Disrupt or Be Disrupted – Glenn Discusses Major Changes in His Company

Digital disruption is inevitable, and as you now may have heard, TheBlaze and Mercury Radio Arts slashed “just over 20 percent of the combined workforce” Thursday.

Glenn, who was awarded the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, launched the multimedia platform in 2011.

“I think the days of business being done the way it’s always been done … is over. And I don’t think people really understand that yet,” Glenn said.

“And I’ve been warning you for a long time…there’s going to come a time to where we’re going to cross this line and all of the changes that the Industrial Revolution brought – over a hundred years – remember, Americans went from a farming community to a culture living in the cities on top of each other with radio communication, and automated machines, and cars, and everything else. That took about a hundred years to flip the entire society over. There’s going to come a time where it’s going to happen in a 10 year period and it will be as dramatic, if not more so … but in a 10 year period. I’ve been warning that that time is coming … ”

Today on radio, Glenn shared some of the major changes taking place at TheBlaze, including changes in new programming and what the future for media looks like in America.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: You started with the white supremacy there. Once again, the white person comes first. That's the kind of stuff that Pat will now be bringing you every day.

Pat is -- we've announced -- in fact, I think we're announcing right now for the first time that Pat is going to be doing his own show following this program, three-hour unleashed -- Pat unleashed. Because that chain around his neck is starting to chafe just a little bit.

PAT: A little bit. Yeah. Uh-huh.

GLENN: And so that will be on Blaze TV and Blaze Radio, starting a week from Monday, right?

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: Yes. There may be slightly -- slightly less mentions of the word love.

(laughter)

JEFFY: Is it undeniable?

STU: It's undeniable.

PAT: It's undeniable.

(laughter)

GLENN: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

STU: Take me with you. Take me with you.

GLENN: Oh, gosh. I wish I could.

When I proposed this, Stu was like, "I can go too, right? I can go."

Isn't there something like a Stockholm syndrome that's supposed to happen with you guys?

(laughter)

I'm just saying.

PAT: No, we really love our captor. He's really good to us.

GLENN: Right. Right. Okay.

STU: I'm really excited for that. It's going to be on if you're a Blaze subscriber, you get to watch it. It will be on Blaze Radio every single day. The Pat Gray Show. Do you know what you're calling it yet?

JEFFY: Pat Gray.

PAT: I think we're going out on a limb and calling it Pat Gray.

STU: Oh, my gosh. That's interesting.

GLENN: It's very clever.

STU: I don't understand the choice.

GLENN: We did a lot of focus groups. Yeah, we did. We went to a big New York agency and said, "We have all of these options. And we don't know where to -- and they did some focus groups. It cost about half a million dollars.

We're going out on a limb. Either Boxy, But Good. Or just Pat Gray.

STU: And they went Pat Gray?

GLENN: Yeah, they went with Pat Gray.

PAT: Even though Boxy, But Good -- it was tempting. We liked that one --

GLENN: It was tempting. It was tempting. But we liked it. So Pat is going to be doing that. Yesterday, in case you read -- hopefully, you know, you got it from my post. And, you know, and you can believe whatever you want.

But yesterday, we made some changes here. Because as I've been talking about for a while, and I said yesterday on the air that I met with some banking people just this weekend. They were talking -- I said, you know, I think the days of -- of business being done the way it's always been done is over.

And I don't think people really understand that yet. And I've been warning you for a long time. There's going to come a time to where we're going to cross this line, and all of the changes that the Industrial Revolution brought over 100 years -- remember, they went from -- Americans went from a farming community to a culture living in the cities on top of each other with radio communication and automated machines and cars and everything else. That took about 100 years to flip the entire society over.

There's going to come a time where it's going to happen in a ten-year period. And it will be as dramatic, if not more so. But in a ten-year period. I've been warning that that time is coming. And I've been saying, "I don't know when that is happening." I still don't. But I believe -- I'm betting that we've just crossed the threshold. I think we've just crossed the Rubicon of -- of change. And there's no way this is going to slow down or stop now. And it's going to affect everyone

And as I was talking to these bankers, they said -- they said, "That's happening in our business. That's happening -- we're seeing this in every business, that if you don't disrupt yourself, and I mean seriously disrupt yourself, you're not going to make it."

And we started to talk about, how does a bank invest when there is no such thing as like a capex expense. When you can't say, "Hey, I need a loan for $2 million for this software system or for whatever." When two years in, that software system could be completely outdated and replaced by something that, you know, is a free app.

And he said, "I don't know. We haven't figured that one out yet." So we're just in this really weird world of chaos. And we're making some changes here to reduce the chaos and try to -- try to explain your world and have it make sense.

Going over to TheBlaze radio also is Jeffy. Jeffy is going to be operations for TheBlaze Radio. And Jeffy -- nobody really knows this. Jeffy is just an anchor around all of our necks.

STU: They know that. We tell him all the time.

GLENN: Oh, no, wait. That wasn't the story I was going to tell. Most people don't know this, but, Jeffy, when I worked at WFLA, Jeffy was pretty much running the place. He -- yeah, you were.

JEFFY: Well...

GLENN: And he is big behind the scenes. A lot of people say, "I don't know what Jeffy does for a living."

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: He actually is -- he's responsible for --

JEFFY: That's because you say that.

STU: That's true. That's very true.

GLENN: TheBlaze Radio. And he's going to fully take over that position, beginning Monday -- or, Tuesday, as well.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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