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By Ben Sherwood

GLENN: So tell me now about the NFL players. Did you see how this happened on this whole thing?

SHERWOOD: I did. I've been following it very closely.

GLENN: NFL players, they go out. They're -- only one survives.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: One of them two hours into it just takes off his lifejacket and just floats off to sea.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: Two hours later another one does.

SHERWOOD: Yep.

GLENN: The third guy, he thinks he sees a boat and so he starts swimming for it.

SHERWOOD: Yeah.

GLENN: That one at least you can say, okay, well, maybe he was, you know, he was going crazy or whatever. But only one survived, and the two tough guys from the NFL that you think are ready for, you know, something really, really tough, they just give up.

SHERWOOD: So a couple of things here. First of all obviously our hearts go out to the families of the people who were missing, and it's a shocking story. I have studied these situations for the last few years: Plane crashes, people that drift on boats, group dynamics, ferry disasters and lifeboat situations, and this is a very common and predictable situation in which there's a group of people in a lifeboat or in this case with their life vests on clinging to an overturned boat. So here's kind of what happens: The will to live which Nick Schuyler, the lone survivor, people are saying that it's miraculous, that he thought of his mother, that the thoughts of his mother drove him to survive. The will to live is a very powerful thing, and I would never discount it. But helplessness and hopelessness are much more dangerous threats to your survival than we realize and that feeling of hopelessness or helplessness that comes after you've been floating in cold water in the 60s, starting to experience hypothermia, that helplessness and hopelessness can become very powerful. I am sure that those two NFL players thought of their families, their friends. I'm sure that they prayed. I'm sure they did all the right things, but helplessness and hopelessness are incredibly powerful.

I interviewed a survivor of one of the greatest maritime disasters called the Sinking of the Astonia, which was a ferry boat in the 1990s that had an about 1,000 people on it.

GLENN: I remember it.

SHERWOOD: And it went down in the Baltic and Paul Barney, this landscape architect, ended up in a lifeboat with a bunch of people, and he watched, literally watched in this lifeboat with 16 other souls being whipped by waves and wind, he literally watched the life leave people around him as they gave up hope, and he fought as hard as he could to keep -- to stay hopeful and to come up with solutions at each step to the problems that he faced. The lifeboat kept on flipping over. So he figured out a way to tie himself in so that he didn't keep on getting dunked in the Baltic and having to climb back in. And he kept on coming up with solutions, and he also refused to go to sleep because he knew that if he went to sleep in the cold of the Baltic on that terrible, terrible night when 800 people lost their lives, he knew that he wouldn't make it. So I take from this terrible story that helplessness and hopelessness overcame them and they took actions that, you know -- I can't say they're understandable but I think they're very, very sad.

The guy who swam for help, again that's another fairly common situation in lifeboats where after a prolonged period of either hypothermia or despair someone decides that they are going to go swim for help. There are plenty of stories of that happening, too.

GLENN: Ben Sherwood. The name of the book is the Survivors Club, and we will talk to you again, Ben. I appreciate it.

SHERWOOD: Thanks, Glenn.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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