April Fools? Media Matters caught in a web of lies in their war on Glenn Beck!

Yesterday, in what must have an early April Fool joke, a Media Matters employee posted a poorly researched article on their website that baselessly claimed that The Glenn Beck Program had fallen short of 400 radio affiliates. Almost immediately after the article was posted, multiple media outlets debunked the lies. Glenn addressed the issue on radio this morning.

“There's nobody more credible on numbers than Media Matters. Nobody more credible. I mean, you can take their numbers directly to the bank and deposit them,” Pat said.

“Not in the sense that they have any value,” Stu said.

“I mean, really now that you think about it, you might not want to take their numbers to the bank directly. You might want to stop at a garbage can between your house and there and deposit it there,” Pat suggested.

When Pat brought up the Media Matters article on air, Glenn asked what was said. Stu explained to Glenn that the article claimed the show had dropped below 400 affiliates (editor’s note: it would still be the third largest radio show in America even if this was true). Stu said that Business Insider, on the other hand, had actually done research and found that the show had over 430 affiliates.

“May I ask you this? Because everybody's focusing like, what have we lost? Like seven stations? But haven't we gained in the same period, haven't we gained like 88 stations?” Glenn asked.

“Apparently Media Matters forgot to add to their count the 88 stations that have acquired Beck in the past year,” Stu said.

“What you have to take into account on, you know, radio networks like ours, like national shows that gain and lose affiliates on a pretty regular basis,” Pat explained.

“ Yeah, we have over 430 affiliates, and what that probably means is we've had in our lifetime probably 630 affiliates and we've probably lost 200,” Stu said.

“People just don't understand the instability of the radio industry,” Pat explained.

Despite the fact that the Media Matters article has been proven to be a fabrication, the progressive organization has refused to issue a correction. (editor’s note: I don’t really expect them to issue a correction. Legitimate news sources lead with their mistakes. Fake news sources close their eyes and hope no one notices.)

While we won’t be updating our website and marketing materials to reflect the lies contained in the Media Matters article, listeners may hear Glenn trumpeting the fact that they were absolutely, 100% incorrect. As Mediaite pointed out in a short, but funny, article:

Earlier today, Media Matters reported that Glenn Beck’s radio show had lost enough stations that he could no longer claim, as he does on his website, that the show is “heard on over 400 stations.” However, it appears they got some of their math wrong. This is terrible, terrible news, obviously. This means that, for the next three weeks, we’re going to have to listen to Beck go on and on about how Media Matters has “86 employees trying to get me and they still can’t get their facts right!”

While that may be an issue down the road, Glenn decided to take the controversy and use it to promote local radio stations and local radio advertisers.

“These radio stations are fighting for their life to stay on the air,” Glenn said. Glenn and Pat said that when they first started, people could make a lot of money in radio, but that’s not the case anymore. “You can't now. You really can't. They have cut things so far to the bone.”

“It is the only medium besides the Internet, it is the only medium where you actually have a say. It's the only medium where you actually can call in and have your voice on a national program,” Glenn said.

“We do celebrate when a station goes local, even though it can hurt us. Local people are going to be the people that eventually replace me. I was a local guy. We need local hosts. And the only way that happens is if you go to the advertisers that you hear on this station and you frequent their business and you tell them, thank you, thank you for sponsoring these people,” Glenn said.

And while Media Matters may go out and try and attack national and local businesses that advertise on Glenn’s programs, Glenn explained his very simple philosophy on partnering his show with advertisers. “My philosophy is if it's right for me, if it's right for the advertiser and it is right for the consumer, if all three of us can walk away and say that was a good deal, then it's right. Once one of those three legs goes, then the table can't stand anymore.”

And Glenn warned the businesses that work with him not to abuse his audience. “Don't you ever screw them. Don't you ever do anything. I'll expose you if I ever find out that you guys are doing something. I will expose you nationally. You'll never be able to start a business because you have people's trust and I do, too, and you must honor that.”

To read more about how wrong Media Matters has been on this story, you can check out The Blaze, Business Insider, and Mediaite. (editor’s note: Media Matters, please feel free to print and frame any of these pieces to keep at your desk)

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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