GBTV names Amy Holmes new anchor for The Blaze

GBTV NAMES AMY HOLMES NEWS ANCHOR FOR THE BLAZE

Former CNN Analyst and National Radio Host Joins Growing Line-up for Glenn’s New Show

Including S.E. Cupp, Brian Sack and Raj Nair

(New York, NY August 9th 2011) GBTV, Glenn Beck’s live streaming video network announced today that former CNN contributor and independent conservative Amy Holmes will be The News Anchor For The Blaze, joining a previously announced line-up for Glenn’s show including S.E. Cupp, Brian Sack and Raj Nair.

In her new role with the network, Holmes will anchor news and information segments during Glenn Beck’s two-hour program from 5p to 7p on GBTV, as well as, news and information updates throughout the day. The Blaze will provide branded content for GBTV. The Blaze recently announced that July was TheBlaze.com ’s best traffic month ever with 54 million page views and over 4 million unique visitors.

Holmes previously was a contributor to CNN and co-host of Talk Radio Network's nationally syndicated "America's Radio News.” Holmes covered the 2006 and 2008 political seasons for CNN appearing on AC360, Larry King Live, Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room and CNN’s Election Center primary and election night coverage. Throughout her career, she has interviewed a diverse range of news makers including senators, 2012 presidential candidates, celebrities, authors, and journalists -- from Donald Rumsfeld to John Legend to Christopher Hitchens to Michelle Bachmann. She has also guest-hosted ABC’s The View, News Now and WNYC's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and has appeared on CBS Early Morning Show and Evening News, NBC Dateline and Nightly News and provided commentary for “E!” channel specials. Holmes, who was named to People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people list, has written for The Washington Post, National Review and USA Today.

Joel Cheatwood, President of President of Programming for GBTV said: “Amy is the perfect addition to the growing line-up of talent at GBTV. She combines an award-winning experienced pedigree with a fresh and unique approach to the news. We are excited about Amy becoming a key part of Glenn’s new two hour show.”

Amy said: "Being a part of the launch of a major new venture is thrilling -- especially one powered by the tremendous energy, creativity, and positive entrepreneurial spirit of Glenn Beck. The Blaze has assembled an impressive team of experienced editors and journalists who I look forward to working alongside to deliver thoughtful and compelling news coverage everyday on GBTV."

Glenn’s two-hour show debuts on 9/12 and will be broadcast live weekdays from 5 to 7PM ET from a newly-built set designed by Glenn and his team at the iconic NEP Studios in Midtown Manhattan. The show will feature Glenn’s unique fusion of entertainment and enlightenment and will include a wide range of contributors.

Running through the launch of Glenn’s new show on 9/12, the network will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes reality show about the making of GBTV. GBTV subscribers will also get access to a video simulcast of Glenn’s daily three hour radio program, original documentaries, and in-depth coverage of live events, such as Glenn’s landmark trip to Israel in late August.

About Mercury Radio Arts

Mercury Radio Arts is Glenn Beck’s fully integrated multi-media production company. Mercury produces all Glenn Beck related properties including The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third highest-rated radio show, Beck’s New York Times bestselling books, and his live stage-show business.

Mercury’s digital platforms now include GlennBeck.com , the fan portal; GBTV, the live streaming video network; Markdown.com , the e-commerce site for connecting consumers with valuable discounts; and TheBlaze.com , the News & Information network. The Mercury Digital network receives over 6 million unique visitors per month.

Founded in 2002, Mercury has a full time staff of over 70 employees and is based in New York, NY.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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