Pursuit of the Truth Episode 6: Who will make the final three?

Well, it’s time for the contestants to show the judges what they’re made of…

On Wednesday night, sixth episode of Pursuit of the Truth featured the contestants heading back to TheBlaze’s NYC studios to present their two-minute sizzle reels to the judges, who held nothing back in their critiques.

While their competitors watched backstage, four contestants showed off their work and faced tough questions from Chalfen, Billingsley, and Hatkoff.

First up was Chris Bell and his reel for “Prescription Thugs”, a documentary that exposes a deadly epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

In his original pitch, Chris Bell said he was going to focus on the average person suffering from addiction and FDA’s use of undercover stings. But in his reel, Bell stayed in his “comfort zone” of interviewing athletes and professional wrestlers, an area which he had previously covered in his documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster. Chalfen and Billingsley wondered why he didn’t go outside the box, and Bell shifted the blame to his financial resources, something that didn’t sit well with the judges who had all worked on innovative projects on tight budgets.

Once the inquisition was over, Bell headed to the backroom and warned his fellow competitors to be preparing to face difficult questioning.

Things certainly didn’t get any easier for the other filmmakers. Kelvin Owens was taken to task for the lack of original footage. His documentary, “An American Intervention”, would be a deconstruction of The Federal Reserve. The judges didn’t think that the sizzle reel showed off what the documentary would be, and the lack of new interviews was very worrying.

The judges were impressed by Joshua Ligairi’s reel for “Plan 241”, but wondered if he would be able to meet the deadlines they set forth for the winner and whether if he could land the key interviews needed to tell his story.

Last up this week was David Rufful, whose “The Dartmouth Review Pleads Innocent” would expose the liberal elite at a premiere American university and the conservative counter-culture that started to fight back. A first time filmmaker, Rufful had a hard time answering the judges questions and appeared nervous when defending his lack of technical experience.

Next week, the final two contestants make their case.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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