Scattered Showers of Journalism: The Budget

What’s got Glenn announcing there could be “scattered showers of journalism”? Apparently, someone has actually decided to do their job and ask questions of President Obama’s budget proposal. The radio crew gave their reaction on radio this morning.

Reporter Chip Reid had the audacity to ask Obama, “You said that this budget is not going to add to the credit card as of about the middle of the decade and, as Robert Gibbs might say, I'm not a budget expert and I'm not an economist, but if you could just explain to me how you can say that when, if you look on Page 171, which I'm sure you've read, it is the central page in this, the deficits go from 1.1 trillion down to 768 billion and then go down again all of the way to 607 billion in 2015 and then they start to creep up again and by 2021 it's at 774 billion and the total over those 10 years, the total debt, is $7.2 trillion on top of the 14 trillion we already have.  How can you say that we're living within our means?”

Obama’s response? “Here's -- hold on one second because I'm not suggesting that we don't have to do more.  We still have all this accumulated debt. As a consequence of the recession and as a consequence of a series of decisions that were made,” the President said.

Glenn said, “Listen to this.  This is what he's saying.  He's saying this is accumulated debt, this is debt that -- no, no, no.  Mr. President.  This is new debt. This is $7 trillion of new debt.”

Obama continues, “ Over the last decade, we piled up -- we racked up a whole lot of debt and there is a lot of interest on that debt.  So, in the same way that if you've got a credit card and you've got a big balance, you may not be adding to principal.  You've still got all that interest that you've got to pay.  Well, we've got a big problem in terms of accumulated interest that we're paying and that's why we're going to have to whittle down further the debt on -- that's already been accumulated.”

Stu said, “I think what he's trying to say here is that he shouldn't be held accountable for the interest on the debt that's been accumulated in the past 200 years of our country.”

“And he can keep spending because he's not responsible for interest payments,” Pat added.

“So essentially we would be even if you just took out the part of the budget he doesn't want to include. We wouldn't be adding to debt if you don't count the debt that we're adding.  It's one of the most unbelievable disconnects from reality I've ever heard,” Stu concluded.

“He's saying if you have a thousand dollars that you owe and you get a $100 payment but $60 of it is interest, he's only paying the $40 and he's saying that that's -- do you know what a credit card does when you do that?  They shut your credit card down, they raise your interest rates, they ruin your credit, and eventually you go bankrupt.  You have to pay the interest.  It's your responsibility,” Stu added.

“Look what he's doing.  All he's doing here is changing the formula.  That's all he's doing.  He's saying we're not going to count this part, exactly what they do with inflation, the rate of inflation.  They just change the formula so they can say there is no inflation, but you and I both know there is.,” Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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