Media Spews Fake Headlines After Glenn's Weekend Interview

Glenn joined John Ziegler with Mediaite for a podcast interview this weekend. Ziegler called it fascinating and important, urging people to listen to the entire 40-minute interview "if you care even a little bit about our dysfunctional media machinery and broken national dialogue."

Equally fascinating were the headlines used by major media outlines and social posts following the interview.

"I'm fascinated by how the media portrayed this. How the headlines changed," Glenn said.

Here are a few of the misleading headlines published in the media:

Beck Talks About Trump

Beck Takes on Trump

Beck Talks Trash About Trump

Interestingly, Glenn didn't talk much about Trump and blamed many problems on himself.

Glenn had three takeaways from the experience:

1. Being grateful for an interesting and intelligent interview --- because they don't happen often.

2. Many headlines didn't reflect the interview at all, focusing instead on red meat.

3. Many people commenting on social media clearly hadn't listened to the interview.

"We say we think that the media is horrible, and they report fake news, and we don't know the truth because of them . . . they'll never report the truth. Well, none of us are either," Glenn said. "Because if you're commenting on something that you haven't read, if you're commenting on something that you haven't listened to . . . how can you possibly know what that story is about? You can't. And we're all spouting off like we know everything. When in reality, all of us know nothing."

GLENN: I did an interview with John Ziegler from Mediaite and his podcast. I think Ziegler is one of the more honest people in the media. Almost to a fault. He just does not care. And have every -- every belief in me that at some point will do something that he doesn't like, and he'll say that we're the worst human beings of all time on that issue.

PAT: It's possible.

GLENN: But -- so I did an interview with him this weekend, and I thought it was a good interview. And he wrote something last night:

In my rather strange media career, I've had the chance to do interviews with some rather high profile newsmakers in some sticky situations. While my media weekend discussion with Glenn Beck was not the most publicized I have ever done, it may have been the most fascinating and important. If you care even a little bit about our dysfunctional media machinery and broken national dialogue, I urge you to listen to all 40 minutes of it. If you do, you'll be way ahead of many of those who commented on it.

This is what I want to concentrate on. You should listen to the podcast. John asked some really good questions. Some really good answers in it.

STU: He's great.

GLENN: But if -- what I'm fascinated by is how the media portrayed this. How the headlines changed. For instance, the one headline was misleading. Beck Takes on the Right -- or no, it was the most -- it was, like.

PAT: Beck Talks to Trump.

GLENN: Beck Talks About Trump.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And then the next one was Beck Takes on Trump. And then the next headline was Beck Talks Trash About Trump.

PAT: Oh, jeez.

GLENN: It just spirals. And if you read the comments, they don't even read or listen to the first source. They have no idea what they're talking about. So I just wanted to show you the opposite of the headlines that you're reading that Beck takes on Trump. Listen to his questions and the beginnings of my answers.

JOHN: How would you grade Trump after six months in comparison to what you had anticipated or feared?

GLENN: Let me say this: That I think we have an extraordinary opportunity right now to get Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan out of leadership. They have been a disaster. They can't get anything passed because what they're trying to pass has nothing to do with conservative values or the conservative movement or actually even helping people.

PAT: Seems like didn't even mention Trump there.

GLENN: Huh. Is there any other examples, maybe?

JOHN: Who or what surprised you most about how specifically the conservative media has dealt with Trump from the beginning of this odyssey until today?

GLENN: I would say in an unflattering way, I would say me.

GLENN: So now skip to the next one. What is this one about? This one is about the other headline that ran. First, Beck takes on Trump. Look, we have an incredible opportunity right now that I didn't see coming, and that's getting real tax reform passed if we can get congress to move. Don't even mention him. And then the next one is let's get you to take on the right wing media. Who were you disappointed in? Answer me.

PAT: Because you didn't read the pain of the audience. And then he pushes you a little bit further on it.

JOHN: Who or what surprised you most about the conservative media with regard to their dealing with Trump.

GLENN: Wow you're just trying to pin me down, aren't you?

JOHN: Glenn, I gave you a wide open there. I didn't ask you who. I said who or what. I'm giving you all sorts of options here.

GLENN: Okay. So I'm just going to go with what because I think people can make their own conclusions that I just -- I'm tired of the fighting back and forth. But people can make their own conclusions.

PAT: You never bashed anybody there.

GLENN: Right. So here's what I wanted to pull out of this. And I was grateful to John for A, an interesting and intelligent conversation. They don't happen very often. Listen to John Ziegler's podcast. You can find it in the links up at my Facebook page or GlennBeck.com, but it was interesting. And intelligent. So thanks for that.

Second, interesting how the headlines that were grabbed, many of them didn't reflect the interview. And if they did, they were the least interesting parts of it. They were just the bloody meat parts of it.

And one more step. Look at the comments from people on Facebook. Look at the comments from people under the stories. We say we think that the media is horrible, and they report fake news, and we don't know the truth because them, and they'll never report the truth. Well, none of us are either. Because if you're commenting on something that you haven't read, if you're commenting on something that you haven't listened to -- let me give you this.

He writes in this -- this is what I posted last night. This is hysterical. I posted last night quote, anyone who's bothered to listen to the whole interview would know that this simply was not even remotely true. In fact, I don't even think Beck directly criticized Trump even one time, despite me giving him numerous opportunities to do so. It was clear to me that Beck was bending over backwards to give Trump every chance possible to succeed. But while also standing on conservative principles in an effort to keep him and the movement at least somewhat honest. In reality, one of the more extraordinary moments in the discussion came when I asked him who or what surprised him most about dot, dot, dot. Okay, so that's what I post. The comments were right. Then why just stick your face in the Cheetos?

STU: These people are obsessed with that bit.

GLENN: They really are. Glenn bashed Trump repeatedly. Okay. Mr. Beck seems to me like you have a choice of accepting our form of government out of love of your country and continue to support the Constitution blah, blah, blah. John Ziegler is another liberal hack.

PAT: Liberal? Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Bull, all Beck and his sidekicks do is criticize Trump. It goes on and on and on and on. They didn't even take the time to realize that this was a quote out of something that had happened that day about an interview. So they didn't listen to the interview, and they didn't read the story. All they saw was Beck, Trump, Ziegler. And they went.

PAT: For some people, unless you are saying that Donald Trump is the fourth member of the godhood.

GLENN: No, but I don't think that's --

PAT: They're not happy.

GLENN: A, I don't think it's -- A, it's not just Donald Trump supporters. It's all of us. It's all of us with our own point of view. We see somebody that says anything that we think we know what they're talking about, because we've put this person in a box, we automatically jump to "Yeah, well, that guy." We -- there's no way to move forward, unless we can have actual conversations. There's no way to move forward. The average person spends ten seconds per news story. So when you're looking at your story on Facebook or however you get your news -- The Blaze or GlennBeck.com or whatever -- the average person only spends ten seconds per story. How can you possibly know what that story is about? You can't. And we're all spouting off like we know everything. When in reality, all of us know nothing.

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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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