NBC under fire for ‘shameful’ post-race interview with Olympian Bode Miller

American skier Bode Miller became the oldest man to ever medal in an Alpine event when he took home the bronze in the Super G event at the Sochi Games. But it is what happened in his post-race interview that has garnered the most attention. Miller became extremely emotional while reflecting on the death of his brother Chelone last April, and NBC’s Christin Cooper continuously pressed the athlete until he finally broke down weeping for more than a minute.

“I'm so sick of the Olympic coverage on NBC. Between the holding up a dictator, Putin, the extolling of the idea of communism, or just the incipit interviews, of ‘Hey, you just lost,'’’ Glenn said on radio this morning. “But that's nothing, nothing like what they did to Bode Miller. Bode Miller just lost his brother in the last year. So it’s a little fresh… Here he is competing at the Olympics. [He’s] the oldest athlete. This is it for him. So now listen to this interview.”

The topic of Miller’s brother, who was a snowboarder, was certainly relevant to the interview, but after seeing Miller become so emotional, many argued Cooper came across as kicking the man while he was down. And NBC milked the borderline uncomfortable moment for every last drop.

Glenn explained that he had a similar experience once with CNN’s Paula Zhan. During an interview about the death of Anna Nicole Smith, Glenn became emotional (surprise, surprise) while recounting his own experience with alcoholism and addiction.

“I remember thinking to myself, ‘This woman is such a fraud.’ She's not even listening to me. She's got her own questions – or the questions that are currently being fed to her in her ear – and she doesn't care,” Glenn said. “She asked me a question about something and I said, ‘Listen, I'm a guy who screwed up my life,’ and I got emotional. All of a sudden every light went on in her… She wasn't thinking anything but good television… All of a sudden feigned this, ‘Oh, it must have been so hard. I'm sorry. I wasn't really even listening to what you were saying. So I don't know what you're crying about, but tell me a little bit more about it.’ And that's exactly what happened here.”

As you probably noticed, Cooper persistently pressed Miller once he began to show emotion. Her questions were virtually identical, but with each answer, Miller lost more of his composure.

“He's bent over now sobbing – sobbing,” Pat said. “Oh my gosh, that's amazing. No wonder people are pissed about this.”

“She doesn't even stop it. She's just like, ‘Let it roll,’” Glenn added. “What did you get out of that? We're watching people's pain. For what? What did we get out of it? Entertainment. That's it. You didn't learn anything from it. You didn't gain anything from it… Did that strike you as wrong?”

While viewers took to social media to express their outrage at the coverage, Miller’s own tweets seem to downplay the incident.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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