Three Things You Need to Know - November 28, 2017

Olbermann Exits Stage Left

Keith Olbermann has done it. He’s cracked the case, righted the ship and dealt the Trump administration such a severe gut punch that he can now retire from political commentary for good. Here he is, from the last segment of The Resistance:

Apparently, the weight of a 7-10 minute internet segment for GQ was just too much weight to carry. I have no idea how he endured such a heavy burden for so long. My God man… it’s been months. How much of a workload can the human body take?!

Olbermann and the GQ Resistance are apparently declaring victory. This was their version of the George W. Bush “Mission Accomplished” speech. Whereas Bush delivered his from an aircraft carrier dressed in a flight suit, Olbermann sat pretty in a trendy suit in front of a perfectly colored GQ backdrop. What’s got the resistance so confident?

What’s got him so confident the President will be impeached? Is it some new revelation from the Muller investigation? Sure enough, he mentions Flynn and Muller right off the bat. But then he mentions another possible way Trump could get fired… then another… then another… he goes on to list SEVEN hair brain theories ranging anywhere from Russia to obstruction of Justice, to Pence initiating the 25th amendment.

So what’s the ultimate coup de grace here? Is it definitely one of the seven, possible one, or is it none of the above? I guess the better question here is, what’s the real reason for this video? He denies it, but was he actually fired? Maybe Keith’s going back to ESPN? Like they say on Sportscenter - and I think I can speak for everyone that watched this video - hey Olbermann… COME ON MAN!

The Media Never Really Cared About Puerto Rico

President Trump doesn’t care about Puerto Rico.

We know that from all the media coverage during hurricane Maria, right? That was a big part of the media’s narrative – that President Trump was too slow to send aid to Puerto Rico. That he didn’t send enough aid. That he took too long to visit Puerto Rico. That he cared more about the hurricane hits in Houston and Florida.

All of that is debatable, of course. The media seemed poised to make Puerto Rico into Trump’s Katrina, disregarding the unique circumstances of Maria following so soon after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Or the fact that Puerto Rico is 1,000 miles from Florida.

It turns out that when the media couldn’t get any traction on the “Trump hates Puerto Rico” storyline, they didn’t really care about Puerto Rico’s hurricane struggles either. At least not as much as they cared about hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Washington Post, who can’t stand Donald Trump, published a report yesterday with the headline “The mainstream media didn’t care about Puerto Rico until it became a Trump story.”

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab found that mainstream media did not cover Maria nearly as extensively as they covered Harvey and Irma. Their report found that coverage did not increase until Trump’s feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz.

MIT found that over 1,100 news outlets produced stories about Harvey and Irma, while only 500 carried stories about Maria. During a two-week period before and after each hurricane hit, online media ran 6,591 stories about Maria, 19,214 on Harvey, and 17,338 on Irma.

MIT even did a language analysis of all the hurricane coverage. Guess what they found? The Maria stories featured far more political language, words like Congress, Senate, Democrats, Republicans, debt, or tax. Coverage of Harvey featured far more words like victim and family.

The bottom line is that mainstream media claims President Trump doesn’t care about Puerto Rico, but the media clearly doesn’t care that much either. This hypocrisy and moral high-horse mentality, from both sides, has got to stop. Trump and the media need to stop obsessing over each other and focus on doing their actual jobs.

That's Not Protesting, It's Terrorism

"They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered democracy in cold blood.”

That was written on a sign outside FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s home over Thanksgiving weekend.

Pai should have been enjoying the holiday with his family, but instead, he was subjected to protestors with apparently nothing better to do than stand outside the Pai home with harassing signs and send pizzas to his door every hour. (Which actually sounds kind of great but I digress.)

Who does that to a family on Thanksgiving weekend?

Apparently, people who are insanely mad that Pai sent an order to terminate most of the net neutrality regulations set in place by former Obama FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler.

Attacking Ajit Pai isn’t activism. This is terrorizing a family. I would bet that these protestors don’t even really understand net neutrality in the first place.

Net neutrality doesn’t guarantee a free and open internet for all. The regulations don’t benefit the average man. They benefit Google and that’s about it.

Enforcing “net neutrality” does the exact opposite of what its proponents claim. It results in an internet where a handful of large corporations have access to peering agreements with “the fast lane” and the rest are subject to far fewer options.

Here’s some free advice for Pai’s protestors. Before harassing a family about a subject you know nothing about, consider staying inside and researching the topic and having an intelligent conversation over turkey with your own family and friends.

And if you ever want to send free pizza to someone, send them to me.

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Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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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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