Bad idea? First daughter heads to Mexico for Spring Break

News broke this morning on The Blaze that several news outlets had removed a story about Malia Obama heading to Mexico for Spring Break. This raised two important questions: 1) Why was the story being scrubbed and 2) Why was the eldest Obama daughter vacationing in an area that has been deemed unsafe by The State Department? Glenn reacted on radio today.

He started off the radio show wondering if such a scrubbing had happened before, and what exactly the cause was.

"Why are all these stories being taken down?  Is the story false?  Have they been removed for security reasons?  Or is somebody telling these people to remove stories?" Glenn wondered after reading the initial report.

They agreed that it must have been for security reasons, as well as a general policy of "Leave the kids alone" that exists with most first families and their young children.

Regardless of why the story was removed Glenn said that he hoped Malia was safely on her way home after the story was leaked to the press.

"I would hope that she's being pulled back," Glenn said. "The minute that story broke, she should have been back on a plane."

Later in the program, Glenn said that Politico had confirmed that the White House was behind the removal.  Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, told Politico: "From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls."

Nevertheless, this scenario raised an interesting question: Why would the President allow his thirteen year old child to go to Mexico in the first place? After all, the same security concerns that led to the removal of these stories should be considered where to send a child for vacation.

As the radio crew pointed out, Mexico has long become increasingly dangerous over the past few years.

"The State Department said the rising number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is a particular concern, both local and expatriate communities have been victimized.  In addition local police have been implicated in some of these incidents.  We strongly advise you to lower your profile and avoid displaying any evidence of wealth that might draw attention.

"Additionally, the warning that came out February 8th notes that the U.S. Government personnel and their families are prohibited from personal travel to all areas described as 'defer nonessential travel' and when travel for official purposes is essential, it is conducted with extensive security precautions.  It adds, however, the U.S. Government personnel and their families are allowed to travel for personal reasons to the areas where no advisory's in effect or where the advisory is to exercise caution," Glenn read on radio today.

Glenn added that nearby areas to Oaxaca, Mexico where Malia had travelled have been deemed dangerous.

"I know enough Secret Service agents, I cannot believe the Secret Service said, 'Oh, yeah, don't worry about it.  We got it.'  I can't believe that," Glenn said.

Glenn emphasized that this discussion had little to do with the First Family, and more to do with the judgment of President Obama. "This isn't about the children.  This is about the thinking of the President of the United States"

"It comes down to when you're talking about the safety of the children. You know, all the crap we talk about, I don't like the president's policies, but we're all there wanting these people to be safe," Stu added.

"The point being here, it's a dangerous area you don't want to send your children to and we get that information from the State Department.  Not from our own, making it up.  We see the numbers.  We have the reports from this administration.  It doesn't make any sense," said Stu.

Glenn added, "My children weren't with me in Jerusalem while we were doing the Restoring Courage.  There's nothing I wanted more than my children to be with me.  That was a historic event.  My wife wasn't with me, my children weren't with me.  Because it was too ‑‑ there were too ‑‑ the family became an asset, a target.  And so the family had to leave and go home and they had to be here in Texas.  They watched it.  My family gathered together, my kids gathered together and watched it on GBTV just like everybody else.  There are things that you do as a dad to make sure that you don't put your children in harm's way.  And I, you know, I'm not saying that the President or the First Lady wants their children to be hurt by any stretch of the imagination. That's ridiculous to think but it's just irresponsible.  I can't even understand it."

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While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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