At Wednesday’s meeting between Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and some conservatives irked by the social media site’s policy for shunting non-liberal news to the side, talk show host Glenn Back was way out of line, according to Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson.
“I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that’s not at all what happened,” Carlson told Politico. “He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I’ve ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg’s manservant — it was awe-inspiring.”
“I don’t know what his agenda is; it’s either he’s looking to put his tanking Web properties up for sale or he just can’t help himself. There’s a billionaire there, so he sniffs the throne,” Carlson said.
Beck has praised Zuckerberg and Facebook for the meeting, but has had less kind words for his fellow conservatives.
“I sat through a meeting that, to me, felt like I was attending a Rainbow Coalition meeting, that people (not me) had come with a list of demands,” Beck wrote in a blog post Thursday. “It was like affirmative action for conservatives.”
Beck said he expected he would be criticized for his stand.
“I know I will be blasted by people for my position on this. I will be called a sellout,” he wrote. “I will be accused of taking money or cowering for fear of retribution.”
Carlson said he asked Zuckerberg about increasing value-based diversity, but denied it was to achieve anything like affirmative action.
“You can look different but have the same values,” Carlson said. “That’s not diversity; it’s conformity. You want people with different life experiences as a backstop against bad decision.”
h/t: CBS News