Shameless: NBC smears … George Washington?

It’s no secret that progressives hate the founding fathers. They view the constitution created by them as a ‘charter of negative liberties’ that we need to progress from. So it should come as no surprise that they’ll stop at nothing to do any damage they can to the once stellar reputation of the founders. What did NBC Universal do?

Glenn read from the Deadline report:

With United States’ 16th President Abraham Lincoln back in the cultural zeitgeist with Steven Spielberg’s feature biopic, NBC hopes to do the same on the TV side with the nation’s first president. The network has put in development George Washington (working title), a drama series from Oscar-winning writer David Seidler (The King’s Speech), Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana and NBCU International Prods’ Carnival Films & Television, the company behind phenom Downton Abbey.

After taking on Britain’s King George VI in King’s Speech, U.K. writer Seidler will now tackle the American commander who led the country’s war for independence from the British Kingdom. He will write the script based on the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life. Levinson intends to direct the pilot.

George Washington is described as an intimate look at the enigmatic leader who became the father of a nation on one side of the Atlantic and a terrorist on the other, a man to be eliminated at all costs by the British Crown. As episodes move back and forth through the war hero and President’s life and tell the little-known and unlikely story of his survival and triumph, his true character is revealed for the first time. And he is not the man who chopped down the cherry tree.

“There’s George Washington the national icon, gazing out from the dollar bill with his  mouthful of supposedly wooden teeth, and then there’s the George Washington who had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife,” Seidler said. “The George Washington obsessed with social status, finely-tailored clothes, his image. Not an icon, a very human human-being, who learned how to lead. That’s the man I want to understand.”

"There is no enigma to George Washington.  He is very simple to understand.  Where is the enigma?" Glenn said. "Thomas Jefferson is an enigma.  He's a code that you have to break.  George Washington is very simple. "

"And isn't that interesting how they also mix in some truth there, not the tale of the man who chopped down the cherry tree, which was not true.  But his true character has already been revealed, but they mix in that little truth that, okay, he didn't chop down the cherry tree.  Now you're supposed to buy into all the rest of this garbage that's about to come," Pat said.

"You know what this is?  This is the relationship of a friend, his best friend was Fairfax, and Fairfax was Sally fax, wasn't it? Sally Fairfax he was in love with.  From a kid he was in love with her.  He went to work for his father, Fairfax, Virginia.  Ever heard of it?  The father.  The father said, "Will you survey my land?"  He's 16 years old and he's a surveyor.  And he goes out and he surveys Virginia for Fairfax.  He loves her.  If I'm not mistaken, she gets married.  She gets married; he marries Martha Washington.  He's friends with her.  There's not one shred of evidence that anything untoward happened."

"And everything else that this man has done in his life shows you that he is dedicated to God, dedicated to virtue and honor, and now they're going to smear in a series that will show him as an adulterer," Glenn said.

"You know I have books on George Washington because I collect books on George Washington.  And please, if you ever find an old George Washington book, if you ever find anything on George Washington that is old, preferably before 1900, and you don't know what to do with it, you send it to me, please.  Please.  I will preserve it, I will restore it, I will make sure that it is preserved for future generations.  But in the 1920s they started changing him.  They were books that were out on his character and his virtue, and one chapter was just on his ‑‑ just on his Christian belief.  That's been removed from the new editions of the book.  They were written by the people, they were contemporaries of him.  They were the ones who knew him, one on one, and they each testified to a different virtue and character.  And they're erasing all of it.  They think they know better than the people who lived and knew the man."

"Now let me tell you a story I have not told you before. When we wrote Being George Washington, we went to a couple of filmmakers who are friends of ours who I believe we have an announcement coming out next week, and they're filmmakers who are very, very accomplished and they are ‑‑ they're patriots. They read Being George Washington and I was talking to them and I said, 'I think this makes a great series or a miniseries. I think this could be John Adams.' And they said, 'Are you kidding me? This is a Blockbuster film. This is fantastic.'"

"They brought it to Hollywood; no interest. And I wrote it off as, 'Okay, well, there's no interest in me. Don't attach me. We'll help you. Don't attach me at all.''No, Glenn. There's no interest.' Quote: 'George Washington won't sell'. And I said, "Did you tell them about John Adams? Remember the series on HBO? How much did that sell? That set the world on fire in America. That was a great series.' 'I know. They don't want to hear it. There is zero interest in George Washington.'"

"Now let me add this: Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks wanted to do a movie on George Washington," Glenn said. "He may have been Washington.  And there's another filmmaker that was involved.  My guys, my guys know this story firsthand.  No interest."

"Historically accurate George Washington, zero interest in Hollywood."

"Now NBC Universal decides to make a series where it shows him as an adulterer? Shows him as a deeply troubled and flawed individual and all of a sudden Universal is wildly interested and NBC can't wait to put that on?"

"Unbelievable"

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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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?

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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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