What are the big stories being missed by the mainstream media?

Since founding TheBlaze, Glenn has been working on a platform that is very different from the rest of the media. With the national conversation dominated by Republicans and Democrats, he saw an opening for the people who believe in the smallest possible government to have a news outlet that represented their perspective. The success of TheBlaze has drawn more and more mainstream attention, and “Inside Flipboard” sat down with Glenn during his trip to New York a few weeks ago to discuss what makes TheBlaze different from other media outlets, the most important stories being missed by the mainstream media, and the impact of technology on individual freedom.

Watch the interview below:

  • Deckard426

    The Lame-Stream media is content to sit in the wagon, and run derogatory stories about people pulling the wagon.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    That is the media.

  • Anonymous

    If the news doesn’t fit the desired agenda then the news must not be suitable.

  • Anonymous

    If it does not earn top ratings most news channels won’t touch a story. That is sad.
    On the other hand, if a news story will produce ratings (like the missing air-plane), they beat it to death. Anything which touches our lives should be reported and it would not hurt to report also what is going on in the world, which would impact us here in the US.
    Unfortunately, we get only fed what does not stir up a tempest, either here or overseas.

  • Anonymous

    Beck is a hypocrite, because he thinks he doesn’t contribute to dividing America… oh, wait, that’s wrong. Beck is honest because he accepts his media-preaching of conservative principles does divide America… but then he’s no worst that those he attacks… That’s the problem when you whole position is contradictory: principle preaching while principle breaking is unavoidable when the principles you promote are as vague as “Truth”. One can just turn around and say “what my ideological opposites say is not the truth”, and what one would be saying would merely mean “those people don’t share my world perspective.” That’s it.

  • Woody Pendleton

    IT APPEARS ASD THOUGH SOME ARE MORE INTERESTED IN PUSHING THEIR IDEOLOGY THAN REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT IS SAID. THE CONCEPT I BELIEVE GLENN BECK IS TRYING TO EXPRESS IS THAT WE ARE LUMPING ALL AMERICANS INTO TWO LINES OF THOUGHT ACCORDING TO POLITICAL PARTY AND THAT IS NOT NECCESARILY TRUE. GRANTED ,THE PARTY LEADERS AND POLITICAL PUNDITS ARE HARD LINERS ON THE SET IDEOLOGY. BUT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN ,OF BOTH PARTIES, ARE NOT SO HIDE BOUND IN THEIR THINKING. THERE ARE MANY LIBERAL CONSERVATIVES AN THERE IS MANY CONFERVATIVE LIBERALX. INSTEAD OF LABELING AND NAME CALLING WE SHOULD “LISTEN ” TO WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY AND EVALUATE EACH OTHERS POSITIONS BY WHAT WE TRULY MEAN. PREACH UNITY NOT DISSENTION.

  • BlueMN

    I think that’s the GB and The Blaze’s mottos.

  • Anonymous

    It’s easy for a relativist to say there is no Truth especially when the relativist has no idea what Truth looks like. No commitment either while the bullets cross overhead. Are fence sitters neutral and accept whatever falls out? The time for fence-sitting is getting short. Both sides tolerate the fence sitters for now but in the end someone else will want the fence and they will not be asking for it.

  • Jim

    Yes! Freedom! I long for the day that I have total freedom…but it comes with a price…total responsibility. If I destitute myself with drugs or alcohol, my neighbor isn’t responsible and shouldn’t have to pay.

  • Anonymous

    I find your ideology to be erroneous. This is because your ideology is self-incriminating. This means that your comment can be just as easily applied to yourself… or literally just anyone…

  • Anonymous

    Basically, Fine Tapestry’s post: “Everyone (else?) is a hypocrite, therefore Truth (whatever that is) is relative.” Nothing new there.

    What Fine Tapestry misses is that some people *try* to be less hypocritical AND more truthful. When people do try then out comes the “judge not”, “self-righteous” and “holier-than-thou” arguments.

    Perish the thought that people actually try to do that which is right and good. The marauding mobs of the deceived and confused will attempt to do away with them and/or corrupt them.

  • Anonymous

    Do you bring peace or a sword?

  • Anonymous

    True Freedom is to do all that which is good and right. ‘License’ is to do whatever one desires. It is not Freedom to enslave oneself to drugs and alcohol, however, Free Will Choice will permit it. Choose wisely.

  • landofaahs

    Answer: Everything critical of democrats in general and Obama in particular.

  • landofaahs

    Dividing America is Obama’s job. But in fairness, Hillary wants to do for male female relations what Obama has done for relations between affluent and poor, black and white, along with democrat and republican. Obama is the “Divider in Chief”.

  • landofaahs

    I bring peace but to quote Obama “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun”.

  • Jayhawk59

    I live on disability, struggling daily with MS
    You would be surprised what you can live on if you give up all the garbage you really don’t need. (cable TV, eating out, etc). Except internet, it’s my link to the world and news. Too bad the government can’t cut the waste like I have had to.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not against people trying to do good. But if Beck is the example of someone trying to be less hypocritical and more truthful, then the model is: being an hypocrite without realizing it; claim Truth as absolute while only doing a good job at establishing relative truth. And that is just lame. Don’t you think? Because it entails that, whatever the limits of my own capacity to understand things sets the bar for everyone else. If I am a mental midget, like Beck, I accuse (of corruption and sin) everyone who might see things from a broader world perspective, because they might be responding to the devil: they are too smart to be good: they must be evil without realizing it, so it is my job to publicly attack them (this is not hypothesis, it’s exactly what Beck does).

  • Anonymous

    Oh, please, do tell what Truth looks like. I swear I’ll keep an open mind.

  • Anonymous

    So… including women, blacks, and other minorities inside what used to be the white-male exclusive group is “dividing”. Yeah. Okay. We are playing the opposite game, then…

  • Right wing

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  • landofaahs

    Thanks for reminding me that Obama has worsened relations between straight and homosexuals too.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Absolutely! They have been missing in action for a long time. The mainstream media is more concerned with who is going to win Dancing with the Bachelor or some other stupidity, and sucking up to the First Family than they are in covering events that are shaping this world on a daily basis. The 24 hour cable news cycle is just another case of a hundred channels and still nothing on TV. They stopped being reliable sources for news when they started getting that tingle up Chris Matthews leg.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are a moron, and that trumps your accusation of hypocrisy. If you think that today’s media is within a mile of being relevant, trustworthy and capable of journalistic and professional excellence you are delusional.

    What divides America is sitting in the White House in the oval office behind the Resolute Desk. He’s got a phone and a pen, and absolutely no sense what so ever.

  • Bill Tilghman

    “I’m not against people trying to do good. ” Bwhahahhahaha! You are here slamming Beck, so you are lying your rear end off!

    Your self appointment as the arbiter of truth and justice is the funniest joke yet – you are nothing but a puffed up troll and never will be anything more.

  • Bill Tilghman

    That’s easy – you are the diametric opposite of truth, so look at yourself and know what you see in the mirror is as far from truth as it gets – except for your BFF Barack.

  • Bill Tilghman

    I think you haven’t the slightest idea about this site or the man who owns it. You are a troll not unlike Tapestry. You should stop thinking – you aren’t any good at it.

  • 7tom7

    Our so call President obama is giving away our nation soverign constitution right to free speech matter what method is use the internet is his first step .!!!!!!????? Our President obama is doing this to get around congress,our supreme courts, and our constitution !! In his giving the internet to foreign control is giving away our protection of constitution right of free speech while excising free speech in this form!! What next with obama a internation copywrite global organization to bann certain books to limit our free speech in this form ???? Maybe another step by obama in the future is to turn over the air waves of TV and talk radio too to the U.N to restrict or to silence them too !! Our President obama is giving our national soverignty away by excutive orders which goes against our constitution and going around our congress and Supreme Court !!!!!!!! Oops maybe a global printing license for newspapers too I wouldn’t put anything pass obama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What ever form of free speech U.S citizens use print,radio,internet may be share with the world ,but with this crazy thinking of obama means that U.S should give up it’s protection of free speech by our constitution to U.S citizens to world control or global control ?????? Hey obama our freedom of speech and of the press has been share with the world since our country was form only now with you ,that you are taking the first step with internet , to destroy all our forms of use of freedoms of speech rights protection for our citizens !!

  • 7tom7

    What obama is doing is giving up our freedom of speech and of the press a beacon to the free world , to be under a control state of foreign interest !! Now since our country was form the content of freedom of speech & press was share with the world and the world had access ,now obama wants to put it under restrictive control !! The internet just a newer form of freedom of speech and press !!! books and individuals opinions reviews of message, newspapers editorials by individuals, TV & Radio commentators and call in’s !! The freedom of speech & Press is a check from a runway government and from a politician like obama in free rein in running amok in unconstitutional power grabs !!! Now obama trying use a back door method to get around congress,we the people,supreme court,constitution by his first step with giving away of giving our internet freedom of speech to a foreign control !! Russia ,China,North Korea,Iran are not giving up their control on internet but gaining control of U.S and the free world freedom of internet !!! Now obama hope outside interest will help him silence the internet ,something he cannot do so he can gain more power and destroy our country & free world from within and he can continue to change our country to a third world socialists Marxists dictatorship !!

  • BlueMN

    Billy Boy the troll is back! How art thou, thy globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip-oil?
    The only troll I see here is you. Who besides you is going from comment to comment spewing brainless insults and nothing of any substance? The Senior Day Care center shouldn’t let you play with the internets until after your nap.

  • Jonathan Leibowitz

    After confusing liberty with power, collectivists can appeal to “liberty” to plunder in the name of vague illusions such as “fair share”.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Rather than demonize people in the abstract Glenn should engage people he may not disagree with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges and so many others.

  • Guest

    You are the troll here. Go look up the definition.

  • Guest

    Amen

  • ramrod

    quit thinking with ur assbrain