Why did we post the video of Taylor Swift delivering presents to her fans?

Some readers wondered why we would post the video of Taylor Swift personally delivering gifts to some of her fans over the holidays. After all, it's not the "hard news" that people sometimes associate with Glenn and TheBlaze. Well, the truth is that we need to be looking at more than just politics. Is the latest news out of Capitol Hill really all you care about? It's certainly not what we think about all day.

Shawn F. Starks wrote, "Thank god Glenn Beck is sharing important news like this."

Here's what Glenn had to say:

Shawn,

I have been very clear. My organizations will continue to report the news and investigate the things that no one else will. But it is not enough for me to focus on news. That is the tail of our society, Culture, faith, charity, music, movies etc is the head. If we do not focus on all of it, we lose everything.

Why are the progressives winning? Because they are in our schools, music, tv shows, movies, art, stages, clothing, on line, gaming. AND NEWS. They win at the ballot box because they have already won the heart everywhere else.

We lose because we appeal only to the mind, HEARTS AND MINDS. People want to feel loved, feel as though they belong, that they make a difference and that they are a part of something good. Bigger and better than just themselves. We can do that.

We have the truth on our side.

The old road map doesn't work anymore.

Dare I say, it hasn't worked for perhaps 100 years.

It is time to try something totally different.

I may fail. So instead of complaining. While I do my thing you do yours.

I won't tear you down, you don't tear me down and hopefully one of us will make an impact. With luck we all will.

Others wondered if Taylor was just doing this for publicity, and we were falling into the trap by posting it. Maybe that's the case, but should we really be assuming the worst in people?

Andrea Wallace wrote, "To those of you saying 'she posted this for publicity' no she posted this because she knows the fans she sent gifts to are just as excited to see her wrapping their presents as she was seeing them open them up. I'm sorry ya'll live such boring lives, and have to pick at and "TRY" and find something wrong with the women of the year. no pun intended."

Glenn agreed:

Why must we always expect the worst from people? Maybe she did do it for the fame.

Maybe, just maybe she actually cares. She has inspired me. I actually care about my audience. I think most do not. I know some famous entertainers actually have contempt for those who are fans. She is not one of them.

Why must we all hide our light under a bushel? Scriptures tell us to let our light shine in the darkness.

Not for our glory but His.

If those celebrities do it for fame, they will be judged HARSHLY, is my guess, in the end.

But that is between Him and them. We should do all we can to brighten people's lives ourselves.

How many times have you done something only to have some one tear you down for it later. Did you give up? Why? Pay no heed to what the world says.

Most are afraid. Most are alone, lonely and don't like a challenge.

Challenge yourself to go above and beyond.

Be better than you think you even can be.

Forget those who tell you no, or that you can't do it.

Believe me--- you can do it. And in the end, you will only regret listening to those who wanted you to remain small and distant.

Connect with love.

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Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

Read the full story from TheBlaze News here.

'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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