Who's the bigger weasel: The GOP or ESPN?

"You tell me the bigger weasel:  GOP or ESPN?" Glenn asked this morning.

While Pat went with the GOP , Stu and Jeff voted ESPN. Here's why:

Monday night, during the BCS National Championship football game between Alabama and Notre Dame, ESPN announcer Brent Musburger made a few comments over the good looks of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's beauty queen girlfriend.

While McCarron's comments were neither vulgar or offensive, ESPN felt the need to apologize on his behalf. Even after McCarron's girlfriend [Katherine Webb] said she was flattered by the statements and an apology was not necessary.

TheBlaze reported on the comments following the football game:

Considering that Monday night’s college national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame was dominated by Alabama, there weren’t many competitive highlights (‘Bama won 42-14). So easily the talk of the night has become the way ESPN announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit fawned over the stunning girlfriend of Alabama’s quarterback AJ McCarron.

“You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women,” Musburger said, directing the comment at Herbstreit who is a former quarterback himself. “What a beautiful woman.”

That's offensive? Apparently if you're ESPN they are, who made a statement earlier this week that the comments with "too far."

What exactly did ESPN expect to happen during a game that was 28 to 0 at the half with Miss Alabama in the stands? You can only talk about Notre Dame's pathetic attempts to slow Alabama down for so long.

"ESPN is a guy channel," Glenn said. "I mean, has everyone at ESPN been castrated?"

Astonished by ESPN's ability to throw someone under the bus for absolutely nothing, Glenn continued: "I mean, who at ESPN is offended by what Brent Musburger said?  I'm not into sports.  I'm the biggest girl among men you've ever met.  I'm not offended by this.  I don't know how ‑‑ I don't know how you could be offended by this."

Obviously, had Katherine Webb been offended and taken issue with the comments, it would be at least understandable. But that's not what happened here. Webb said an apology wasn't necessary. She was flattered by the comments made about her.

"The game was over at halftime," Pat pointed out.

When that happens it's up to the announcers to find something to talk about that keeps people interested in the players and the game.

"You're talking about grade point averages of the athletes involved.  You're going into all that kind of stuff.  You got nothing at that point because ‑‑ and you've got to keep your viewers.  So they find A. J. McCarron, if you're not sure what we're talking about, it's the BCS championship game on Monday night, Alabama/Notre Dame and so they find AJ McCarron, quarterback of Alabama's girlfriend in the stadium."

These are Musbuger's comments:

MUSBERGER:  When you're a quarterback at Alabama, you see that lovely lady there?  She does go to Auburn, I'll bit that, Miss Alabama and that's A.J. McCarron's girlfriend and right there on the right is D.D. Bonner.  That's A.J.'s ‑‑ boy, I tell you, you quarterbacks, you get all the good‑looking women.  That's ‑‑ what a beautiful woman.

VOICE:  Wow.  A. J.'s doing some things right down in Alabama.

MUSBERGER:  So if you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throwing it around the backyard with pop.

What's offensive about calling a beauty queen, someone in the limelight because of their good looks, beautiful? Much less, saying that A.J. must being doing something right in his life in order to get a girl like that to go out with him.

"Is there anything wrong with saying that you've got to do something right to marry a beautiful woman?" Glenn asked.

Glenn also pointed out the Musburger encouraged kids to out throw the football with their dad's so they can be a star quarterback like A.J. is one day, and have a shot with a beautiful girl.

"Boy, so I guess what you learn here, if you're watching and you're from Alabama, if you'd like to marry or date a beautiful woman, I guess what the lesson to learn here is go out and throw the football with your dad," Glenn said.

"What a horrible thing to promote!  Father‑and‑son relationships in the backyard, that is horrifying!" Pat joked.

Is ESPN ever going to really cross the line with their fans? It's hard to imagine that they will given they hold the rights to Monday Night Football and the BCS bowl games. But this attitude the have of rolling over every time one far out organization doesn't like something on their network it getting ridiculous.

Glenn, who has run into issues with another company under Disney, ABC, explained that the real issue is with 'the mouse'. He noted how even when Walt was still alive, they were constantly apologizing for his politics — everybody just wanted to be "neutral".

"The mouse does not care about news. The mouse is a global institution," Glenn explained. "And if the mouse is hurt, then everything else crumbles and so they fold and bow to the mouse every single time."

2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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