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Here's Why Comparing Crowds Is Absolutely Meaningless

A perplexed Glenn took to the radio Tuesday, reacting to Trump's press secretary's bold-faced lie about the newly elected President's inauguration being the "largest ever."

"No, it wasn't," Glenn said. "The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!"

Glenn emphasized that trying to compare the election of the first black president to anyone else's was a complete waste of time.

"I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy," Glenn said. "Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here."

Read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Why would you do this?

Donald Trump sent the press secretary out to say this was the largest crowd of any inauguration ever.

No, it wasn't. The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!

First of all, it was the first black president inaugurated in Washington, DC. It was historic for African-Americans alone. People who wanted to bring their kids there to see history, the first time it had ever happened. I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy. Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here.

Yes, it was -- you could say that it was historic in different ways, but not the way it was with Obama. Plus, it was in the District of Columbia!

A, very heavy black population. B, the surrounding area is flame-throwing liberal. It leans liberal, definitely progressive.

Of course, he had a bigger crowd. If you would have done the inauguration in Texas, you would have had a bigger crowd.

STU: Yeah, that -- Trump earned 4 percent of the vote in Washington, DC. Four.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: So, of course, he's not going to have as big a crowd.

GLENN: It's meaningless.

STU: It doesn't mean anything about his presidency. It doesn't mean anything about -- it doesn't mean people aren't inspired by him. It means absolutely nothing, which is why it's such a perplexing lie.

GLENN: And here's something else: Everybody who voted for you, Donald -- everybody -- I shouldn't say everybody -- a lot of people, they despise Washington, DC, now. They don't like the capitol. They don't like the people in the capitol. They're sick of it. They think the whole thing is corrupt.

Why would they be going to Washington? They want to see you as the outsider, not as the grand insider.

So they don't -- they're not connected to it. They -- it's different than it was with Ronald Reagan. And it's meaningless, Donald Trump. It's meaningless.

I should start calling him Mr. President.

It's meaningless. It says nothing about you. It says nothing about your administration.

But to send somebody out to lie does say something about you. And not good things. Why would you do that? Why? Stop it.

Please, for the sake of the republic, for the sake of your administration, stop with the easy lies. You're not going to get away with them.

I mean, I know Barack Obama, "You can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor, you can keep it," that was a lie, but it wasn't even an easy lie.

You got to stop, and you got to be president.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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WATCH: Glenn shares a little bit of history in CPAC speech

Glenn cut his vacation short to share a little bit of history with the crowds at CPAC Saturday. Check out this clip to watch the speech in its entirety.

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Are electric vehicles REALLY the best solution? Here are the FACTS

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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