Ari Melber Rips Mark Zuckerberg For Statement on Data Breach Scandal: He Didn’t Even Say ‘Sorry’


Over the first months of his 6 PM MSNBC show The Beat, Ari Melber has shown that there is no entity which stokes his ire quite as much as Facebook, and no person which stokes his ire as much as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Wednesday night, with Facebook in the midst of a public relations crisis as a result of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Melber once again went to town on the social media titan — ripping the Facebook chief’s damage control statement, issued earlier in the day.

“Zuckerberg’s new statement, it doesn’t address regulation or the wider problems I mentioned about Russia and fake news,” Melber said. “It doesn’t even use the words like apology, sorry or regret. Zuckerberg doesn’t even say tonight whether he’ll address the U.S. Congress, which lawmakers are now demanding. This is the worst it’s ever been for Facebook.”

Melber went on to rip Zuckerberg for ducking Congress — despite previously meeting a top Kremlin official.

“At this hour, as Zuckerberg prepares to do a media interview tonight, the fact is, he’s proven his willingness…to meet with the Kremlin and Putin’s number two,” Melber said. “He was more ready to do that. To put on a tie and take off the hoodie, more ready to do that than address the representatives of his own country. And that lends a certain hollowness to Zuckerberg’s public statements about elections.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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