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.

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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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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