More leftist hypocrisy

What’s with all the hypocrisy from the left? The media hammers talk radio for causing the Arizona shooter to snap, but should they also be blaming Hollywood or video games?

The topic came off as the radio guys played some audio from Al Sharpton. You can see the whole video from The Blaze here.

“We've had shootings in urban America and even in rural America in black communities and there are no gun manufacturing plants in these communities.  These guns are brought in.  Kids have become in my opinion seduced with this whole gangster/thug kind of culture that we've got to confront.  They are no longer looking to role models as a Dr. King or a Malcolm X. But they are looking to people like Scarface.  We've got to confront it, we've got to deal with it directly because it's killing people in our communities.  And on Dr. King Day, there's no more important lessons who himself was killed with gunfire.”

When asked by Danny Deutsch if Arizona, which was one of the last states to recognize Martin Luther King Day, should secede from the Union, Sharpton said, “Well, I think on today ‑‑ they have seceded.  I mean, this is a federal holiday, this is something that the country can celebrate the progress we've made, and I think we have.  I think when you look at what Dr. King and others fought for in the Fifties and the Sixties, we made a lot of progress.  But now we've got to confront the reality of today.  There's still a lot of institutional inequality we've got to deal with.”

Strangely, neither Sharpton nor Danny Deutsch seemed to know that Arizona does in fact recognize “Martin Luther King/Civil Rights Day”.

The radio crew examined Sharpton’s statements.

Pat said, “First of all, didn't he mention that the kids today that are using guns are looking to Scarface?  Wait a minute.  Doesn't that indict Hollywood?  Isn't that where Scarface came from? “

The guys joked that if Sharpton is referring to the 1980s Al Pacino film, he may be a little behind on his pop culture references.

Stu pointed out he could be talking about the rapper Scarface and violence in rap music, but by that point the conversation had degenerated into a joke fest involving Sharpton, Don Imus, and Hollywood.

But then Glenn pointed out that the left should also attack video games as you could argue they desensitize kids to violence. Glenn said, “When you are shooting, when you are shooting someone and it's as real as you can and you can, you know, run over people on the sidewalk, et cetera, et cetera, I think it desensitizes you.”

Pat added, “But the great thing is, if you bring that up, the left goes apoplectic in their defense for video games:  ‘How dare you, that has nothing to do with it!’” He added, “But just talking about politics in a heated way is responsible.”

Stu pointed out that even if video games desensitize people to violence, you shouldn’t blame them for people committing violence. This is the same logic that the left should apply to movies, music, and talk radio. But of course they won’t, because talk radio doesn’t fit their agenda.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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