Where did things go wrong for Miley Cyrus?

If you've turned on a TV, radio, read a newspaper, got on social media, or basically walked outside, you've heard about the Miley Cyrus performance at last night's MTV VMAs. While most of the media is talking about how "shocking" it was, Glenn took a minute to talk about a different angle — her parents.

"Billy, are you proud?" Glenn asked rhetorically this morning during the radio program. "Did she think that, 'yep, Dad's proud. Dad's proud of me now.' And was her dad proud?"

Six years ago, when Glenn was on CNN's Headline News, he interviewed Billy Ray Cyrus about his daughter's success — at that time she was a rising start among young children on the Disney Channel.

Stu recalled that during the interview, after Glenn asked if he's worried about Miley becoming the next Lindsey Lohan or Britney Spears, Cyrus answered that he tries to be close to his daughter. He tries to be her "best friend".

"That's a problem," Pat stated.

Stu agreed, noting that's the standard "bad thing" you want to try to avoid to a certain degree. He goes on to note that there must be a hard balance in the entertainment world between trying to raise your child correctly and allowing them to enjoy their success.

"I don't know how you walk that line," Stu said.

"You don't," Pat replied poignantly.

"That's why Ron Howard is the exception," Glenn added, noting that he too struggles to make his children aware of how unusual their lifestyle is compared to most kids.

"I've flailing and trying desperately to make sure that they understand that they live a privileged life. But I think I'm failing at that. And it is extraordinarily difficult to do," he said. "But one thing that you don't do is hand your kids off to Disney."

But when Walt Disney was alive, it may have been different, Pat pointed out.

"I don't think it would have been too bad a thing," he told Glenn. "It didn't seem like Annette Funicello went off the deep end."

The difference is Walt was present. He knew what he wanted his company to represent… and what Miley Cyrus did last night wasn't it.

"He was shepherding," Glenn said. "The reason why Rob Howard didn't go bad is because he had Andy Griffith there. He said Andy Griffith was like a dad to him. The whole time he was counseling him, 'don't let this go to your head. Don't pay attention to that. Don't listen to any of that.' So he had that, he still had guidance there. And the same thing if you're reading about Walt Disney. All of the kids that worked for Walt Disney — he did the same. He didn't build them into little monsters."

Looking at Miley's performance at the VMA's, it's clear she doesn't have that type of strong moral influence in her daily life. Looking back at Glenn's former interview with Billy Ray Cyrus, it was clear that her odds of avoiding this path were slim to none.

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Instead of a strong father figure to help act as a GPS to guide her in the right directions later in life, she got a 'buddy'.

So how did Billy Ray react to Miley's performance? Well...we don't know for sure, but here's what he tweeted after her performance:

The public didn't have quite the same reaction. Unlike many performances at the VMAs that have "shocked audiences," the public and celebrity reaction has been pretty negative. Here's a small handful of the reaction on Twitter last night.

 

 

 

 

Just to put things in further perspective, TheBlaze's latest addition to the digital team may have summed up what happened on stage best when he said:

 

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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