Who would have thought that the left would be praising Glenn and The Blaze for their news coverage? That’s exactly what happened last week when Scott Baker and Pam Key at The Blaze posted an in depth analysis of the latest video from Project Veritas and found some ethically questionable tactics used in the editing. Glenn responded to the sudden praise on radio this morning, and used it as a teachable moment for the mainstream media.
“There's something that I need to comment on,” Glenn said. “I got a phone call the middle of vacation last week from Scott Baker on The Blaze and he said, ‘Glenn, I'm sorry to bother you but this kind of has to go through your hands,’” Glenn explained.
Scott laid out the story and explained how James O’Keefe’s latest undercover sting video had resulted in NPR executives stepping down. You can read about it here.
“We wanted the raw video because we wanted to make sure that nothing has been taken out of context. I'm not going to Shirley Sherrod someone,” Glenn said.
After receiving the raw footage from O’Keefe and Project Veritas, Scott had found that some sections were taken out of context.
“He said, now, understand the NPR people are still saying despicable things and this still is a scandal, but what the video shows is not what really happened.”
“And I said, well, I do have an agenda against NPR,” Glenn joked. “I hate those guys.”
“And I don't have an agenda against James O'Keefe. But what is the slogan of The Blaze? The truth has no agenda. So just make sure it's the truth one way or another,” Glenn told Scott Baker.
As Glenn says every day, you have to do your homework, and it has been clear from the way the story has been reported by the rest of the media that The Blaze was the only one that followed his advice.
“They never watched the raw video, they never got the raw video,” Stu said. “I mean, you'd think that they would do this sort of homework on all these stories and they don't.”
Glenn knew that the story would be spun as him defending NPR or trying to take down James O’Keefe, but neither is the case. “There was no hesitation. The truth was the truth,” Glenn said.
“[Pam Key] has broken dozens of giant stories that the mainstream media has completely ignored. And it's like all of a sudden when one of them kind of agrees with you, they are going to report it and say how brilliant you are, you're a fantastic journalist, look how great Glenn Beck is all of a sudden. Who is this guy? He's been doing the same thing. You just haven't liked the results of the other ones,” Stu said.
“The truth has no agenda,” Glenn concluded.