Early Tuesday morning, writer and podcast host Bridget Phetasy revealed that Facebook blocked a post featuring her podcast with BlazeTV host Glenn Beck for going against its “Community Standards.”
Phetasy posted screenshots of a message she received from Facebook explaining that her post sharing the “Walk-Ins Welcome w/Bridget Phetasy” episode with Beck could not be viewed publicly.
“I have firebrand Glenn Beck on the podcast this week and we delve into the value of struggle and overcoming hardship, the cultural celebration of ‘victimhood,’ how tribalism and the culture wars trick people into thinking that the problem is outside themselves, and the dangers of buying into your own fame,” Phetasy wrote in her now-blocked Facebook post. “They explore the importance of being able to say ‘I don’t know,’ the loss of compassion that occurs when we stop seeing the humanity of the people we disagree with, Glenn’s surprising conversion to Mormonism, and what he found in the depths of his most recent dark night of the soul.”
It is unclear which part of that post violated Facebook’s
community standards, and Facebook did not tell Phetasy which part of their standards the post violated.
Glenn Beck responded on Twitter, criticizing Facebook as a platform where “no opinion or voice of common sense is allowed.”
This is not the first time Facebook suppressed content featuring a BlazeTV host. In June,
a post from BlazeTV host Graham Allen urging Christians to “Pray for everyone!” was flagged as “hate speech” and blocked. Allen said Facebook and Instagram had taken down “multiple videos … deeming them as hate speech” and he refused to apologize for his content, adding, “There’s an active attack against conservative minds and conservative values.”
You can listen to Phetasy’s interview with Glenn Beck here: