Friday, May 20, 2016

Glenn Beck visited Facebook—and blames conservatives for the controversy that put him there.

Strange days indeed; also see Zuckerberg’s GOP Meeting Shows a Master Politician in the Making (Wired)
"After sitting down with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a host of prominent conservatives this week, the pundit wrote a blog post provocatively titled “What disturbed me about the Facebook meeting.” It’s a clever headline, because it sets you up to expect a diatribe against the social network. Instead, Beck points the finger at his fellow conservatives for over-reacting to one ex-Facebook contractor’s anonymous allegations. Those allegations, published by the tech blog Gizmodo last week, incited a media frenzy and unleashed a wave of conservative outrage in which Facebook became the latest emblem of the vast liberal media conspiracy. (Here’s a primer on the whole convoluted controversy.)

Beck came away from the meeting impressed by Zuckerberg—but by his fellow conservatives, not so much. “I looked around the room, I heard the complaints, I listened to the perspectives, and not a single person in the room shared evidence of any wrongdoing,” he writes."
Glenn Beck visited Facebook—and blames conservatives for the controversy that put him there.
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