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The Media Once Lambasted Glenn for Calling the President Racist – Now Look What They’re Saying

In 2009, Glenn Beck had some fairly strong viewpoints regarding Barack Obama’s outlook on race relations in America that not only landed him in hot water with the mainstream media but forced several advertisers to pull out of his television program on Fox News.

Glenn’s analysis of the president’s racial prism received scathing reviews from top political pundits who went as far as to say that Glenn himself was racist. Organizations such as Color for Change demanded advertisers drop his Fox News television show citing “his dangerous drumbeat of racist misinformation.”

In a 2009 interview on “Fox and Friends,” Glenn said:

This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy — over and over and over again — who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture. I don’t know what it is. But you can’t sit in a pew with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and not hear some of that stuff and not have it wash over.

What kind of president of the United States immediately jumps on the police? Just like what kind of president would ever say, “Oh, well, yeah. Well, he’s black. Of course he was breaking into the house.” You’d never do that. You’d never do that.

Fast forward to 2018 and the media is marching to a very different tune regarding President Donald Trump and racism in America. We know there’s a double standard in mainstream media when it comes to conservatives, but did you ever fathom it’d be this profuse?

In the video montage above, Glenn compared the media’s outcry in 2009 to today in which accusations of racism have now become the norm.

Watch above.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: I do not mean to inflict him on you. Just to rile you up. I want -- I'm sorry to inflict him on you. Because I think a point needs to be made to the media.

This is Rob Reiner at the Women's March this weekend.

ROB: We were all here a year ago for many different reasons. But one of the unifying reasons was we were scared. We were scared of who was going to enter the White House.

A year has gone by, and he has corroborated every one of our fears. And we cannot whitewash this anymore. We have a racist in the White House.

We have a sexist in the White House. We have a pathological liar in the White House. And he is tearing away at the fabric of our democracy. And when we all came together, last time, we had the power. And it's the women -- the women --

GLENN: Okay. Stop. I -- okay.

Do you remember -- do you remember 8/28, do you remember going to Washington? Do you remember this time? And do you remember that they -- the media was looking for signs. They were looking for anything. They wanted -- they needed a signed that said, "Barack Obama is a Marxist." They needed it.

Barack Obama is a liar. We want our government back.

Because that was proof that you were -- you were out of your -- out of control nuts. You were a revolutionary. You were anti-government. And you were a racist.

They're just fearmongering. And what happened? We gathered, and the press didn't even notice. They still tried to make it about something else.

Not once -- not once did they say, "Wow, maybe there's something else happening here. Maybe this is about something bigger than just Barack Obama." Nope. Nope.

They could not do it. Imagine had I given that exact speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Imagine if I said half of those things on that day, what would have happened to me?

They are so certain that they are right, they lack all self-reflection. I want to give you a little montage here.

Because I learned a lesson. You cannot think out loud. You can't -- you can't question -- you can't look at somebody's record of life. You can't look at their words -- well, that's just the way white people will do. You can't look at their books -- well, my grandmother had it bred into her to fear black people. You can't look at the record of where they went to church, Jeremiah Wright.

And you can't look at what they're doing, the place acted stupidly. And say, you know what, I think this guy has a problem with race. You're a racist if you ask, is the president racist? Does the president have some racist tendencies? Is the president misinformed?

Is the president out of step with regular America? Oh, my gosh, what's regular America? How dare you. You mean white America, don't you?

You're a racist. That's exactly what happened. God forbid you do that. Or is it suddenly okay?

GLENN: I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. He has a -- this guy is, I believe, a racist.

VOICE: Glenn Beck in the news.

VOICE: How is it possible that this guy can sit on national television and call the president of the United States a racist?

VOICE: This president sees everything through a racial prism. And may even have his own --

VOICE: I wish we would just stop this. Glenn Beck and people like that need to stop this.

VOICE: There is a notion that Donald Trump reinforces his animus, his racially driven animus, his racism, that he demonstrates it over and over again from the Oval Office.

VOICE: You know, throwing out the R-word, the racist word, and some other words, are conversation stoppers. We're never going to get past the point where the Glenn Becks of the world will just hurl that out at people.

VOICE: What more do we need to see or hear from this racist man? Not only is he racist, he is an embarrassment.

VOICE: These are the birthers.

VOICE: Yes.

VOICE: This is the narrative that they want the man to fail, and now they're labeling, hey, he's a racist.

VOICE: It doesn't make what he said any less ignorant or any less racist. Not racial. Not racially charged, racist.

VOICE: As long as Glenn Beck is out there calling the president a racist or anybody else a racist, we're never going to get past this point of constantly reacting to racial flare-ups.

VOICE: Do you think President Trump is a racist?

VOICE: I think he is a racist.

VOICE: I see it with both Glenn Beck and with Rush Limbaugh. These guys with really suspect racial feelings and perceptions are projecting their own hate and their own devices.

VOICE: It's the same sentiment, Chris, and it's something that virtually everyone recognized right away.

VOICE: It's such a blunt object of racism. When you say racism, it's a big charge.

VOICE: Well, listen, I find it awful. I think you have to be very careful.

VOICE: And then, secondly, there's the racial angle. I don't think there's any getting away from the color of people from Norway, as opposed to people coming from Haiti, Africa.

VOICE: I think a lot of that is simple grandstanding, making outrageous statements, provocateur. Glenn Beck.

VOICE: If he was to show any moral courage when it comes to standing up to the racist comments made by the President of the United States.

VOICE: Can't even believe it, first of all. Glenn Beck owes the president a apology. He owes the American people a apology.

VOICE: We take this additional very clear racist thing, he's an evil man.

VOICE: This is an insult to our democracy. Our way of life.

VOICE: We have to start calling things what they are. We have to stop asking if this person is a racist. Because the evidence is there. He is.

VOICE: And I hate giving someone who says something like that anymore attention.

Outrageous is one way of putting it. I would say, irresponsible.

VOICE: If you put Haiti next to Norway, it's a black and white issue, the way the president laid it out yesterday.

VOICE: If someone on the left had called George Bush a racist on TV, would we be throwing our hands up? Would we be so outraged?

VOICE: Yes.

VOICE: Would we demand an apology?

VOICE: I would.

VOICE: Absolutely.

VOICE: Really?

VOICE: I would.

VOICE: Sure.

VOICE: Yes.

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The Truth Behind the 5G Airline Hysteria | Brendan Carr | Ep 130

The rollout of 5G has begun across the country … except at airports. Rumors are everywhere that the new 5G networks could cause massive — and deadly — disruptions to air traffic. But is this a factual fear, or does it belong in the same bucket as the billion other conspiracy theories surrounding 5G? Population control, invisible propaganda, hundreds of birds that die all at once, wavelengths that microwave your brain ... And what about the less far-fetched concerns about what 5G could usher in: Increased Big Tech monitoring, ESG scores, the metaverse? Since President Biden isn’t doing anything to calm America’s fears, Glenn sits down with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to cut through the noise and separate fact from fiction. Yes, Carr explains, there is a lot to be concerned about. But he also details why he’s so optimistic about the potential a 5G-powered world could have.

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WATCH: The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism

The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

Watch the full episode of "GlennTV' Below:

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Explaining Washington’s rumored FORCED QUARANTINE law

Despite what the mainstream media may say, on January 12 Glenn DID fact-check a claim he made on Tucker Carlson about a rumored Washington law that could force citizens to quarantine or isolate. In this clip, Glenn clarifies his original statement, explaining that the law in question has been on Washington books since 2003 and therefore is NOT a result of the COVID pandemic. But Glenn also explains the more concerning context he — and those in the mainstream media — missed too: the fact that this law didn’t seem too farfetched for Washington citizens should be VERY concerning to us all.

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Follow THESE 8 STEPS so we can REVIVE our republic

It’s a new year, and every new year comes with New Year's resolutions. This is when we resolve to lose weight, join a gym, or finally read those books on our shelves. For many of us, the New Year's resolution has become a kind of joke, because deep down, we know the new diet won’t stick and that reading a book a day isn’t really sustainable. The real issue is that we usually create resolutions that are too idealistic and broad, like, “Be healthy.” When it comes time to deliver on those resolutions, we don’t know what to do, so we quit.

But the idea of resolutions is still a good one. It is good to set new and better goals for ourselves. The secret is keeping them attainable.

You will hear many people, like me, tell you that 2022 is the year to save the American republic. Well, that is a great idea, but what do we actually DO to make that happen?

I know this audience is already resolved to save America, so I want to offer you some specific, actionable ways to do that.

Here are some “Practical Steps to Revive the Republic.” It is by no means a fully comprehensive list. We will find a broad array of ways to save our nation. This list is a jumping-off point for the New Year for folks like us who love this country.

Practical Steps to Revive the Republic

1. Get married and have a family.

Mother Teresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

Family is the first system of government we enter. It is where we are taught the virtues necessary for self-government. Children denied love and guidance when they are young struggle to successfully enter society, let alone the reality of their own lives. We call them “mal-adjusted.”

Ronald Reagan addressed the nation in 1986, saying:

“Consider, for example, that the philosopher-historians Will and Ariel Durant called the family ‘the nucleus of civilization.’ They understood that all those aspects of civilized life that we most deeply cherish — freedom, the rule of law, economic prosperity and opportunity — that all these depend upon the strength and integrity of the family. If you think about it, you'll see that it's in the family that we must all learn the fundamental lesson of life — right and wrong, respect for others, self-discipline, the importance of knowledge, and, yes, a sense of our own self-worth. All of our lives, it's the love of our families that sustains us when times are hard. And it is perhaps above all to provide for our children that we work and save.

“Some have suggested that in today's world, the family has somehow become less important. Well, I can't help thinking just the opposite: that when so much around us is whispering the little lie that we should live only for the moment and for ourselves, it's more important than ever for our families to affirm an older and more lasting set of values.”

If you are concerned about the fall of the American republic, remember that liberty is always just a generation away from success or demise, and the children we raise make all of the difference.

2. Tell the truth.

“When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” –Jordan B. Peterson

Lying is really easy. It seems to take the mess of the present and push it into the future. But lying makes the world like a mine field of constructed reality – one wrong step and it will all blow up. To maintain a lie costs the liar in consciousness, attention, and productivity. Enough lies make you useless. Useless people have very little capacity for self-government.

In 2021, we rightly pointed out, “The media lies!” “The politicians lie!” “The doctors lie!” “The celebrities lie!”

But if we lie too, can we expect better from them? If we are silent in the face of lies, when we KNOW they are lies, then how can we expect things to improve?

If we each agreed to stop lying and to tell the truth today, can you imagine how much better tomorrow could be? Theodore Dalrymple, the pen name of the English writer and psychiatrist, said it perfectly: “When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” We have to embrace and promote a way of life worthy of liberty – and that starts with me, you, and all of us.

3. Study history and read old books.

There is nothing new under the sun. It’s likely that the struggles of today were deliberated years ago by our ancestors. Perhaps they have some good ideas worth considering. We won’t know unless we study them. The American system of government was revolutionary not because the founders were somehow superhuman (although God was clearly with them) but because they embraced the lessons of the past. If you think practically, looking at the future is impossible, but moving into the future, regardless of where you look, is inevitable. The only concrete information we have is in the past. If you are being presented with a “new idea,” check with the past first to see how that idea will play out. If you love the American republic, study it. If you want to navigate the future, read old books.

4. Own. Don’t rent.

Many of us likely watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” over the holidays. This movie makes an explicit case for the correlation between home ownership and human dignity. The greedy villain. Mr. Potter, wants to keep the people of the town in his rental apartments and is threatened by the movie's protagonist, George Bailey, whose Bailey Building and Loan business is helping people own their own homes.

Home ownership matters. Not only does it set you on the path toward true self-reliance and out of the grips of the “Mr. Potters” of the world, but it also creates local buy-in, which makes our communities stronger. A 2001 Harvard study found:

“Strong and consistent evidence indicates that homeowners are more likely to:

a) be satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods;

b) participate in voluntary and political activities; and

c) stay in their homes longer, contributing to neighborhood stability.

To be metaphorical: It turns out that when we put down roots, we care more about the local soil. But right now, we are seeing the death of home ownership in exchange for perpetual renting. Even people with the financial capacity to buy a home are forgoing it for the ease of renting. But if we want to save our republic, we have to tend to our local communities. We have to take ownership over where we live.

Before our Declaration spoke about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” John Locke was talking about the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. When he said “property,” he was talking about the holistic ownership a man can have over his destiny. The right to own property is about self-determination. In essence, it is about the right to own yourself – to own your destiny.

If you can buy a home, do it. If not, take on the mentality of a homeowner in your community, not a passerby.

Whenever possible, own, don’t rent.

5. Dump the tea into the sea.

Over the past two years, the government has grabbed at power like a drunken man in a strip club, losing all decorum, restraint, and sense of place in the greater society. But what is more disturbing is that we complied. After “15 days to slow the spread,” we stayed unnecessarily locked down physically, emotionally, and financially for almost two years.

Remember the last time kings tried to hold us down? I’m not saying to turn to violence. I am saying we should just start saying “no” to the government overreach – PEACEFULLY, respectfully, and deliberately.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.”

Maybe the lovers of the American republic need to start getting into, as the left loves to say, “good trouble.”

6. Know your rights AND your responsibilities.

We all love talking about our rights. In fact, the word “rights” is being conflated with a narcissistic tendency to think we deserve the whole world to conform to our way of life. Yet our inalienable rights are eroded every day. If you haven’t read our founding documents, now is the time. We can’t protect rights that we can’t define or are ignorant of. But along with rights come responsibilities. We are accustomed to turning to the government to solve everything – to heal all of our “boo-boos.” It’s reflexive at this point.

“There are so many poor people ... I’ll call my senator!”

Yes, the government has a role in general welfare, but the government is bad at solving most problems. I would love to hear a politician, when asked about an issue, say, “Yes, I agree that is a problem, but the government should not be the one to solve it.”

Can you imagine?

There are plenty of issues in our communities – plenty of people who need help. We have to start helping them. Knowing the government will “help the poor” and lock them in cycles of poverty, we need to develop other solutions in our own communities. There are many important issues to address. We have forgotten whose job it is to address them. When we fail to love our neighbors, the government steps in as a poor and destructive substitute.

7. Say “republic” more than “democracy.”

You can’t turn on the news without someone telling you about the fragility of our “democracy.” In President Biden's Inauguration Day speech, he broke the record for the number of times the word “democracy” was used in an inaugural address. When politicians call for abolishing the Electoral College, they call it “undemocratic.” A Pew Research study found that 58% of U.S. adults think the Constitution should be amended so that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide wins. This would no doubt make America more democratic. But America is not a democracy. We don’t live in a democracy for good reason. The founders understood that “majority” does not mean “right.” That isn’t to say our founders didn't infuse our system with the best of the democratic values, but they ultimately decided in favor of a new system – a very delicate order of checks and balances and delegated power and representation. This was to provide protection against the whims of faction or, as we call it today, “the mob.” It’s the leaders of our modern mob who love to exchange the word republic, which is what we really are, for democracy. Words have meanings. Many young Americans believe they live in a democracy. When discussing America, make sure to use the word republic.

Federalist No. 10

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions. A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.

8. Learn from people you disagree with.

Perhaps this needs no explanation. We have so much we can learn from each other in the honest pursuit of truth. Our forefathers didn’t ensure our freedoms of conscience and association for nothing.

Here's how the conversation went on radio Thursday:

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