Three Things You Need to Know - October 24, 2017

The hypocrisy of ESPN with the 'Barstool Sports' Experiment.

You can’t have morals or principles only when it’s convenient.

Less than two weeks ago, ESPN announced a deal with Barstool Sports to produce a weekly late-night TV show based on Barstool’s popular podcast called “Pardon My Take.” Barstool Sports, is an online media company that focuses on sports, entertainment, politics and news through comedy. They use crude humor to make fun of everything, and specialize in blatantly sexist content.

Employees at Barstool Sports even have to sign an agreement that they won’t object to “offensive speech,” including conduct and speech that “openly and explicitly relates to sex, as well as race, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, religion, disability and age.”

Now remember, ESPN is the company that fired commentators for saying “chink in the armor” and “guerilla tactics.” ESPN is at the insane end of oversensitivity, yet they made a deal to produce a show with the least sensitive guys in sports.

Someone didn’t think this through.

After the first episode aired, ESPN announced yesterday that they’re canceling the Barstool Van Talk show, citing concerns about “Barstool content.” That’s right, ESPN struck a deal to produce the show and now they have concerns about Barstool’s content. Right.

That’s not what happened. Harvey Weinstein happened. ESPN knew what kind of content Barstool produces and ESPN wanted that, which is why they scheduled the show in late night. In fact, ESPN needed it, they’re grasping for anything to help stem the tide of viewers fleeing from cable. But the ink was still drying on their contract with Barstool when the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke.

ESPN didn’t suddenly grow a conscience – they got caught making a show with unapologetic sexists and now they’re trying to save face.

You can’t have morals or principles only when it’s convenient. That’s not how morals and principles work. You either have them or you don’t. When you try to have it both ways, you’re completely inauthentic and people can see right through you.

The trial of Kate Steinle's killer is underway.

The selfie captured an idyllic moment in time.

The smiling faces of a father, daughter, and family friend shined in the California sun. But this happy picture instantly brought sadness to the courtroom. The photograph was taken only moments before Kate Steinle was killed by a bullet to the back.

“She was having trouble breathing and I couldn’t figure out what happened,” her father said, his lower lip trembling uncontrollably.

Kate couldn’t have known it as the time, but her fate was sealed when she simply passed by a homeless man on Pier 14 in San Francisco. The trial of the homeless man accused of shooting Kate, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, started yesterday. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. His lawyers argue that the shooting was an accident — that Garcia Zarate fired recklessly into the crowd and a single shot ricocheted off the pier into Steinle’s back.

But the prosecution claims Garcia Zarate knew exactly what he was doing.

They claim he was spinning around in a chair on the pier, aimed towards Kate with the gun and fired.

But it really doesn’t matter if it was an accident or not.

Kate Steinle is still dead.

The Steinle family will forever mourn the loss of their daughter.

All because Garcia Zarate should have never been on Pier 14 that bright summer day. He should have never had that stolen Sig Sauer that he claims he found on the pier. He should have never been in this country to begin with.

If our immigration laws were actually enforced, Kate Steinle might still be alive today. Instead, she has become an example of the very real and tragic consequences of our broken immigration system.

Our prayers go out to the Steinle family as the trial continues and we can only hope that justice will prevail.

Russia targeted this political family... and it wasn't the Trumps.

The threat from Russia is real, but it has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump.

Before it was sexy to talk about collusion or interference in the election campaign, our old friends, the Russians, had their sights set on something BIG. Putin was pulling out all the stops to find out what the new “Russia Reset” was going to look like. Russian espionage measures included everything from legal lobbying efforts to deploying “The Americans” style deep cover sleeper agents.

What if I were to tell you that a wealthy American family, with aspirations for the Oval Office, had been targeted by Russian Intelligence? Not only were they targeted, but high-ranking members of their staff were actively being infiltrated. They even took what looked to be bribes from Kremlin connected banks in Moscow. Why did it look like a bribe? Because it actually affected US policy towards Russia.

Tell that story to almost anyone here in the United States and they’ll think you’re talking about the Trumps. ALL of the above happened in 2009 and 2010 in a Russian plan to infiltrate Bill and Hillary Clinton.

An FBI counterintelligence investigation revealed that Russians were using American companies to gain access to high ranking people close to Hillary Clinton. They also revealed that Kremlin connected money given to Bill came suspiciously close to meetings Hillary had in Moscow regarding several issues Moscow had an interest in. The Uranium One scandal was one of them.

The Clinton case and the Trump case are so similar, but the latter got all the media attention. The truth is that the Russians have been targeting us for a long time. Not only is the threat real, it’s getting worse. It’s not about Trump now and it wasn’t about the Clinton’s then. We’re the ones that have made this a partisan issue, not the Russians. The United States is under attack, and we better start acting like it.

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The U.S. dollar is in trouble. Here's how YOU can prepare.

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The U.S. economy is in trouble, and Americans are feeling it. But thanks to central banks around the world, it’s not just the U.S. dollar facing a potential collapse. The British pound almost collapsed last week and currencies across the world are falling, but there are things we can all do to prepare for what's to come.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how the world’s central banks are pretty much "destroying everything," and why — even though it may seem like it’s gaining strength — the U.S. dollar is facing a potential crash.

Glenn also broke down a list of things you can do to prepare for the worst-case scenario right now.

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JK Rowling TORCHES 'certain celebrities' who back pedophile-linked kids' charity — and takes no prisoners

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Famed "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to blast "certain celebrities" and "genderists" who continue to support and defend a controversial charity for transgender children that was recently linked to an organization that promotes services to pedophiles.

Dr. Jacob Breslow, the former trustee for trans youth charity Mermaids, stepped down after a bombshell report revealed that he gave a presentation defending the rights of pedophiles at a 2011 conference hosted by B4U-ACT, a group that promotes "services and resources for self-identified individuals (adults and adolescents) who are sexually attracted to children."

Rowling called out the "genderists" who are defending the charity's decision to hire a "paedophilia apologist" as trustee of a children's charity, saying, "I thought things were pretty bad when you were arguing to put convicted rapists in women's jails, when you shrugged off masked men roughing up lesbian protestors and tried to shout down detransitioners talking about what was done to them by ideologically-captured doctors. Women, gay people and vulnerable kids have suffered real harm and you? You cheered it all on."

"You still prefer wilful blindness and four word mantras to considering you might have got this badly wrong. You became part of an authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic movement and you didn't even notice. Enjoy the sense of your own righteousness while you can. It won't last," Rowling ranted.

Rowling accused the children's charity of hiring "a man who wrote sympathetically about orgasming 'on or with' a child," and an "online moderator [who] encouraged kids to move onto a platform notorious for sexual exploitation."

"They couldn't have achieved it without the money and public support of certain corporations and celebrities, who eagerly boosted them even though the red flags have been there for years," Rowling wrote in another Twitter thread. Celebrities including "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have openly supported the charity for transgender youth.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck applauded the left-leaning author and activist for "drawing a line in the sand" when it comes to extremist gender theology.

"She's been labeled a TERF, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. She has had death threats, but she still speaks out," Glenn said of Rowling.

"There are people standing up, and this is a very good thing. And necessary. My question is: Are you prepared now?"

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What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say "no"? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy?

Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the "new normal." We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.”

There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. On "Glenn TV," Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the ultimate Achilles' heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say "NO FARTHER!" or this will be our new Alamo.

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A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

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