Is college worth it?

Is Glenn anti-college? Last night on TV he had a bunch of current college students and recent graduates to discuss the value of their education versus the financial costs – and one listener wasn’t a fan of Glenn’s advice.

While the caller, Erica, is usually a big Glenn fan, she said, “I think you're giving maybe high school seniors false hope that they can just go out, educate themselves and get a job.”

Glenn pointed out that the majority of the radio staff – including himself – did not have college degrees. He also pointed out the successful entrepreneurs like the founder of JetBlue did not attend college.

“I am not anti‑education by any stretch of the imagination, and I made it very clear last night I am not anti‑college,” Glenn said. “Benjamin Franklin went and got his education as an apprentice. There is such a thing as getting an education other than through the gates of a university that are charging our children $100,000 to $150,000 to $250,000 just to be able to have a certificate that doesn't necessarily mean anything to them.”

“This entire society holds up an Ivy League education as, well, you'll ‑ everything is going to be rosy if you have that. We have a whole generation going into debt, massive, massive debt,” Glenn said.

“We're damning our children to hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Stu added. “Before they work a day in their life and they spend over half the time they're there in recreation.  It's insanity.”

Pat explained that he had originally got a job in radio as a teenager in order to save money for college, but when it was time to go to college he realized he was already doing something he loved and was making a living at it.

“I'm not anti‑education.  I am anti‑massive debt.  I am anti‑giving our children's souls over to these universities.  I am anti‑ this administration making internships almost impossible for businesses to do to be able to have them help the business,” Glenn said.

“We're teaching our high school students to go into college and then get that diploma and that will be a magic ticket to a job and then what happens?  And then they sit around and they say, well, nobody's giving me a job.  Get off your damn ass and create something,” Glenn exclaimed.

Glenn then started discussing his interns, many now employees, who got tremendous experience working for Mercury but also were huge contributors to the company. But when Jon, a Columbia University alum who works for Glenn, said he would leave school early to come work full time for Mercury – Glenn insisted he stay and finish school.

And what about Natasha, a producer for the radio show who also joined after her internship? You can read her story here.

Glenn concluded that education is very important – but there must be renewed respect for trade schools, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurs who choose not to go to college.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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