Randy Langford: No, ‘Call from the Huffington Post’ Did Not Come from Facebook, So Mark Zuckerberg Should Have [No] Apologized

Stop the Party. End the Democrat agenda. Take a stand. This will be the bumper sticker message of tomorrow’s protest marches to serve as a rallying cry against the shortcomings of the corrupt Democratic…

Randy Langford: No, ‘Call from the Huffington Post’ Did Not Come from Facebook, So Mark Zuckerberg Should Have [No] Apologized

Stop the Party. End the Democrat agenda. Take a stand.

This will be the bumper sticker message of tomorrow’s protest marches to serve as a rallying cry against the shortcomings of the corrupt Democratic Party.

If New York Sen. Bernie Sanders gets his way, every congressional district in America is doomed to remain in Democratic hands.

What a pile of hot air.

Sanders, it should be remembered, ran, not only as a Democrat, but as the candidate of a special “green” party called the Vermont Justice Democrats. He ran for president as a two-party liberal, so there was nothing liberal about his philosophy.

From the beginning of the #MeToo movement to the tragic murder of a federal agent, a growing chorus of women, victims and families believe Bernie Sanders may have sympathized with and even facilitated a sex attack on one of his own staffers by another staffer.

In an interview published in Politico magazine, Gloria Allred, the famed criminal defense attorney, went after Sanders for his “unrealistic ideals” and “historic lack of tolerance” for assault and sexual misconduct.

Sanders’ refusal to come forward when first alerted to the former staffer’s claims is a direct contradiction to his own 2016 campaign book “Our Revolution,” when he condemned sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

“We should not tolerate people in our campaigns who are not respectful to women,” Sanders told CBS.

When allegations of sexual abuse were first brought to his attention, Sanders resigned former campaign worker Sara Forenstein from his Senate office.

On Dec. 1, Sanders chalked up his late response to the allegations as being due to Forenstein being scheduled to fly that same day to Seattle for an appearance at a women’s conference.

When the Huffington Post made that claim, Sanders was infuriated and said he had not received a call from the Huffington Post. He even went so far as to start forwarding reporters an email he had forwarded to him that showed exactly what she was doing.

“Where is the call from the Huffington Post? Does the Huffington Post even exist anymore?” he asked.

It should be obvious that the Huffington Post had more agenda than wanting to get to the bottom of the story and Sen. Sanders clearly knew about the accusation immediately when it came up in an unrelated email conversation the week before she was scheduled to fly out of town for a conference in Seattle. The problem was that Sanders was not an attorney and the Huffington Post was a member of The Washington Post.

Sanders’ personal response to the allegations and negligence is in stark contrast to the reaction from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in his own testimony before Congress.

In his testimony, Zuckerberg offered an apology to the millions of people whose Facebook accounts were possibly compromised.

“My responsibility as Facebook’s CEO is to protect your data,” he said. “It’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well.”

In other words, Zuckerberg understood that Facebook serves the public interest. He knows users trust him. He has done everything he can to make sure users trust him again. He kept users from deleting their accounts.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, for his part, will go down in history for pushing the people into the wilderness of political science and into the bowels of old stodgy liberal dogma.

Those too young to remember will hear him speak and think only of a few feet tall socialist revolutionary statues in the town square.

Those who should be sitting on their Democratic scooters with plates reading “Single-payer” or “Bernie 2020” will be clobbered by demonstrators with bullhorns shouting, “Dump the DNC! Bernie2020! We are losing.”

My guess is those demonstrators will want you to pay no attention to party platform language when it talks about increasing Internet access. At least that portion of the progressive agenda that isn’t funded by Big Tech.

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(Editor’s Note: Randy Langford is an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and is the Managing Editor of Eye Army, an online publication that features independent thought and independent voices. Follow him on Twitter: @RandyLangford.)

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