Megyn Kelly Wants to EXPOSE Alex Jones, Not Legitimize Him

Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with Infowars host Alex Jones has caused a firestorm this week, complete with sponsors pulling ads, the media crying foul and now Kelly being disinvited to host a charity event. Kelly was scheduled to emcee Sandy Hook Promise’s annual Promise Champions Gala on June 14.

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When did journalists doing their actual job become controversial?

"As far as I know, Megyn Kelly has been the only one that has really pushed him on this. Everybody else has done profiles, but they have not pushed him on this. She pushed him on this," Glenn said on radio Tuesday.

Kelly issued a statement following the news she'd been disinvited from the gala:

I understand and respect the decision of the event organizers but I’m of course disappointed that I won’t be there to support them on Wednesday night. I find Alex Jones’s suggestion that Sandy Hook was ‘a hoax’ as personally revolting as every other rational person does.

President Trump, by praising and citing him, appearing on his show, and giving him White House press credentials, has helped elevate Jones, to the alarm of many. Our goal in sitting down with him was to shine a light --- as journalists are supposed to do --- on this influential figure, and yes, to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.

"I don't have White House press credentials. He does. He does. Shouldn't that guy be examined?" Glenn asked.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly is going to be joining us at the top of the hour. We also have some commentary on -- on this Megyn Kelly stuff with Alex Jones. She has just been disinvited to be the host of a Sandy Hook charity gala.

JEFFY: What!

GLENN: That's supposed to happen next Wednesday because she was exposing -- now, listen to the logic of this. Because she's exposing the guy -- just like the New York Times has, just like New York magazine has, just like we have, exposing Alex Jones to be the lunatic that he is, that says he's -- he's, by the way, asking for this, not to play on NBC, because he said he was taken out of context on Sandy Hook. I want to play the context of what he said on Sandy Hook. Here it is.

ALEX: They have staged events before. But then you learn the school had been closed and reopened. And you got video of the kids going in circles, in and out of the building. And they don't call the rescue choppers for two hours. Then they tear the building down and seal it. And they get caught using blue screens. And an email by Bloomberg comes out in the lawsuit, where he's telling people get ready in the next 24 hours to capitalize on a shooting. Yeah, so Sandy Hook is a synthetic, completely fake, with actors --

GLENN: I haven't seen that.

Okay. Stop. As far as I know, Megyn Kelly has been the only one that has really pushed him on this. Everybody else has done profiles. But they have not pushed him on this. She pushed him on this. So far, a sponsor has asked to be moved off the show. For what? For TIME Magazine putting Adolf Hitler on the cover and saying he was the man of the year in 1938 -- yes, he was the man of the year in 1938.

To be able to have a logical, rational discussion with the irrational is important. Not when he's a nobody. But when the president of the United States has given him press credentials and made him into a legitimate guy.

I don't have White House press credentials. He does. He does. Shouldn't that guy be examined?

STU: I mean, this exact show with this exact host, two weeks ago, interviewed Vladimir Putin. I can't stand Alex Jones. Other than the fact that he's hilarious, I never want to hear a word from him. But he's certainly not as bad as Vladimir Putin.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Why on earth would you want to move your advertising out of this, when clearly -- and in her statement, she's --

GLENN: This is her statement, from being disinvited. We're going to get to the Russia stuff here in a second. Listen to this.

STU: I understand and respect the decision of the event organizers, but, of course, I'm disappointed that I won't be there to support them on Wednesday night. I find Alex Jones' suggestion that Sandy Hooks was a hoax as personally revolting as every other rational person does.

GLENN: She has done a lot for Sandy Hook.

STU: Yeah. It left me and many other Americans asking the very question that prompted this interview -- which is a completely reasonable question -- how does Jones, who traffics in these outrageous conspiracy theories -- have the respect of the president of the United States and a growing audience of millions? President Trump by praising and citing him, appearing on his show, and giving him White House press credentials has helped elevate Jones to the alarm of many. Our goal, in sitting down with him, was to shine a light, as journalists are supposed to do, on this influential figure and, yes, to discuss the considerable falsehoods he has promoted with near impunity.

How could you possibly pull out of an interview with a person who is taking that approach to Alex Jones? I mean, unless you're an Alex Jones fan -- I mean, is JPMorgan Chase -- are they just huge fans of Alex Jones, and they're just like, well, I don't like that they're attacking his Sandy Hook conspiracy, that we really believe. Because that's the only reason you would want to pull out of that interview.

GLENN: No, the only reason -- that's the logical reason. The emotional reason is, the families are against this interview. And nobody wants to stand against the families.

But the families -- it's the reason why we have a jury of our peers and the reason why we have a judge give the sentencing to the -- to the criminal and not the victim. In other countries, the victim gets to sentence. That's all emotional.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: There has to be a line of separation.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 1: Why the president's defense is 'very compelling'

Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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