Earlier this week, Apple suddenly and without explanation removed 10 years’ worth of episodes of Glenn Beck’s podcasts from the Apple Store. Beck was completely deplatformed and was not given any advanced warning or reason for the decision.
What happened to this country? When did companies just suddenly decide that it’s okay to pull a stunt like this, just because some butt-hurt executive disagrees with someone else’s speech?
Beck was about to air an episode asking the question, “Who’s the real crime family? Trump or Biden?”
It seems pretty clear that Apple didn’t want that episode to air for SOME REASON. The excuse for the deplatforming is very flimsy. Variety reported that 3,000 of Beck’s shows were taken down because of a trademark dispute.
Beck admits that The Blaze had a single trademark dispute on a single video back in June, which they resolved within hours of being notified by Apple. So, a trademark dispute doesn’t pass the smell test.
Trademark disputes in these situations almost always involve a single video—so it seems like there’s no justification for taking all 3,000 down. Apple just felt like doing it.
Watch as Glenn Beck picks apart Apple’s lame excuses for its anti-American stunt…