Gas prices soar...and that's OK?

According to the media and The President, soaring gas prices are just fine. They are so good, in fact, that the media and politicians are bending over backwards to talk about how great skyrocketing prices can be! Yes, the same people that once derided President Bush for high oil prices are now saying how great this could be for Obama. Geez...

"The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is now $3.53. The average price of a gallon of gasoline is higher than $3.70 in Connecticut, Washington D.C., and New York. In mid‑January 2009 the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $1.85, $1.85. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has risen 25 cents since January of this year. Never before in U.S. history has the price of gasoline been this high so early in the year," Glenn said.

"The Oil Price Information Service projects that the price of gas could reach an average of $4.25 a gallon by the end of April."

"But that's not the only thing that you're being hit with now. If you want to get into your car and drive your car all over the country, our politicians are putting up tollbooths. Most of the time these tollbooths are going up on roads that have already been paid for. So now you're paying an outrageous sum of money for gasoline and you're putting up tollbooths and being asked to pay for tolls on roads that have already been paid for," he continued.

There's a new bill in Congress that wants to allow even more highways to be made into toll roads.

"It's almost as if somebody is trying to force us to stop driving our car," Glenn observed.

"So what is the good news? Well, the good news is, is that sources are saying an economic collapse will help the price of oil and gasoline. Because that's what happened in 2008. Remember? Gas was up to $141 a barrel and then crashed down? Because we didn't have any money. There's your good news," Glenn said.

"The president, however, says that, no, no, it's because the world is booming now. The good news is that the price of gasoline is a good sign," he said.

But is that true? Glenn played audio from the last election when people didn't seem to agree.

"What we are seeing is, you know, a government run for the oil company," Democrat Barbara Boxer said just a few years ago when oil prices were high.

"Drivers are paying a heavy price in the Bush administration's failure to enact a comprehensive energy strategy. This Congress, under the Democratic leadership, is working to make up for years of inaction, taking America in a new direction that helps bring down the cost of gas," Pelosi said.

"Gas prices have more than doubled since George Bush became our president," Hillary Clinton said.

And what about President Obama? "I understand how desperate folks are. I met a guy who couldn't go on a job search, had lost his job, couldn't go on a job search because of the high price of gas. Just couldn't fill up his tank. I met a teacher in South Dakota who loved her job as a teacher on an Indian reservation. They had to quit because the drive was too far. She ‑‑ it was taking up too much of her paycheck. I know how bad people are hurting. "

The President has also said that gas prices are rising due to the surging economy...really? Really?

And what are people in the media saying are the benefits of high gas?

More jobs! (where?)

It encourages us to look for alternative fuel sources! (Yay?)

2,220 people have already been saved over the past year because of reduction in driving has led to less particle pollution in the air. (Really?)

Get more in the clip at the top of the page to hear the astonishing audio.

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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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