What does 'The Walking Dead' tell us about society?

Glenn has fallen in love with a new show: AMC's The Walking Dead. Some of you may be saying, "Gee Glenn, welcome to the phenomena that has swept the country over the four years". I know I am (I've been reading the comics since I was in college). But some of you may have never seen or enjoyed the TV series that takes a brutal look at life after a zombie apocalypse.

The show's fifth season premiere shattered records on both the network and TV history. It brought in 22.4 million viewers, making it the most viewed drama ever on cable. The eight-episode fifth season also beat the NFL on five Sunday nights, a feat that Sports Illustrated called remarkable because the NFL "simply does not get out-rated on Sundays".

After watching the show for the first time, Glenn seems hooked.

"It's really good," he said.

But what does the success of the show say about society?

"So we're watching that and Pat and I have this conversation about I think there's something to the psyche of America that knows that we're in real trouble. And I'm trying to think -- wasn't it the 1950s that the zombie movies were really big?" Glenn said.

"So in the 1950s look what was happening. We were a society that was completely out of control. We were afraid of things we couldn't stop. The World Wars were over and now we're in a Cold War and we could be vaporized at any time. So if you look at the entertainment at the time, it was zombies, it was aliens. They were all things that we just could not control. However, at the same time, you had some lighter fare going on. In the Great Depression, you will see that we went to Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart," Glenn said.

"Very hopeful movies. Right now there's something in our psyche that I think is really disturbing. Everything that was coming out that people are going for is apocalyptic or, just like the 1930s when we felt out of control, we went to Superman. Now we're going to Ironman. We're going to Captain America. All the old things that show us again, these situations are out of control, mere men cannot fix them."

In essence, Glenn believes the success of 'The Walking Dead' and superhero movies reflect this sense of things being out of control in the world.

Do you agree?

Watch the trailer for the midseason premiere of 'The Walking Dead', returning to AMC this Sunday at 9/8C.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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