Glenn: We don’t need Al Sharpton and the fascist parade to drum people out of business

On Monday's radio program, Pat and Stu went through the “abhorrent” and racist audio that allegedly features Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In the audio obtained by celebrity-gossip website TMZ and Deadspin, Sterling repeatedly asks his girlfriend V. Stiviano, who is both black and Mexican, why she posts pictures of herself online with “minorities” like NBA legend Magic Johnson and instructs her “not to bring [black people] to [his] games.”

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming reaction to this audio has been that Sterling has no business in the NBA. Some have called for fans to consider boycotting the Clippers remaining playoff games. Magic Johnson, for example, vowed to never attend another Clippers game while Sterling is at the helm. But others are demanding the NBA forcibly remove Sterling from his post.

While Sterling’s viewpoints are particularly alarming given the racial demographics of the NBA, does the league really want to set a precedent of forcing out individuals who make offensive comments in private conversations? It certainly seems like a slippery slope.

On radio this morning, Glenn offered his thoughts on the story. Al Sharpton joined the crowd calling for Sterling’s head – threatening to organize a boycott if the NBA does not oust the owner. But Glenn explained why we do not need “Al Sharpton and the fascist parade” to “drum people out of business.”

TMZ Sports got an exclusive comment from Sharpton on Sunday in regards to the Sterling controversy. Sharpton said he is planning on contacting the NBA's major advertisers to get them to pull their sponsorship if the league does not take immediate action. Since Sterling has not denied that the man in the audio is him, Sharpton does not think there should be a lengthy investigation process.

“He has not said it's not him in the tape. What does that investigate? He should be suspended immediately. Let's quit stalling. Let’s quit copping out, NBA. Let him go,” Sharpton said. “If not, tomorrow morning, I'm starting to call major advertisers saying they should withdraw advertising with the Clippers. You cannot run a major business in this country and expect people to buy from you, if you are an advertising sponsor of bigotry… Tomorrow morning, I’ll be on the phone with CEOs of major advertisers. That's our next front. That's how we got rid of Imus, with advertisers.”

Watch Sharpton’s full remarks to TMZ below:

Considering Imus is back on the radio and also has a national television show, Sharpton’s boycott might not have had the long-term impact he hoped for. Regardless, Glenn agrees there is no two ways about the fact that Sterling is “a dirtbag.” Furthermore, if he were an NBA advertiser, he would not hesitate to pull his promotion – but not because Al Sharpton told him to. On the flip side, he would not fault advertisers who do not choose disassociate with the team.

“Sterling is a very bad man. A total and complete racist and dirtbag. I don't think there's anybody within the sound of my voice that disagrees,” Glenn said. “[But] we don't need Al Sharpton and the fascist parade to drum people out of business… As a company, if I happened to be advertising with the Clippers, I would pull my advertising. But that's not because Al Sharpton is going to call me up.”

“On the other side, if you are a company and you say advertising is caving for the Clippers, and they're now having to sell their billboards and everything else for half the price and people are still showing up: I'm not endorsing Sterling. I want to reach eyeballs that will see my ads,” he continued. “So if they decide that they do want to do it, it has nothing to do with him. It's the system works it out. This is what the invisible hand of the market is… We don't need a fascist to come out and say, ‘I'm going to tell you what should be done,’ and ‘I'm going to drum people out of business.’”

Ultimately, Glenn believes NBA advertisers will have to make the best decision for their businesses regardless of Sharpton and other big government progressive voices might threaten.

“What Al Sharpton does is destroys the free market. He destroys jobs because all these people advertise on shows that nobody's watching but have the Al Sharpton seal of approval, the progressive seal of approval. So they don't reach their customers,” Glenn concluded. “As an advertiser, I want to reach my customers… So I will do what I think I have to do to reach my customers, but also to have a soul at the end of the day. I'm really bothered by [Sterling], but you make your own decisions. That's the way the country is supposed to work. That's the invisible hand of the free market.”

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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