Sunday, December 27, 2015


British pub called the Blackcock Inn has its Facebook page suspended for 'racist or offensive language'

A pub called the Blackcock Inn has had its Facebook page banned for ‘racist or offensive language’ due to its name, according to its manager.

The watering hole has served customers in Llanfihangel Talyllyn in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, under the name since 1840 – but the social media giant banned its page after a complaint from a member of the public.

Manager Lee Garrett said he had tried to explain the situation to Facebook but had not had a reply and was not expecting the ban to be lifted.

‘In July I had this strange phone call from a woman who said she found our name offensive and her child had to cover their eyes to avoid seeing the name.

‘Then days after I put our Christmas menu on Facebook I tried to log back in and had a notice come up on the screen saying my account was suspended because of racist or offensive language.

‘I think someone has made this complaint and Facebook is just such an automated service that once this complaint goes in it goes to a computer and they just automatically banned us. There’s no one there to assess it properly and use some common sense.’

He added: ‘We live in a historically agricultural area and there are plenty of cockerel based names for pubs around here. We have the Three Cocks, the Cock Inn, the Cock Hotel; it’s just a name.’

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The oh so sensitive Liberals can find offense everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ignorance rules today!

Stan B said...

I think the fact that she covered her children's eyes - trying to hide them from history and knowledge - says it all about today's culture of offense.

stinky said...

http://www.americasbestonline.net/sccocls1.jpg

Anonymous said...

Facebook would do better to ban the complainant rather than the innkeeper for making such a stupid complaint.

Anonymous said...

her child had to cover their eyes to avoid seeing the name.

How did her child know that there was anything that might be considered offensive ?

Anonymous said...

Because wilful ignorance is passed down from generation to generation.

Bird of Paradise said...

Just as stupid as those bunch of stupid students who signed a dumb petition over the song WHITE CHRISTMAS these people are total idiots

Alpha Skua said...

The Common Liberal(Whineicus,Snivelus)Commonly found in groups on collage campuses they tendy to wear pink and can be identified by the familure call of WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Anonymous said...

Having been around in fields and workplaces at both extremes of the left-right socio-industrial spectrum and in between so I can soon tell where I am on the spectrum or its sidebars in any workplace and my work has involved individual and group conflict management and as such identifying the flow of influence between persons and within groups, on all the levels that influence flows, and as with any field or medium after a while one "gets one's eye in" - attunes one's vision to the width of scope and degree of subtle discernment for the subject which one is observing.

Bird of Paradise said...
Just as stupid as those bunch of stupid students who signed a dumb petition over the song WHITE CHRISTMAS these people are total idiots

Reply - Yes, the majority of leftists put emotion before reason, and image before substance, but amongst them, pulling their strings, are highly intelligent and manipulative leftists who know exactly what they are doing and how their manipulation works.

Those smart leftists are not themselves emotional, though they encourage others to be, they are conscious, most understand psychological makeup and function, are highly intelligent with good problem solving skills and creative ability, they understand and utilise the emotional and glamour conscious nature of their dumber lefties, they design all sorts of "programs" (schemes) to seduce others into the emotional and image conscious levels of leftism, and get dumber lefties to willingly implement those programs and to disperse leftist ideas to where they will most easily take seed in the community.

They are found throughout the victim industry and its agencies, amongst (not all but amongst them) teachers and educators, welfare and social workers, psychs and counsellors in every subfield - D&A, forensic "rehab", relationships, youth, domestic violence,...etc, all sorts of individual and societal behaviour and attitude change program designers, within leftist associations and think tanks, amongst media workers of all sorts, psychosocial survey designers, ....etc, etc.

If they were all idiots they could not achieve what they do.

Intelligence can be either good or evil, and the more evil that evil gets, the more intelligent it gets. What we commonly think of as evil behaviour is only half way along the spectrum of good and evil. Further left it starts to look good and keeps its hands clean.

The commonest error that conservatives make is to think that leftists are illogical. No one is illogical, but not understanding their motives/desires/objectives can make them seem so.






Anonymous said...

p.s. Leftists are deceptive, not illogical.