If We Cannot Succeed With the Facts and Decency, We Will Shut It All Down

6 years ago, we needed to prove that people would watch TV on their laptop. It was HBO and Netflix. No personality had ever tried it and everyone said: "no one will watch."

We spent our time and money on convincing people that your iPad, laptop or phone were just as high quality as your TV. We succeeded proving the experts wrong, but we failed in the more important goal: Build something of meaning and quality.

We will not waste your time...

We now begin a new experiment --- to prove to the media and to ourselves that you can be profitable and tell the truth.

I wish the media would actually listen to this podcast from Mediaite, especially those of us on the right. Everything is about to change if those of us on the right don't stop our infighting and figure this out. We will fall one by one and Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple will be the portal of all information.

We will not waste your time or our resources on one more second of things you can get everywhere else. TheBlaze has done too much of it. I took the reigns of TheBlaze six months ago and the first thing I did was put in a customer service department so we could actually listen to you.

Then we worked hard over the last few months turning over every stone, meeting every staff member and listening to those on the lowest rung of the corporate ladder.

I met with tech leaders, studied what was coming and how others were solving the information and "fake news" problem. Over the last month, as the owner/operator I did the hardest thing a leader has to do. Look to the future and make the cuts to be nimble enough to try new things and new approaches.

“Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” ---Albert Einstein

I will soon be slowly hiring those who are creative disrupters to join our team. I have spent much of my time with the next generation of Americans this summer as they are the ones that will help change everything once they have been taught the full truth of who we are, our Constitution and are fearless to question with boldness and HUMILITY.

Eventually, I hope to replace myself as I too am one of the minds that created the problem. The market may make that happen for me at TheBlaze as it will in almost all of conservative media in the next five years if we do not figure this out.

We will begin with a few simple steps, nothing revolutionary yet, but things that I feel will serve you in a better and more simple way.

First, Doc Thompson is live on TheBlaze radio and TV. TheBlaze radio is the 17th largest stream in America and THE LARGEST SINGLE STREAM in the US.

TheBlaze Radio Network (BRN) IS making an impact and most Americans haven't even heard of it yet.

Speaking and reporting the whole truth and actual facts are becoming a revolutionary act.

We need to do less in order to do more, so I have moved resources from products that were not working to strengthen the BRN talent and quality and to also expand its reach.

Doc is followed by my program at 9am ET where we will take the first baby step in a new approach to talk radio.

Some of the changes we made over the summer have already produced a rise of 11 percent in ratings nationwide. This comes at a time when almost all conservative properties are headed in the opposite direction.

The changes will be small, but as I hope you will see over the next 90 days, our quality of news that actually impacts your life and the way it is delivered will be greatly improved.

Again, seemingly nothing revolutionary --- but perhaps it is --- as speaking or reporting the whole truth and actual facts are becoming a revolutionary act.

Next Monday, Pat Gray joins the lineup with his own show on both radio and TV. Pat was number one on KPRC in Houston before he joined me. His voice on the return to constitutional principles is more needed than ever.

On September 11, TheBlaze news team spends a solid week with me working on a completely different approach to news, which we will begin to roll out as MVP, Sept 18.

The world dismisses us and most believe it is too late or will not work. Perhaps they are right. Perhaps you must run click bait, misleading headlines and say outrageous things to be successful.

If this is true, I will shut it all down and find some other way to make a positive impact. Even if it is just to teach my children.

Hillary supporters just launched her answer this weekend to "fake news." It is actually sad, it will only make things worse as it doesn't seem to actually care about the truth over winning.

Help us redesign a broken system of news.

I am not promising anything to you. I cannot promise success, or that we will change the world. I have failed at that too many times.

All I promise to you is what I promise myself and family --- that we will give our best work to figure out a way to make sense of the news, expose the lies on all sides, teach our children true history including the worst and then the best of America. Most importantly, we will do our utmost to help find a way back to each other and the things that made our nation the light of the world in the first place.

Join us or don't. But I ask that if you do actually listen, read, listen or watch give us your honest feedback. Help us redesign a broken system of news.

If you are a troll or hate me for some reason, that too is okay. Some of it I deserve, some I don't. But one way or another, I choose to live for tomorrow and not yesterday. We will live in the now and stop tearing things down and instead find ways to build up.

This may not work. The world says people no longer want the truth.

I am not sure, but I believe it is our only hope and we must find a way.

"I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ---Thomas Edison

We all have choices to make and I have made mine. Tomorrow, we all go into the same building and try to build something new.

I ask you to assist us all to focus on our future, not the future of TheBlaze or media, but OUR future where we all succeed or fail as Americans.

This article is based on Glenn's Facebook post, published on September 4, 2017.

Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

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VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 3)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are the candidates:

1. Dana, the Mom to Many

Dana and her husband Brian run a nonprofit called Dogwood Ranch in southwest Missouri. According to their website:

Dogwood Ranch was created by family, for family. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life for which they were created. Our mission is simple: to provide support for survivors of trauma as they journey towards wholeness. This includes creating a new heritage for foster children and youth who have been abused and neglected, by providing them with safe and healthy forever families. We are also committed to offering a place of belonging for foster teens through individualized transitional living services. Additionally, we offer specialized support through our equine assisted counseling program, which focuses on bringing restoration to foster youth and other at-risk populations, including our honored military veterans and their families. Through the operation of Dogwood Ranch, our desire is to allow those we serve a new way to experience life, family and true redemption. Everyone deserves a chance to find their way home.

According to her nominator, on top of their work at the ranch, they personally foster young girls and have had "over twenty foster girls they now call family."

Her nominator wrote:

They take the toughest cases that come up. On several occasions, I would reach out to see if she could go out, and she would say she couldn’t because they were on suicide watch that night. Young girls have tried to stab her, have stolen her car, and have come to call her Mom…She is an incredibly hard worker, no-nonsense, and full of life and joy. She is constantly making our community and our world a better place.

2. Francine, the Joyful Servant

Francine, who also goes by “Frannie,” and “Fran,” not only has multiple names, but wears multiple hats. At home, she is the mother of two boys with serious disabilities. At work, she is a caretaker for the elderly, and everywhere she goes, she is a ray of sunshine.

Her nominator entrusted her mother, who has since passed, to Francine's care at a nursing home. She said, whenever Francine was working, she would breathe a sigh of relief. She wrote:

While most of the aides looked at the work as just a paycheck, and some of them were actually cruel to the most needy patients, Fran treated each and every one of them like royalty. She saw each individual as unique and worthy of love and understanding. Every patient adored her, because they knew they were in good hands.

Her nominator wrote that she saw treatment of elderly patients that “made her skin crawl.” There was a woman at the nursing home with severe dementia who had become so antagonistic that other aides, to avoid feeding her by hand, would simply not feed her. When Fran was working, she made sure to sit with her while she ate. She even hosted “dinner parties” with multiple residents to ensure they were fed, and happy.

Her nominator wrote:

When Fran was on shift, people who needed help going to bed never had to wait long. Besides, they didn't mind waiting for FRANNIE. She always did everything with such love and care and class! Then, after a long eight hours (or sometimes a double shift!) she would go home to more of the same routine. And in spite of it all, she did it all with a smile on her face. I've never known anyone like her. She was a godsend to my mother. If it hadn't been for her, and a handful of others, Mom's time at the home would have been unbearable. This woman really does deserve an award.

3. Michael, the Godly Father

Michael was nominated by his three children for modeling how a true man of God lives, loves, and serves his community. After serving as a corpsman in the Vietnam War and then working as an elementary school teacher, his children say he was the “solid, and consistently Godly male role model” in his grandchildren’s life. His children wrote:

My father helped raise his grandkids when my sister was a single mom, even though he had already raised his own kids.

Michael shares the gospel in one-on-one Bible studies with young people who have just gotten out of jail. He raises donations for clothing, food, and blankets for the homeless. He meets weekly with young men for Bible studies, to mentor them, and help them mature into men of God.

Michael has taught true love to his children by the way he treats their mother–his wife of 42 years. They wrote:

He is a solid rock of unwavering love for her, which has had a huge impact on how my brother and I treat our own wives. Mike's steadfast love for our mother has taught us the meaning of loyalty, love, commitment, sacred covenant, compassion, honor, and what a true husband looks like.

Most importantly, they say their father "instilled in us an absolute love for our Creator and compassion for our fellow man. He is our number one role model showing us what a godly man is.”

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below.


'Really SCARY': The IRS just spent $700,000 on AMMO — and plans to add 87,000 new 'enforcement' agents

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The Democrats' wonderfully named "Inflation Reduction Act," which passed in the Senate on Sunday, includes a massive expansion of the IRS. President Joe Biden wants to hire 80,000 new agents, and of course, this is for totally non-nefarious reasons, like cracking down on all those evil billionaires committing tax fraud.

Financial expert and author of "The War on Small Business" Carol Roth joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain who she believes this expansion will really target.

"The Democrats like to pretend that they are the party of the middle and working class, and the Biden administration has continued to find ways to extract wealth from the middle and working class," Carol began. "We saw it in the American Rescue Plan, where they raised the reporting threshold for any sort of hobby site you might have ... down to $600. Now, and this was part of Build Back Better which we thought was dead but now is just coming back in pieces, and this piece has survived — $80 billion for the IRS. Half of that ... is going to hire 87, 000 agents for 'enforcement,' okay? We don't need 87, 000 agents to go after what was 800 or 900 billionaires ... so, who do you think they're coming after?" she added.

"They're going to come after you," Carol warned. "You should pay your taxes that are due, but that doesn't mean you're not going to get audited, and that doesn't mean you're not going to have to justify every single thing that you do and waste your time and money so they can try and extract a few more dollars from you."

Glenn mentioned that the IRS has recently purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo to go along with these 87,000 new "enforcers."

"That is really frightening," Glenn said. "They're not going after the rich ... they're going to go after anyone who disagrees with them. And because it's now public-private partnerships, any business that doesn't agree with them."

"Yeah, this is really really scary," Carol agreed. "And the crazy thing is the number of people who gave feedback and said, 'Well, if you're not a tax cheat, what do you have to worry about?' You've hit the nail on the head, Glenn. The politicization of this is they're going to come after people, they're going to harass you, they're going to tie up your time, they're going to tie up your money, regardless of whether you have followed the rules or not."

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