MSNBC host cries "contrived" crocodile tears for Planned Parenthood

One of the final obstacles to passing a federal budget last Friday night was Planned Parenthood. The GOP didn't want the federal government funding an organization that performed abortions, while Democrats fought for Planned Parenthood because it provided women with access to mammograms and other health services. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell couldn't resist a chance to cash in on the controversy, and he used his “Rewrite” segment - usually reserved for attacking Glenn – to cry some crocodile tears over Planned Parenthood.

“Now, isn't this the guy who's made fun of me for crying? I believe that my country is under attack and that man's freedom, as we understand it, is over,” Glenn said. Lawrence O’Donnell, on the other hand, cries over the potential loss of an organization that performs federally funded abortions.

“He's reading an e-mail from somebody who's very involved in Planned Parenthood services and one of the things she's had done is an abortion, even though he just got through explaining that hardly anything of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions, just a fraction of their fantastic services, even though we just had the stat over the weekend that every 95 seconds they perform another abortion, but that's only 3% of what Planned Parenthood is all about,” Pat explained.

O’Donnell said, “I've never been in a Planned Parenthood office. So, I know little beyond that pie chart but what Planned Parenthood does, but I have friends who depend on Planned Parenthood. One of them currently an unemployed victim of the great depression who can't even afford cable TV to watch this show tonight. She said stop these wackos. Her e-mail deserves a place in the congressional record today beside the lies being told about Planned Parenthood.”

“Did they include the lies that it was started by Margaret Sanger who was a really nice lady or did we -- did we get rid of that lie and put that she was the biggest racist and she was trying to kill all African-Americans and anyone who was handicapped? Did they put that into the congressional record?” Glenn asked.

O’Donnell’s friend wrote that she gets her expensive birth control through Planned Parenthood, but as Stu pointed out condoms, which are also effective, do not cost close to the $98 a month that O’Donnell’s friend says she spends on the pill.

Stu said, “I'm sorry. If Planned Parenthood is all about breast exams, then just give breast exams and no one will stop you, no one will stand up against you..”

“Gynecological exams can go on. No one's saying, ‘Do you know what? I want her never to be checked out’,” Glenn said.

“The problem is your organization is also doing things that are highly controversial. Gynecological exams are not highly controversial. No one cares about stopping them,” Stu said.

Regardless of whether of not you agree with federally funding Planned Parenthood, what made the whole MSNBC segment worse was how contrived and hypocritical it felt. As Glenn pointed out, O’Donnell routinely made fun of Glenn for tearing up on air, yet he does the same thing here.

Mediaite writer Frances Martel summed up how poorly the O’Donnell came across:

Even two years ago audiences were raving about Keith Olbermann’spassionate anti-Prop 8 Special Comment; in light of new journalistic melodramatic sensibilities, the last of the Special Comments were rendered punchlines on arrival. O’Donnell’s take on that aesthetic– reading an email off a Blackberry and then crying to commercial– feels as outdated as it does contrived, particular on a topic of as moderate importance as Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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