Pat is not a Ray Lewis fan

Almost every media outlet seems to be on the Ray Lewis bandwagon. Countless headlines and photos glorifying the player before his final game. Shannon Sharpe did an interview with Lewis on CBS, in which Sharpe later made the statement that how far Lewis has come "is a testament to how this man has transformed his life."

Even after the game, in which Joe Flacco was named the MVP, commentators on sports channels across the board were hailing his praises. Warren Sapp described Lewis as a "leader of men." Marshall Faulk said that Lewis's "legacy and ability to lead men has put a new definition on leadership." In fact he said that in the future, "when people talk about leadership, they're going to tell you how Ray Lewis did it. That's how they're going to describe leadership."

This same commentator also told his viewers not to look into Ray's personal life, but to look at the body of work on the field. But when you think of a true leader — you know, someone who would "redefine leadership" — wouldn't they need to be a leader both on and off of the football field? Wouldn't they be honest and accept responsibility for their wrong doings?

Yes, they would. And this is why Pat does is not a Ray Lewis fan.

"I don't like people who have been involved in double murders and get away with it without telling what they know," Pat said this morning. "I like my linebackers not to have double murders in their background, whether they actually committed them or they just know who did it and don't tell.  Either way, not big fans.  Not a big fan of that."

Pat, of course, was referring to the double homicide in Atlanta in which Lewis was famously involved in, pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. No one was ever charged in the crime, and there are many unanswered questions surrounding the evidence in the case — like the families of the victims being paid off.

Yesterday, before the Super Bowl, in Lewis's interview with Shannon Sharpe, he gave an explanation to those accusations in which he all but admitted guilt to paying off the families.

"He answered that yesterday too, quite weirdly. Yeah, he paid off the family afterward. First of all, he's involved in this murder some way, we don't know how. He and two friends were there and then somehow two men were killed. Nobody apparently killed them because nobody's ever paid for the crime.  The knives apparently jammed themselves into these men."

"So Ray Lewis knows what happened," Pat added. "Ray Lewis will not say what happened.  But later he was charged with a misdemeanor of withholding evidence or obstructing justice or something. So then he paid off the families and yesterday Shannon Sharpe asked him about that in the interview pre Super Bowl and the thing he said there was, "I've paid off ‑‑ I've paid a lot of families, asked me about a lot of families.  I give money to thousands of families."  Okay.  All right.  So…"

Here's Lewis's exchange with Sharpe:

SHARP:  A couple of weeks ago the family of the incident in 2000, and I'm paraphrasing, but it goes something like this.  While Ray Lewis is being celebrated by millions, two men tragically and brutally died in Atlanta, Ray Lewis knows more than Ray Lewis ever shared.  What would you like to say to the families? 

 

LEWIS:  It's simple.  God has never made a mistake.  That's just who he is. If our system, that's the sad thing about our system. If our system took the time to really investigate what happened 13 years ago maybe we would have got to the bottom line truth. But the saddest thing ever was that a man looked me in my face and told me, "We know you didn't do this.  But you're going down for it anyway.  To the family, if you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don't use people who commits anything like that for his glory.  No way. It's the total opposite. 

There was at least one commentator last night that wasn't willing to play along with the narrative that this was Ray Lewis's personal Super Bowl.

Boomer Esiason wasn't having it. After the interview ran yesterday the CBS analyst responded by saying, "I'm not so sure that I buy the answer. It's a complex legacy that we're talking about," he continued. "[Lewis] was involved in a double murder, and I'm not so sure he gave us all the answers that we were looking for. He knows what went on there. And he can obviously come out and say it. But he doesn't want to say it. He paid off the families."

"Finally somebody said, you know, 'I'm sick and tired of Ray Lewis.  This is not his personal Super Bowl.'  And that's how everybody was acting," Pat said.  Here's a guy who may have had a hand in murdering two men.  We don't know because he won't say.  And at least somebody's calling BS on some of this Ray Lewis worship."

Pat had more to say about this during Pat and Stu. Watch...

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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