Glenn on WHCD: "I look at it as, really, the downfall of all journalism in America"

Saturday was "nerd prom" or as everyone who isn't a member of the "political elite" call it, the White House Correspondents Dinner. A tradition started by Glenn's least favorite President (and possibly human being to have ever walked the earth) Woodrow Wilson.

"Back in the Woodrow Wilson days, the idea was that the press was too — was just not cozy enough with those in the White House and those that they covered, so they thought, "If we could just get them enamored and get them into our lifestyle, then they will stop representing the American people because they will see their job as, we're really in this together."  And the White House correspondents dinner was started," Glenn explained.

While the media and political elite view the even as a great tradition, Glenn views the dinner as "a black spot on journalism."

"I look at it as, really, the downfall of all journalism in America," he noted. "This is where it began."

Glenn noted that, back when the dinner first started, it may not have been to the obnoxious scale that it is now. It was probably more of "an old boys club." But the Correspondents Dinner today as essentially turned into a red carpet event that puts the White House and members of the mainstream media on the same level of some of Hollywood's most esteemed.

For Glenn, this isn't' about who is in the White House. His opinion of the dinner doesn't shift with the part that controls the White House — although it's safe to assume the dinner wasn't so uppity with George W. Bush was president. Glenn isn't alone in his feelings about he egregiousness of the dinner. Tom Brokaw was very public in his criticism of the dinner.

After declining his invitation, Brokaw explained to Politico that "somewhere along the line, it began to freewheel out of control. And the breaking point for me was Lindsay Lohan."

TheBlaze.com reports that Lohan attended the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner as a guest of Fox News' Greta Van Susteren.

The first year Glenn was at Fox News he apprehensively attended the event. Sitting with Bill O'Reilly and Juan Williams, among a few other Fox personalities and a Hollywood star. Glenn recalled the event this morning during the radio program noting, "I spent most of the time just talking to Bill and we sat there, and the room changed when the president and First Lady walked into the room.  And NBC was sitting right in the front.  They had the best access and they were sitting right there in the front with a table, and all the Hollywood crowd and, of course, we were way off in the back on the side and I just watched this circus.  And then as I walked out, all of the ‑‑ some of the veteran journalists were like, "Hey, it's so good to see you."  And I thought, oh, my gosh, this is like a ‑‑ this is like a really, really bad prom go awry."

Conan O'Brien headlined this year's dinner — a guy typically liked by people on both sides of the aisle. It only takes a quick Google search to see how "well" his jokes came across.

 

Here are a couple highlights from his performance:

The president's speech wouldn't have faired much better if everyone in the room didn't feel the obligation to laugh at the one-liner filled speech. From approaching the podium to rap music, to singling out Rush Limbaugh, Republicans (nothing new there), to CNN & MSNBC, the President didn't seem to pick favorites this year while deflecting some of the more controversial stories surrounding his administration with jokes.

Here's a video of his full speech…

"If you're going to be a journalistic force, you're supposed to be at the White House correspondents dinner," Glenn noted. "We won't.  I'll never buy a damn table to that thing. Never."

Glenn wasn't the only one not amused by the dinner. Here's what Sarah Palin tweeted during the event:

Twitchy has more of what was tweeted about the D.C. event HERE.

…and here is the photo that had Glenn cringing all morning long.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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