BuzzFeed Takes a Page From the Glenn Beck Playbook

While no chalkboard was involved, BuzzFeed recently published a diagram connecting the dots between businesses and people tied to Donald Trump, seemingly in an effort to track transparency in the new administration.

"Have you ever seen anything like this before?" Glenn asked Tuesday, feigning surprise.

The obvious answer is yes.

Glenn did the very same thing with Barack Obama, calling attention to the president's troublesome relationships with labor unions, community organizers and socialists. However, he was labeled a "conspiracy theorist" and called "insane" for doing so. Don't hold your breath, though, for anyone in the hypocritical mainstream media to notice the similarities --- or label BuzzFeed "crazy."

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: All right. So a couple of hard questions. Some for us, some for the media. Buzzfeed, help us map out Trump world.

What they've done is Buzzfeed has taken all of the business ventures that are connected to the Trump organization. So it's basically 7 degrees from Kevin Bacon. So anybody who is in direct business and then who is the next jumping point from them.

So Donald and then who is connected to his sons -- who is connected to anybody else in the organization?

PAT: Including his cabinet positions too.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: The people that are in his cabinet, they've also diagrammed them. So you're going to have all of the -- you know, the Goldman Sachs people, and that's going to be a tangled web too.

GLENN: Right. So it's an interesting thing.

PAT: It is. It's a very interesting thing.

GLENN: Right.

Have you ever seen anything like this before?

PAT: Yeah, I have.

GLENN: When have you seen that?

PAT: Let me think. Oh, that's -- with the Tides Foundation.

GLENN: With the Tides Foundation.

PAT: And George Soros.

GLENN: And George Soros. Why would I do that? And the labor unions. I remember SEIU. I remember the AFL-CIO.

PAT: You were trying to show that no president was more connected to all of these community organizing organizations.

GLENN: Right. So I was -- I diagrammed AFL-CIO. SEIU. ACORN, the Tides Foundation, and George Soros. And why did I do that?

Because I don't like these -- these community -- these harmless community organizing groups

PAT: And none of them are harmless. We all know they're social justice social organisms.

GLENN: Correct. Most of them are open borders, one world government, socialist, Marxist leaning.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Okay? Not the pillar of American constitutionalism. So what I did was I spent two years diagramming all of the connections. For that, I was mocked, ridiculed, and called a conspiracy theorist. Now, here's the mainstream media --

PAT: It's amazing.

GLENN: -- who is afraid of business connections, saying, we ought to know exactly who he's connected to.

But this, remember, is not a conspiracy theorist. This is the news media. So they're not into conspiracies. They just want to know all the connections.

Do you remember when Twitter -- how did I first use Twitter? When Twitter first came out, remember, we used it first for watchdogs.

PAT: Oh, right.

GLENN: If you see a connection we might have missed, bark. Let us know.

STU: That is what Buzzfeed is asking for.

GLENN: That is exactly what they're asking for. They've turned into me. How does that make you feel, Buzzfeed? How does that make you feel, mainstream media?

Now, I'm going to do what the mainstream media and Buzzfeed wouldn't do to me. I think this is valid. I think we should look at every single president and everyone who is around him. Because if we would have, we would find social justice warriors that were 9/11 truthers and communist sympathizers, like Van Jones. But you don't have a problem with Van Jones. So that's -- that's why it's a conspiracy to even talk about him.

PAT: They do have a problem with Goldman Sachs.

GLENN: Correct.

PAT: And every connection that leads to.

GLENN: Correct. They have a problem with businesses. They have a problem with ExxonMobil. We don't have a problem with that.

Now, the thing is, can we find a balance that we look for the bad guys in business and the bad guys in -- in community organizing? Can we do that?

The answer should be yes. But are we doing it? The answer is clearly no. Because there's no self-awareness from the media. Fix that first. Physician, heal thyself.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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