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)

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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