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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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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'