Media Hypocrisy: Obama's Media Empire Inspiring; Donald Trump's Devastating

According to the website Mic.com, President Barack Obama considers media to be the central focus of his next chapter, remaining actively engaged, inspiring young people interested in changing the way people consume media and information.

Rolling Stone magazine quoted the president as saying:

And then I'm going to start organizing my presidential center. The center is going to be focused on the next generation of leadership, which involves the question: How do we rethink our storytelling? How do we rethink the messaging and the use of technology and digital media so we can make a persuasive case across the country?

"Let's watch the media celebrate this president if he does half of what Donald Trump was most likely going to do if he lost the presidency. Let's see them speak out of both sides of their mouth, yet again," Glenn said.

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GLENN: What is the president's plan after? Now, remember, all the media could talk about for how long is how Donald Trump was going to start his own television -- and what is this going to mean for Donald Trump? How is he going to be able to impact the country? And it was a devastating thing. Remember?

Horrible.

From Rolling Stone, quote, from the president of the United States, "Well, I'm going to take a long nap and a vacation."

Yeah, I know. He hasn't had a vacation for a while.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: "And then I'm going to start organizing my presidential center. The center is going to be focused on the next generation of leadership, which involves the question: How do we rethink our storytelling? How do we rethink the messaging and the use of technology and digital media so we can make a persuasive case across the country?" End quote.

Speculation is that while he won't be starting a traditional media company, he is going to get into the media. And here's one. This is from Mic.com. M-I-C.

Obama considers media to be the central focus of his next chapter. We believe, although we can't tell you exactly what form it will take, it will be something along the lines of a show streaming on Netflix, a web series of a comedy site or something. It remains unclear.

He has discussed launching his own media company, but he has cooled on the idea while of late. He will remain actively engaged, inspiring young people interested in changing the way people consume media and information.

STU: To be clear, this is not the president-elect we're talking about. We're talking about the president, Barack Obama.

GLENN: We're talking about Barack Obama. Now, let's watch the media celebrate this president --

STU: Yeah.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: -- if he does half of what Donald Trump was most likely going to do if he lost the presidency. Let's see them speak out of both sides of their mouth, yet again.

Featured Image: President Barack Obama grimaces during one of the many production delays as he and the first family attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year is the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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