Stop the Presses! Alex Jones Issues a Retraction - Sort Of

Conspiracy theorist and unofficial Trump adviser Alex Jones did what no one thought he could --- he issued a retraction. It was actually more of a non-retraction retraction, only apologizing for naming the owner of the #PizzaGate restaurant as part of the Hillary Clinton pedophilia cabal. Monday on radio, Glenn pointed out how the conspiracy lives on in the parsing of language by Mr. Jones, while his co-hosts took a walk down the Alex Jones memory lane.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Well, there's -- there was quite a big announcement on Friday that had nothing to do with Obamacare, had a little something to do with Hillary Clinton's campaign. And that is that Pizzagate has finally been cleared up for all of those people that believed in Pizzagate, and we --

PAT: It, of course, was where Hillary Clinton was running this -- essentially a whorehouse out of a pizza house in Washington --

STU: Child whorehouse.

PAT: Yes. And then there was a series of incredibly complex tunneling underneath where they would come and go. You would see them go in, but never come out, because they went out through the tunnels.

GLENN: Yeah, of course. And, of course, if you ordered like a Hawaiian with extra cheese --

PAT: That meant --

GLENN: I don't know what it meant.

PAT: That you wanted a little Polynesian child.

GLENN: With a little extra chunk to them or something. I don't know.

PAT: I don't know.

STU: Legitimately, they had each --

GLENN: Yeah, they had the whole list. And there's a big announcement from the guy who is, you know, one of the -- one of the lead flag wavers for this.

STU: Oh, no.

ALEX: In issuing this statement, we are not admitting that Mr. Alefantis or his restaurants have any legal claim. We do not believe they do, but we are issuing this statement because we believe it's the right thing to do.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: It will be no surprise to you that we will fight for children across America.

PAT: That's no surprise at all.

ALEX: But the Pizzagate narrative, at least as concerned Mr. Alefantis at Comet Ping Pong --

PAT: At least as far as concerning him. I mean, the whole thing may be true, outside of this one guy, who is about to sue us into oblivion. But he has nothing to do with this particular thing.

STU: Right.

PAT: Everything else is true.

STU: And this is obviously Alex Jones, the ridiculous conspiracy theorist. But obviously, having a severe threat of a lawsuit, as you can tell, he's reading this hostage statement.

PAT: And this was -- this was one of the dumbest conspiracy theories ever devised.

GLENN: Well, he's never met a conspiracy that he doesn't like.

PAT: No, he sure hasn't. Everything is a conspiracy to him. He doesn't even believe in Muslim terror. That's all perpetrated by the government.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Yeah, he doesn't buy into Muslim terrorists at all.

STU: Oh, 9/11 was an inside job.

PAT: Right.

STU: That's where it all stems from.

PAT: False flags. We're blaming things on Muslims, so we can go to war with them. That's not a real thing.

GLENN: Okay. All right.

ALEX: We have subsequently determined was based upon what we now believe was an incorrect narrative.

PAT: No.

ALEX: Despite the fact that we were far from the genesis of this story, it is never easy to admit when your commentaries are based on inaccurate information.

GLENN: Okay. So wait a minute. So the guy who showed up with a gun at the pizza parlor, I'm hoping he's heard this now too.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Alex has said, oops. I guess we were listening to the wrong person.

STU: And to be clear, the guy with the gun figured it out before Alex. Because he left there, realizing there was nothing to it.

GLENN: Yeah, he went there to kill them. And then he realized, I don't think there's a tunnel system underneath --

PAT: Oh, it's just a pizza parlor. Okay.

GLENN: Yeah.

ALEX: We feel like we owe it to you the listeners, viewers and supporters, to make that statement, and to give an apology and Mr. Alefantis, when we do. We encourage you to hold us accountable because we improve when you do.

GLENN: That's really good.

STU: And this --

GLENN: Here's how -- now, I don't know how seriously he took it. Because he was wearing his shirt when he read that.


JEFFY: Yes, he was.

GLENN: And you know --

PAT: Do we have that confirmed?

GLENN: We have that confirmed. He was wearing his shirt.

JEFFY: He was prepared to take it off.

GLENN: Usually when he really means something, he rips his shirt off.

PAT: He must not have had his steak the night before and wasn't feeling the testosterone.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Was it steak that makes him feel like that?

PAT: It's steak and jalapeño peppers.

STU: Also, wait a minute. What about his supplements? His supplements --

GLENN: It could be that. Or it could just be bipolar roid rage. You know, it could be --

STU: It's possible that they sold so much male vitality formula that they had none left for him. Because, I mean, that could be the problem here. This is a monumentous occasion here. The fact that he -- this is a man who said Sandy Hook didn't happen. It was obviously fake with fake actors.

GLENN: And the children were all fake.

PAT: And he denied saying that, but he's on record saying it.

GLENN: When you say record, you mean YouTube.

PAT: Yes.

STU: But, I mean, that's his record. The point is, he doesn't back down from these things. And you might say, well, hey, it's a good thing. He's finally admitting one of these things is fake. I think it's the exact opposite. The reason he said anything is because he never had any consequences to it. He's now been so mainstreamed by certain members of -- of --

GLENN: Donald Trump.

STU: Donald Trump. That he now is in the position where people care enough about what he says to get lawsuits that he has to apologize for. This is him being mainstreamed and the result of it, which is really a terrible development for our country.

GLENN: This is so -- I mean, you want to talk about conspiracy theories, this -- this pizza thing is just outrageous. And, by the way, his people say that I know about Pizzagate, and I've either been bought off or I'm a part of it.

PAT: So I wonder if they'll maybe back off that claim now.


PAT: I mean, doesn't that illegitimatize everything he said surrounding this Pizzagate nonsense?

GLENN: No, no, because he said --

PAT: At least as it applies to Mr. Cowanakis -- or whatever his name was. Whereas it applies to you, it's still enforced.

GLENN: Oh, I'm sure.

What he's saying here is, I still believe in Pizzagate, just not going through this pizza parlor. There is another one with secret tunnels.

PAT: That is unbelievable.


Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

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.

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