Glenn weighs in on the Penn State controversy

The NCAA announced the punishment it will implement at Penn State University this morning. All Penn State victories between 1998 and 2011 will be voided. In addition, the University must pay a $60 million sanction, face a four-year ban from Bowl games, and a loss of scholarships. The NCAA decision comes on the heels of Penn State removing the Joe Paterno statue from its campus this past weekend.

While there is no denying that the actions (or inactions) of senior university officials was negligent and irresponsible at best, the NCAA’s penalties do more of a disservice to the students and alumni than to those in power.

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke about the decision of Penn State to remove the Paterno statue, and the NCAA penalties.

“I'm uncomfortable convicting a man who can't even defend himself,” Glenn said in regards to the since deceased Paterno. “But he is dead, and I'm totally fine with them taking away the statue at Penn State.”

“What [Jerry] Sandusky did was destroy the name of Penn State for all time,” he continued. “So it's absolutely over. Now, with that being said, here is the tragedy. Here is – this is so 2012 America. This is so two plus two equals five. Because of what Sandusky did, they're not only taking away the statue of Paterno, which again I'm fine with, they're now saying that they're going to take away all of the wins from Penn State.”

While the deletion of wins from 1998 to 2011 will knock Paterno from the winningest coach in College Football history to twelfth on the all-time list, the NCAA is really taking the victories away from the students.

“This is so unbelievably wrong because you're not taking them away from Paterno. You're taking them away from everybody who played,” Glenn said. “And how un-American is this? You're taking away merit. You're taking away something that they actually earned.”

Glenn explained that he would understand the NCAA’s actions if the scandal revolved around cheating of some kind (i.e. performance enhancing drugs), but to strip the players of their hard earned victories because of their coach’s flawed character seems unfair.

“So they're taking away the merit," Glenn said.

Take away the scholarships, fine the University, take down the statue – but in taking away past achievements, the NCAA has stripped those players of the accomplishments that they rightfully earned.

“It's wrong. It's un‑American,” Glenn concluded. “Paterno's not the only one that had those wins. All of the members on the team. And I'm sorry.  The coach doesn't win the game. The team did. And they weren't in the shower. They were on the field. They had nothing to do with it."

“The truth is they won the games. Period. Leave the truth alone. No matter how many times you and your politically correct and your progressive ideas try to change words, change meanings, change images or change the score of the game, we all know. We all know. Don't dishonor yourself even more. Stand for the truth.”

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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