Michael Yon: Rolling Stone "Kill Team" BS

On radio this morning Glenn interviewed Michael Yon, the reporter who wrote the scathing review of Rolling Stone's "Kill Team" article. You can read his review from The Blaze here. Glenn went in depth with Michael Yon about his experience with the brigade now being questioned.

Ypn, on his way back to Afghanistan from Japan, said, "I was with the Stryker Brigade, not with the soldiers on the so‑called kill team because the brigade's quite big.  It's thousands of soldiers, but I was with other soldiers and, in fact, the Rolling Stone posted a video of a day when some soldiers shot two Taliban.  They were armed with an AK‑47 and shot those guys off a motorbike just as the motorbike almost landed into the patrol.  And so the Rolling Stone wrongly insinuated that those soldiers were a part of the so‑called kill team who actually in, if a fact, apparently murder some Afghan civilians.  So there was definitely some crime committed but it was a very small group of soldiers that did it while the Rolling Stone paint, you know, the entire U.S. military as being a part of that, which is simply not true."

"I understand that there are always bad guys in any given group.  But what bothers me about this story is the timing.  Because these videos have been around for quite some time, have they not?" Glenn asked.

Yon explained that the videos and pictures have been around for quite some time and he considered this "old news".

"Der Spiegel, the weekend we go into Libya, Der Spiegel in Germany, where we don't have any problems with radical Islamists in Germany, none whatsoever, Der Spiegel prints these on the weekend we go into Libya and then Rolling Stone prints them last week.  Why all of a sudden are we printing these photos which are old?" Glenn said.

"It is interesting timing, Glenn.  You know, a lot of people are so angry with the Rolling Stone now and they're, you know, painting the military like this.  This isn't the first time," Yon said.

"Do you have any idea of the writer or how this story in Rolling Stone happened?" Glenn asked.

"Well, the writer, Mark Boal, let's face it. Let's put it in plain talk.  This guy's a clown.  I mean, you know, the book ‑‑ the movie Hurt Locker, for instance, you know, soldiers, that's an ‑‑ if a soldier says, hey, that guy's Hurt Locker, that's an insult.  It means he's like not very good.  And that has come about since the movie actually.  The movie is so over the top and fictionalized, I can't believe it got all these awards.  But in any case he's written the story about, you know, the kill team and all that.  And oversensationalized it.  I mean, the guy should be a fiction writer.  He's dabbling in nonfiction. He's trying to conflate the two.  So he's got neither fiction, nor nonfiction.  It's like a platypus." Yon said.

"[The Pentagon] did actually try to withhold the photos but somehow Der Spiegel got hold of the photos.  I don't know how they actually did it.  But the Pentagon did actually try to keep a lid on them," he added.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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