Record-setting snowfall kills 75,000 cows... but the media is silent

Late last week, portions of the Great Plains were buried by a record snowfall that will more than likely have a huge impact on your wallet, but the media has been all but silent.

“Okay. I want to tell you another story, and this story is one that… I don't think anybody in the national media has told,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I got an urgent tweet. This woman tweeted like six times. And she was like, ‘We need help. We need help.’ They're calling it now the blizzard that never happened.”

TheBlaze reports:

Ranchers are still digging out thousands of their cattle that became buried in a record-setting snowstorm in South Dakota late last week and over the weekend.

One would think the death of 75,000 cows by upwards of five feet of snow might get some national attention, but as one blogger observed, it has taken some time for the news of the precipitation massacre to reach outside of local media.

Early estimates suggest western South Dakota lost at least 5 percent of its cattle, said Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. Some individual ranchers reported losses of 20 percent to 50 percent of their livestock, Christen said. The storm killed calves that were due to be sold soon as well as cows that would produce next year’s calves in an area where livestock production is a big part of the economy, she said.

“This is, from an economic standpoint, something we’re going to feel for a couple of years,” Christen said.

A fierce snowstorm rolled out of the Rocky Mountains last Friday with devastating effects. Trees were downed, state offices closed, and more than 200 miles of Interstate 90 across Wyoming and South Dakota was completely closed. Much of the area is still without power.

“Everything that could go wrong in a storm went wrong in this storm,” Glenn said. “Mercury One is trying to figure out how we can even get resources up to help them, what we can do to help them, but parts of the state are just completely out.”

Typically when we see a weather event of this magnitude – whether it be a tornado, hurricane, or blizzard – the national media pays attention. But so far there has been little to know coverage of this disaster.

“We did a LexisNexis search. No one has covered this. We found out about it, again, because somebody – I don't even know her story, if she lived there or somebody that she knows lived there and got the information out and tweeted it and said, ‘Please, Glenn, they need help. Somebody needs to report on this,’” Glenn explained. “A week after this snowstorm, no mentions of it at all in any national media. None.”

So why the silence? Glenn had a few theories.

“I think it's a combination of three things. I think that does play a role, that it is against the global warming thing,” Glenn said. “Two, there's a lot to cover on the news that is about Washington, everything that's going on in about Washington. Three, the news departments don't have any resources out there. So you have to fly in a news crew and everything is closed… You don't have any resources necessarily out there. I find that a very weak excuse for the networks at least.”

“Here's what you need to know about this: 75,000 cattle. You may say you don't care about it. Oh, you will when you see the price of hamburger in the next few months because all of these cows that would have gone to your plate are now dead,” he continued. “These are farmers. These are the best of the best. These are people that are the backbone and always have been the backbone of our country. These are the people that are feeding you.”

Below is an Dothan, AL report about the storm:

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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