MSNBC mocks ‘wild’ theories on Petraeus


MSNBC, the network who ranted and raved about Scooter Libby all day long. The network that claimed Bush lied and people died. The network that mentioned Halliburton many, many times for some reason or another. They have decided that there’s no foul play at all going on with the Petraeus scandal. It’s all on the up and up.

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Here’s a roundup of four Petraeus resignation conspiracy theories. Be warned: Many are downright silly.

1. He is trying to get out of testifying about Benghazi

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham suggested Petraeus’ resignation is to get out of testifying about Benghazi. “COINCIDENCE?!” Ingraham tweeted. “Petraeus is set to testify NEXT week at a closed door session on Capitol Hill ab[ou]t Benghazi. Did [Obama] push him out? This stinks!”

2.  Obama totally knew about the affair before the election, and lied about it

Conservative website Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro is convinced the Petraeus affairdemonstrates the Obama administration “hid information vital to the American people” during the last days of the election.

The National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke repeated the claim, saying “Politics is politics, but if this Petraeus stuff wasn’t known prior to the election, I”ll eat my shoes.”

3. Someone was trying to destroy Petraeus’ career

Wired’s Noah Shachtman tweeted, “I hate to say I told you so but…” On Nov. 1, Shachtman  took to Twitter to say “Wow. Someone is trying to end Dave Petraeus’ career” and linked to aWall Street Journal piece called “CIA Takes Heat for Role in Libya.” The story pointed out that Petraeus was missing from the ceremony honoring the four Americans killed in Benghazi.

4. He was being blackmailed.

Michael D. Shear of The New York Times notes that “Intelligence agencies are often concerned about the possibility that agents who engage in behavior [like having an affair] could be blackmailed for information.”  Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren says “Why did he go public? Blackmail? The woman still ‘friendly’ or did she turn on him?”

"Wacky Star Trek theories of theirs," Pat joked.

Seriously, do any of those look too extreme to be considered the "wildest conspiracy theories" when it comes to the scandal?

Did President Obama know? "Of course, he knew about this," Stu said.

"Those are your two choices. There is no inbetween. He is not the president of the United States. If no one is telling him until they make the decisions, if he's really this uninformed, then he's not the President of the United States. You have to ask the question who is the President of the United States? Who is running the show? And if he did know, then he's lying to you and covering for something else because he's telling you he didn't know, which one," Glenn said.

Stu pointed out there was only one week when Petraeus could resign and have it not affect the election and take place a time where he would not have to testify on Benghazi. "Shockingly he was fired during that week! When the election had already happened and all votes were cast and before he could testify."

Glenn said, "He was also fired on the only day and any stupid people would say the president was busy. It was election day. And while all the press was busy on something else. So it lessened it and then you didn't hear about it until what day? The day every news dumped. It was dumped on a Friday. It was dumped on a Friday. Isn't that interesting? What a coincidence."

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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