NBC: Communist Russia ‘one of modern history’s most pivotal experiments’

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially commenced on Friday with the Opening Ceremony, and the NBC broadcast of the event has been called into question for a bizarre narration that accompanied a video compilation of Russian history. The clip refers to Russia’s communist past as “one of modern history’s pivotal experiments.” Forget the millions killed – communist Russia was a “pivotal” social experiment that should be praised not derided.

“Hey, I don't know if you saw the Olympics, but I didn't realize that killing 50 million people was a pivotal experiment,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Bless their collective heart. You know what we should do? In this experiment, let's starve an entire country to death. I know, let's starve the Ukraine… We'll only kill 11 million in a year… After we do that, what do you say we get like a whole prison system, and we spread this prison system over like eight time zones and torture people… Wouldn't that be great?”

“That would be awesome,” Pat quipped. “I call that pivotal.”

Reportedly narrated by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, this is what viewers heard during the NBC coverage:

The towering presence, the empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint. The revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it’s passion that endures. As a more reliable right to their collective heart. What they build in aspirations, lifted by imagination. What they craft, through the wonder of every last detail. How magical the fusion of sound and movement can be. How much a glass of distilled perfection and an overflowing table can matter. Discover the Russian people through these indelible signatures. Discover what we share with them through the games that open here tonight.

MRCTV has the full clip:

Glenn couldn’t help but wonder if NBC would choose to cover Nazi Germany the same way it referred communist Russia. After all, both killed millions of people at the hands of a ruthless government.

“Oh my gosh. I couldn't believe NBC has gone full-fledged dark and insane. Can you imagine saying that about fascism? That was a pivotal experiment, wasn't it? You know, here we are in Berlin where this was the home of a pivotal experiment. No, it was called fascism. It killed millions of people,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “A pivotal experiment. Bless their collective heart. What did they say about the collective heart: A country that has always expressed their heart collectively? Because yes, they had a gun to their head.”

“It's like a wonderful thing that just randomly happened,” Stu added. “Everyone seemed to have the opinion for about 70, 80 years. Weird!”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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