Who misled their audience on GM - Glenn or President Obama?

Glenn is honest when he makes a mistake, so this morning on radio he wanted to make sure he corrected one that occurred yesterday.

After playing the audio below of President Obama, Glenn acknowledged that a serious error was made.

“When the American auto industry was on the brink of collapse, more than one million jobs at stake, Governor Romney said let's let Detroit go bankrupt. I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry and now the American auto industry has come roaring back and GM's number one again.”

“You know, I said GM's not number one and, well, it's not number one,” he explained. “But we want to make sure that we don't mislead you on saying that GM was never not number one.”

Glenn went on to explain that, like they has assumed, Toyota is number one. They were number one before the bailout, just as they were as the bailout was ending. But that’s not the full story.

In 2011, GM did reclaim the number one position worldwide. This was relinquished about a month ago when Toyota reclaimed the position. Did Toyota, a Japanese company, briefly lose their top spot solely due to an auto-bailout?

No.

It’s more likely that the tsunami that ravaged their country was largely, if not completely, responsible for the title loss.

“As soon as they're able to recover and they can rebuild their factories and people's lives are back in shape, they begin making cars again and they immediately regrab the number one title,” Glenn commented.

So, not only was President Obama dishonest about the current ranking of GM, he also failed to mention anything about Toyota being the company to fall to the number two spot, and the economic struggles they’ve had while rebuilding over the last year.

“It's difficult to come to the conclusion that it was a mistake by this president,” Glenn said.

He went on to note that the President is acting as if his policies led to “the GM comeback.” Well, the comeback is over, so good policy making…

“If it was just due to the stimulus, it means you need to continually juice the system to be able to get them to sell that many cars,” Glenn said. “But that's not even true.”

The bailout was already over.

Not only did the president ignore the fact that a horrible natural disaster occurred in Japan AND ignore the fact that the bailout was already a failed policy by this time, he completely deceives the crowd he’s talking to. Obama was well aware of the effects that the tsunami had on the economy – he’s been using it as an excuse for his failed stimulus policies.

Here is a clip of the president doing just that:

“The economies already had absorbed an earthquake in Japan, the economic headwinds coming from Europe, the Arab Spring and the rise in oil prices, all of which have been very challenging for the recovery.”

“So he's claiming that he's made GM number one with the stimulus even though it was the tsunami that did it but he can't pretend he doesn't know the tsunami because he's claiming that the headwinds of the tsunami and other things are exactly what caused the stimulus not to work,” Glenn noted.

“He knows he’s lying about 800 different ways.”

President Obama is using the same tragedy to make him policies look good and as an excuse for his failed policies.

“This isn’t normal. It isn’t normal for Washington. This isn’t normal for any place on planet Earth,” he added.

“The question is do we accept this?”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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