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If you watched the show or checked the site yesterday, you probably saw Glenn’s coverage of an assassination attempt on the Governor of Missouri, which was largely ignored by the national media. Glenn made a big deal about the lack of coverage, which upset The Kansas City Star, and one of their reporters wrote a whole article about Glenn’s coverage despite not tuning into the show or tracking down the audio. However, if the Kansas City Star had listened to the show they would have known Glenn did acknowledge the paper.

“[We] specifically mention the Kansas City Star and their coverage of it as one of the very few who did,” Stu said.

The Kansas City Star article seemed to be offended with the way Glenn covered the story, so Stu and Pat decided to tackle some of the articles main points.

From the Kansas City Star (Stu and Pat’s responses will be in parentheses.)

1. “The story was big local news, occupying the lead position on the Sept. 15 and 16 Star front pages, both times with the color mugshot of the suspect. Every other major news source in town also played it very prominently.” (“Again, though, we weren't talking about whether the incident was reported on.  We were talking about why Che Guevara and all the leftwing rhetoric this guy was doing it for seemed to be completely eliminated from the coverage” – Stu. “And why nobody else picked it up, I mean, you would think that would be a national story, not just a local Kansas City one.” – Pat)

2. “Brezik had years earlier been diagnosed with the serious mental illness of paranoid schizophrenia -- something that I believe most reasonable people would agree obviates drawing any conclusions about how his supposed political beliefs may have informed his actions.” ( “You mean like what our entire argument was about Tucson, the point that the fact that he's probably crazy ‑‑ it has nothing to do with politics?” - Stu)

3. “It's nonsense to declare it wasn't reported elsewhere. A cursory check of the Nexis news database shows that it most certainly did play in the media outside this area, in sources as far-flung as The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., The Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, and the National Journal's Hotline. Multiple stories went out on the Associated Press wire, and they surely ran in papers and on websites around the world.” (“The reason he uses as far‑flung instead of naming a bunch of them is because that was about it.” – Stu).

Stu pointed out that, while the story should have been more prominently covered on the national level, the show’s main issue was the fact that the assassins leftist interests were neglected in all the coverage.

“I think we came up with seven examples or eight examples of people who picked up the story of the assassination, not the part about how he loved Che Guevara and was doing violent riots that some people, some pie‑baking professors are calling for, by the way, that he was involved in those sorts of things and we seem to be the only one talking about that and a few states like Red State and American Thinker who pointed it out yesterday.  That's the part of the story that we're saying is unfairly uncovered.  Although it wasn't a big enough story in the national conversation.  When you have a governor who's almost killed, it's kind of a big deal,” Stu concluded.

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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