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)

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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