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.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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