What's so courageous about Caitlyn Jenner?

At the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Award for courage. Um, why? As Glenn has pointed out time and time again since Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner, she is being heralded as “brave” and “courageous” while we ignore true courage. Why are we not celebrating the Christians who die at the hands of the Islamic State who refuse to convert? Or the soldier fighting for a our freedom overseas? America’s definition of “courage” has fundamentally transformed.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment from radio, it may contain errors:

Mike Broomhead: Very quickly, last night, the ESPY Awards have been the big story when you look anywhere. The ESPY Awards. Look at the Blaze.com. You'll see a headline there. Caitlyn Jenner. Courage in sports award. Cracked some funny jokes last night about the dress that she had to pick out and said, ladies, I get it. You know, ask the critics to be kind because she said I'm new at this. So at least there was some humor there. My problem -- I have no problem with discussing what happened on the ESPYs last night. Evolving as a society, it happens with every generation. My problem is the importance placed on some of the things that are happening right now. And everyone is looking for a victory. So when the gay marriage decision was handed down by the Supreme Court, it was seen as a civil rights victory all the way back to the 1960s and the Jim Crow laws and the -- I just look at what's happening now. And it seems to me to be such hollow victories. The fact that a man that won Olympic gold as Bruce Jenner is now winning an award for courage as Caitlyn Jenner. I've never been one to hammer someone else for their life.

It's none of my business. But I don't understand as a society that these are the victories that we seek out. It's almost as if it is an intentional distraction from the realities of what's coming down the road. We look at the economy of Greece. And I'm not a naysayer. I'm not a doom and gloom person. I really love to look at what's best about us. There's plenty of that to talk about. I just don't understand why the Caitlyn Jenner story is the greatest American story of the year.

So in the next hour, we'll talk about the president. Prison reform. Veterans Administration. Illegal immigration. And some things and numbers that you will not believe. I can promise you that. So stick around. My name is Mike Broomhead. This, of course, is the Glenn Beck Program.

Featured Image: LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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