UPDATED: George Soros's Media Matters for America recruiting and training pundits to spread progressive agenda

George Soros’s personal Glenn Beck hit squad – also known as Media Matters for America – is working hard to indoctrinate new members in their crusade against everyone’s favorite talk show host (ok, third favorite – but you’re on GlennBeck.com). Glenn laid out the numbers between the left’s astroturf strategy and Glenn’s smaller – and more honest – approach to the truth.

“Media Matters' CEO discusses training program to combat Fox News.  Matt Butler said, quote, countering all the misinformation that comes out of the rightwing media is really tough.  Well, we're only 86 people working here and there's only so much we can do to push back on the volume of absurdity coming out of Glenn Beck,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

Glenn pointed out that there are only ten people who work on the production of the TV show. So it takes eight times the manpower and energy to work against Glenn as it does to produce the show in the first place? ( editor’s note: Oh wait. No that’s wrong. Sorry Media Matters! We caught this one! It takes MORE than eight times because 86 people versus Glenn’s 10 people is no where NEAR enough for you. Don’t ever let Glenn say you all don’t know about creating jobs! Glad we caught that one! You’re welcome!).

“It is much harder to make stuff up and smear people than it is just to report the facts,” Glenn pointed out.

“But you're only on the air for four hours a day.  They have 86 employees working on four hours of broadcast minus commercials?  And that's ‑‑ they are finding that to be difficult?” Stu asked.

“What's great is they are also having a little camp,” Glenn said.

“And they are going to train a bunch of people.  Going to train a bunch of people.  And by the way, more good news.  Since its inception in 2009, the Progressive Talk talent Initiative or PTI, has trained nearly 100 pundits who have appeared 800 times on television and radio,” Glenn said (editor’s note: Remember that time Glenn got over 100,000 people to show up at the Lincoln Memorial. Totally unrelated, but I felt we should point out the difference between grassroots and astroturf).

“Media Matters uses that metric to pitch donors for more contributions but its leadership believes that the surge of camera‑ready liberals has recaptured now the lost ground in the media wars against conservatives,” Glenn read. (editor’s note: For more on how great these liberal hosts are, click here to see how Ed Schultz is clearly losing this battleground every night of the week ).

“Those [Media Matters trained pundits] don't actually believe anything.  That's just all ‑‑ those are just hired people to speak.  And they're training them!  They're training the hundred pundits to go out and be on television.  This is insane,” Glenn said.

UPDATED from The Blaze via Mediaite

You can’t train someone to un-suck,” Fox News host Greg Guttfeld said Wednesday night in response to news that George Soros-funded Media Matters would operate a “boot camp” operation to train more “anti-Fox freaks.” To illustrate what this seminar might look like, the Red Eye team goes to the robots:

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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