Where are the Woodward and Bernsteins of today?

During the White House press briefing, as questions about the General Petraeus scandal were mounting, it became increasingly evident that stories weren't adding up. So much so, that even the press is acknowledging that none of what they're being told makes sense. And, unfortunately for Jay Carney, one of the very few real journalists left in the mainstream media was part of the press pool yesterday at the White House.

This morning on radio Glenn played the exchange between Tapper and the White House Press Secretary.

TAPPER:  "This investigation had been going on for months.  How is it that the White House didn't have any idea of this until the day after the election and then congress a few days later?"

CARNEY:  "Well, I would refer you to the FBI.  They have as my ‑‑ as I understand it, protocols in place for when they notify the legislative and executive branches of investigations and, you know, it is simply a fact that the White House was not aware of the situation regarding General Petraeus until Wednesday and the situation regarding General Allen until Friday.  So, you know, the FBI has a place to go in terms of an explanation of the protocols they follow, but I understand that that is the answer that they will give, that there are protocols they follow that govern how they inform the various branches of government of these kinds of investigations."

TAPPER:  "Well, do you understand how people would think this is utterly bizarre, the day after the election and the anger you're hearing on Capitol Hill they didn't know this was going on?  I mean the timing, at least the appearance."

CARNEY:  "Look.  All I can tell you is when the White House was informed.  And I would let the relevant members of congress explain to you how and when they were informed.  My understanding is there are protocols that the FBI follows with regards to these kinds of notifications and I would refer you to the FBI and the Department of Justice for an explanation of those protocols."

This administration really has no shame.

"It doesn't matter how ridiculous, how fairytale‑like it sounds to them, they don't care.  They just stick to the line: 'We didn't know'," Pat snapped.

Glenn compared what's happening between the press and the White House to Watergate. Watergate without Woodward and Bernstein.

The fundamentals of journalism have changed — from what journalism students are taught to how they interact with the government.

Glenn explained that journalists are taught Walter Lippmann and they're taught about Watergate. They're supposed to be the watch dogs — reporting the truth and holding the country's leaders accountable to the words that they say as well as their actions.

"What they're taught is now that they have to get the bad guys in government," he explained. "They have to go get them because they can change the world, just like Woodward and Bernstein did with Watergate."

Unfortunately, they're also indoctrinated with the progressive agenda. So while that's what they do against the Republicans, but not on the liberal side. There is a complete double standard. They're job is still to change the world, unfortunately they do it by furthering the agenda of progressives.

If the media reported on the things going on inside the Obama administration with the same scrutiny that they did the Bush administration, there is no way he would have been reelected. In fact, Glenn thinks he would possibly be impeached.

"It's the coverup.  And you can't tell me that we didn't, we didn't know," Glenn said. "We did.  These reporters — did any of them ask yesterday — are any of them asking: How could the president not know?  Don't you think that's a problem?  I mean, again using logic, does the president not think that this is a problem, that he wasn't aware of Benghazi?  When everybody around him had that information but he wasn't told?"

They just disregard the questions and refer reporters back to the FBI.

"That's all they do when they get in trouble," Pat said. "They refer you to somebody else.  'All I can tell you is it's a fact we didn't know until last Wednesday,' despite how unbelievable that is, to virtually anyone with a brain.  Nobody believes that, unless you're an Obama zombie."

So what's Glenn's solution? How do you get the truth if the media isn't going to do its job?

Stop giving the mainstream media all of the power to get the answers.

"You're not going to win playing their game," he told his audience. "You have to spit yourself out of the system."

Which is exactly what Glenn and a few others have done.

"I don't care if it's the Daily Kos or, you know, or Breitbart or TheBlaze," he added, "but you stop getting your news from traditional media.  Stop.  It is the definition of insanity."

TheBlaze and other outlets, like Breitbart, the Daily Kos, and the Daily Caller, are trying to fill the space that nobody else will.

Glenn encouraged his audience to read the work these organizations are doing — but also to support them. It's not cheap to take on and do the work the big organizations of the mainstream media have stopped doing.

"We have to reinvent the entire system," Glenn said,  and it starts really with you."

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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