverb911

    I don't wish everyone dead, my list was fulfilled two weeks ago. (Not really).

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Fuck you. I am very tolerant of views with which I disagree.

    Asshole.

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      If you were smarter you would appreciate their point. That's what family members tell me.

      • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

        As smart as Rush Limbaugh? NOBODY is that smart. Or tolerant.

      • CommieLibunatic

        When some in-law or relative posts a Rush Limbaugh link titled "WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE SMELL FUNNY?", I'd say there isn't much to understand or appreciate.

    • Omophagist

      Fuck you. I completely disagree with your subjective view of your own reaction to stimulus of which I have absolutely no knowledge.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    Blacks and Mexicans are also the real racists.

    • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

      They hate birds, too.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

        You shut it!

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

          Oddly enough, I taked this on my bird safari this morning.
          Who could hate this crazy bird? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/6980463
          Better not be you!

          • emmelemm

            What a handsome fellow!

          • An_Outhouse

            What an incredible shot. Not many people can get photos of Occupier scum without their masks on.

          • tessiee

            He has sort of a science fiction-y look, doesn't he?

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

            He is from the future! The way I try to describe Wood Ducks to people is to imagine giving a bunch of 5 year olds a box of crayons and tell to design and color a Duck. Or Imagine how Hollywood would make-up a Mallard for a movie. These guys are incredibly skittish. Extremely difficult to get a good shot at. They have great ears or something because they bolt if they even hear a blade of grass bending.

          • Dashboard Buddha

            Holy shit…the eyes! What the hell is up with his eyes?

    • LagunaB

      And women, but we are just stupid and need a white Christian male to tell us what to think. Never mind that there is an 1000% increase of women owning businesses that stay in business longer than men. Yeah, forget those facts.

    • snoopyfan2010

      As shown in the way they actually get along with one another. And the rhythm, also, a sign.

  • MOG2410

    I plan to block this survey on Fb, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest immediately! Need to keep my librul street cred.

  • mavenmaven

    In other words, if I am against hate speech, I'm intolerant.

    • OneDollarJuana

      Just as you are intolerant if you are against bullying. Or forcing one's religious views on others.

    • sarah_connor
      • emmelemm

        Nice!

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      In other words, if I am against hate speech, I'm intolerant.

      Or blatant lies.

    • An_Outhouse

      Typical libtard.

    • finallyhappy

      This is exactly what homophobic groups inMD have said. If we were tolerant, we would accept their views. So we are equally bigots according to them

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    'regular' meaning high-fiber diet Americans?

    • Tundra Grifter

      sfr:

      You beat me to it! I was going to suggest, in a helpful and respectful manner, that those other citizens need to get off the fastfood crackpipe and then start to explore the world of veggies and other roughage.

      If they would just listen to our beautiful First Lady, soon they, too, could become regular Americans!

  • memzilla

    "…Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans…"

    I completely disagree. This s**t just pisses me off. I won't stand for it.

    Bless their heart.

    • Nothingisamiss

      From the south!

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    It's kinda tough to be BFFs with a racist or homophobe.

    • An_Outhouse

      libtards – always calling people names. I guess if you don't have an argument …

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      That's probably the actual message in this poll: it's mostly conservative fucktards who need to be blocked.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Wait'll they add a "Meh" button on Facebook. Then things should get disinteresting!

    • OneDollarJuana

      If you recall, there was a "thumbs down" button on the Wonkette, but I guess some liberals couldn't stand it, and had it removed.

      • Generation[redacted]

        We didn't like the fact that conservatard warbloggers were using it to constantly engage us in civil debate.

        • HistoriCat

          57 states!

        • Loaded_Pants

          "…to constantly engage us in civil debate."
          Hehehe.

    • Not_So_Much

      Oh, I would punch the shit out of a 'Meh' button! Or not, whatever.

      • emmelemm

        I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.

        And I don't care.

        • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

          Difference between ignorance and apathy?

          • emmelemm

            Eh, whichever.

          • tessiee

            I don't know, and I don't care.

          • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

            There you go!

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      Isn't Facebook itself a big 'Meh' button?

      • flamingpdog

        Facebook is just like teh womens. If you press the right button in just the right place at just the right time with the right amount of tenderness, it will follow you anywhere. Except that the preceding doesn't apply to Facebook.

  • HistoriCat

    Hmmm – assuming the Facebookers have the same aversion to logic, facts, and coherence as our trolls here do, I guess there's really no other conclusion to be reached. I guess we liberals should all just go to our rooms and die alone.

    • UW8316154

      I just figured that liberals are more likely to have a wide-ranging, diverse set of FB friends that represent a continuum of political philosophies (thus making it more likely to run into the occasional offensive posts that merit blocking) than conservatives, who aren't likely to friend a liberal in the first place.

      If your friend universe is an echo-chamber, no chance to run across views you disagree with.

  • fuflans

    WARBLOG!!

  • veritass

    Pew also found that 99.99% of libruls break FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:… email chains and therefore have bad luck for a random amount of years, never find money the day after receiving the email, and don't love jesus enough to tell everyone they know with sparkling blingees and dancing emoticon signatures.

    • AnAmericanInTO

      You've been talking to my mother in law again, haven't you?

      • HistoriCat

        Can you please get your mother in law to stop sending that shit to my mom?!?

    • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

      And it's just awful what they've done to the Maxine industry. Oh, Maxine.

    • tessiee

      "don't love jesus enough to tell everyone they know with sparkling blingees and dancing emoticon signatures"

      Send me one with a dancing Jesus sig, and I'll forward the shit out of it.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    "Ending discrimination discriminates against discriminators, and anyone who discriminates against discriminators should be treated differently for their views!!!!1!"

    Blocked.

  • Beetagger

    Is this the best they could come up with to counter the "Liberals are Smarter" news from a few weeks ago? I guess it proves the point.

    • emmelemm

      something something suffering fools something.

  • MaxNeanderthal

    Ah, so that'll be rule one from the J Goebbels propaganda playbook- accuse the enemy of that which you yourself are guilty of. Same shit, different century, nothing to see here folks, move alomg….

    • SorosBot

      Or old-fashioned projection, where they actually believe the other side is doing what they do, facts be damned.

    • RadioStalingrad

      Goebbels is so 1930's. Alinsky is where it's at, two turntables and a microphone.

    • Veritas78

      Karl Rove's only rule, and he's the only guy left running that nightmare of a party. I knew failing to indict him was a big mistake. That Fitz-something guy was a phony.

  • edgydrifter

    Conservative civil discourse: They yell "LOUSY WHORE TRAITOR!!" in your face; you apologize for being a lousy whore traitor.

    • Generation[redacted]

      If you walk away from that, you're just proving your intolerance.

    • tessiee

      It's also bipartisanship.

  • SorosBot

    Yeah, we get angry because someone has a political opinion we disagree with, not because that opinion is something like, oh, that us liberals are somehow not normal Americans. Fuck you shitbreath.

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Deportably_Jose

      I mean, my standard is that I only unfriend or block people if they suggest that a particular racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender, sexuality, or ability group is subhuman or implicitly or explicitly call for acts of violence against people on account of their beliefs or identity.

      In order for that to translate into those guys' conclusions, that would require that right-wingers are much more likely to call groups they dislike subhuman or call for acts of violence against… oh.

      • comrad_darkness

        You intolerant bastard, you.

    • comrad_darkness

      Normal Americans is the new Real Americans. What's next? Brown corduroy?

  • RalphCrown

    Sorry, I have very little tolerance for people who don't understand basic science, basic economics, or basic civility.

  • jjdaddyo

    On a serious note, could this be because conservatives never friend or follow anyone who is not pre-approved by Fox News? Therefore, they never have to block any damn libruls?

  • Callyson

    So, if I oppose a viewpoint that says women and gays should not have equal rights, *I'm* the intolerant one? And presumably, ditto for my fellow liberals?
    Well then, I welcome the hatred of each and every one of my liberal friends, including my buddies here on Wonkette–carry on!

    • tessiee

      Also, if you think a theory that says a magic wizard did everything shouldn't be given the same scientific validity as, you know, ACTUAL SCIENCE, you're closed-minded, just like those people who persecuted Galileo.*

      *actual argument a religious nut said to me. You just can't make this stuff up!

  • elviouslyqueer

    Consider yourself unfriended, Andrew Malcolm.

  • fuflans

    or you know, you could just never go on fucking facebook.

    • Not_So_Much

      That doesn't sound like a 'real thing'?

    • Dudleydidwrong

      What's the link for "fucking facebook"? I want to unfriend it.

  • bureaucrap

    The Pew Charitable Trust also said that I am King of the World. Of course, their survey was about Americans' attitude toward root vegetables; I'm just summarizing their findings.

    • Barrelhse

      Call any vegetable. Call it by name.

      • tessiee

        *yodeling*
        Rut-a-ba-ga!

  • Guppy

    That reminds me, I gotta move someone over to my "restricted" list…

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    Hmmm, I wonder if this study accounted for the possibility that liberals, who tend to cluster in large cities, have social circles with wider and more diverse political viewpoints? Nah, I'm sure that's not it.

  • ph7

    Logging onto their AOL account is one thing; mastering the "unfriend" procedure on Facebook is entirely another.

    • Fare la Volpe

      "Hot diggity – this month I get a hundred free minutes!"

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

      Last month I hired a lawyer to go over a contract for me and noticed afterward that his email was @aol.com. Uh-oh, red flag! Not only did it turn out to be a good indicator of his general incompetence, but a few days later I started getting Viagra spam from his account.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Speaking of adversarial opinion bloviating — KBJ & RS when will we see the return of "Dear Shit Fer Brains"? Unless our trolls and mincebrained stalkers are so overcome with this latest trend of conservamiability that they no longer send hate mail to the wonkette 'headquarters'?

    • elviouslyqueer

      Not only am I thumbing you up for this, but I am madly fapping at the thought of "Dear Shit Fer Brains" returning. MADLY. FAPPING.

      • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

        Just the cartoon alone always cracked me up.

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      Spanky and friends are probably too busy threatening the coroner for Bad Andy Breitbart and that toxicology screen.

      • flamingpdog

        Spanky has friends?

        • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

          Yes. Of course, they are all sockpuppet accounts that tell him how adequate he is.

    • emmelemm

      Goddamn I loved "Dear Shit Fer Brains".

      No one has lost any!

    • tessiee

      Ooh! And can we get Bob Boudelang to do a guest article?

  • Callyson

    Other things liberals don't want to tolerate:
    Income inequality
    The death of the middle class
    Environmental destruction in the same of short term profits and short lived jobs
    Religious policing of Americans' private lives
    Further declines in the quality of American life
    Yeah, we're a bunch of intolerant assholes…and thank God for that…

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      You forgot "race war".

      • Callyson

        True–the wingnuts keep making our list longer and longer, don't they?
        Yeah, I'll tolerate those morans when they are…oh, can't say dead, so let's just say I'll tolerate them when they are catatonic…more so…

        • redarmyzombie

          When life processes have independently ceased to exist from old age and loneliness.

          • tessiee

            In the words of Beldar Conehead:
            'I would collapse, I would draw the shades and I would live in the dark. I would never get out of my slar pad or clean myself. My fluids would coagulate, my cone would shrivel, and I would die, miserable and lonely. The stench would be great."

          • ThundercatHo

            Yet another reason to love Wonkette. Where else can you go for Beldar Conehead quotes?

        • sewollef

          Yeah, I'll tolerate those morans when they are…oh, can't say dead, so let's just say I'll tolerate them when they are catatonic…more so…

          perhaps you could've said: 'when they stop breathing, permanently'.

          Just a suggestion.

  • iburl

    "The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with."

    So, how are you supposed to engage in civil discourse or debate with somebody believes Obama is a Kenyan muslim bent on destroying America from within through socialized medicine? I don't have the money to electro-shock them or put them into a socialist re-education camp (i.e. college).

    • tessiee

      Don't ask me; I'm still puzzling over "overtly hiding someone".
      Besides the fact that "overtly hiding" strikes me as a contradiction in terms, I don't know of a way to "hide" someone on fb. You could hide *from* them, but that's the same as blocking them.

  • KotBR

    Pew also found out that the children of liberals are more likely to check 'no' when presented with 'Do you like me?' notes from conservative children, proving that liberals teach intolerance, or, you know, common sense.

    • tessiee

      I call investigator bias. They were more likely to check No when *Pew* asked them, (especially that snotty Madysyn who thinks she's so big!), but if someone asked them who wasn't, like, a total lamewad, they'd check Yes. Then they'd say "Pew" while holding their noses and laughing like crazy.

  • Beowoof

    Gee the last conservative I spoke with on facebook called me a fucking socialist douchebag asshole. With reasoned debate such as that I must be a real asshole for blocking him and changing my privacy settings.

    • bflrtsplk

      Conservatives call that sweet talk.

      • AutomaticPilot

        It counts as foreplay.

  • commiegirl

    At least Andrew Malcolm is no longer sullying my LA Times every morning with his disingenuous meanspirited tripe. IBD, I can hide, block or ignore.

    • AlterNewt

      Unlike the way the Times hid, blocked, and ignored Robert Sheer.

  • randcoolcatdaddy

    This obviously prooves that all liburls on the Facedbooks has the gayz – they just cruise it for hot men, then have to defriend them when they find out they're straight priests looking to minister to twelve year olds. And etc!

    • tessiee

      Also too.

  • Not_So_Much

    Weird, because it seems like Malcolm is super tolerant himself and not trying to gin up fake controversy for controversy's sake…

  • FraAnima

    The Pew study also found that liberals just cold make shit up and misinterpret data to support their asshole views.

    Unlike the geniuses at Investors Business Douchebag,

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chillatte

    This study is right: I fucking hate Facebook! And The Eagles, also.

    • flamingpdog

      You forgot Poland.

    • stncmchnc

      Branded! My apologies to the Duderino.

    • C_R_Eature

      I have no interest in getting next to near Facebook, because people tend to
      piss me off and Don Henley Must Die!

    • tessiee

      But you must like the rug, since it ties the room together.

    • Negropolis

      Philly or the band?

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    This cretin is correct. I have indeed "unfriended" people for merely being conservative and going on and on about how I should be placed in a death camp. I am so intolerant of people that publicly advocate murdering me and this clearly makes me the terrible person here.

  • FakaktaSouth

    I was told by one of the dumbest fox-loving mo'rons that I know the other night that I was the FUNNIEST person on facebook. He said I was a liberal dingbat, but hilarious.These folks do not understand HALF of what I am talking about on there, ever. Policy discussions I get in to are WAY more inside-baseball stuff than they are interested in and they do not know who Eric Cantor or many of his ilk are, therefore they are not terribly offended by what I say about him. It's really like this across the board. That's how come they're republicanites. They are ignorant. You've got to be.

    eta – this is in no way intended to sound like I am proud to be the queen of my fb. I do still have the sense God gave a goat to know that this is a thing to be embarrassed about. I am just saying that, yeah, this study sounds right to me.

    • fuflans

      the only things i ever put on fb are links to wonkette, show reviews (if they're good) and pictures of my cats.

      as i have no idea who i'm really fb friends with, i save my true self for wonkette.

      • FakaktaSouth

        I never post anything on my own timeline about politics, fb is a way for my Mom's sisters to see pics of my kids, and to let some dudes (and girls) I went to HS with know that I'm still doable (we're almost 40, so everything is relative, I know) – but I have a smart funny friend who throws things out there all the time – he's like the Linda Richman on coffee talk of FB- and it's very freeing for me because I say what I think — and with the way things work on fb all the people I know can see it – without me having to say anything directly to them. I can also say that my commenting practices on wonkette have helped me look WAY quick on fb – but some of those folks on fb who know me as a nice housewife WOULD DIE if they saw what I say here. I MEAN DIE. Bible verses abound with a lot of the moms I know, ya dig? Wonkette is all me, all real, all catharsis, fo' sho'.

        • fuflans

          that's right. just let em see the wit without the baggage.

          as i use fb for primarily for promotion i generally post very little. and it's very innocuous. don't want to offend my agents. or a director. or THAT actor.

          gawd i sound like a total whore.

          • HistoriCat

            Probably a slut too.

          • fuflans

            now see, 'whore' is just tawdry.

            'slut' i proudly embrace.

          • FakaktaSouth

            high five!

          • tessiee

            What about "whore" with modifiers?
            I'm a lipstick whore, perfume whore, pocketbook whore, and book whore.
            I'm probably a whore for a bunch of other things that just don't come to mind right this minute, too.
            Are we OK with that, or what?

          • Doktor Zoom

            Anything but a blogwhore. That's a slappin' offense.

          • user-of-owls

            No kidding. I talk all about it at DirtyStrigiformChat.blogwhorespot.com!

          • Doktor Zoom

            I, for one, am happy to embrace sluts

        • MosesInvests

          BTW, almost 40 is *eminently* doable. Just thought you might like to know.

    • An_Outhouse

      fb is for sharing recipes and funny cat pictures. I did post the picture of Romney from last night because it made me pee myself.

  • UW8316154

    In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed: Facebook is a waste of time.

    • bflrtsplk

      bflrtsplk "likes" that comment.

    • tessiee

      So is Wonkette; the difference being that Wonkette is usually fun and/or intelligent.

  • hagajim

    My guess is that 16% (a huge number I know)…was likely liberals who even bothered to try and have a conversation with some of the idiotic ideologues out there. Once they realized the cretins were cretins they just disconnected. Also, conservatives only talk to conservatives so they have no reason to block the noise from the echo chamber.

  • Steverino247

    Somebody got paid to do a study this faulty? Somebody needs to have his Ph.D. taken away. What bullshit! Facebook restricts your ability to communicate while selling your personal information to advertisers. The day Wonkette goes to "log in to Facebook to post" is the day I'm done here.

    • Loaded_Pants

      I had to stop commenting on another site because of that stupid fb log-in. I still visit the site but not as much as I used to. The comments have went all to hell so I no longer read them. I'll read the articles but that's it.

    • An_Outhouse

      What good is the internet if you can't be anonymous. You smell bad, also.

  • CommieLibunatic

    So… I guess I should get confrontational when my father-in-law posts some idiotic love letter to Allen West? Would that please Andy Malcolm?

    Also, according to a recent study, ANDREW "SHAME GLOBE" MALCOLM IS A GODDAMNED IDIOT.

  • Generation[redacted]

    when I open my facebook I'd like to see updates from family and friends, pictures of their kids and vacations, and not the latest angry loner political rant. Clearly, my intolerance knows no bounds.

    Your right to repost racist pictures ends where my "unfriend" button begins.

    • HistoriCat

      Yeah – seeing how idiotic people you are related to or went to high school with is very draining, not to mention dis-spiriting.

      • tessiee

        Unless of course the people I went to high school with now look like shit and have way worse lives than I do. Then it's kinda funny.

  • Lucidamente1

    Time to test this hypothesis. Wonketteers, assemble!

    http://www.facebook.com/amalcolm

    • Fare la Volpe

      I'm friending him just so I can engage in "civil discourse" on every item he ever posts.

  • UW8316154

    I call bullshit. "The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate…." Have these researchers ever BEEN on Facebook? There is no civil discourse or debate about anything, ever. Only pictures of food, weather updates and late-night, drunken proclamations of love and loneliness.

    • vodkamuppet

      "late-night, drunken proclamations of love and loneliness"

      Are we friends on Facebook?

    • flamingpdog

      De[redacted]na, is that you?

    • An_Outhouse

      Try 'liking' LOLcats. That cracks me up!

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    Dear Andrew Malcolm:

    I apologize for blocking the sexist, homophobic and essentially crazy rants that show up in social media. If I knew you thought so highly of them I would have just forwarded them all to you.

    Sincerely,

    Your biggest fan

  • vodkamuppet

    I've deleted a few people I disagree with but it's not because I disagree with them, it's because they won't shut the fuck about it for days on end. How many articles can I link to that explicitly prove theyre dead wrong before I decide it's no longer worth the headache? And the few people I've deleted were always posting endlessly on my links, not the other way around.

    • Fare la Volpe

      You sound pretty intolerant to me.

      • vodkamuppet

        Well to be fair, I barely ever read my news feed because I only care about myself. I don't think intolerant is the right word for that though.

  • Fare la Volpe

    You're right – I must be a real asshole for unfriending that bitch wonderful Sister of Christ who sent me wave after wave of invitations to openly gay-bashing preachers and links to ex-gay concentration camps therapy camps in an effort to help me "see the error of [my] ways." The same bitch who once called me a murderer because I volunteered for a charity drive at Planned Parenthood.

    Fuck you.

    • An_Outhouse

      Progressives are sooo angry all the time. It must be genetic.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Sorta like that cartoon about why a lot of women are so goddamn angry alla time

      • tessiee

        Oh, very well done.

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    I'm going to post this on my fb wall now, and then unfriend all of the assholes who "like" it..

  • barto

    I'm so intolerant I wanted Facebook to die.

  • Local_Mojo

    Off-Track, but Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Since Alabama Dems can go over to the side of darkness in primaries, I "Voted for the Bloated." And the icing was that I picked Dale "Brokeback" Peterson as a Gingrinch delegate.

  • Pennywhistler

    To be serious for a moment, liberals will have friends of all kinds, but get tired of certain fact-free ranters.*

    Whereas conservatives tend to only have other conservative friends, so less reason to block their messages.

    * For example, I am a card-carrying Zionist, but I have blocked a certain friend's constant pro-Israel rants, because I just don't like rants and ranters.

    Now, back to the show!

    • CountryClubJihadi

      I hide the feeds of the constant Quran quoters and my Tibet activist friends because they just don't shit the fuck up and sometimes I just want to see cat videos when I log in. And if one more person posts the Kony video as the most important thing I will ever see, they are all going down.

      • Pennywhistler

        You have friends who send you cat videos?

  • WhatTheHeck

    Who knew the Tea Party was made up of liberals?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Interestingly enough, if you scroll down on the Pew site a bit, the survey shows how many people opted not to post something for fear that it might offend. The results, by political demographic are:

    Very liberal: 29%
    Liberal: 30%
    Moderate: 18%
    Conservative: 24%
    Very conservative: 27%

    As it turns out, of the two groups on the liberal end of the spectrum, the total is 59% who chose not to post something that might be offensive; on the conservative end of the spectrum, only 51% opted do refrain for the same reason.

    By the sheerest coincidence, the difference is 8%. That missing conservative 8% are the same assholes who pass the same offensive crap around and get irate when they're unfriended. Just a theory, I know, but the numbers sure fit.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Math is for snobs.

      Also, those data make moderates look like fucking assholes.

  • Redhead

    So defriending an argumentative person or hiding inflammatory content is somehow less tolerant than arguing with that person? Henh?

  • zedbot

    What does a "regular American" mean? (no pun intended)

    • Fare la Volpe

      If you've wrapped your dick in tinfoil and stuck it in a socket, you might be a Regular American.

      • zedbot

        Howsabout if I want to do that to someone else? Maybe a few someone elses if I'm being really honest and intolerant.

    • Dashboard Buddha

      Eats lots of fruits and veggies, bran, etc. Has one or two really good dumps per day.

      • zedbot

        That'd be me. I guess I'm a just a regular slut, prostitute, dirty immigrant, communist, socialist. LOL

    • SorosBot

      White, Christian, straight (or claim to be), male or submissive female, uneducated, and living outside of any major city.

      • zedbot

        Ugh. Most of my inlaws and neighbors then. No wonder I miss Canada.

      • tessiee

        Has never read any book that isn't the Bible.

    • BarackMyWorld

      An American who gets enough fiber and has consistent bowel movements.

  • Gleem McShineys

    Yes, by all means when someone ignites a bag of dog poop on your doorstep, you should try to start a constructive argument with them as to why you do not enjoy this burning poop at this time, although you do think poop sometimes serves good purposes, as fertilizer, perhaps they should rethink their position on ignited poop, perhaps in the future, for it is disagreeable, yes?

    Or, how about this. Fuck you, I've got no time for tards. BALEETED

  • Antispandex

    OK, I'm guilty. But in my defense, I only do it if they "accidently" post something about the President being a En, Eye, Double Guh, Er, or that some left wing lady is a See, You, En, Tee. I have my limits. Besides, that half of our family doesn't miss me.

  • dadanarchist

    Now, now, in the Investors' Business Daily's defense, it's basically what Donald Trump uses to wipe his ass when he runs out of poor children's hair.

    • tessiee

      He should wipe his ass with the Daily and make a wig out of poor children's hair.

  • Dashboard Buddha

    I call bullshit. I've turned off several people on facebook, not because they disagreed with me, but because these particular folks were so stunningly willfully ignorant, so logically bizarre, so slyly hateful that it wasn't worth my mental health, or the chance they would find where I lived, if I stayed in contact.

    Also, when I look at my liberal vs conservative contacts in FB it breaks out like this (ymmv). The liberals are doing stuff. Organizing, informing, setting things up.

    The conservative just want to win an argument on the Internet.

    • zedbot

      I think they are just peeved by that recent study that showed that Conservatives are a tad dim. I figured a whiny study would be flung back at some point.

    • BlueStateLibel

      Well said as usual, wise Buddha.

  • a_pink_poodle

    That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *continue for 15 more minutes*

    Okay wait maybe I'm jumping the gun here. Is the author saying that uniting diverse Americans acts against liberals or uniting diverse Americans is a false orthodoxy of liberals?

  • anniegetyerfun

    Of course, this is also partly due to the fact that 90% of conservatives still use MySpace.

    • NellCote71

      And A OH ELL.

  • PuckStopsHere

    I am defriending the Pew Research Center just as soon as I can figure how to do so on the new FB.

  • Cannolele

    I don't know who "regular Americans" are, but check out the liberals at DU sometime. They are as intolerant as the conservatives at Free Republic. Try making a radical left-wing criticism of their liberal dogmas and see how fast you get kick-banned. You can't even say "Bammz." One "Obamar" and you're gone!

    • Doktor Zoom

      Get out of here, you goddamn hippie.

  • Makinglifehell

    If I want to listen to RW talking points, I'll (gag) watch Fox. When the conservatards start spouting "Obummer is a socialist/Kenyan/the antichrist" on my FB, goddamn straight I'm blocking their silly, misinformed asses. (Same with any religious crap, If I want to consult fucking Ephesians, I'll damn well look it up on my own!) There is no sensible debate coming from them, just poor logic and rhetoric. If they had nothing to contribute, why shouldn't they be shut out of the conversation?

    • vodkamuppet

      I blocked an aunt once for the religious crap. She got all offended bcause I had no idea what catholics eat on Good Friday. I was trying to plan a menu for the restaurant I was cooking at. I assumed fish but I was trying to crowd source a menu. This was enough to provoke a 2 day lecture about my lack of respect. For trying to plan a menu. For Catholics. Out of respect. Even though I'm an atheist.

      • Makinglifehell

        You patience is greater than mine, friend. How are we (the godless, in this case) supposed to know the ritual diets of these people? And why are they the ones who get offended when we don't know?

        • vodkamuppet

          What pissed me off the most was that she was basically telling me what was appropriate to post on my own fucking web page even though the whole point of the post was aimed at pleasing her demographic. And then wouldn't shut the fuck up about it for 2 days.

          My original post went like this, "Crowd sourcing the menu for Good Friday, what do you people eat on Good Friday again? Cuz I have no idea." I don't think that counts as snarky, let alone disrespectful.

          • comrad_darkness

            Hm, constructive criticism here. "you people" might have been where you steered things into the mud. Unless you are paraphrasing now.

          • vodkamuppet

            "you people" in reference to Catholics isnt Like calling homosexuals fags or Black people N**gers. I asked what they wanted to eat, according to their religion, for the purpose of providing them with a meal that fits their religious protocol.

          • tessiee

            Loaves and fishes?

    • Steverino247

      Fucking Ephesians, indeed. All those letters and did it do any good? No.

      • comrad_darkness

        Ha ha ha ha.

    • tessiee

      That's annoying enough when they just sort of post it at random. But what *really* burns my gorgeous ass is when they post, for example, "OMAMA SOSHULIST" in a pro-Obama thread, or "YOU ALL GOIN TO BRUN IN HAIL!!!" in the atheist thread. Who is surprised/dismayed/whatever that an atheist thread includes atheist sentiments?
      It's like my mother used to say, "Don't give then any attention; it just encourages them".

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Alright alright. I admit it. It was me. I put up with my dead friends ex-fiancé's racist, misogenystic, homophobic rantings for as long as I could. But after a couple if years I realized that my friend was still dead and I really, really hated that asshole.

    There is one other guy that I am itching to defriend. Unfortunately he never posts and I have to hear his racism and misogeny in person. Lucky for him he's not a homophobe or I would have gone ahead and punched him in the sac a long time ago.

  • Tundra Grifter

    agyf:

    And many of those "conservatives" have been paying to lease their telephones since 1956. Who wouldn't want to pay $9,000 for a phone you won't ever own?

    • tessiee

      A hoy hoy!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Because of Facebook I unwittingly was shown evidence that a close friend had attended a memorial service for Andrew Breitbart. I have been weighing whether or not to cut off this particular friend. THE SURVEY SAYS!!…

  • C_R_Eature

    I don't do Facebook and I don't know who this Andrew Malcolm is but if he's responsible for putting this sentence in print :"…the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.” then he deserves everything the Wonkeratti will be sending his way.

    Really. Separating "Political Liberals" from "Real Americans"? What is this, the 90's? Is he angling for Hannity's job?

    • redarmyzombie

      I'm thinking of maybe sending boxfuls of spiders to the man. Spiders, anyone? Yea? Nay? All in favor, please upfist.

      • C_R_Eature

        Spiders would be cool. You'd have to send a next day FedEx "Live" shipment, because I think US Mail still gets irradiated ever since that Anthrax thing we're not supposed to remember.

        You could go more Disgusting, though, with a delivery of Live Hagfish

        So, so disgusting.

  • HelmutNewton

    On a semi-serious note, I am one of those libruls who has "hidden" several FB friends and relatives. And it's not really because I disagree with their views (although that doesn't help).

    It's because they unthinkingly re-post whatever the right-wing talking points of the day are and then yell at anyone who dares to question them! Although I get along well with them on a personal level, it's become next to impossible to have a sane conversation with them about politics.

  • NellCote71

    ("We’re going to go with, liberals are probably more intolerant of their conservative counterparts’ frequent crimes against spelling.")

    Works for me.

  • owhatever

    I stand guilty as charged. An old friend in Idaho refused, after many requests, to cease sending racially insulting photographs, jokes, lies and curses concerning President Obama and his family. I finally chalked him up as a redneck fool, then unfriended, banned and otherwise told him to go to hell and haven't spoken to him since then. I am indeed intolerant of ignorant racists.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Bring the fucking Banhammer!….

  • Toomush_Infer

    Also, I heard on MPR today that 60% of Repulisivican Mississippians do not believe in evolution – who's tuning who out? And over 50% of them believe Obama is a Muslin….

    • chascates

      How many believe the South won the 'War of Northern Aggression' I wonder?

      • redarmyzombie

        All of them, Katie.

  • C_R_Eature

    Death to All Fanatics!

    -Sincerely, A Fan, Atic.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    No snark here – I did this once. I used to work for a guy who I liked a lot and who was also a US Army Reserve Colonel. I worked for him 10 years ago – in the interim he spent several years in Iraq and Afghanistan and frankly, I think it turned his brain to mush. We reconnected last year and I start getting a torrent of birther, Mooslim, etc. crap on FB. I just could not stand to see my friend spewing this crap and I was surely not up to the task of turning his mind around. So goood—bye!

    The joke is that he must have noticed and pulled his recommendation of me on Linked-In. Because it's gone.

    Fuck him!

  • DonnyKerabotsos

    I can't wait to bring this study up at Thanksgiving dinner this year.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Been gone all afternoon, how many abortions did I miss?

    • flamingpdog

      How many did you have while you were gone?

      • Blueb4sunrise

        Had one at the DMV/ADEQ while waitng for emissions tests/registration. Stopped to browse a music store , decided to get another. Then went to see a friend and their new dog. We all had one there. It's sorta like a pub crawl.

        • tessiee

          If you go to the Starbuck's on Hawthorne Ave., they give you a free abortion if you buy the biggest size of latte. But that's only on Thursdays; the rest of the week you just get a free muffin.

    • tessiee

      All of them, Blue.

  • smitallica

    Conservatives don't block or unfriend people who post different political views than theirs because, by definition, they try to avoid even meeting anyone who has different views than theirs.

  • Lucidamente1
    • Blueb4sunrise

      OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGOD.
      That is great. Wishing many upfists for all those people.

  • BarackMyWorld

    A want to see a facebook survey of which group is more likely to post something racist.

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      Depends on if conservatives' "you are the real racist for noticing my blatant racism" standard is applied or not.

  • LagunaB

    I guess the pew center forgot about the 49% increase in gun purchases after Obama was elected and the 8000% increase in hate groups. Those people were repubs. Who also think we are planning checkers instead of the whole world playing chess.

  • DaRooster

    Are we still allowed to want everyone to die here at the Wonkettes?

    • chascates

      Yes, just not one person specifically.

    • Doktor Zoom

      I think that a deep and abiding loathing of humanity in general is pretty much a prerequisite for posting here.

      • C_R_Eature

        I love Humanity, it's people I can't stand.

  • BlueStateLibel

    Guilty as charged! I didn't defriend him, just hid his posts. How many lame "salute the flag" and "i'm gonna hunt squirrels" posts can one person take though?

  • flamingpdog

    DUDE, I come back in out of the field this afternoon and found fourteen freakin' blob posts on teh Wonkette today. Now maybe I'm just one of those lazy, shiftless, no-account libruls that can't face a challenge of, like, where to freakin' start, but FOURTEEN?!?!?. Sorry, Kirsten et al., but I think I'm just going to go home, down a lot of beers, and check out the Princess and teh porn on the internetz tonight.

    Oh, and the ONLY conservatard friend/"friend" that I've ever blocked on Facebook was the one who, in a moment of reasoned discussion, wished that I and all my libtard friends would be blown to kingdom come in a fucking nuclear explosion, with the reasoned suggestion both preceded and followed up by a hearty "FUCK YOU!".

    • Negropolis

      Glad I wasn't the only one who was feeling this.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Just to show I can be fair…I'm watching Hardball…as much as I dislike Trent Lott, Tweety's just being a dick to him. Jeez.

    • BarackMyWorld

      Things just brightened up…Alex Wagner's on with Tweety, Todd Chuck and Howard Fineman.

      She should be on every show. Not just the ones on MSNBC, either, I literally mean every TV show on every channel.

  • emmelemm

    I'm not on Facebook, so I've essentially blocked ALL OF 'EM, KATIE!

    So there! My intolerance knows no fucking bounds!

  • Makinglifehell

    Have you ever argued with a parrot? It will just keep squawkin' whatever it is that it has heard, over and over. The difference between parrots and idiot right wingers: parrots realize that fat cats only want to kill and devour them.

  • Generation[redacted]

    I'd like to point out that I did NOT defriend the guy who asked everyone on facebook to pray for his truck, because as much as I disagree with his redneck religious politics, that was just fuckin hilarious.

  • chascates

    I confess my only Facebook account is a fictional name, meant to mislead those hordes of people I've known since kindergarten.

  • GregComlish

    I am "friends" with a libertarian guy who is known to advance anti-Muslim bigotry. I tolerate him, but If that fucker posts any of that bigotry to my wall I will permanently ban him and public disavow his actions.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya
  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Deportably_Jose

    Why can't liberals deal with diversity of opinions the way that conservatives do, and call people who disagree with them sluts and whores?

  • Doktor Zoom

    LIEberals claim to be tolerant, but when you politely point out to them that they hate America, voted for a socialist who is ineligible to be president (and hates America), that they advocate baby murder because they hate America, and are going straight to hell for hating America, they prove surprisingly intolerant. They don't even like it when Good Christian Americans say that they pray for the President (to die).

  • moar_plz

    So does one of my former professors posting William F. Buckley essays count the same as my eighth grade lab partner posting short fiction about the rape/murder of Nancy Pelosi?

  • Exhausted66

    Andrew is neither conservative or liberal.
    Wait for it…
    He's Malcolm in the middle.

  • fuflans

    this is OT, but do we think david cameron really wants to see a basketball game in ohio?

    also, OT, i hope michelle wears something awesome for the state dinner.

  • An_Outhouse

    Wait, 84% of libtards just ignore the reich wing stylings of their second cousins twice removed on Facebook? What the hell is the matter with them?

  • _qb_

    It's 8:10 on Tuesday night, March 2012. My mom is still cussing George Herbert Walker Bush's inauguration. I couldn't bring my friends over for years. My poor dad dares not speak his politics.

    • tessiee

      I'm reconciled to George Herbert Walker Bush's inauguration.
      His production of offspring, however, will be awhile yet.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Um.

    This line from the Pew report really needed to be emphasized a Metric Fuckton more:

    "The cohort is so small that it is not possible to do a statistically reliable analysis of trends. But as a rule, there were no ideological differences among those who had dropped someone from their SNS world because of politics."

    Also kind of important: Even among the minority of people who DO drop or block someone over politics, the vast majority of people getting blocked were "distant" friends or acquaintances or people who the blocker had never met in person.

    Hell, I don't even see a category for "idiots who were only on my Facebook list because I was adding people to my mafia that one month when I was into that stupid waste of time"

  • Gleem McShineys

    Man, when will somebody do a study on the nature and toxicity of Butthurt, and its debilitating effects on Andrew Malcoms.

    Aw, diddums poor conservatoon get family-banhammered because you misunderstood the social purpose of Facebook?

    If people wanted ShrillTrollbook, where people share nothing but copy-pasted rightwing parrot posts, it would already exist. Which it does.

    Basically, stick to posting your screedarrhea to Free Republic, where it belongs, poor butthurtarian.

  • comrad_darkness

    I've only ever blocked one person from my feed and that was because they were thanking jesus and blaming satan every single post. It is certainly a bias that none of my liberal friends foist similar psychological delusions off onto other people's walls.

  • comrad_darkness

    Did anyone else make the mistake of clicking on the IBD link? What a loaded, mongering, biased piece of crap. Seriously. "Normal people"? Major dehumanizing of a group going on. If it's not performance art, the author should be monitored for signs of workplace violence.

  • WiscDad

    It's soooo much easier to baffle them with bullshit than to dazzle them with brilliance…and it really really works

  • tessiee

    "16 percent of liberals have blocked, unfriended or hid someone who posts something they disagree with on a social networking service, while only eight percent of conservatives have."

    The obvious conclusion is that conservatives are too stupid to work the buttons on Facebook.

  • tessiee

    It's true. We should all be like our liberal overlords in the ACLU:
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/aclu-defends-naz

  • tessiee

    Shorter: "Goddamned liberals are so fucking intolerant! I'd like to string them up by their hateful necks and scratch their angry eyes out!!! RAAAAAAAH!!!"

  • tessiee

    Considering how they treat pro-choice folks, it's obvious that conservatives can't even tolerate the tolerant.

  • tessiee

    Is there some way I can block the ad that keeps asking me whether I "like" Wamart?
    Sheesh, talk about needy!

  • pinkocommi

    I once unfriended a high school friend on FB after she posted a FB comment that she is "not the 99%" and I said, like it or not, she is. And then she said she was for a free market, and I said I favored more socialism in the US and she said, "you mean like the socialism they have in North Korea?" And that's when I called it quits. Because if you can't figure out that North Korea is not a socialist state by the time you are 40 years of age, you are not even aspiring to mediocrity as an informed person.

  • LadyWisdom

    Personally, I see no reason to entertain troglodytes who oppose the progress of the human race. Yes, there is a difference. There's no point in pretending that predatory corporatism and government by theocracy are valid viewpoints.

  • lulzmonger

    BUSTED!
    I am Facebook-intolerant, as well as Twitter-intolerant.

    If you're going to knowingly tolerate shit, you'd better bring your appetite – last time I checked there was no threat of a shortage.

  • Negropolis

    So, blocking racists/xenophobic/sexist, etc…comments from your facebook feed and refusing to entertain rank, ridiculous bigotry is intolerant, right? If only everyone was so intolerant of intolerance as liberals.

  • James Michael Curley

    Take your freakin' Face outa my freakin' Book!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of conservatives…"

    This phenomenon is no doubt related directly to reading comprehension skills.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    No doubt it's been said here already, but as a liberal, the one thing I can't tolerate is intolerance.

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    Aaaaawwwww/ Sounds to me like somebody at the old Pew Research Center got defriended.

  • Nesnora

    Yeah, what about the poor racists/misogynists/bigots/religious radicals that are blocked so much, just for hatin'? Will someone please think of THEIR feelings? Fucking intolerant liberals…

  • DahBoner

    Whenever a Conservative accuses me of intolerance, I whip out my Glock and kill a few Liberals.

    //Jared, Liberal

  • ttommyunger

    OK, I admit it, I have no life, so I'm on Facebook. Since I live in the heart of Conservative Darkness (Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia) most of my "Friends" are far Right. We get along pretty well. I tolerate most of their posts without comment and they do the same to me. If we have some give and take it us usually pretty civil. I've had some abusive folk and cut them off after the third or fourth offense (my grandkids, etc. are also on there). I feel I can do more for my Country by welcoming and being tolerant of others when possible. It helps that I hold our Democratic Officeholders in almost the same disdain as the Republicans.