#TooLittleTooLatte: Starbucks forced to apologize after store calls police on black men

Do you remember when the Associated Press actually held itself to a standard of unbiased news? They still assume the reputation and clout of an unbiased new agency, but, increasingly, the journalism being fed through the AP wire is forceful in its bias.

Fair enough, but it’s one thing to comment on the news --- to insert opinion. It’s another thing entirely for a news agency that prides itself on reporting facts --- on being unbiased --- to manipulate the facts.

Take the recent story about the two men in Philly arrested for trespassing at a Starbucks. It's such a clear-cut issue, but the AP, like many other mainstream media, loaded it with race. This is evident in the headline alone: “Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested.” It's not until the bottom of the article that you get the facts.

Here’s the inflammatory lead from the Washington Post:

Starbucks, which once asked baristas to start a conversation about race with customers, faces fierce criticism after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company's chief executive now calls a “reprehensible” incident.

This shouldn’t be a story about race. It’s not a racial issue. Two people went into a business that has a “bathroom is for customers only” policy. They didn’t buy anything and were therefore not customers, but they still used the bathroom. So, they were asked to leave. “If you’re not going to buy anything and you insist on using the bathroom, you’re going to need to leave. You’ve made it clear that you intend to do neither, so please leave.”

They refused. It’s not a library. It’s a private business. They were asked multiple times. Enough that a Starbucks employee felt the need to call the police. The police politely asked the men to leave. They refused. Multiple times. Those are the facts as we know them. Most likely, there’s more to it. Apparently, the young men had some salty words for the police, which is certainly not illegal but it’s not exactly wise, either.

The mainstream media sees it differently.

Nonetheless, the facts of the situation are clear. Drama free. But the mainstream media sees it differently. They see a scandalous headline. Drooling, they see a story that will make them money. It’ll get people all worked up. Race baiting at its finest.

Fast food restaurants and coffee shops in big cities often have the customer bathroom policy in place because, with our country in the throes of a heroin epidemic, heroin addicts have been using restaurant bathrooms to shoot up --- and then have died. Restaurant chains have even implemented policy specifically for dealing with people who’ve overdosed in their bathrooms --- and the media have reported on it. A lot.

This is certainly not to say that the young men were doing heroin --- not at all --- but rather, the situation is far more nuanced than “STARBUCKS THINKS BLACK MEN BELONG IN JAIL!”

But, it’s too late to stop and examine the facts. Now BLM is involved. They want to shut down multiple Starbucks locations. They are comparing the young men who were arrested at Starbucks to Martin Luther King, Jr., which is interesting because MLK was refused service outright. These young men, if anything, have done the opposite. They refused to pay and demanded the luxuries of a paying customer, then throw a tantrum when they couldn’t have it their way.

In a video posted on Facebook, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Richard Ross addressed the issue.

Of course, his statements have not been reported. Or if they have, it’s not until the bottom of the article. Instead, we’re hearing about the injustice. Protests have erupted nationwide. Outrage. Fury. People are rising up in anger. Or at least that’s how it's being portrayed by the mainstream media.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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