Did a reporter just admit the daily White House press briefing is a sham?

Are the daily White House press briefings all a sham? A new report sheds a bit of light on that concept. Catherine Anaya of the Arizona’s CBS affiliate, KPHO, had a chance to visit the White House for an exclusive interview with President Obama. Anaya also got a behind-the-scenes look at how White House press secretary Jay Carney prepares for his day, and it is the surprising details of that report that is getting some attention.

“Play the audio clip of the reporter on how Jake Carney knows all of the questions in advance… So the idea of the pressroom is a show,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Understand that. Those daily briefings, that's a show. Everybody has exchanged scripts.”

Watch Anaya’s eye-opening report below:

What is most interesting about this report, as Stu pointed out, is that Anaya specifically says she was granted “off the record” access to the inner workings of the White House communications team. If her time with Carney was in fact off the record, it is widely considered journalistic malpractice to report on what she saw on air.

“She kind of indicates at the beginning of her answer here that she was off the record when being told these things,” Stu said. “So I don't think she's supposed to be saying these things on television.”

The Right Scoop was among the first to cover this story, and they reached out Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry on Twitter for further insight. Henry replied that is not familiar with the practice:

He later added that the Anaya’s claims are “bizarre”:

Carney also chimed in on Twitter, denying the report:

Maybe Anaya misinterpreted what she saw and heard during her time at the White House. But the thought of the White House press corps submitting questions ahead of time takes the question of press freedom to a whole new level.

“Is that accurate because I've never heard that,” Glenn asked. “The point of that whole White House briefing is for television. It's so the news has something to play every night. That's it. There is no gotcha question. There are no surprises there. It is a play. Think of that, America… Nothing is real.”

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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