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."

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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