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ESPN on ESPN Crime: How Is Frustration With Protestors the 'Height of Privilege'?

Two ESPN personalities have created quite a stir over their public comments reacting to Trump's executive order on immigration.

It all started when ESPN anchor Sage Steele posted a complaint on Instagram about being inconvenienced by protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Radio host Dan Le Batard let loose on his fellow ESPN personality, calling her comments the "height of privilege." Steele later went on Twitter to defend herself.

Glenn shared his reaction on radio Wednesday, contemplating how he would feel if he were in Steele's shoes.

"You've just wrecked my life for the weekend. Thank you," he said. "There's no way I would have ever called myself a Tea Partier or stood with them if they would have been destroying my life."

Read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Glad you're here. From Los Angeles, the Glenn Beck Program.

Two days after the NBA countdown anchor Sage Steele -- do you guys know who this is?

STU: Yeah, she's awesome.

GLENN: Okay.

Posted a complaint on Instagram about being inconvenienced by protesters at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Well, radio host, Dan Le Batard --

STU: Le Batard, I believe.

GLENN: Le Batard. Let loose on his fellow ESPN personality. He is of Cuban heritage, who went on ESPN radio and ripped into Steele, calling her comments the height of privilege.

I, as the son of exiles look at this, and I'm like, "What the hell are you talking about?" Because what she said was, "I was inconvenienced by the protesters." That's the height of privilege.

And so once you start opening that portal, you get to ESPN on ESPN crime.

Steele's controversial post was a picture of the crowds gathered outside of LAX, to protest Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. It was accompanied by a caption that began, "So this is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights."

She went on later, on Twitter, to defend herself.

Now, let me tell you something. I've never understood this. Why are you making the people who might support you miserable?

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: I don't understand that. You make me miss my flight. You make me drag my luggage for 2 miles.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You make me -- so I can't get an Uber. I can't get anything.

JEFFY: Block traffic.

GLENN: You block traffic. How am I supposed to line up with you? Oh, yeah, I want to line up with those people who were just punching me in the face.

PAT: It doesn't make any sense.

JEFFY: It makes zero sense.

GLENN: Makes no sense.

PAT: It's a big tactic of protests. I remember when SEIU did that. They came to Houston.

JEFFY: Oh, yeah, with the garbage trucks. Yes!

PAT: Yeah, when they were having a janitorial dispute from the downtown janitorial association or whatever it was. And they would dump garbage in the intersections of all the main streets and screw up traffic for miles. And you're like, what -- how that helping? Why are you doing that? That's going to make me be on your side now.

JEFFY: Not a chance.

PAT: No!

STU: So weird. So weird.

PAT: Bizarre. Really bizarre.

GLENN: Does anybody understand that thinking? Because I don't --

STU: Well, if you protest in a field where no one sees you or maybe just notices a crowd, it doesn't really affect their consciousness.

JEFFY: Right.

STU: I think their thought is, if you really disrupt their day, you're going to have no choice, but to think about their strife.

PAT: I'm going to think about it in a bad way though.

GLENN: I am too.

STU: I am too.

PAT: You screwed me up. That doesn't help you.

GLENN: No.

Because especially in California -- you would think with California that, you know, there would be a lot of people that are on your side going to LAX. Absolutely. I agree with you 110 percent.

I don't -- if I've dragged my luggage 2 miles and I missed my flight, I come out and I am enraged by these guys.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The Tea Party would have done that and made my life a living hell, I would be out front of those guys, all the time going, "What the hell is wrong with you guys? I agree with you. Are you insane?"

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: "You've just wrecked my life for the weekend. Thank you."

There's no way I would have ever called myself a Tea Partier or stood with them if they would have been destroying my life.

STU: Glenn, what you're saying right now is the height of privilege.

JEFFY: Right.

STU: I will say.

GLENN: Right. Right.

And, you know what, there's nothing wrong with -- with enjoying the life that we all lead. And that is, not having an inconvenient airport.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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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.