Duct Tape Warning: The unbelievable reason iconic 9/11 image almost left out of museum

"Warning, full duct tape alert in effect. You are going to need to wrap your head in duct tape because you will not be able to handle this one your head will explode."

According to a new book by Elizabeth Greenspan, the iconic photograph of firefighters raising the American glad in the rubble of the World Trade Center was almost excluded from the National September 11 Memorial Museum for being too "rah-rah America".

"Rah-rah America"…yes, the New York Post is reporting this as the description given by museum creative director Michael Shulan.

According to the book, Battle For Ground Zero:

"Thomas Franklin's iconic photograph of firefighters raising the flag among the World Trade Center rubble was nearly excluded. I really believe the way America will look best, the way we can really do best is not to be American so vigilantly and so vehemently."

"What the hell does that mean," Glenn questioned, reminding listeners that the person making the statements is who has been put in the role of putting the memorial and museum together.

Glenn, who has talked about his disdain for what is being done a the site before, reiterated how the entire situation just makes him angry.

"There's no reason it's not finished," he said. "We finished the Empire State Building in the Great Depression in eleven months. Why is this…why are we even still talking about what's going to be in the museum?"

According to book, a compromise was eventually reached to include Franklin's photograph, but the museum had to include two other images as well that showed the flag from different angles.

The New York Post reports that, according to the book, "several images undercut the myth of 'one iconic memento,' [chief curator Jan Ramirez] said, and suggest instead an even from multiple points of view, like the attacks more broadly."

"I don't even know what that means," Glenn commented in a frustrated tone.

The post article goes on the say that the museum's creative director, who was living in New York City during the 9/11 attacks that his aim was to "not reduce [9/11] down to something that was too simple, and in its simplicity would actually distort the complexity of the event, the meaning of the event."

"It was pretty simple," Pat responded.

"It really was," Glenn agreed. "Here's what it was. A bunch of Muslim extremists get onto an airplane and kill everybody onboard and anybody who couldn't get out of the World Trade Center. I'm remembering that pretty clearly."

"You know what that means? That means we're supposed to consider their motivation when we look back on 9/11," Pat questioned. " That's what this guy wants us to do."

"That's amazing too…what was the quote? They want to look at it from several different angles? One of those can't be the first responder being down there raising the flag in the most iconic moment of the event?" Stu questioned. "Why can't that be one of the moments?"

Well thankfully, since this guy didn't get his way, it can and will be.

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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