Hollywood blacklists? Glenn condemns the ‘disturbing’ new reports

Last week, Oscar winning actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem made headlines with an open letter they penned denouncing Israeli “genocide” and calling for a cease-fire. The backlash was swift, as fellow Hollywood heavyweights like Jon Voight slammed the “ignorant” actors.

It now appears as though the criticism has reached new heights. Various reports suggest Cruz and Bardem may ultimately be blacklisted as a result of the letter, with anonymous industry execs telling outlets like The Hollywood Reporter they have “vowed” not to hire Cruz again.

Since the letter was first published, Glenn has expressed his dismay over Cruz and Bardem’s point of view. That does not mean, however, he does not fully support their right to express their opinion. On radio this morning, Glenn condemned the “disturbing” blacklists and explained why he will stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the actors.

“They're actually talking about putting Penelope Cruz on a Hollywood blacklist… Now, this is somebody… I can't disagree with more… She's standing up for Hamas,” Glenn said. “[But] I believe in more speech, not less. And those who have the courage to speak their minds give us the opportunity to question with boldness and find out what we really believe in.”

As he has defended the rhetoric of Bill Maher, Paula Dean, and others over the years, Glenn has always maintained we must recognize freedom of speech protects even the most vile in order to be effective. While we may not always agree, we must support the right of free expression.

“We need to remain willing to tolerate the speech that we despise. We need to not just tolerate it, we need to stand behind it,” Glenn said. “That's one of the lowest rungs on the ladder of justice – that people have the right to speak their mind.”

Glenn still to believe Cruz’s claims about Israel are “flat wrong,” and he will continue to support Israel’s right and responsibility to fight “as quickly and efficiently and ethically” as possible.

“The Jewish people have not had the right to defend themselves from those who have tried to round them up and kill them since the time of Rome,” Glenn explained. “They've always had to rely on the friendship, mercy, or protection of others and, 19 separate times, those so-called friends and fellow human beings turned the other way while they were rounded and up slaughtered en masse. Never again… We have to call evil by its name and stand firmly by those who are at least trying to uphold the western Judeo-Christian respect for life.”

Ultimately, Glenn believes we must pray “for peace, justice, [and] reconciliation,” and hold fast to our principles and values – not political expediency. While Glenn stands with those in Hollywood who support Israel, he will not stand with those who call for the blacklisting of those who hold differing opinions.

“Hollywood, I am with you on Israel,” Glenn concluded. “[But] I stand firmly by the side of Penelope Cruz, if you try to blacklist her for her point of view. I do not stand with her on her opinion. I stand with her firmly on her right too express it because America is better than blacklists and loyalty oaths.”

A recent report from Rolling Stone details a public letter sent to Spotify — signed by "270 physicians and scientists" — demanding that the platform implement a "misinformation policy" in response to Joe Rogan's recent interview with Dr. Robert Malone on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

"This is absolute fascism," Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "There is no safe space. They're coming after talk radio. They're coming after our podcasts. They're coming after our websites."

Glenn said this is this is just one more example of the left's crackdown on freedom of speech and further prove of their ongoing fight against free thinkers or anybody who wants to have an open conversation that may include ideas contrary to what they believe.

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There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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