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)

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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