Scarlett Johansson under fire for standing with Israeli company

Actress and Democratic activist Scarlett Johansson is under fire because she is standing behind her decision to become the first brand ambassador for the Israeli carbonated beverage kit maker SodaStream. Johansson will also star in the company’s upcoming Super Bowl commercial, which was edited after first being rejected by Fox and the NFL.

“I just watched Amy Holmes' Hot List. You can find it at YouTube.com/TheBlaze but you really need to watch this… today's was on the Super Bowl commercials that have been cancelled. And one of them was SodaStream,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Now, this is Scarlett Johansson's company that she's representing, and she has been in so much trouble because she's supporting an Israeli company. If I'm not mistaken, Scarlett Johansson probably hates my guts… but see, here's the thing: She's seen the merits of a free capitalist company that does good things.”

On Thursday, the aid organization Oxfam, asked Johansson to give up her ambassador role because “Oxfam believes that businesses that operate in [West Bank] settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.”

The only problem with that logic: SodaStream actually employs 900 Palestinians in its West Bank manufacturing plant, and the company supports Arab-Jewish equality and coexistence.

“[Not] all companies are good. But this company… they are trying to do the right thing,” Glenn said. “Yes, they're Israeli. Yes, they're in the ‘West Bank’… Yes, they have their offices and their headquarters in Judea and Samaria. But she stands by it [even] with all the pressure that she's come under.”

On Friday, Johansson released a statement to the Huffington Post, in which she said she "never intended on being the face of any social or political movement, distinction, separation or stance as part of my affiliation with SodaStream," but wants to "clear the air."

"I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine," Johansson said. "SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma’ale Adumim factory every working day”

As for the SodaStream commercial that will air this Sunday, the company edited its original ad that called out its competitors – Coke and Pepsi. Pepsi sponsors the Super Bowl’s half-time show.

“Now Fox has not taken the SodaStream money because there was an end that needed to be changed, and they changed it and so Fox accepted the ad. But what their problem was is that it said, ‘Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.’ And so they first rejected it on that. I don't believe that for a second,” Glenn said. Have you ever heard of cola wars? Hello!”

Check out the SodaStream ad (pre-edit) and some other ads you may not be seeing Sunday night courtesy of TheBlaze's Amy Holmes and The Hot List:

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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