Bernie Sanders, Self-Proclaimed Socialist, Is Really a Capitalist?

It's a good time to write a book if you're a liberal. The Obamas cashed in after leaving the White House, Elizabeth Warren inked a massive deal and Bernie Sanders is the most recent to hit pay dirt.

The self-proclaimed socialist may declare he wants to help the little people by spreading the wealth --- but his bank account sure doesn't. The failed presidential candidate has reportedly signed a deal that nets him just a shade under $800,000.

"That's nice . . . I mean, I'm happy for him. Here's something I can agree on. There's one way now I want to be like Bernie Sanders," Mike Broomhead said, filling in for Glenn on radio.

Given that Bernie, who is way richer than most of his followers, wants to keep his hard-earned money and likes to acquire property, could it be that he's really a closet capitalist?

"He still pulls in $420,000 a year from the various things that he does. He owns five houses, which I really applaud. That's the American dream, that's success," Broomhead said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

MIKE: Before we get out of this hour, Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist got $795,000. $795,000 for his book deal. That's nice. And, I mean, I'm happy for him. Here's something I can agree on. There's one way now I want to be like Bernie Sanders. I want to make $800,000 for writing a book. And that would be terrific. I would love it.

But he's a capitalist. Michael Moore makes a career out of bashing the right and bashing capitalism with his sicko documentary. A complete lie about health care in general. But especially about Cuba.

Is ridiculous. But, man, is he good about what he does. There's a guy that's made millions of dollars with that rhetoric. But the guy is a multi-millionaire. Bernie Sanders. Publishers for his book, according to his 2016 annual financial filings.

He also received $63,750 in royalty payments that year. In addition to the book deal, he brings in over $200,000 in his salary. Now, he's in the lower quarter of -- of -- of I guess wealth of the other senators. But the guy still does all right. He still pulls in $420,000 a year from his various things that he does. He owns five houses. Which I really applaud that. That's the American dream. That's success. That's what America used to aspire to. When I was young growing up where I did, people used to point to successful people and say, "If you work hard, you can achieve that."

The old saying is, "Chase the dream, not the money." And that's actually the way it is. That's the way it should be. That's all I've ever done. And it's been the best experience of my live life is chasing the dream. You know, I love it. I absolutely love it.

But at the same time, I'm not going to apologize if I gain some level of wealth. Bernie Sanders does. As a matter of fact, in a tweet that he put out, on April 20th of this year, how many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all.

And the funny argument with that argument is many people would agree with it. My question to Bernie Sanders would be, how much do I need -- why are you entitled to it just because I don't need it? Why is it that the government gets to take it just because they deem that I don't need it?

So Bernie Sanders, a self-confirmed socialist, is richer than most of the people that follow him.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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