The Conservative Media Is Engaging in Exactly the Same Behavior It Decries

According to Jay Caruso of Red State, there should be no dilemma for conservative media in the age of Trump --- just tell the truth. Tuesday on radio, Glenn read Caruso's story and couldn't have agreed more, by writing for clicks and ratings instead of the truth, the conservative media is engaging in exactly the same behavior it decries.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: I love this. This is from Red State. This is from Jay HEP Caruso: There doesn't have to be a struggle for conservative media in the age of Trump.

When I joined Red State in September of 2015, I wasn't directed to write favorably or unfavorably about any of the G.O.P. candidates for president. I wasn't asked, who do you support?

Over time, I became increasingly hostile to the idea of a Trump candidacy. In December '15, I wrote, I wouldn't support him as president.

That decision was mine. While the bulk of writers at Red State held the same position, we're not monolith. That attitude of independence continued through the nominating process, into the general election campaign and still exists today. The Hill has a piece, wherein they spoke to several conservative media outlets, not Red State, regarding the supposed difficulty there is in adjusting to Donald Trump.

One of the issues I have with the piece is the conflation of sites like Gateway Pundit and Breitbart with the Washington Free Beacon, the former two are not conservative media outlets, as much as they are mouthpieces for Trump.

The editor-in-chief of Free Beacon made an excellent point when he said conservative media has always been held to a higher standard than the liberal media. And as conservatives, we have to live up to that higher standard.

When we don't, it not only undermines our work as journalists, but also the conservative project as a whole. He's right.

Outlets such as Gateway Pundit and Breitbart do a disservice to the conservative media outlets because they behave more like palace guards than journalists.

A lot of so-called -- according to John Ziegler -- a lot of so-called conservative media is acting like a dog that caught the car. Now they don't know what the hell to do. They're completely confused because they've never been in this situation before. Well, they shouldn't be confused, he writes. If they're confused, it's because they value access and traffic more than they should value, above all else, the truth.

It's not a challenging endeavor for any journalist, whether they're a reporter or an opinion writer. However, people struggle with it anyway. And that, above all else, does a disservice to the conservative media, in the same way that it does to the mainstream media.

How can conservatives and media point fingers if they're prone to engaging in exactly the same behavior they decry?

There's a tendency, based on the loathing of the mainstream media and Democrats for conservative outlets, to enter into a knee-jerk defense of Donald Trump.

There's a difference between hypocrisy and dishonesty. The media attempt to turn the dismissal by Trump of 46 Obama-era US attorneys into a scandal was an exercise in hackery. It was a moment of ordinary becoming extraordinary. The scandal died a quick death with good reason because it was nonsense. But that differs from hypocrisy. There is no confusion. Favor the truth over access and traffic.

Amen.

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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