From Dom Theodore, GM, Glenn Beck Radio Show:
Glenn is on vacation so I wanted to respond on his behalf so that the unfortunate fabrications surrounding his interview with Brad Thor don’t spread any further.
As every listener of the show knows, Glenn has never — and will never — advocate violence. It wasn’t long ago that he was criticized by some for advocating peace during the Bundy Ranch saga. Glenn is a firm believer in Martin Luther King’s approach to affecting change, not Malcolm X's. This past summer, he organized an event in Birmingham, Alabama called Restoring Unity, the purpose of which was to unite different groups to commit to come together.
Again, Glenn has never advocated violence. His interview with Brad Thor speaks for itself. You can listen to it in its entirety here:
Listen to Glenn and his cohosts discuss “fallout” from the interview the day after the interview here:
This viral hatchet job is based on 49 seconds out of a 15-minute interview that gives no context of the hypothetical posited by Brad Thor, a thriller writer.
Glenn is on the record, repeatedly, expressing concern for all people, especially the President of the United States. With every scandal at the Secret Service, Glenn has implored his audience to pray for the safety of the President and for the restoration of the Secret Service’s judgement and abilities. And to answer the question before it has been asked: No one from any governmental agency, Secret Service, police force, etc., has been in contact with our company about this story in any way, shape, or form.
For the past several months, Glenn has warned his audience, and anyone else willing to listen, that the current political climate is worse than anything he has ever witnessed or studied in American history. We have been preparing for an assault on Glenn’s voice, and others like it, which only reaffirms the importance and value of independent platforms like TheBlaze, platforms governed not only by ratings but also by principles and values.
We are grateful to our partners at Premiere Networks, our many local affiliates, and all of our extended partners who support and celebrate a diversity of opinion. We hope you will reach out to all of them and thank them for having the backbone and integrity to stand-up for all voices, even those with which they may disagree. We look forward to standing with our partners and affiliates to support a vibrant “marketplace of ideas” and will continue to refuse to engage in the manipulative and bullying tactics of progressives.
The Glenn Beck Radio Program is distributed by Premiere Networks. What happens from here is between Premiere and SiriusXM. We have been told that Glenn will be back on the Patriot Channel on Monday morning.
Only time will tell.
At Mercury Radio Arts, we endeavor to take people at their word and will do so here. In the meantime, Glenn will continue to enjoy his vacation. Please tune in Monday at 9AM EST to hear Glenn’s thoughts on these events directly from him.
The Glenn Beck Program is available through your local affiliates, TheBlaze Radio Network (online or on TheBlaze app) on the iHeart Media app, and, presumably, the Patriot Channel. If you feel so inclined, we invite you to contact SiriusXM to let them know that the voices in support of our shared principles and values are louder than those who would attempt to suppress them.