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?"


On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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