Hypocrisy: Facebook’s Zuckerberg slams Trump’s ‘wall,’ bought neighbors’ homes to create ‘safe space’

zuckerbergScratch a liberal, find a hypocrite, the saying goes.  That seems to be especially true for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who recently slammed GOP front-runner Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall on the U.S. southern border.  But, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday, Zuckerberg went so far as to buy up neighboring homes to create a “safe space” for he and his family.

“I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others,” he said in California on Tuesday.

In response, Paul Bedard said “several congressional critics emailed Secrets stories about his huge personal and home security.”

Here’s some of what was sent:

“This, from a man who bought every house on his neighborhood block to clear the area and create a safe space for he and his family,” said one congressional source. “I bet he has some pretty sturdy fences to protect his land. Not to mention a platoon of personal bodyguards.”

That’s not all.  Bedard noted:

“Zuckerberg secured ten separate building permits so that an estimated 40 to 50 contractors could build out everything from roof decks to a basement garage, featuring a car turntable so his fleet of vehicles “can get in and out more easily.” And the CEO—ever conscious of people’s privacy—had a massive mesh net fence erected around the property,” reported ValleyWag.

In Palo Alto, he bought up four homes surrounding his to provide quiet and security. “To create his own mega-compound, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought four homes for $30 million, one of which sold for $14 million, near his own $7 million estate in Palo Alto, Calif.,” reported ABC News.

In 2014, Sen. Jeff Sessions wrote:

Mark Zuckerberg just made an unusual purchase. Well, four purchases. Facebook’s billionaire founder bought four homes surrounding his current home near Palo Alto, Mercury News Reports. The houses cost him more than $30 million, including one 2,600 square-foot home that cost $14 million. (His own home is twice as large at 5,000 square-feet and cost half as much.) Larry Page made a similar move a few years ago so he could build a 6,000-square-foot mansion. But Zuckerberg’s reason is different. He doesn’t want to live in excess, he just wants a little privacy.

That is a world the average American doesn’t live in.

How true.  Yet, he wants to complain about keeping illegal immigrants out of the country.

Of course, Zuckerberg has the right to purchase whatever he wants provided he can afford it and it’s legal.  Personally, I think he would be better served by hiring moderators who know the difference between pornography and lilac trees.  Just saying.

Maybe he should also teach his paid minions about something called the right of free expression and quit terrorizing and harassing people who hold opinions he doesn’t agree with.

Update: More hypocrisy can be seen here


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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