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:

 

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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