The real violent rhetoric

The past week has sparked a lot of discussion about violent rhetoric in the media. Some have even suggested a return to the Fairness Doctrine, which would spell the end of talk radio, and now American citizens are being investigated for simply asking their congressmen questions.

Glenn read the news, “Clay Bowler has become active in politics.  Starting last year he didn't support Billy Long, the Democrat running for congress in his Missouri district.  So he started a website.  He began attending campaign events.  He even started asking the candidate tough questions.  But when Long eventually won, Bowler and his website ‘Long is Wrong’ went away.  So when the FBI showed up at his door recently saying he was perceived to be making threats to the congressman, he was shocked.  Bowler said, ‘I'm not a threat to Billy Long.  I find whole thought funny because I'm such an advocate for constitutional rights, I would never do anything that would put in jeopardy those constitutional rights like the Second Amendment.’  Bowler admitted he confronted Long in the past but never threatened him.  He said ‘I never, ever, ever threatened him’.  Bowler showed KSRP the worst of his confrontations, a YouTube video showing him walking with Long asking him questions, more of a journalistic inquiry than a threatening tirade.”

Glenn then told the story of the Fairness Doctrine, which started and then forties and went away in the late eighties.  “So the late Forties, I know at least we had Truman shot, or at least shot at and almost killed.  It was just by the grace of God that Truman wasn't assassinated.  We had JFK, Malcolm X, MLK, RFK, George Wallace, Gerald Ford, Vernon Jordan, John Lennon, Ronald Reagan and then the Fairness Doctrine went away.  Since the Fairness Doctrine ended, literally the only one we can find is Gabrielle Giffords.”

Glenn told the story of the violent rhetoric being aimed at Sarah Palin. “Have you seen the drawings and the posters of Sarah Palin?  They're in San Francisco.  There is a group SFist that is putting out posters of Sarah Palin, and it's Sarah Palin with her mouth open and flames all around her.  And I'm trying to remember the exact slogan.  We'll share it with you later on in the broadcast.  But it basically says, engulf her in rage until she understands her violence.  Excuse me?  Engulf her in rage?  And nobody's saying anything.”

The media also has no interest in covering Francis Fox Piven and her calls for violence either. Glenn’s solution? Offense.

“I want Martin Luther King Day on The Blaze, I would like that to be focused on those calling for violence, really, truly I want an expose, I want a packet on Frances Fox Piven.  I want everybody to know exactly who she is.  I want all of her articles but then I need summaries so people can consume it, so people know who she is and trying it together with The Coming Insurrection.  When she says we need to be like Greece and we need to be like England, video packages that show what that means, what she's calling -- what she's calling for.  When she says this after they're trying to beat Prince Charles and Camilla to death and screaming "Off with their heads."  No, we don't need to be like England.  No, we don't need to be like the student riots.  They were trying to set London on fire.  That doesn't help solve anything.”

Look for Glenn, The Blaze, and glennbeck.com to expose the people who are truly calling for violence on Monday.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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