MEDIA BIGOTRY: The New Yorker hates on Chick-fil-A over 'pervasive Christian traditionalism'

Of all the infuriating things about America right now, there is one problem that towers over the rest. I’m talking, of course, about Chick-fil-A.

First of all, the late founder of this restaurant chain had the audacity to believe in the American dream. Imagine the audacity of Truett Cathy and his company to exploit America’s free market system by making a good product, that people actually want to buy.

Then to slowly grow their business over several decades, from a single family-run restaurant to the third-largest fast-food chain in America (behind McDonald’s and Starbucks), providing hundreds of thousands of jobs along the way. How dare they.

Even worse --- that Chick-fil-A would remain closed on Sundays, as if this was still the Eisenhower era where it was common to believe in God or something. By closing on Sundays, Chick-fil-A is clearly proselytizing. I’m sure they’ll soon be checking your Jesus card before you’re allowed to place an order. No shirt, no shoes, no Savior --- no service.

What backward hicks.

Now those hicks have crossed the line. They’ve dared to open four locations in Manhattan, with plans for a dozen more. And to hear this tragedy described by Dan Piepenbring in the New Yorker over the weekend, you would’ve thought Nazi recruitment centers had opened instead. His article is titled “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.”

Why does he think it feels like a “creepy infiltration”? Because of Chick-fil-A’s “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” He says Chick-fil-A’s headquarters in Atlanta is “adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet.” Wait, a statue of Jesus --- a Jew! --- demonstrating lowly service? Oh, the humanity.

This progressive has a problem with Chick-fil-A because of its founder’s religion.

He says, “proselytism thrums below the surface” at Chick-fi-A restaurants. And to think this poor man had to step inside one of these Jesus-indoctrination-chicken-centers for this story assignment. That’s just cruel.

This progressive has a problem with Chick-fil-A because of its founder’s religion. That doesn’t sound very tolerant. But he also has a problem with them because they’re so darn good at what they do. He writes, “There’s something especially distasteful about Chick-fil-A, which has sought to portray itself as better than other fast food: cleaner, gentler, and more ethical...”

He’s clearly freaked out that someone would dare to integrate aspects of their faith and values in how they run their company. But, typical of modern journalists, he never pauses to consider that perhaps those ingredients are precisely the reasons why Chick-fil-A lines are wrapped around the block... even in New York City.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

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