Media Hypocrisy Alert! Politifact Launches Trump Golf Tracker

Remember that golf tracker on Politifact's website the past eight years? The one that monitored the frequency of President Obama's golf games? No? That's because it didn't exist. Evidently, it only matters when Republican presidents play golf. That's why the political fact-checking website recently added a Trump golf tracker.

"I just can't take the hypocrisy, and the absolute blindness," Glenn said Monday on radio. "We would come so far as a nation if somebody at PolitiFact would say, "You know what, we realized that we mocked George Bush and made it into a big deal and then we didn't do anything about Barack Obama. And that was wrong."

Should any president be playing golf when the country is in trouble? Who knows. But Politifact should report all of the facts on each president's golf habits and let people decide for themselves.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Have you heard the latest on just the golf thing with President Trump?

STU: Well, PolitiFact has launched a golf tracker. A Trump golf tracker to see how many times he's gone golfing.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: Now, remember --

PAT: How is the Obama golf tracker on Politico. How long did that one last? A total of zero days.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: This is the thing. Because, remember, the Obama situation, when we were criticizing the golf of Obama was largely because the media was so against the golf of Bush.

PAT: Yes.

STU: Remember the media was all over Bush for how much he golfed.

GLENN: Yes. Yes. Yeah.

STU: And then Obama started golfing.

PAT: He only golfed during the first like nine months and then stopped after 9/11.

GLENN: Stopped. Because of the war.

STU: Stopped after Iraq. I could be wrong.

GLENN: Yeah, because of the war.

PAT: Okay. Maybe it was Iraq.

STU: But it was -- I remember it was because of the war. And he didn't want --

GLENN: Somebody said -- one of the people said, don't you think it's a little inappropriate that you're out here golfing when people are dying?

GLENN: And he said, yeah, I guess it is. And he stopped.

PAT: Yeah, and he believed that.

JEFFY: He stopped.

GLENN: I mean, as you see by his book, his painting now of the soldiers, that guy took sending boys to war seriously. It bothered him.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And so when somebody said, don't you think it -- he was like, yeah, you're right. It is. And he stopped.

STU: And he stopped golfing. So it was kind of a big day in media circles, the day Obama passed Bush in the amount of golf he had played. Because it was such a big deal. If you remember the trailer to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, it was Bush golfing.

GLENN: Yep.

STU: It was like their central argument about him not caring.

GLENN: Yep. Yep.

PAT: And then they ignored it for eight years.

STU: For eight years, they ignored it. Now PolitiFact has launched a Trump golf tracker to see how many times.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

PAT: Jeez.

STU: And, of course, so far, the Trump golf tracker -- because Barack Obama did not play his first round of golf until April 26, 2009.

So he went on to play 333 times in eight years. So far --

GLENN: 333 times. How long does it take the average person to play 333 rounds of golf?

STU: What is it? It's four to six hours. I mean, what's your total --

GLENN: Six hours maybe. I don't know. I don't play golf. Anybody?

STU: Four hours. Four hours is about --

PAT: Well, they got 333 rounds at 1665 hours. So whatever that is.

STU: Okay. 1665 hours of golf. Glenn is playing with his iPad. Well, he actually bought an R2 unit.

GLENN: My sister is -- my sister is --

STU: Blame your sister, right? Because your sister controls the volume of your iPad.

GLENN: No, no. Most people know not to text me while I'm on the show. I'm just saying. Anyway...

STU: Maybe. Well, the point is, right now, Donald Trump on the golf tracker, Trump 14 times, Barack Obama zero. And, of course, I -- if it was zero to zero, there would not be a golf tracker.

GLENN: Right.

STU: This is up here now.

GLENN: Oh, my God. Now it's my wife --

STU: Why can't you -- throw the thing across the room?

PAT: You don't have the volume?

GLENN: I got --

PAT: Okay.

STU: Power off is another option.

GLENN: I have to have it because I use it to check the news when we go into the breaks.

STU: In the breaks, you can turn the power on.

GLENN: That takes too long to boot the damn thing up.

STU: Anyway, 14-nothing. And they will keep this up -- they will keep updating this thing until Donald Trump decides to stop playing golf, and then Barack Obama passes him. And they will be like, there's no point for this golf tracker anymore. Trump is not playing golf. It's not relevant to the American people. And they'll delete that it was ever on the site. It's just so frustrating.

GLENN: I just can't take the hypocrisy. And the absolute blindness. The blindness.

You know, we would -- we would come so far as a nation if they would say -- if somebody at PolitiFact would say, you know what, we realized that we mocked George Bush and made it into a big deal. And then we didn't do anything about Barack Obama. And that was wrong.

You know, when the country is in trouble, should the president be playing golf? I don't know. Blah, blah. But here are the facts on all of the presidents playing golf. You decide.

I wouldn't have a problem with that.

But any time that they say anything about golf, all I think of is, where were you last time? Oh, yeah, that's right. Where were you on the body count last time of all the people who died during missions? Oh, that's right. You didn't care. Now suddenly you do again. Where were you -- you notice this Russian spy thing has completely quieted down. I am telling you, with each passing day, the reason why that's quieting down is because the Obama administration clearly was involved.

You have, what's her name from the National Security Council

STU: Susan Rice.

GLENN: Susan Rice. The minute she was involved, all of a sudden the media stopped talking about it.

JEFFY: Oh. Oh.

GLENN: Uh-oh.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

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On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

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Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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