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.

A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

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Did the FBI just get away with the BIGGEST armed robbery in US history?

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In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That "armed group" was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles "misled" the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven't returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.

The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story's details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.

"None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can't get their stuff back," Glenn noted. "And this is going to happen more and more."

"It's incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America," Stu said. "If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I'd expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone ... conviction."

"Listen to this," Glenn continued. "The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, 'I want my stuff back,' the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks."

However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to "avoid becoming an FBI target," Glenn noted.

"So, you're guilty if you walk away and you're guilty if you ask," Stu added.

"This is America, gang," Glenn said. "It doesn't seem like it because it's not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. ... God's people have got to start standing up, or we'll lose freedom. The world's freedom will be on our heads."

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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