The Media Must Come to Grips With the Role They Played in Fake News

For at least a decade, probably more, the national media has blurred the lines between truth and fiction, abandoning their role as the objective source for information. The newest iteration of misinformation is fake news, hitting both traditional and non-traditional media outlets.

"We all need to understand fake news is happening on everybody's side," Glenn said Wednesday on radio. "The media has got to understand, the only way we're ever going to be able to make progress is if they can come to grips with what they've done over the last eight years."

People look at the fake news of Benghazi and see the press as complicit. They know that if George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan --- or anybody else --- would have compromised national security emails, it would have been the end of the world for that person. The hypocrisy and double standard must end.

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

GLENN: The one thing that we need to correct. I'm on with Ted Koppel I think on Sunday for CBS Sunday Morning. And they're talking about fake news. And I know where they're going with fake news. But we all need to understand fake news is happening on everybody's side. Fake news happened to me where Breitbart said I was supporting Hillary Clinton and made a picture of me in front of her banners and everything else, untrue. Fake news happened when they said I was paid $109,000 and they -- and they made a bogus payment receipt.

But fake news also happens with things like Benghazi.

Now, the media is in panic right now over the CIA and -- and Donald Trump. And they should be concerned. They should be concerned that he doesn't want to have his briefings. But they didn't seem to be concerned with Barack Obama not having his briefings. They didn't seem to have a problem when Barack Obama would say, "I'm the smartest guy in the room." There's no difference between those two. They did the same thing. Different sides.

The media has got to understand, the only way we're ever going to be able to make progress is if the media can come to grips with what they've done over the last eight years.

If they can't come to grips with the role they played in fake news -- and that's not meaning that they intentionally wrote fake news. It just means people look at the fake news of Benghazi and see the press as complicit. They know that if George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan or anybody else would have done that with national security emails, it would have been the end of the world for that person.

And they're still excusing Hillary Clinton on that.

PAT: Is fake news also, you know, Dan Rather presenting documents that were faked? I mean, isn't that fake news?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

PAT: CBS has indulged in fake news. So they have no high ground there. They got no high ground.

GLENN: Fake news. How about all the stuff that comes out of the New York Times, where they later go, "Hey -- fake news: Rolling Stone. Rapes on the campus.

PAT: Rolling Stone, yeah.

STU: Katie Couric editing the video of the gun supporters --

PAT: Also makes it fake.

STU: I think that's fake too.

GLENN: Right. Andrea Mitchell, remember her thing where she was editing and making people sound --

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: Brian Williams.

GLENN: I mean -- Brian Williams.

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'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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