Glenn makes Jay Leno an offer he can’t refuse

Jay Leno and NBC are back in the headlines because it appears as though Leno is being forced out of his Tonight Show gig in favor of the younger Jimmy Fallon. Considering NBC’s ongoing ratings woes, it does not seem all that rational to oust the number one rated late night host but, then again, very few things at NBC are logical.

“Well, looks like Jay Leno, Jay Leno may be leaving NBC and not by his choice,” Glenn said to open the radio show this morning. “By the way, I'm going to make a major announcement here regarding Jay Leno in just a second, but I really like Jay Leno.”

As it turns out, Glenn had the opportunity to meet Leno a few years back, and he was taken with his genuine personality. “He's an American,” Glenn said. “I think he could sit down with just about anybody and have a decent conversation. And that's what we have to get back to. That's what's wrong with us. And he knows it.”

Perhaps that is why Glenn felt the need to offer Leno a staggering $50 million (!) to join TheBlaze team. “I just really, really like him,” Glenn said, “and that's why I'm going to make the announcement that I am offering Jay Leno $50 million to come and do his…”

“No, you're not,” Stu interjected.

“You're offering him $50 million of whose money,” Pat asked. “I mean, how are we paying for this?”

“Guys, you know I don't have to actually pay for stuff anymore,” Glenn quipped. “You just rack up the debt and then you say you have full faith and credit and then you're just like, what?”

In light of Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke’s, admission that we are printing $85 million a month or about $1 trillion a year, Glenn asked a very realistic question: “So how does that end?”

“Be honest. It ends with the guys who made those promises shooting the people who they promised it to in the head,” Glenn said. “So Leno comes on, he does a few years… We'll make a deal. We'll make it $75 million. We'll make it $100 million. Pay him 100 million but one lump sum at the very end and then we're not good for it and he when says, ‘Wait a minute, you've got to pay,’ poof.”

“Are you threatening to kill him,” Pat joked. “Are you threatening to kill Jay Leno at the end of his contract?”

“A bullet in the head at the end of the contract, that's the way the world is going,” Glenn responded. “Why not?”

All kidding aside, between the way the situation in Cyprus is being handled and the Federal Reserve’s penchant for endlessly printing money, Glenn’s assessment might be a little grim, but it is certainly in the realm of possibility.

On a lighter note, given Leno’s undeniable success over the years – 18 or 19 years at number one in the time slot – NBC’s handling of this situation is equally suspect. “You know, what is it with NBC seriously,” Glenn asked. “I mean, look at how the way they used to treat people like Carson. They used to treat Carson with respect. It was somebody like, number one for, you know for 40 years and it was great. Here comes Jay Leno, he's done it now, number one for 18 years and they are like, ‘Yeah, I don't like that joke last night.’”

“Can we not just treat him with a little bit of respect,” Glenn continued. “NBC, you're despicable. You're really despicable. And I know because your network keeps saying how despicable I am. So I must be the authority on despicable. I know despicable apparently when I see it.”

Stu did have one possible explanation for why they are trying to marginalize Leno. “Is it possible, though, that NBC is just promoting Jay Leno to weekends,” Stu joked.

Much like his MSNBC colleague, Ed Shultz, who was recently demoted… make that ‘promoted’… to a weekend timeslot, NBC executives could see taking Leno out of late night as a similar step up.

“I never thought of that,” Glenn said. “It could be.”

“Like they were going to put him on and give him a show like 2:00 to 4:00AM on Saturday and Sunday night,” Stu concluded. “That could be their target here because that's how NBC does it for promotions.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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