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.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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