The Oval: The Court of Public Opinion

Hello America

We have just spent time talking with Geert Wilders.

A man of strong views. A man of controversial views.

A man who is strongly disliked.

But Geert Wilders was never convicted of any crime. He didn’t break any law.

He was, however, convicted in the court of public opinion. His life was - and is - under constant threat.

And because his views are not popular with the elite, the elite have left him exposed to the threats and the hatred. They have not defended his right to free speech.

So he is a prisoner in his own home. A man who can never be truly free because of the threat of mob justice.

It is an instructive story. And we have much to learn from it.

We find this story shocking. And yet, the story of mob justice is not so distant.

Mob justice is alive and well in America.

Today, a man stands charged with murder.

It is a case many of us have read about.

The case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.

We know very little about the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

We can guess. We can opine. We can believe.

But we don’t know.

Not yet.

We can’t know until we have the process of a trial. The process of justice. Evidence collected. Witnesses called. A jury of peers passing judgment.

And so I believe that right now, anyone who does anything to exact justice is committing an act of injustice.

We have seen examples of people intimidating key figures in the case. Lawyers. Officers of the court. Witnesses. And of course, the accused.

These people are in danger because they are connected to the process of justice.

This intimidation is unjust. And if we allow it to continue, we participate in that injustice.

Some politicians have spoken about the case. They have made their views known.

But these same politicians are like everyone else. They don’t know what happened that night in Sanford, Florida.

They don’t know.

And so by voicing their opinion, they are just guessing. Just giving their opinion.

But political leaders must know that they stand astride a system of justice. Where the accused are innocent until proven guilty.

They are the custodians of this system. A system of laws. A system of justice. When they stand astride this system, but then undermine it, they are no longer leaders worthy of the name.

It is one bad thing when they judge a defendant guilty before a trial is even held. That’s bad.

It is even worse when we see them silent in the face of mob justice. The justice of the lynch party.

We are hearing of attacks… where the victims are told: “This is for Trayvon.” The victims, in this case, are white. The attackers, black. The attacks are vicious. Some fatal.

This is not justice for Trayvon. It’s bloodlust. It’s violence for the sake of hatred. And it is wrong in any circumstance.

We have had lynch parties in America. We have seen them before. And we have seen as well the cowards who stood by, and let it happen.

We know that history judges the lynch mobs forcefully. But history also judges the silent. The complicit.

Those in the mob are criminals. Those who don’t stop the mob are cowards. Democracy and justice cannot coexist with criminals and cowards.

Today, a man stands accused. The crime is murder. And the trial that awaits him will determine whether he is to remain a free man.

But because of the gasoline poured on this case by outside agitators. By ill-informed commentators, by opportunistic politicians.

Because of that, George Zimmerman is not the only figure on trial today. Our system of justice is also on trial. It is also being tested.

And my question is this: Who will defend the system of justice against the mob? Who will defend the rule of law… the privileges of the accused… the protections of witnesses… the responsibilities to evidence and precedent?

Who will do this work?

I remind all Americans, of all backgrounds, that justice is blind.

Justice seeks truth. And those who claim to be our leaders must stand on the side of justice. Must stand for restraint. For calm.

And most significantly, our leaders must stand against those who would take the law into their own hands.

God Bless the Republic

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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