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.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:
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 --
JEFFY: Brian Williams.
GLENN: I mean -- Brian Williams.
Featured Image: Dan Rather records an episode of his show, Dan Rather's America, on SiriusXM at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)