Glenn sounds off on the Comcast/Time Warner merger

The two biggest cable companies in the United States are attempting to join forces as Comcast is trying to buy Time Warner Cable for a cool $45.2 billion. The deal is likely to face a yearlong approval process involving the FCC and either the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission. Needless to say, customers and regulators aren’t exactly thrilled with the idea of having even less options on the cable provider front. And while Glenn is certainly not a fan of government regulation, he did question the merger on radio this morning.

“Man, am I torn because I am not for getting involved in anybody's business. And whatever companies want to do, companies should do. Let them succeed on their own or collapse under their own weight. When an industry has to run to Congress and say, ‘Oh, help, help, help, help, help,’ that's a sign that that industry is about to collapse,” Glenn said. “Right now, Comcast is trying to buy Time Warner, which makes them gigantic. And I don't have a problem. As Mike Rowe said, there is nothing inherently bad with being big. There's nothing inherently bad with being small. It's just where you are. And survive on your own merit.”

Regardless of how you feel about the future of cable. There are obviousl concerns about further limiting the number of options available. Last month, TheBlaze released a video that shows a very select group of people control what you see on TV:

TheBlaze’s CEO, Chris Balfe, was quoted in a Variety article expressing his concerns about what the merger could mean for independent voices:

“As monopolies in the markets that they serve, cable companies often ignore their subscribers’ wishes,” said Chris Balfe, the company’s CEO. “Major MVPDs do not have a good history of supporting independent programmers whose content is in demand like TheBlaze and we are skeptical that giving Comcast even more market power will benefit consumers, promote competition or lead to more diversity of voices or consumer choice on their channel line ups.”

Neither Comcast nor Time Warner has added TheBlaze to their channel lineups despite your persistent calls and emails. Glenn suggested now might be a good time to remind these providers you would like to see TheBlaze added.

“Comcast is one of the bigger pains in the neck for TheBlaze… Companies can run the way they want… I don't think there's a problem with calling up Comcast now and saying, ‘Hey, I hear you guys are going up in front of congressional hearings because you don't listen to your people. And there's really no balance… Have you guys thought about carrying TheBlaze?’ I just think that it would be an opportunity to remind them. Like right now, there seems to be an opportunity.”

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“There's no such thing as too big to fail. People will fail because they suck, no matter how big they are. If they suck and government does not create special favors for them, then there's nothing natural stop them from failing,” Glenn concluded. “U.S. out of my business, out of my bedroom, out of other people's business that might be my competitor. Get out of our way. That's really the message. That's the message to Washington.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

Watch the video clip below: