Glenn: Talk radio is not going to be destroyed

What started off as a discussion of UNC asking a local radio station not to mention their sports program during The Rush Limbaugh Show quickly became a passionate defense of local businesses during radio today.

The Blaze reported:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has asked a local radio station known as “Rush Radio” to stop mentioning both the school and its Tar Heels sports program during the broadcast of Rush Limbaugh’s talk show, the North Carolina News and Observer reported.

The university has similarly asked for no references to Limbaugh’s show during broadcasts of its football and basketball games on the station, WRDU 106.1.

The school’s actions, announced last week, are a direct response to Limbaugh calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified in favor of insurance coverage of contraceptives. Local residents petitioned the school to sever ties with the station over the controversy, according to WCHL 1360.

Now, I haven't talked a lot about the Rush Limbaugh thing. We have mentioned it. We have discussed it, but I haven't given you a plan of action because, quite honestly, I'm working on one that is far beyond what I'm going to talk to you about here, but thank goodness somebody is taking a stand. When I see the UNC Chapel Hill tells radio station to stop mentioning its sports during the Rush Limbaugh show, what is that? What does that mean? When they attacked this program and attacked me on FOX, what they did was they went after our sponsors and they went after all of the sponsors and we were left with only the sponsors -- honestly, only the ones I wanted now, the ones who understand who they're dealing with. What they're trying to do is force us out of business. Because they can't beat us, because they can't get you to stop listening, because they can't win an argument, they have to put us out of business. Now, they tried and they couldn't and so then they applied political pressure and they still couldn't do it, but believe me, because I believe in divine providence, I saw the writing on the wall and we started working on GBTV 18 months ago," Glenn said.

"This is why I've been saying to you cryptically, freedom of speech is about to be lost. Let me be clear now. What they're doing is they are now talking us on three fronts," Glenn said.

What are the three fronts? National Advertisers, Scatter Spots, and local businesses.

"What they're doing is Media Matters has gone out with their little Chieftains and they've gone out and they've assembled an army of hatred and destruction and they are going after and they're writing down all of the clients," Glenn explained.

Several radio stations have told Glenn that they have gotten phone calls from people asking for their client list.

"They are organizing throughout the country," he warned.

Glenn used the example of 'Bob's House of Cars'. "Here's, you know, Bob's House of Cars and they are now giving that list to a national group," Glenn said.

"Now, Bob, he comes in and all he does is he fixes cars. He's a mechanic. He wants people to know I fix cars here locally. He happens to know a lot of people that listen to Rush Limbaugh. It works for his business. So, he advertises. He advertises on my program or on the local radio station, not even in Rush Limbaugh (national). And Media Matters has their goons call up and harass Bob."

"Let's say Bob lives and works in Dubuque, Iowa. They're calling from Maine, they're calling from Florida, they're calling from California," Pat added.

"And they are overwhelming the switchboards so Bob can't get any radio calls through," Glenn said. As a result, customers can't get through to Bob.

"Bob has no idea what he's dealing with," Glenn said. "Remember that story that came out about Media Matters about three months ago where they said, 'We go after the local journalists, we go after the small ones because we can scare them because they've never had to deal with anything like this before, they don't know what hit them.' That's what's happening to local advertisers."

"It's the equivalent of blocking the parking lot so people can't pull in to buy products and they're doing it and they now it," Stu said.

Stu said if someone was doing this in person - forcibly stopping a person from engaging in commerce - they would be arrested.

You can get more information on the methods of Media Matters and their ilk HERE

"This is about small business. They are getting you, they are getting you where it hurts every time. Small business is what creates this country. It creates 75% of all jobs," Glenn said.

"And they are deliberately stopping small business from doing business. They're not just boycotting it. They're stopping them from doing business," Pat added.

" We must stand together. Now, I want to give you a website. Defendsmallbusiness.com. These people have decided that they are going to go after it and they are going to stand against Media Matters. They're going to stand against these people," Glenn said.

"I want you to go there. You'll sign a petition in support of small businesses and the right of free speech."

"That's Step 1. By this summer I'm going to give you Step 2 and I'm telling you, small businesses, small businesses, we are going to stand together. We are going to stand together. You have to decide, is it worth it? Small businesses who are on this program, I urge you to do your new spots. I will help you do your spots that say, we're a small business and we are not afraid. We're a small business and we stand with the -- we may not agree with everything that Glenn Beck says or Rush Limbaugh says or Sean Hannity says. We may not agree with everything they say, but we have -- they have a right to say it and we are proud and we will not sit down. And I'm telling you, you start doing your commercials like that on these radio stations and you will see an outpouring of people that are willing to come into your store to support you. You have to identify yourself. They are trying to scare you away and let me tell you, they are not just doing it on the spots, on national commercials. They're also doing it on the local commercials to put small businesses out and they are attacking our affiliates. Our affiliates are under attack right now."

"Decide where you stand. These affiliates are deciding where they stand. The small businesses are deciding where they stand. Have you decided?" Glenn asked.

"Small business, I grew up in it. I know it. I have a small business. I had six employees. Now I have 130. I know how hard it is to stay in business. I know what it's like."

"Talk radio is not going to be destroyed. My freedom of speech will not be impaired," Glenn said.

 

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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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