Media focuses on all the wrong parts of the DNC debate

One of the biggest headlines that came out following Saturday's DNC presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire was that Hillary Clinton was late getting back to the debate stage during a bathroom break.

Why are we even talking about this?

Pitch-hitting for Glenn on radio Monday, Buck Sexton shared his feelings on the matter.

"Places covered this as if this is something that needed to be covered because the debate was so boring and useless," Buck said. "That's right. You have major news outlets that are covering a potty break."

Listen to the audio segment or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

BUCK: One of the biggest headlines you see is that Hillary was late back to the debate stage. Then we find out it's because, you know, as one does during a debate, she had to have a bathroom break. And you could say, Buck, why are we talking about this? And that's a totally fair question. We're talking about it because the Boston Globe and many other places covered this as if this is something that needed to be covered because the debate was so boring and useless. That's right. You have major news outlets that are covering a potty break. What happened with this potty break? Why did the potty break go so long? Does anybody know how far away the potty was from the stage?

Ain't no potty like a Hillary debate potty because the Hillary debate potty is far away.

This is nonsense. And I'm reading this from the Boston Globe. They're talking about this. This is something we needed to know more about. We needed more coverage. That's how desperate they are for content though. This is the point. There's nothing else. The most exciting parts of this debate -- I already played for you the audio of Bernie saying, "Hillary, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do it. You know, it was a staffer." And then also that she was late back to the stage because she went to the restroom. I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

It's like they did a count of how many times a candidate would cough or something because it's not supposed to be about substance. And everybody knows it. This gives Bernie a platform. All Hillary has to do is show up. Just sit there and be Hillary. And everyone goes, oh, she is so poised -- I also love the sort of after action reports you get: Oh, she's so poised. It's wonderful.

Then there's Martin O'Malley, standing there just being Martin. Just not really -- we're not sure why he's there. He's not sure why he's there. Does it matter? Nope, doesn't matter.

Hillary is going in with a huge lead. Hillary is the nominee. We know that much. And the media is already going to have to try to find ways to make this more interesting, I would think. Because even the scant coverage -- you'll notice not a lot of coverage of her. You'll notice the media wants to go wall-to-wall Trump all the time. Whether you're a Trump supporter or not, I'm just telling you, Democrat media, center left media, left left media, all Trump, all day, all the time. Part of that is ratings driven. But I think we should all be clear that only part of that is ratings driven.

They believe, those who will also stand behind Hillary and do whatever they can to push her presidency, that the more coverage of Trump in the long-term, the less likely that there will be a Republican sitting in the White House after the 2016 election.

Featured Image: US Democratic Presidential hopefuls (L-R) Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley participate in the Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, on December 19, 2015. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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