Bob Costas: Redskins a 'slur’ and ‘insult’ to Native Americans

During last night’s Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC, veteran sportscaster Bob Costas decided it was his turn to weigh in on controversy over the Washington Redskins moniker. We already know how President Obama feels about the NFL franchise’s suddenly controversial name, so it was only natural that Costas interrupt the dual between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins to offer his two cents on the topic.

“Well, I want to talk to you about somebody I think is a very smart man and I've had a lot of respect for over the years. But… I think he's gone full-fledged senile,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But the nice thing is, in his senility, he still has remained wildly arrogant. Here is the one, the only, Bob Costas on the Redskins:”

“He goes on for about two minutes on the Redskins,” Pat explained. “You know, there are some names, like the Braves and the Seminoles that are really legitimate tributes to Native Americans. And he goes on and on and on.”

So what is the takeaway from Costas’ couple minutes of blabbering?

COSTAS: ‘Redskins’ can’t possibly honor a heritage or noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent.

“Wouldn't it have been nice if Bob had done a little research on that,” Pat asked. “And part of the set up was that he said a majority of Native Americans are offended by it. 90%, Bob [are not offended by the name]. Technically that's a majority.”

On Friday, Glenn released a video that explained how overblown this situation as begun. The outcries of President Obama and those in the media seem to suggest a majority of Native Americans are offended by the Redskins moniker. In reality, that is simply not the case:

“It's, again, the arrogance of the white man,” Glenn said of this controversy. “And again, where does that arrogance come from? From Manifest Destiny, it came from the government. It came from people who were in control… Look at George Washington. He was a friend of the Indians. So was Davy Crockett. He brokered most of the deals we had. The reason he left Congress is because Congress said, ‘Well, those deals aren't working.’… And he left Congress because he couldn't take it anymore. He figured out that the guys in Washington are all about power and they don't have any honor. That's who it always is, the people in power or those who are protecting those in power. Bob Costas is trying to make us hate each other even more.”

“It is the progressive way. They know better than you,” Glenn concluded. “This time, they happen to be in the 10% of really smart people. And 90% are wrong.”

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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