Preshow Spectacle Before State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union (SOTU) address was definitely duct tape-worthy. Add in the preshow and you’ve got a full-on, brain-exploding experience that no tape on the market could prevent.

Wondering what a “preshow” and the SOTU could possibly have in common? So did Glenn and crew when watching it during Political Science Theater 3000 on TheBlaze.

“For two hours prior to the State of the Union, whitehouse.gov ran a preshow with bands, a rapper and a comedian,” a flabbergasted Glenn explained Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program. “First of all, who the hell is your audience? Who do you think is coming to watch the State of the Union and the bands the president picked?”

The preshow spectacle put on last night was beneath the presidency of the United States and akin to a corporate convention with entertainment. What’s more, the speech itself was peppered with infographics and ridiculous images.

“If you watched at whitehouse.gov . . . you saw that it was fully produced,” Glenn said. “So the State of the Union went into little boxes where they had little charts and little graphs and uplifting, inspiring pictures of the president looking up at the moon. It was unbelievable.”

Sounds more like a production from Russia or North Korea than the United States. Just watch the pretty pictures and jam to the music, folks. Nothing to see here.

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

GLENN: So last night I leave the State of the Union, and I start reading some stories about what's coming our way. And I just read about the economy.

Now, we happen to be watching the State of the Union last night. I know you didn't. Hopefully you joined us on TheBlaze TV. Because it was coverage that I guarantee you're not going to get anywhere else.

But we watched it last night. And we happen to be watching the feed from the White House.

Some amazing things were shown to us. First of all, the White House had a comedian and bands at whitehouse.gov, as a preshow. For two hours prior to the State of the Union, whitehouse.gov ran a preshow with bands, a rapper, and a comedian.

First of all, who the hell is your audience? Who do you think is coming to watch the State of the Union and the bands the president picked?

The arrogance of that is mind-boggling. Then my next question is, what the hell did that cost the American people? What did that broadcast cost? Who authorized that broadcast?

Then beyond that, if you watched at whitehouse.gov, if you got your feed from -- from where we got it, you saw that it was fully produced. So the State of the Union went into little boxes where they had little charts and little graphs and uplifting, inspiring pictures of the president looking up at the moon. It was unbelievable.

Absolutely unbelievable.

Featured Image: Pat, Glenn, Stu and Jeffy settle in for a long night of Political Science Theater 3000 to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 13, 2016. (Photo Credit: TheBlaze)

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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