| That is the question Boycott Watch
is asking. Right now Boycott Watch is in the middle of a campaign (Report 1 and
Report 2) exposing
how The Outcast Agency, a PR firm with offices in San Francisco and New York
City is doing just that - defending hate speech against Jews on Facebook. The
Outcast Agency is hiring
and any serious candidate will surely check Twitter, Facebook and the rest of
the Internet which is buzzing with Boycott Watch exposing the hate Outcast
protects, images below. In fact, their existing clients have surely seen it
It is not a simple matter of free speech. Hate
speech against African Americans and the gay communities are removed
immediately. For some reason though, Outcast feels hate speech against Jews is
Fred Taub, the President of Boycott
Watch was approached about anti-Semitic posts on Facebook and just assumed
Facebook was unaware of the problem, so he called Facebook and was put in touch
with their PR firm, The Outcast Agency, which told him removing content
'dogs' would cause 'harm' to other Facebook users. The Outcast Agency was
shocked that Mr. Taub objected. He discussed other hate postings but Outcast
did not feel there was an actual problem with it.
Several Boycott Watch readers have commented along the lines of "it feels like
1930's Germany." Anti-Semitism has become accepted in many circles. We are also
seeing an acceptance of 'anti-Zionism' which is just a method of
self-justifying anti-Semitism. After all, hating the Jewish state is hatred of
Jews. In fact, Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. stated "Don't talk like that! When people criticize
Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism!"
Meanwhile, The Outcast Agency is under fire and will not return our phone
calls. Boycott Watch publicly asked someone on Twitter who posted "Proud to be
an Outcast" if she would be proud if outcast allowed attacks against her
ethnicity. No reply was posted at the time this article was posted. According
to The Holmes Report, an umbrella group for the PR industry, The Outcast Agency
made $18.5 Million in 2011 defending anti-Semitism.
Holmes recently awarded The Outcast Agency
their "Technology Agency of the Year" award, which Boycott Watch demands they
revoke because Outcast would more appropriately be named their Anti-Semitic
Agency of the Year.
In all cases, the
images violate the posted Facebook Community
Standards which states: "Facebook does not permit hate speech, but
distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. While we encourage you to
challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit
individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national
origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical
The following are a series of graphics
Boycott Watch has made and posted exposing some of what The Outcast Agency is
protecting - We expose these images only after they have been reported as hate
to Facebook, yet Outcast which gets those requests has refused to remove them.
Tell us what you think here.