Katy Tur's Interview: A Microcosm of the Media's Problem With Hypocrisy

People are getting sick and tired of how the media covers President Trump, including Glenn.

"I don't expect Donald Trump to change his ways. That's who he is, so he's not going to," Glenn said Tuesday on his radio program.

Glenn then directed his audience's attention to an interview NBC's Katy Tur had with Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL). Tur questioned the Trump administration's apparent friendliness with Russia, clearly ignorant of Barack Obama's history of friendly relations with Russia:

There's also a number of people that were at least in his administration, until last week, who were friendly with Russia. General Mike Flynn, being one of them. His former campaign CEO was Paul Manafort, who's got ties to Russia. His Secretary of State was given the medal of friendship by Russia. So you say there's a lot of conservatives who are going to push back on Russia, but I see a lot of folks within Donald Trump's administration who have a friendlier view of Russia than maybe past administrations did.

Rooney shot back: "Well, I think it was Obama that leaned over to Putin and said, 'I'll have a little bit more flexibility to give you what you want after the reelection.'"

Then it got awkward.

"I'm sorry," Tur said. "I don't know what you're referring to, Congressman."

While Rooney was slightly off in his retelling --- it was Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Obama was speaking to, not Putin --- a hot mic at a Nuclear Security Summit captured Obama promising the Russian president more "flexibility" following his reelection.

"The problem is the left just didn't take those words seriously because they were his guy," Glenn said. "That's the problem."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: I really think I may be alone, but is anybody sick of the argument from the media on Trump and then sick of Trump's argument about the media?

JEFFY: Yes.

GLENN: There's nobody I'm rooting for here.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: You know? Just -- I wish -- I don't expect Donald Trump to change his ways. That's who he is, so he's not going to. But I don't understand how no one in the media -- can you play the audio from NBC's Katy Tur?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: She -- listen to this audio.

PAT: It's incredible.

VOICE: There's also a number of people that were at least in his administration, until last week, who were friendly with Russia. General Mike Flynn, being one of them. His former campaign CEO was Paul Manafort, who's got ties to Russia. His Secretary of State was given the medal of friendship by Russia.

So you say there's a lot of conservatives who are going to push back on Russia, but I see a lot of folks within Donald Trump's administration who have a friendlier view of Russia than maybe past administrations did.

VOICE: Well, I think it was Obama that leaned over to Putin and said, "I'll have a little bit more flexibility to give you what you want after the reelection."

VOICE: I'm sorry. I don't know what you're referring to, Congressman.

PAT: How great is that? I don't know -- and she goes on.

GLENN: Here's what she was -- what he was -- can you play --

PAT: Yeah. Oh, okay. Yes.

VOICE: After my election, I have more flexibility.

GLENN: "I have more flexibility after the next election."

There it is. It was a big deal.

PAT: Said it right to him. Yeah. Huge. She didn't know anything about it.

GLENN: The problem is the left just didn't take those words seriously because they were his guy. That's the problem.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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