WATCH: Louie Gohmert defends TheBlaze on Capitol Hill during Comcast hearings

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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable on Thursday, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested partisan politics might explain why Comcast does not carry TheBlaze. If the multi-billion dollar merger is approved, Comcast will control more than half of all U.S. cable subscribers.

“They had quite a conversation about TheBlaze on Capitol Hill. There were hearings about the Comcast merger, and there were a few voices that spoke out – [Blake] Farenthold, (R-TX), Tom Marino (R-PA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Louie Gohmert (R-TX),” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And Louie Gohmert was the one – I'm in the middle of a meeting and someone passes their phone over to me to see, and I read this transcript and couldn't believe it.”

Watch Gohmert’s back-and-forth with Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen below:

Lynne Costantini, president of business development at TheBlaze, released a statement after the hearings reaffirming the assertions Gohmert made.

TheBlaze “has actively sought these opportunities consistent with Congressman Gohmert’s remarks,” Costantini said. “Many independent networks like TheBlaze seek to gain additional distribution by buying or partnering with existing networks that have broader distribution and subsequently rebranding those networks to include content with more viewership and appeal.”

On radio this morning, Glenn thanked the audience for their dedication and consistent support over the last several years as TheBlaze has continued to grow.

“We bring this to your attention because you are involved in helping us get TheBlaze all across the country. I want you to rely on the power of God and not the power of man and know that there are no hiding spaces in the world. Do things with exactness,” Glenn said. “In our conversations with certain cable companies, they have been more than arrogant… It's nice to see that there are some people in Congress who have not been purchased. We're grateful that they're not just going after this particular case, but we know that these guys also go for the truth on everybody.”

Even though Glenn believes things will work out the way they are supposed to, this Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger has caused many sleepless nights for Glenn and his staff. As Glenn explained, this merger should cause sleepless nights for anyone who believes in the freedom of opinion.

“Make no mistake: A Comcast/Time Warner merger is really bad for your voice… I can tell you this: A man can go start his own network and be successful,” Glenn said. “However, what's caused me sleepless nights is [the cable companies] still our gatekeepers, and I can't get on to your television box.”

Through persistent phone calls and emails, TheBlaze audience has had an enormous impact in a very short period of time. And Glenn explained that much more can still be done, but he also believes that government regulation is strangling the industry.

“We want you to know that you can make a difference. You can accomplish the things that you want to accomplish. But… get the government out of the cable industry,” Glenn said. “And you know why I say that? Because then I can start my own cable company – one that will not have all of these huge packages. We'll let you choose which networks you want. We'll completely redesign it, and we'll redesign it for a contemporary world where you have ultimate choice.”

“So government, get the hell out of the way and we'll give people choice,” he concluded. “But that's not in the cards today. What's in the cards today is more control from a single owner. Not more control for you but control for them.”

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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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