These are the most trusted people in America?

Reader’s Digest put out its annual list of the “100 Most Trusted People in America” based on feedback from over 1,000 randomly surveyed people. The list seeks to “discover which individuals and the ideals they represent have earned our confidence” this year.

“Here's something,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now, this is coming from Reader's Digest. So I mean, you know, like you're going to put any stock in Reader's Digest at this point. Reader's Digest just put a new poll out: 100 Most Trusted People in America. Hear me: Most trusted people in America, the 100.”

So who is the most trusted person in America today? Well, none other than Tom Hanks.

Yes, that’s right. Tom Hanks is considered the most trustworthy person in the United States.

And who’s number two on the list? Naturally, its Tom Hanks’ co-star in the critically panned movie Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close, Sandra Bullock.

“I don't trust Sandra Bullock that it's going to be a good movie,” Glenn joked. “For every The Blind Side, there is a Speed 2.”

Moving down the list, the Hollywood love affair continues with Denzel Washington coming in at number three and Meryl Streep at number four.

“I mean, who did they call,” Glenn asked. “Only Hollywood agents?”

“Look. I mean, the people who are winning are actors, and their job is to play someone they're not,” Stu observed. “Their job is to lie to you convincingly!”

“Obviously they are doing a good job of it,” Pat quipped.

From the media world, ABC News’ Robin Roberts faired the best, ranking twelfth on the list. Other journalists and personalities include, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Anderson Cooper, George Stephanopoulos, Oprah Winfrey, and Scott Pelley.

“No way,” Pat said in reaction to Pelley making the cut.

Fox News Channel, the most watched cable news channel in the country, only managed to get just one person – Shepard Smith – on the list. And Shep is ranked 100th.

“The most popular news network gets one [person],” Stu said.

“And the most watched in America, Bill O'Reilly, not on it,” Pat added. “Come on now.”

Other notable names to make the list include First Lady Michelle Obama, who is ranked at number 19. Meanwhile, Communist sympathizer Noam Chomsky is number 20.

“America, if we didn't have other things to do, I'd love to take a real poll and just ask people cold: Who do you trust,” Glenn said. “I wonder… is there anyone out there that you trust? I can't put a list together. Come up with five names of people you trust. We should do that tomorrow on the show.”

“Tell us the five names of people that you really trust,” Glenn concluded. “I don't know if I could come up with five.”

See the full list of winners HERE.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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FBI whistleblower Steve Friend exposed the FBI for its handling of the investigation into the January 6 riot — and paid the price. Friend joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to describe the series of events that eventually led him not only to leave the FBI, but to speak out against potential abuses within the department as well. The crux of his story began with cases concerning the January 6, 2021, riot and one arrest warrant that he refused to take part in.


Friend also joined Glenn on his "Targets of Tyranny" special to explain why he believed the January 6 cases were run by Washington, D.C., and how the agency's handling of the "J6" investigations has been so "unusual" that he says he's "never" seen anything even close to this before.

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