CNN apologizes for using term 'crosshairs'

DISCLAIMER: This article contains heavy doses of sarcasm. We trust you, the reader, not to interpret this as “violent” or “hateful” rhetoric. Unlike CNN, we don’t think you are morons.

CNN has decided to lead the charge against “violent rhetoric” by apologizing for daring to reference “crosshairs” in their reporting. Glenn applauded their efforts (sarcastically), and decided to start calling out some of the other major offenders out there who need to come forward.

Glenn played audio from John King who said, “From before we go to break, I want to make a quick point.  We were just having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race just a moment ago.  My friend Andy Shaw who now works for a good government group out there used the term in the cross hairs, talking about the candidates out there. We're trying.  We're trying to get away from that language.  Andy is a good friend.  He's covered politics for a long time, but we're trying to get away from using that kind of language.  We won't always be perfect.  We try to meet your standards.”

“That's the truest thing I've ever heard on CNN, CNN finally admitting that they are trying.  Oh, are they ever,” Glenn joked in reference to the struggling network’s ratings.

Maybe CNN should apologize for inciting violence from 1982-2005! Glenn, Stu, and Pat had an investigative report.

“Our investigative journalistic team of me, Pat and Stu took many, many, many seconds all in a row. Over seven seconds to put this report together, and we want to show you that CNN has a long, long, storied history of violent rhetoric, dangerous.  Dangerous, dangerous.  We're going to show you probably the most glaring example of this that had gone on for years.”

Glenn revealed that unbeknownst to most of the country, CNN aired a show called “Crossfire” from 1982 to 2005. Can we now hold them responsible for Gulf War 1, Gulf War 2, and all the innocent victims of violence of over two decades? (note to Media Matters – we don’t really believe CNN is responsible for all violence from 1982-2005. The odds are very slim anyone was watching)

Glenn’s response to CNN’s apology? “Here's the message the media needs to have.  You want to know how we're successful?  You watch because we're about to become even more successful.  Because we're not going to treat our viewers, our listeners, our readers like morons.”

Who else should follow CNN’s lead? How about Warner Brothers and “Looney Tunes”?

Glenn joked, “Warner Brothers should step up to the plate and apologize for Yosemite Sam. We should not have the violent Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.  Elmer Fudd's walking around with a gun and he's trying to shoot the rabbit.”

Pat added, “He shot Daffy duck's face off multiple times.”

How about Microsoft Word? As Stu pointed out, the software program that is used in most offices across the country actually allows you to create a “bulleted list”!

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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