Football star Chad Ochocinco calls Beck's Broke "EPIC" on Twitter

Well Chad Ochocinco, wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, just saw his stock in the Mercury Radio Arts Fantasy Football league skyrocket. Over the weekend, Mediaite reported that Ochocinco tweeted out to his 2.3 million followers that he was reading Glenn Beck’s Broke. Well, his fans weren't exactly thrilled with the idea, but Ochocinco stuck to his guns and – while saying he didn’t agree with everything Glenn says – found the book to be “EPIC”.

Glenn, who knows next to nothing about sports, was excited to see a celebrity stand by their opinions on issues seriously affecting the country, even if their fans may find them unpopular. “he pulls it off the shelf, he buys it and he starts to read it and then he has the guts to stand up and say it even though it's going to anger some of his fans.  Next time that you decide to keep quiet when you should be speaking up, think about him.  He has nothing to gain and everything to lose by hacking off all of his fans.”

Pat and Stu both pointed out that Ochcinco is not known as a conservative, and Glenn said he had heard he is even a fan of Bill Clinton. Ochocinco's tweets can be seen on The Blaze.

While Ochocinco was receiving a lot of backlash from his fans, Glenn pointed out that his views on the economy are not that controversial, and used the situation as a teachable moment for his audience.

“[Chad Ochocinco] earns his money before he spends it.  He earns it.  Government doesn't earn their money. I haven't had to bail out Chad,” Glenn said. “Unlike the government, he gives the people who pay his salary something of value.  If you compare the two of them, I might have him run for president.”

“Unlike the government, I don't think people like Chad should be paying the bill for everybody else in society simply because he's successful.  I don't think that I should be the beneficiary of thousands of hours in the gym - Chad's been in there working out every day,” Glenn said.

“Yet we feel it's right to take his money?  He dedicated his life to master something that no one else on Earth or very few other people on Earth can do and do well, and for that we punish his success and take away his money?  How that's become a controversial point of view and nobody wants him to read those points of view.”

“I understand why they're yelling at you.  I don't know how it's become controversial in America, but apparently it has,” Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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