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.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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