Football is the same as dogfighting?

Glenn is a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell, who he refers to as a ‘brilliant’ man. This time, however, he thinks Malcolm has gone off the rails a little bit. Could Glenn finally be right about something sports related? Gladwell claimed that professional football is the same as dogfighting, referring to the sport as a ‘moral abomination’ in an upcoming interview.

Gladwell said, "I think the sport is a moral abomination. The NFL just released that actuaries report trying to estimate what percentage of retired players may well be in need of some kind of assistance, medical assistance from the league, and they came up with a figure of a third. So, basically, when you watch football on Sunday, a third of the players you're watching are in the course of playing the game, incurring an injury which will significantly impact their life. Can you point to another industry in America which, as in the course of doing business, maims a third of its employees?"


"I think [he] is really quite brilliant and a genius, but I think he's wrong on this," Glenn said.

These guys are in the NFL. Nobody has a gun to their head. They don't have to do that," Glenn said. Everyone gets to make their own choices and take their own risks.

"It's still your choice. Your son went through this. They went through the whole rookie thing and they say don't spend all your money the first day. The people come in and they plead with these people coming out of college, don't spend all your money the first week. Don't buy a Mercedes, but they still do it. If they do it, they do it. People are able to have their own free will. You have a situation where like, is there a risk where you're going into a physical activity? Yes, but, you know what, police officers have a risk of being shot. The people go to war and might die. I mean, there are things that are far more risky than playing in the National Football League," Stu added.

Glenn took Stu's example of a soldier a step forward, admonishing the focus on the NFL while people ignore the tragedy of the VA.

"If you know you're in an industry that is going to cause damage, and when you're done with that person in the prime of their life, you don't just say, screw you, pal, you took that risk. You're being a morally responsible person and you're saying, no, I know that, but they're choosing. We want to do it. The fans want it. They're choosing it. So we want to make sure that morally we take care of them afterwards. That's morally responsible, wouldn't you say?"

"Let's talk about something else that we could claim using his logic, a moral abomination. A sport, if you will, that takes young men and puts them out on the field where we know they will be damaged. They're going to have traumatic brain injury, and does the NFL, if you will, the league does nothing. They leave the field, and even though they're forgotten. Nobody is forcing this industry to say, hey, you need to have 30 percent. You need to say at least 30 percent or 50 percent will come back and come off that field and they'll be injured and you have to make sure you take care of them. Where is the money? Where is the money that will take care of them? Well, we have it. No, I want to see the banking receipts. I don't want you to tell me about this made up fund. In future ticket sales. Show me the money in the bank. Show me the trust. Well, I can't do that. That sport is called war."

"Our government is never ever held to the same standard they're expecting others to be held to. An immoral abomination? Here's your moral abomination, we'll fight a war we don't know what's about anymore, we know people will be -- will have traumatic brain injury. We know they'll come back limping. They're going to come back missing limbs. We know they'll come back so morally spiritually, physically scarred, that they will not be able to function. We know their suicide rate will be through the roof. Oh, yeah, and we're not going to -- we're going to take care of them on maybe future ticket sales. We don't really have a plan for them. We have a hospital, but that dang thing is so corrupt that people are dying and committing suicide just to see a doctor. We would never put up with it. The government would be all over that industry. It is time for the government to shut the hell up."

"Until you can live by the same kind of standards you insist we have, shut the hell up. You take care of your problems. You take care of all the issues and all of the pain and all of the destruction and all the brain injuries that you clowns in Washington have caused. When you start to feel the moral weight and the responsibility on your shoulders for all the suicides and all of the lost limbs and all of the people that cannot even function anymore, because of your policies, and you show me where you have put that off to the side in a fricking lock box. I don't want to see your future IOUs. I don't want to see anything. I want to see the cash. You start cutting on other things until you can show me the cash that you take care of these guys until the day they drop dead from a natural disease."

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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