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.

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)

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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