Glenn Beck named "Content Titan" alongside Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos

The Hollywood Reporter has put Glenn Beck on an elite list of power players in the digital realm, “THR's 2012 Digital Power 50”, as one of their “Content Titans”. Glenn joins the ranks of other digital heavyweights and innovators that have founded or led companies like Facebook, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Glenn was named to the list for all he has accomplished in the digital arena, including the founding of the highly successful TheBlaze.com news and information website as well as the founding of Markdown.com, the e-commerce website. Most importantly, however, the article notes the success Glenn has had in launching GBTV, an streaming HD video network that features full slate of daily original programming, most notable Glenn’s two hour “The Glenn Beck Program” at 5pm ET.

What’s even more amazing are some of the names mentioned alongside Glenn in the article. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook were both recognized along with Glenn. Other people on the list are leaders at companies across the digital realm including Netflix and Hulu.

That’s an impressive group by any measure.

The website describes the people on the list as pioneers in an industry currently gripped by fear of government regulation.

THR writes:

At any time, it seems impossible to know who's got the juice. Right now, the entertainment industry largely is operating out of fear -- witness its attempts to get Congress to back the Stop Online Piracy Act, which in many ways would curtail Internet freedom.

Digital revenues remain pennies on each dollar, but if this year's CES -- where the hottest items are web-enabled televisions -- is any indication all that could change overnight.

Which is why, instead of playing defense, Hollywood might do well to pay attention to the innovators listed below. Each has found a way to make digital technology work for them in what still is essentially the Wild West, as in, still yours for the taking.

THR writes that following Glenn’s departure from FOX News, “By September, he had launched GBTV, about which Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield wrote, ‘Pay attention to Glenn Beck -- he's about to turn the media world upside down.’ Two weeks later, GBTV, which applies the cable model to an online property, boasted 230,000 subscribers, each paying $5 to $10 per month.”

Whether you love Glenn or you hate him, its undeniable that Glenn and his team’s approach to creating and distributing content is cutting edge and revolutionary. After all, the other people named in the list have all revolutionized their fields. Hulu and Netflix have turned brick and mortar video stores into a dying industry, while millions of people use Facebook to connect with their friends in ways never thought possible just a few years ago.

With GBTV still in it’s infancy and already being considered revolutionary, one has to wonder what will happen as it continues to grow.

Glenn has said before that his primary concern is with creating amazing content, not necessarily in how it’s delivered.

“I consider ourselves more a storytelling company and a content company. The way we deliver it is secondary,” he told a digital media conference in November.

While Glenn focuses on creating content, his team of over one hundred employees at Mercury Radio Arts focuses on getting that content out over GBTV, books, radio, live events and numerous websites including Glennbeck.com and The Blaze.com. The Mercury Radio Arts team is based primarily out of New York City, while Glenn and his “experimental creative team” have recently moved to Dallas, TX. In Texas, Glenn and his team plan to create content unlike anything that has ever been seen before.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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