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A Heavy Heart and the Road Ahead

What happened? My heart is heavy today.

You might have noticed that recently something has been bothering me.

Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze (with most of the changes happening at TheBlaze). We are losing a lot of talented and committed colleagues, who are some of the best human beings I know — some have been friends of mine for 30 years.

When you decide to be your own boss, you romanticize the freedoms and impending successes. You don’t spend much time thinking about days like today, when gut-wrenching decisions have to be made and you realize that you’re the only one who can make them.

It’s a difficult day for some exceptional people that mean a lot to me personally, my family, and the entire company. Please keep them in your prayers.

Why? Disrupt, or be disrupted.

This year has been one of the hardest years of my life. I’ve learned so much about myself, my friends and coworkers, and basic human nature. I have also learned a lot about my business and what I believe it will take to succeed in tomorrow’s America. The industrial revolution took 100 years to unfold; industry-altering change now occurs in days, not centuries.

In 2013, I was given the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award by the Tribeca Film Festival. Today, just four years later, I don’t believe I would finish in the top 100. To change that, we needed to become more nimble and drastically adjust our approach to keep pace with the massive changes unfolding before us.

Over the past two years, I have had an ongoing conversation about disruption with Jonathan Schreiber, the president of my company (Mercury Radio Arts). The challenges we’re facing don’t just affect Conservative Media (though read his thoughts on them here) and they will extend even further than media in general and they will impact every household in America.

What’s next? We complete the mission.

We are not PBS. No government institution is going to write us a giant check. The structural challenges facing media companies today are real; but, when someone — anyone — tells me that something can’t be done, it only makes me more determined to prove them wrong.

We started TheBlaze for one purpose: we wanted to change the world for the better. In this regard, I’m proud of the success that we’ve had, but it’s not nearly enough. We can do more. We can do better. Everything we’ve been working on for the past six months begins now.

This community has done and will continue to do miraculous things. Even in this difficult week, our audience has come together to raise over one million dollars for those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. Our advertisers donated food and water filtration systems. Our partners had semi-trucks on the road on Thursday taking supplies to affected areas. This community, which has formed organically over the years, continues to inspire us to be better. Thank you for being a part of this.

 

My purpose is clearer today than it has been in years: Love, Courage, Truth. As difficult as the changes we made today have been, this was an important first step in getting to where we are going.

God bless,

Glenn

VIDEOS

Gina Florio for PragerU: 'Higher education kind of destroyed me'

"Higher education kind of destroyed me." Gina Florio graduated Harvard University as an angry atheist taught to hate America. So much so that she abandoned her birth country for Australia. When a freak accident sent her back to the U.S., a video by Candace Owens, then others by Dave Rubin and PragerU, opened her eyes to the lies she had been believing all of those terrible years. This is Gina's story of discovering truth and reclaiming her freedom.

If you enjoyed this video, watch for her upcoming interview with Glenn today.

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President Biden's First 100 Days: America's Dystopian Future | Glenn TV

With just a handful of days before the election, Glenn makes absolutely clear what we're facing: The radical Left has targeted November 3, 2020, as a movement-defining moment. Every big government advance, from Woodrow Wilson to FDR to LBJ, will culminate in just a few short days if Biden wins. America will wake up on day 101 and feel like they just woke up in someone else's house. The country will be completely unrecognizable. Glenn reveals how socialists have been planning the total takeover of the Democrat Party for decades and how a "war room" has been created to make sure sweeping changes to the Constitution and country commence if Democrats take back the presidency and Senate. If they succeed, this will be their first 100 days ...

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Jason Whitlock: Here’s why black men & black Americans relate to Donald Trump

Black celebrities like Kanye West & Ice Cube aren't alone. In fact, sportswriter Jason Whitlock says it shouldn't be a surprise that more and more black men are supporting Donald Trump. He says that unlike President Obama, Trump actually "has a record" of helping black Americans. And, because he's an alpha male, Whitlock says the president's fearlessness is something black men relate to. Whitlock explains why Trump nearly convinced him to register to vote, and he describes how his long-time Democratic mother reacted when she experienced a softer side to the president.

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Megyn Kelly: Media coverage of President Trump is ‘DISGUSTING’

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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