Media and crowd gush during Inauguration coverage

Since the start of the New Year, Glenn has refrained from talking about the President as much as possible. But with every news outlet on the planet talking about Inauguration Day, Glenn could not totally escape the coverage of ‘that guy’.

“Now, yesterday the President gave his inauguration speech, and I'm proud to say I saw the highlights of it and that was only with a gun to my head,” Glenn said to open the radio show this morning. “That was somebody saying, ‘You have to watch this, or I pull the trigger.’ And so I watched a little bit of it – as much as I could stand.”

The President seemed to spend a lot of time talking about how it is time to act on all of the progressive policies he couldn’t enact during his first term (for fear of retribution) because he has a lot more latitude now.

“It’s time for a lot of stuff,” Pat said. “Immigration and amnesty. It’s time for climate change.”

“You know what it's time for,” Glenn continued. “Job creation and spending cuts.”

“No, not time for that,” Pat joked.

After all, social issues and environmental policies are far more important than, say, the unemployment rate and the fact that 88 million Americans are out of work.

“He's got some schools to build, which I thought we were doing last time. He's got railroads to build, which I thought we were doing last time. He's got some teachers to hire, which I thought we were going to do last time. And hire some cops, which I thought we were doing last time,” Glenn said.

Despite the nature of the ideological diatribe the President gave, his friends in the media were more than happy to instantly declare the speech inspirational or, in the case of Chris Matthews, “Licoln-esque.”

When you compare Lincoln’s inaugural address to this president’s, the similarities become abundantly clear:

“They both gave their inaugural address in English,” Glenn quipped.

Over at CNN, correspondent Jim Acosta had a “thrill going up my leg moment” when he giddily reported:

KOSTA: Obviously this is the moment that everybody is waiting for on Inauguration Day, when the President and the First Lady step out of their limo and walk down Pennsylvania avenue. I feel like I should pinch myself.

“I think I should pinch myself,” Glenn asked in disgust. “Are you not a grown man and a journalist?”

Meanwhile, Al Roker squealed like a teenage girl while trying to get Vice President Joe Biden’s attention on the parade route, and politicians fawned over celebrities like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson.

The press also spent a lot of time referencing the respectable (but not nearly as impressive as 2009) 800,000 person crowd that has assembled in Washington D.C.

“I've never felt this way about [the President's] crowds. This is the first time I've ever seen the crowds and thought, this is the USSR. This is the way it happens in North Korea,” Glenn said. “I expected them all of a sudden to make patterns spelling out of his name.”

Stu insisted that it wasn’t so much the pomp and pageantry, but the message that was conveyed by the President in his speech that should be most alarming. Glenn still took issue with the television production of the event.

“It was just the way it was shot,” Glenn said. “It looked weird. It didn't look – it didn't look American.”

Ultimately, Glenn, Pat, and Stu managed to watch very little of the day’s events.

“[Inauguration coverage] came on the TV after the news. I had to run to the other side of the room, and get the stupid remote, and change it,” Stu said. “I just pressed the button and it landed on another local news channel that was covering it. It was torture. I just wanted it to end.”

Glenn, on the other hand, took a slightly different approach.

“That's why I have a gun,” Glenn said. “I shot my TVs out.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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