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)

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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