Getting the story right

In the midst of the media circus that has emerged following the shooting in Arizona, Glenn feels that there have only been two journalists that have really gotten the story right: Megyn Kelly and Wolf Blitzer.

Glenn first touched on Megyn Kelly and her interview with Sherriff Dupnik.  Before the interview, Sherriff Dupnik said that the suspect was motivated by heated political rhetoric from radio and television. Megyn Kelly asked, “I want to ask you about that because that's something you've mentioned the past couple of days, and I just want to ask you whether there is anything you've uncovered in your investigation so far that suggests this suspected killer was listening to radio or watching television.”

Pat chimed in, “When [Sherriff Dupnik] said that the violent vitriolic rhetoric, the hate speech in this country is what's behind this.  So she's asking him, is there any evidence that you have as a sheriff, as a law enforcement officer?  Is there a shred of evidence?”

Upon further prodding from Megyn Kelly, Sherriff Dupnik admitted that there was no specific evidence that pointed to any rhetoric on television or radio motivating the suspect’s violent actions.

Glenn said, “So here's a law enforcement official that is playing judge and jury.  It is, ‘I have been doing this for 50 years.  It is in my expert opinion that this is what's going on. No evidence.”

Stu added, “When you're telling the facts of an ongoing investigation as a law enforcement official, no, that's not where personal opinion makes the world round and round.  I'm sorry.”

Glenn then switched gears to Wolf Blitzer who, in his coverage of the story, made sure to say there was no evidence that Jared Lee Loughner was in any way a Sarah Palin fan who would have seen her SarahPac ad.”

“This is after one of the CNN reporters just spent about three minutes going on and on about Sarah Palin and her involvement in this, how she targeted these congressional districts and had them in the crosshairs, you know, and it was all about reelection.  And then finally Wolf poses the billion dollar question,” Pat said.

Blitzer asked, “Is there any evidence that the suspected shooter in this particular case was a Sarah Palin fan?” to which his guest had to admit there was not.

Glenn took the opportunity to say why he chose to stay off the air and not comment on the story until his usual radio show on Monday morning. He explained:

“As I was sitting in Spider-Man and I had no details, by the end of Spider-Man, I knew that it was a Democrat that had been shot, I knew others had been shot, I knew that a 9-year-old had been killed, I knew that they had caught the gunman but I knew nothing about it.  I immediately text messaged everyone:  Not one word until the facts are out.  No speculation.  That's what responsible people do.  Could have tweeted.  I've got The Blaze.  GlennBeck.com.  I could have walked over from the show over to Fox.  They would have put me on the air.  I had no facts.  Thus only an idiot has an opinion.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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