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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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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