Press finally asks Obama about Gosnell. His answer?

It certainly took long enough, but it now seems like the horrific trial of Kermit Gosnell is finally getting the media attention it deserves.

Yesterday, Fox News’ Ed Henry pressed Jay Carney on whether or not the President would support “common sense” abortion reform to help thwart such atrocities. Meanwhile, during an interview that aired on the TODAY show this morning, President Obama provided comments of his own (sort of).

“Wow. They just asked the President about the Gosnell trial. That is the abortion killer – the largest serial killer in American history,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie asked the President whether or not he was aware of the trial and what the trial might mean for the national abortion conversation. He answer was dodgy, to say the least:

OBAMA: Well, I’m familiar with it. I can’t comment on it because it’s an active trial. What I can say is this: I think President Clinton said it pretty well when he said, ‘Abortion should be safe, legal and rare.’ If an individual carrying out an abortion, operating a clinic or doing anything else is violating medical ethics, violating the law, then they should be prosecuted.

“Yeah, Ed Henry pushed that point a little bit with Jay Carney yesterday,” Pat continued. “It’s pretty compelling.”

After outlining the general details of the case, Henry asked Carney if the White House had any reaction to the trial. Much like the President, Carney’s response was dubious.

CARNEY: I’ll say two things. One, the president is aware of this. Two, the president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well. Certainly the things you hear and read about this case are unsettling, but I cannot comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding,

Henry, however, was not willing to let Carney off so easily.

HENRY: The president, as a state senator in 2003, voted against a bill that would provide medical care, as I understand, to babies who would be born after a botched abortion like this. The president at the time said he couldn't support it as a state senator because he felt like any doctor in that situation would take care of a child. When you hear this kind of evidence, it suggests there's at least one doctor who apparently did not. I understand you can't deal with the deliberation of the case. But is there some legislative solution, or at least a conversation that needs to happen in Washington because on guns you were just saying we need common-sense reform. We need to save lives. In this case, do we need to be saving lives as well?

CARNEY: Well, again, you're relating it to a case that I can't comment on and the president can't comment on. I would simply say that the president's position on choice is very clear. His position on the basic principle that, as President Clinton said, abortions ought to be safe, legal and rare is very clear. I just don't have comment that could shed light on this specific case.

HENRY: Just the last one on this then. Is there any sort of common-sense reform though without restricting abortion rights? Does the White House see any line in there where if there is a baby that is still alive, they should be taken care of without restricting abortion rights?

CARNEY: You're asking for hypotheticals about legislation or proposed legislation that I haven't seen, so it's hard for me to comment on it.

“[Henry] worded it brilliantly because it does come down to – it's not just bringing up his stance, but it’s going into the fact of common sense laws,” Stu said. “You're telling me it's not a common sense law to take care of a baby once it's born?”

“He's just pulling that out, just like the President,” Glenn said. “He just happened to go to that same comment, and also say that that comment originally came from President Bill Clinton. That’s weird… it's almost like that was a coordinated line.”

While it would make sense that the president cannot comment on an ongoing investigation for fear of interfering with the case, history shows President Obama’s policy has not been consistent. Remember this statement in the immediate wake of Trayvon Martin’s death:

OBAMA: If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.

“I'm glad to see that he has learned his lesson,” Glenn said of the President. “On Monday's bombing, on the abortion clinic, on the Fort Hood shooting, and I think on Benghazi – he's learned his lesson, selectively, to not get involved in an ongoing trial. On an ongoing investigation or trial, he is out – selectively.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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