Why fame could be the worst thing to ever happen to you

It seems like everyone is looking for their shot at fame, but living a life under the spotlight may not be worth all the glory. Celebrities are constantly scrutinized for the smallest superficial offenses. Too fat. Too skinny. What are they wearing? Even worse, it's easy to get addicted to all of the attention. Glenn offered his perspective on the curse of fame on today's radio show.

"Fame is one of the worst things you can imagine. It really is. Because you get used to it. And you get comfortable with it. And the minute you start to see it slip, you're like, wait, I've got to do that or I've got to do this," Glenn said "If you are a celebrity, I just don't think that you slide into obscurity gently if you're a real uber celebrity without really having a handle on yourself."

"I say this because of the FOX days. Obviously you're on FOX, that's the biggest stage in the world. You come off of that stage and it screws you up. It really does. It really messes with your head. And it's difficult. And unless you know who you are, you're not going to make it."

You see many celebrities today having trouble making transitions in their career as they seek to redefine their image and maintain success. Glenn noted that Miley Cyrus is the perfect example of someone doing whatever it takes to stay in the spotlight.

"Imagine being Miley Cyrus. She knows, okay, so I'm leaving this and now I'm going to go do music. That's why they all go to sex trash, because they know they can milk that. And they just -- they just want it to continue. Just don't stop. Don't stop. Love me, love me, love me, love me. It's weird," he said.

When Glenn first started doing television at CNN, he experienced a lot of the scrutiny and superficiality of the media business. While in line at the salad bar, one of the company vice presidents actually came up to him at the salad bar and saw he had put blue cheese on his plate. The executive actually said to him "I hope that's light blue cheese".

"I looked at him and I said, I feel sorry for the women who work here. Don't ever say that to me again. He was dead serious," Glenn said.

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.