Media completely guessing on Japan

Every few minutes a new headline pops up about how Japan is inching closer and closer to a total nuclear disaster. “Meltdown!” and “Hail Mary!” are appearing in headlines meant to describe the efforts of the Japanese to control and rebuild following the earthquake. And why is the media only focusing on the reactor explosion when there are so many other stories they could be covering on Japan? Glenn discussed how the media was completely guessing on the facts during radio this morning.

“So Stu's been trying to explain this to me for a while and I'm just trying to get my arms around it. They're dumping water from a helicopter, scooping it up out of seat and dumping it on the containment facility,” Glenn said on radio.

Stu explained, “Yes, because one of the alternate ways to cool it is not to cool the actual nuclear material but to put water outside of the containment facility. So you are essentially cooling the containment facility from the outside.”

Neither Glenn nor Stu seemed convinced that, with all the barriers between the outside and the nuclear material, that dumping water that far out would have much of an effect. Nevertheless, Glenn said this was an actual MIT professor.

Glenn then attempted to draw (it’s radio, Glenn) what seemed to be happening. He then described his pictures and what seemed to be happening.

“That steel shed that they had around it, you know, the square building. Got it? That blew off and we were told don't worry because you still have the‑‑ you still have the real containment facility, which is like eight feet of concrete around it and two layers of steel, and then the inner workings inside of that. So they're like, don't worry about it because you still have the inner‑‑ you know, you still have that core. The last I heard, that wasn't even cracked. Then they said maybe one crack in one of them. Well, you're not dumping water on eight feet of concrete, two layers of steel. You have to get to that inner jug,” he said.

Stu joked, “I think we're now kind of explaining two different things. This is why you need a quote from a nuclear physicist and not just us guessing at it.”

Nevertheless, something about the power plant in Japan didn’t seem to be adding up with Glenn. “I don't trust the Japanese government because they may be so overwhelmed that they don't even know what's going on. I don't think the Japanese are lying to everybody, but then again, their whole economy could be at stake. So it's in their best interest, I guess, not to say the truth.”

“We have a surgeon general saying yeah, you know what, if you are going to live in California, maybe you should get some iodine tablets. That's insane,” Glenn added.

“That's more dangerous. Unless there's a nuclear disaster going on in California that I don't know about,” Stu said.

Stu then updated with more information on the helicopters dropping water onto the reactor. “My understanding is that the helicopters are dumping the water on reactor four. Reactor four is the one with the spent fuel rods. That was the one that was not on‑line when the earthquake happened. That's one of the surprising issue out of this. It wasn't actually the reactors with all these containment facilities. It's been this one with spent fuel rods and that water is boiling up and that's why they're dumping it on that one. The thing I was talking about is the steel vessel. They can pump sea water in around the vessel rather than in it to cool it from the outside, but not the giant concrete structure you're talking about. Not the weird phallic symbol you just drew.”

Be sure to stay tuned to The Blaze for continuing updates on Japan.

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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