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Glenn Beck Backs Facebook, Upset by Some Conservatives' Tone

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By    |   Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:10 PM

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck said he's convinced Facebook harbors no ill will toward him and other right-leaning media members, but he is "disturbed" by how some of his colleagues perceive the social media giant.

Beck attended a meeting with more than two dozen conservative members of the media at Facebook's headquarters Wednesday in response to claims the company blacklisted certain conservative news sources.

Beck addressed the meeting in a blog he posted Thursday.

"Walking out of the meeting, I was convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing," Beck wrote. "They were humble, open, and listened intently to everyone in the room."

What bothered Beck was how his fellow conservatives behaved at the meeting.

After explaining that Silicon Valley is generally liberal, Beck wrote, "So, as a general rule, we do not trust them. And with one story, conservatives told Facebook, 'There's nothing left in the trust bank. There's no goodwill. You must have been scamming us this whole time.'

"I sat through a meeting that, to me, felt like I was attending a Rainbow Coalition meeting, and that people (not me) had come with a list of demands."

"It was like affirmative action for conservatives," Beck added. "When did conservatives start demanding quotas AND diversity training AND less people from Ivy League Colleges?"

Also attending the meeting was a former aide to President George W. Bush, who now works for Facebook as vice president for global public policy.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp was invited to the meeting but declined, calling the gathering a "P.R. stunt."

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