Did CNN's Erin Burnett ask the most outrageous question ever?

We have grown accustomed to hearing downright shocking questions from the media, but a question from CNN’s Erin Burnett just might take the cake for the most outrageous question ever asked.

“I have to tell you, have we not heard incredible questions from reporters in America,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “We've heard incredible incompetence. We've heard it all. I think we have a winner now for the most crazy, outrageous, crazy question I've ever heard.”

News Busters first reported that during an interview with former First Lady Laura Bush about the George W. Bush Institute's Women's Initiative Fellowship Program, Burnett asked if it is time for the United States to “accept” anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism in order “to make change.”

Burnett’s question follows an awkward week for the Obama administration, in which the State Department had to rescind its Women of Courage Award because the intended recipient, an Egyptian woman named Samir Ibrahim, was found to have tweeted some remarkably offensive comments about the United States and Jewish people.

“She's never struck me as psycho,” Glenn said of Burnett. “She never struck me as an oddball. She's just a journalist. I want you to listen this question.”

BURNETT: An Egyptian woman, her name's Samir Ibraham, and she's done a lot of things, courageous things. She's also been criticized for sending tweets that are anti-Semitic, anti-American. Does the U.S. need to accept that when we want to make change. You have to support people that do those things - financially in term of awards, in terms of all these things - because it pays off in the end? Is that a trade-off we have to make?

BUSH: No, I don't think so, not necessarily. But I do think it's really important that we do support women in any way we can in the U.S.

“That's amazing,” Glenn said. “Should America just accept the anti-Semitic views, the anti-American views in order to affect change?”

While Stu was quick to point out that Burnett was simply stating a White House policy that forces us to ignore defamatory or inflammatory remarks by people like Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi or other world leaders for the sake of diplomacy, Glenn was still skeptical.

“I no longer a believer in our foreign policy. It does not work. It does not work to say that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. It doesn't work,” Glenn said. “You have to be very clear, and very clear on principles. Otherwise you confuse the world, and you become like everybody else.”

“With that being said there is a difference between Morsi, who is a leader of state who you have to sit down and be in the same room with occasionally, and giving an award to somebody who has no power,” he continued. “You're holding them up as an example for people to model themselves after. So there's a huge difference.”

“I think the correct answer is: You don't have to put up with it anywhere,” Stu added. “The administration currently deals with countries this way, and it doesn't seem to have a positive effect. They continue to be more and more anti-Israel, and anti-America no matter how many things they ignore.”

As Stu explained, given the obvious lack of historical success, why would Burnett think shrugging off blatantly offensive remarks about America and its allies for the sake of handing out an award help America’s foreign policy?

“What a dumb question,” Pat said. “Dangerous and dumb.”

“If we prop people up who are anti-Semitic and have anti-American views, how do the Jews and Americans survive,” Glenn asked. “That means you're saying, you have a rightful place at the table. And by the time that they have their rightful place at the table, if we haven't dismissed those ideas, then those ideas have a real place at the table.”

Ultimately, Glenn struggled to understand why someone like Burnett would even ask a question of this nature. “She's not a crazy member of the press,” he said. “This shows how far our press is off base and off target. That is a truly frightening question coming from a relatively normal person – a person you've watched a thousand times at CNN. Well, it’s CNN, so someone you’ve watched eight times on TV, and you've never thought she's crazy!”

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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.

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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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