Did Louis C.K. go too far with his SNL performance?

While hosting the season finale of SNL, Louis C.K. delivered some pretty daring jokes about racism in America. The routine ignited an uproar on social media, but Glenn thinks he made great points about the mindset of most Americans.

"So I have mild racism. It's benign. It's not aggressive. It's not even negative racism. It's mild racism. I'll give you an example. Like if I go to a pizza place I've never been to before and it's run by four black women, I'll go like, hmm. See, it's very mild. It's extremely mild racism," Louis C.K. joked.

"I heard that and I thought, that's who most Americans are," Glenn said.

He explained that most Americans probably pick up on cues and situations like what Louis described, where he can't help but recognize the race and gender of the people he encounters. And when that doesn't match his preconceived notion of what to expect, he recognizes it.

"You notice, but that's it," Glenn said. "And we move on. It's not a negative. It's just a notice."

C.K. also described the mild racism he might have when he sees a teenager walking around in a hooded sweatshirt, and how he feels, for a moment, different about the person based on their skin color.

"Here's another example," C.K. said. "If I'm at a gas station late at night and a young man comes in wearing a hooded sweatshirt. If he's white, I'll think, oh, he's an athlete. If he's black, unless he has a big smile on his face, then I become mildly racist, and this is what I think, 'That's fine. Everything is fine. Nothing is going to happen.' No, of course, I'm fine. Why did I even think that for a second? Just because I was raised in the '70s. The '70s were a very different time."

Glenn said that everyone should be having conversations like this, because it shows a willingness and desire to move on from the mild racism that many people share.

"This is who we are as a nation. You're like, 'no, I don't want to think that way. There's nothing wrong here. What am I thinking?' That's good," Glenn said.

"Tt's that type of stuff that he does that separates him from so many other comedians. He's so honest and so good at delivering that kind of material," Stu said.

After running through more audio of the routine, including a controversial bit about child molestation, Glenn couldn't help but praise C.K. for his mastery of the craft.

"That had been crafted over a very long time. You saw a master craftsman at work on Saturday Night Live," Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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