What is the GOP stink eye?

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Glenn has made it abundantly clear he is no fan of the establishment GOP party. In fact, whenever Glenn happens to attend an event or function where establishment GOP are present, the GOP stink eye is also present. So why do people keep asking him to speak at GOP events?

During Friday’s radio show, Glenn spoke out against the plans for comprehensive immigration reform being supported by progressives in both parties.

“But now the GOP is going exactly the opposite direction of Martin Luther King and we are judging people not on the content of their character but the color of their skin. We’re trying to appeal to Mexicans, we’re trying to appeal to those people who are coming in across our border illegally,” Glenn said.

“We are arguing about these things with progressives in both parties because of the problems the progressives gave us. I’m done with the GOP. I don’t know about you,” he added.

Towards the end of the segment, Glenn mentioned that he had been asked by a Texas GOP group to speak at a fundraiser on Saturday.

“Turned them down over and over again and said, no, not going to do it because you don’t want me. And they said, oh, yes, we do. And I said, no, because I’m not a GOP guy. You don’t want me,” he explained.

Glenn mentioned his CPAC speech in 2010, which was a hit with some of the young people in the crowd but resulted in some nasty backlash from the establishment GOP members in attendance.

“I thought CPAC actually had a chance of survival when I got there because all of the young people and all of the audience, they loved it. They loved it,” he said. “And the front row was sitting right there. None of them got up for a standing ovation, none of them. The rest of the crowd was up on their feet and they were active. But all of the dignitaries of the GOP, they sat there and they gave me the snake eye the whole time.”

“If you’re a GOP person and you’re coming to this Parker County GOP fundraiser, the Reagan dinner tomorrow, I don’t even know if tickets are still available. But stink eye, you might as well tape skunks to your face,” Glenn said. “There’s not enough stink eye to go around for me because it ain’t gonna stop me. Ain’t gonna stop me. Not with what the GOP is doing right now. It’s a disgrace.”

Scarlett Johansson under fire for standing with Israeli company

Actress and Democratic activist Scarlett Johansson is under fire because she is standing behind her decision to become the first brand ambassador for the Israeli carbonated beverage kit maker SodaStream. Johansson will also star in the company’s upcoming Super Bowl commercial, which was edited after first being rejected by Fox and the NFL.

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“I just watched Amy Holmes’ Hot List. You can find it at YouTube.com/TheBlaze but you really need to watch this… today’s was on the Super Bowl commercials that have been cancelled. And one of them was SodaStream,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now, this is Scarlett Johansson’s company that she’s representing, and she has been in so much trouble because she’s supporting an Israeli company. If I’m not mistaken, Scarlett Johansson probably hates my guts… but see, here’s the thing: She’s seen the merits of a free capitalist company that does good things.”

On Thursday, the aid organization Oxfam, asked Johansson to give up her ambassador role because “Oxfam believes that businesses that operate in [West Bank] settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.”

The only problem with that logic: SodaStream actually employs 900 Palestinians in its West Bank manufacturing plant, and the company supports Arab-Jewish equality and coexistence.

“[Not] all companies are good. But this company… they are trying to do the right thing,” Glenn said. “Yes, they’re Israeli. Yes, they’re in the ‘West Bank’… Yes, they have their offices and their headquarters in Judea and Samaria. But she stands by it [even] with all the pressure that she’s come under.”

On Friday, Johansson released a statement to the Huffington Post, in which she said she “never intended on being the face of any social or political movement, distinction, separation or stance as part of my affiliation with SodaStream,” but wants to “clear the air.”

“I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine,” Johansson said. “SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma’ale Adumim factory every working day”

As for the SodaStream commercial that will air this Sunday, the company edited its original ad that called out its competitors – Coke and Pepsi. Pepsi sponsors the Super Bowl’s half-time show.

“Now Fox has not taken the SodaStream money because there was an end that needed to be changed, and they changed it and so Fox accepted the ad. But what their problem was is that it said, ‘Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.’ And so they first rejected it on that. I don’t believe that for a second,” Glenn said. Have you ever heard of cola wars? Hello!”

Check out the SodaStream ad (pre-edit) and some other ads you may not be seeing Sunday night courtesy of TheBlaze’s Amy Holmes and The Hot List:

More-On Trivia: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

Last week, More-On Trivia correctly predicted the Seattle Seahawks would triumph over the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl. On radio this morning, convenience store workers in Seattle squared off against their Denver counterparts to see which city’s team would come out on top. The score was tied 12-12 after four quarters of the play, but the Denver Broncos ultimately came out on top.

Perhaps it was Denver’s Mike who delivered the very best answer of the day – according to Glenn, anyway. When asked, ‘Who is Glenn Beck?’ Mike had this to say:

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Is this the worst TV bit ever?

And the hits just keep on coming over at MSNBC… Between his time as a top-40s radio DJ and all his time on talk radio and television since, Glenn has done more than his fair share of stupid things on air. A bit that appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle last week, however, might just take the cake for the worst skit ever broadcast.

“Remember how MSNBC made fun of me all the time and said that I was a clown show and everything else,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “And did you see, Pat, I sent you a deal of Touré doing a Carnac [the Magnificent] bit? Oh my gosh, this is some of the worst television. Forget about their opinions.”

“Yeah. It’s going to be painful to listen to,” Pat agreed. “But just hang on through.”

If you dare, check out Touré’s poorly performed ode to Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent”:

“I can’t take it. Tell me how you fix a network after that,” Glenn asked. “I mean that network is worth nothing afterwards because you have to completely blow it up. You have to lose the network identity. You have to lose all of the news people. You don’t recover in that. You just don’t recover.”

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New Public Policy Polling results do not bode well for liberal media

NBCUniversal is having a bad week. On Wednesday, MSNBC came under fire for it’s offensive tweet about conservatives, and now new polling shows both NBC News and MSNBC rank at the very bottom of trustworthy media outlets in America.

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“NBC News and sister cable outlet MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets that Americans trust for news,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “This is really, truly amazing.”

According to a new ‘trust poll’ from the Democratic Public Policy Polling, 35% of participants said they trust Fox News more than any other outlet. PBS comes in second at 14% ollowed by PBS at 14 percent, followed by ABC at 11%, CNN at 10%, CBS at 9%, 6% for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3% for NBC. This is Public Policy Polling’s fifth edition of the ‘trust poll.’

“Think of what they have done to Fox. Think of how the nonstop relentless attacks on Fox have been,” Glenn said. “NBC is worse than MSNBC. But NBC I think gets that rap because they’re the global warming station. They’re the ones who are constantly doing propaganda. They are the ones constantly doing the Affordable Care Act propaganda. They have made their bed, and they’ve sown all the seeds. [They] are in bed with this Administration.”

Ironically, Fox News also tops Public Policy’s ‘least trustworthy’ list with 33% of the vote. MNBC comes in second on that list with 19%. To even further exacerbate the partisan polarization, Public Policy points out that 38% of Republicans designate MSNBC as the least trustworthy, meaning Republicans distrust MSNBC more than Democrats trust it.

“I think what that means is you have one source that has any, any conservative on it,” Stu said of Fox News’ bizarre distinction in both polls. “All Republicans like it, but it shows what we’ve talked about forever… this is why TheBlaze is needed so much. There’s only one [network] that conservatives can even come close to liking. They hate everything else because everything else offends their values constantly.”

Check out the full poll results HERE.

Former MSNBC host S.E. Cupp sounds off on the network’s offensive tweet

Last night, S.E. Cupp joined the Real News panel to discuss the controversy surrounding MSNBC’s racially insensitive tweet. On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s official Twitter account posted a tweet that implied ‘right-wingers’ would not like the latest iteration of a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC Tweeted Wednesday night, linking to the new ad.

Screengrab via Twitchy

The network quickly took down the tweet, and MSNBC president Phil Griffin formally apologized. But given the race-related controversy that has surrounded various hosts on the network (i.e. Melissa Harris-Perry, Martin Bashir, Alec Baldwin…) over the last few months, one has to wonder how sincere MSNBC’s mea culpa really is.

As S.E. explained, MSNBC – like any cable news network – employs pundits that are paid to express an opinion. In those instances, the topic of race might come up and the conversation might get messy.

“When I was back at MSNBC, I was on a show in which race came up a lot,” she said. “I always welcomed the idea where some less thoughtful pundit would introduce the idea that 50% of the country is racist because they are Republican because I thought, ‘This is great. If liberalism espouses tolerance, I am glad we are showing and exposing that lack of tolerance for what it is.’ I was glad when that opinion was put out there partly because I could shoot it down and partly to expose the real intolerance of some liberals.”

The problem with this particular Tweet, however, is that it came from MSNBC’s official account, which in theory represents the values and opinions of the network at large.

“But when it comes in an official capacity from the network, I think that is deeply disappointing – deeply, deeply disappointing. That tells me a culture has created an acceptance, a willingness, a complicity in allowing that line of thinking to seep out into the mainstream officially,” S.E. explained. “That’s a real problem. And I am sure Phil Giriffiin knows that is real problem… but I don’t know, with Melissa Harris-Perry, Martin Bashir, Alec Baldwin and the list goes on and on, this is a problem that is spiraling out of control for that network.”

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WATCH: Glenn talks to retired Army Captain Sam Brown about his heroic service and run for for Texas rep

On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with a true American hero, retired Army Captain Sam Brown, who suffered burns to over 30% of his body after his Humvee was struck by an IED during a mission in Kandahar, Afghanistan in September 2008. It has been a trying 5 years, but Sam is now married with two beautiful children and running for representative in Texas District 102.

While Sam is running for a state government position, Glenn felt it was important for the national audience to meet this remarkable man. “As goes Texas, so goes the Republic,” Glenn said. So Sam and his wife Amy joined Glenn at his home to discuss the tragedy that brought them together and how they have maintained such incredible perspective despite what they have faced.

In the clip below, Sam shares his experience in Afghanistan and how Amy came into his life:

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Glenn then asked Sam to discuss his political ambitions. Sam has already served his country honorably, and he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Accommodation Medal with “Valor” Device, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, and Ranger Tab for his sacrifice. He decided to run for office because he recognizes the unsustainable trajectory this country is on, and he wants to his part to right the path.

“I made a pledge to my God, my country, and my wife,” Sam said. And he explained that he is not interested in back room deals and playing politics in order to get his way – he is interested in standing up for his principles and the principles of his constituents.

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You can learn more about Sam’s campaign HERE.

Glenn explains how he reconnected with Mark Levin and Sean Hannity

While talk radio hosts have always been cordial to each other, they’ve also been fiercely competitive in a quest to become as successful as possible. Given the dire state of the nation, however, some of that competition has faded, and conservative radio’s most powerful voices are now coming to together to help get this country back on track. On radio this morning, Glenn opened up about his renewed relationship with some of the most prolific talk show hosts in America today.

Last night, Glenn received an email from Mark Levin urging him to read a ludicrous article in Commentary Magazine about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Pete Werner, a Republican who served in the Bush Administration, wrote the story, which blames Sen. Cruz for the government shutdown and the fracturing of the Republican Party.

Mark also posted the article on his Facebook page because he believes it is time to “rat these people out” and “take on the Bushies and all the other Herbert Hoover Republicans who are trying to sabotage potential conservative presidential candidates.”

After reading that post on Mark’s Facebook page, Glenn immediately tweeted the post with this message:

Glenn also sent Mark an email:


I don’t have the time to listen to other shows and I’m sure you’re the same, but I want you to know, had I listened to your shows and really listened to what you were saying, I would have been on your bandwagon a lot sooner. We are on exactly the same page, it seems. The difference between us, however, is important. I’m working to affect culture, and I think I have a few answers. And you’re working to affect political change, and I know you have the answers now.

I have prayed for a long time: Lord, I don’t know what to do politically. I don’t know how to help people politically. I don’t like politics. I never did. And I can’t predict politicians or what they should or would do. Help, Lord. I have no answers.

He knew, apparently, that I didn’t need them. I have my answers in my path, and we have you. Thanks for being open-minded enough to talk with me and try to repair the stupid road that we have been traveling because I think all of us united will make the impact progressives have feared and that patriots have prayed for.

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“I am grateful to this audience. I am grateful for you. There was a stupid feud, and the three of us, Sean, and Mark and I, have talked about it,” Glenn said. “And we know where it came from, and we know who was feeding us lies about each other. And this individual just expected that if they fed us enough lies about each other, we would never talk to each other. And that way he would be able to divide us and keep the Tea Party movement at bay and control it as much as he could or destroy it. And we were foolish.”

The way Glenn sees it, each of them brings their own skillset to the table and together they offer the message and solutions America needs to hear.

“We are at the end,” Glenn said. “And if talk radio begins to move together and we all understand: I don’t do what Sean Hannity does, and he can’t do what I can do. Same with Mark. I mean that… Everybody plays a different role. And each of us have an important piece.”

Glenn believes his role to influence culture, while Mark concentrates on the intricacies of politics. Sean, meanwhile, has an ability to lay out the most clear-cut, workable solutions to very complex problems.

“He comes out after Christmas… with [ideas]… I have not heard anybody come out and say, ‘Listen, we need ideas that are going to unite us and put us together,’” Glenn said. “And for Sean to begin to move in this direction and say, ‘What are the five just groundbreaking things that we could do?’ And I’ve tried to write it, and it wouldn’t happen. I just couldn’t get it done. Why? Because that’s Sean’s piece. That’s what Sean is supposed to be doing.”

Ultimately, the future of conservatism can be very bright, if everyone comes to together to work towards a common goal of getting this country back on track.

“I mean I hate to go to a Saturday morning cartoon, but when Wonder Twins activate… Something big is happening. Something good is really happening,” Glenn concluded. “Well, I mean, unless you’re a progressive then I don’t think you’re going to like this. It’s not good news for you.”

The dangers of Obama’s ‘MyRA’ scam

President Obama introduced several new government programs during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and one involved the federal government taking over your retirement account. According to President Obama, the ‘MyRA’ account would “guarantee a decent return with no risk of losing what you put it.” Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that’s because it is.

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Glenn opened the radio program this morning by reading an excerpt from a great post on Zero Hedge by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog that sums up the program laid out by President Obama on Tuesday:

I have an old acquaintance named Sam who has a hell of a deal for you.

Sam is actually a pretty famous guy with a big reputation. Unfortunately he has been a bit down and out on his luck lately… but he’s trying to make a comeback. And Sam is prepared to float you a really great investment opportunity.

Here’s the deal he’s offering: you give Sam your hard-earned retirement savings. Sam will invest your funds, and pay you a rate of return.

Granted, the rate of return he’s promising doesn’t quite keep up with inflation. So you will be losing some money. But don’t dwell on that too much.

And, rather than invest your funds in productive assets, Sam is going to blow it all on new cars and flat screen TVs. So when it comes time to make interest payments, Sam won’t have any money left.

But don’t worry, he still has that good ole’ credibility. So even though his financial situation gets worse by the year, Sam will just go back out there and borrow more money from other people to pay you back.

Of course, he will be able to keep doing this forever without any consequences whatsoever.

I know what you’re thinking– “where do I sign??” I know, right? It’s the deal of the lifetime.

This is basically the offer that the President of the United States floated last night…

Read the entire post HERE.

“It’s a great article from Zero Hedge, and not a lot of people are talking about this. During the State of the Union address, our president looked our people straight in the face and he said we’re going to give you a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in. Mr. President, I don’t think I’m going to take or recommend [that] to anybody,” Glenn said. “What they’re going to do is you will sign over your IRA And then the government is going to use all of that money to pay the bills and pay for things that we can’t afford. But don’t worry.”

President Obama laid out the following plan in Tuesday’s State of the Union:

OBAMA: Let’s do more to help Americans save for retirement. Today, most workers don’t have a pension. A Social Security check often isn’t enough on its own. And while the stock market has doubled over the last five years, that doesn’t help folks who don’t have 401ks. That’s why, tomorrow, I will direct the Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings: MyRA. It’s a new savings bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg. MyRA guarantees a decent return with no risk of losing what you put in. And if this Congress wants to help, work with me to fix an upside-down tax code that gives big tax breaks to help the wealthy save, but does little to nothing for middle-class Americans. Offer every American access to an automatic IRA on the job, so they can save at work just like everyone in this chamber can…

While President Obama tried to see the plan as a safe and secure bet for our nation’s retired population, the introduction of the MyRA essentially confirms the notion that the U.S. government can longer find anyone to lend them money.

“Well, okay, we can’t get China to invest anymore, but it’s not like we can’t get Japan… Okay, we can’t get Japan to invest anymore,” Glenn joked. “It’s not like we can’t sell our treasury bonds anymore to the world. Okay, we can’t actually sell our treasury bonds to the world anymore, but we have the Fed. The Fed already owns, what is it, $4 trillion of our debt… If the Fed loses that $4 trillion, don’t worry. I mean their balance sheet isn’t all upside down.”

Regardless of how this program shakes out, Glenn was confident the Obama Administration will enjoy the support of organizations like the AARP, which may very well allow this giant ponzi scheme to get off the ground.

“You watch – AARP will be at the lead of this,” Glenn concluded. “You know what? This is a good idea. Why? Because the elites will be the ones that will benefit from your money. And you will be left penniless. It’s like saying, ‘Is that you, Bob?’ ‘Yeah, it’s me. I’m Bob. I got a bank. I’ll put my money in my pocket. Thanks for going to Bob’s bank.’ Nobody would do it. Wise up, America! Wise up!”

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MSNBC forced to apologize for offensive racially charged tweet

It was just a few weeks ago that MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire for a segment on her show that poked fun at a picture featuring Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson Kieran. And the network has made headlines yet again – this time for a tweet that implied ‘right-wingers’ would not like the latest iteration of a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC Tweeted Wednesday night, linking to the new ad.

Screengrab via Twitchy

It took no time at all for biracial ‘right wing’ families to take to Twitter using #MyRightWingBiracialFamily to post pictures of their loving, beautiful families. MSNBC ultimately chose to remove the offensive tweet, and the network issued a response asserting that the original message did not reflect MSNBC’s position:

While Glenn was very vocal in defending Harris-Perry earlier this month, the displays of intolerance and racism over at MSNBC are growing too frequent to be passed off as an accident.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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“I have accepted the apologies of MSNBC. We have defended people that we disagree with and said, ‘Look, they don’t mean it that way.’ [But] this is a very big deal because this shows a pattern at MSNBC, and, honestly, Melissa Harris Perry, your apology means a lot less because of this,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I’m sorry, MSNBC, but you are racist, and we know who you are now… They issued an apology and said, ‘We apologize for this tweet, and it doesn’t reflect the network or our values.’ Yes, it does.”

Stu was willing to defend the individual who tweeted the message because that person was really just sharing a message that is inline with the sentiments expressed across the network.

“I got to defend the guy a little bit… If you’re at MSNBC and you tweet [that] aren’t you in the pocket of what everybody is saying? Every day they’re entire line-up is just calling conservatives racist. How could they possibly not think that was appropriate,” Stu asked. “Al Sharpton has a show on your network that’s a million times worse than this tweet! They haven’t apologized for that yet… Think of what Chris Matthews does every day. The only prism he sees anything through is race.”

While the person who tweeted the message is really just an innocent bystander in this situation, Glenn believes the only way for MSNBC to prove it is truly sorry for this latest example of racism is to fire the person responsible.

“Let he tell you something, MSNBC: There is no excuse for it,” Glenn said. “If that is indeed who you aren’t, then you should fire that individual and make sure that everybody knows that you fired him – just like ABC did with the ‘chink in the armor’ [reporter]. ‘Chink in the armor’ is a phrase that everybody uses. And it was a wrong firing. But they so overreacted because of the Mouse.”

“But [MSNBC is] so unafraid of calling people racist… They meant this one,” he concluded. “They meant this. And they think they’re going to just get away with it, and they probably will. ‘Oh, we retracted that. We’re sorry.’ No, it’s who you are.”

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