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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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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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