Get TheBlaze Campaign Update: Week One

Message from Lynne Costantini - President, Business Development:

Monday, March 4

Your support of TheBlaze over the past week has been overwhelming, unprecedented and greatly appreciated, thank you!  However, our work isn’t over yet.

I used to work at a large cable operator, so trust me when I say this could take a while!  Before TV providers will add a channel to their lineups, they want to know there is an audience for the content and that the channel has great programming that lots of people want to watch on television.  TheBlaze has both and you are doing a great job delivering this message.

We want to continue to reinforce this message and make sure TV providers know that you're willing to make your voices heard until they launch TheBlaze.  Together we can make our shared values available to more people on television.

We know TV providers are starting to pay attention based upon their responses on social media. Here's some of what they are saying on Facebook:

DirecTV – "We are always in discussions with programmers about which channels to add to the DirecTV lineup, but have no plans to add TheBlaze Network at this time.  Thank you."

Time Warner Cable – "Thanks for your input.  As you probably know, we’re constantly evaluating new networks for carriage on our lineup…"

Cox –  "We are always looking for new channels that add value for our TV service.  I have forwarded your request for TheBlaze for you."

Suddenlink Communications – "Thanks for voicing interest in TheBlaze.  We’ll share your feedback with the team responsible for evaluating possible channel additions."

RCN – "We appreciate you letting us know what channels you would like to see in our lineup!  You can submit a channel request on our website.  Each request that is submitted is sent to our Marketing Department for consideration."

Cablevision – "Thank you for your inquiry.  We will pass along your request for TheBlaze channel to our programming department for consideration."

AT&T U-Verse – "No update for now.  Thanks for stopping by!"

Some TV providers have set up special sites to accept requests to add TheBlaze to their lineups and others have blogs where they encourage customers to have conversations with them about their television experience.  Please take a moment to visit and tell them why adding TheBlaze to their lineups is important to you:

Verizon Fios

AT&T U-Verse

Comcast

Time Warner Cable

 

Charter

And the media is paying attention too.  Here are links to some great articles written last week about our Get TheBlaze campaign and its progress:

NY Times

Crains

Politico

Huffington Post

TV Newser

Cablefax

Only a few of them have reached out to us to continue carriage discussions. The good news is that Comcast, DIRECTV and Time Warner Cable/Brighthouse have expressed interest in having further conversations about TheBlaze in the coming weeks; and a number of smaller cable and telco companies across the country have called to find out how to launch TheBlaze  -- Blue Ridge Cable, Celect Communications, Bay Country Communications, Darien Communications, ACTV, Cablevision of Marion Country, Cass Cable TV, MCTV of Ohio, to name a few.

This week we are asking you to let them know why you want TheBlaze.  Please continue to email, call and post messages to your TV provider's Facebook and Twitter pages.  This week our messaging is all about "I want TheBlaze because....".  Fill in the blank and tell them why it's important to you to have TheBlaze on your channel lineup.

Thank you for your dedication and support!

Perseverance is a great element of success.  If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

Watch the video below:

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:


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