Baltimore Ravens accept $130,000 to promote Obamacare

Back in June, it was reported that the NFL and NBA had been approached by the Obama Administration to help promote and raise awareness for Obamacare. When it comes to sports, Glenn is, admittedly, useless, but Pat and Stu were both frustrated by the thought of Obamacare ads interrupting their Sunday football games. Pat went so far as to say he would stop watching the NFL.

This morning on radio, Glenn broached the topic once again because it now looks like at least one NFL team has received payment for its promotion of the President’s healthcare law.

“So I want to know if Pat's going to boycott the NFL,” Glenn said, “because, if I'm not mistaken, he said [he would] if the NFL starts taking money for Obamacare.”

TheBlaze reports:

The state of Maryland is paying the Baltimore Ravens, defending Super Bowl champions, $130,000 to promote President Barack Obama’s signature health care program, according to documents unearthed by a watchdog group.

The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch this week through a open records request, reveal the NFL franchise is being paid by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to promote the controversial program riddled with online glitches.

“In consideration for the Products and Services provided hereunder, Sponsor shall pay to the Ravens a total of One Hundred Thirty Thousand dollars ($130,000)(the “Fee”) in cash…” the document says.

“The NFL said, ‘No, we're not interested [in promoting Obamacare],’” Pat explained. “It was the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, so I'm not going to watch the Baltimore Ravens now.”

Stu, however, questioned Pat’s willpower.

“Big Monday night football game – Packers, Ravens – you're not watching,” Stu asked skeptically.

“I’m only watching the Packer portion of the game,” Pat quipped.

While Pat questioned why the Ravens were so desperate for $130,000 they were willing to potentially alienate portions of their fan base, Glenn explained that we live in a world that no longer fears backlash for supporting liberal causes – we only fear backlash of being seen as a conservative.

“There's a lot of people that believe we believe in Hollywood. But they will not say it because it will destroy their career… They know the gates of hell open up against you. But nobody's afraid of the right,” Glenn said. “Either they are not afraid or they have more courage than we do. Which is it? For those of us who haven't put it all on the line, which is it? Is it that they are not afraid of the right, which is what I think it is? Or do they have more courage than we do? Can you imagine the Dallas Cowboys doing an ad against Obamacare? It would never happen. Never happen.”

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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