Glenn offers Bill Gates a job

Glenn knows that small businesses can still make it in tough economic times, and the evidence was all over the news this morning with the announcement of two big hires for “The Blaze”.  The first hire, who Glenn promised to talk more about later in the show, was Betsy Morgan, for CEO of The Huffington Post. But the other hire was a man that Glenn had known for years, Kraig Kitchin, former President of Premiere Radio Networks.

Glenn told the story of how he first offered a job to Kraig Kitchin several years ago when Glenn was struggling as a broadcaster with a young national show. He said, “I want to tell you this story and I want you to remember one thing. Never, ever, ever down grade your dreams. Never, ever, ever listen to people who say you're crazy. Never feel uncomfortable for having an idea.”

Glenn said that when he went to sign his second contract with Premiere Radio Networks, syndicators of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Delilah, Ryan Sescrest, and more, his show was struggling and they almost didn’t renew.

“We went through months and months of negotiation and we finally get this deal and I went to Chicago to sign it because Kraig, I think, was in Chicago and so we went to a hotel that I couldn't afford but he could, the Peninsula. I think it was the Peninsula in Chicago and we had breakfast. We met at this little breakfast area where he was having breakfast and he gave me the contract and I signed it there for breakfast. Now, this -- keep in mind, this is a contract that I barely got. I mean, it was -- I think he may have started the conversation on the contract with, Whew, well, that was a close one, but we got it done. Okay? I think that's what he said. He was basically saying, You almost were unemployed. You're lucky to have a job. Sign before I change my mind.”

Glenn said, “I signed it and I looked at him and as I pushed the contract back, I said, I want to talk to you about something. And he said, Okay. I said, now, I know this is a little like Mr. Ace Hardware coming to Mr. Home Depot, but I'd like you to work for me. Now, this is the guy who owns Premiere, this is the guy who was the CEO. He's running the whole thing. He's got Rush Limbaugh and -- he's got successful talent in his stable and I say to him, I want you to work for me. He looked at me and he went, excuse me? I went, not now, but in a few years there's going to come a time and, Kraig, I see something in you. I see something in you. You are a good businessman. You're a good, honest man and you would be great with Mercury and he said, why don't we concentrate on just fulfilling this contract? And I said, We will. Don't worry. It will be great, but I want you to know I'm thinking in the future and I don't know exactly how this is going to come out, but you need to work for Mercury.”

At the time, the proposal was crazy. As Glenn said, “Crazy things happen to those who apply themselves and believe in themselves. I can't tell you. When you know, you know. Just keep moving forward. No matter how dark things are, no matter how on the he think you are, it will all work out.”

Glenn knows that anyone who believes him or herself can accomplish anything, no matter how crazy. And to prove it, he even offered Bill Gates a job as a computer programmer.

It may sound crazy today, but crazier things have happened.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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