Conservatives Changing Their Names To ‘Benghazi’ On Facebook
Never mind that the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee cleared the White House on Benghazi. Of course, not many people know that because it’s barely been covered in the media. But, even if it had been, it wouldn’t stop right-wing monomania.
A new trend among conservatives on Facebook is to change one’s middle name to “Benghazi,” the site of a 2012 terrorist attack that the right-wing media insists mainstream news organizations, President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and your mother just aren’t paying enough attention to.
The idea behind the Facebook campaign seems to be to call attention to the terrorist attack by squishing it between the wedding photo albums and Upworthy links that populate Facebook. Every time one of the participants writes a status, makes a comment or simply “likes” something, you’re quietly reminded of Benghazi.