Libs attacking Glenn

Glenn Beck's Real Story - How the Liberal Media Works

GLENN: Oh, is it really? Shut up. Hang on, I just got some breaking news from Stu. Really? On the front page?

STU: I don't know that it's the front page. My guess is it's not the front page.


STU: I'm going to say it's slash Glenn, I'm going to guess.

GLENN: No way on the front page of I can't believe it's on We're talking about the media bias episode that I did last night. I did a Real Story on the media bias.

STU: It is official. Congratulations. You're in the big time now. There's Drudge Report and then there's That's where everyone goes.

GLENN: You know, we're not affiliated with I mean, we are. We work for the same company but it's a different -- CNN is a completely different world than Headline News.

STU: Right. And your show isn't actually a -- the way it's set up is weird. At the upper right-hand corner you can see the clip of the media bias.

GLENN: Do you remember the scene, you know, from every Mission Impossible where if you are caught or killed, we disavow any knowledge?

STU: Sure.

GLENN: That's pretty much me. If I'm caught or killed on anything, CNN says, Glenn Beck, we don't know, who, what?

STU: We've always had opening programming at 7:00, 9:00, midnight and 5:00.

GLENN: Oh, that's Headline News. That's another agency. So anyway, you would see that we had Noel Sheppard on last night from Newsbusters and I didn't get a chance to ask you, Noel, on the air about my cycle of how the liberal news media works. Has anyone ever called you from the New York Times and quoted Newsbusters or used the story you guys have done as the basis of a story? Like everybody does with Media Matters?


Noel Sheppard is an economist, business owner, and a featured writer at the prestigious American Thinker. He is also a contributing writer to the Business and Media Institute and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.

SHEPPARD: Not necessarily. I've been quoted by the New York Times at their kind of blog coverage.

GLENN: But never in a serious news story?

SHEPPARD: Nothing in a serious news piece where Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters said the following and --

GLENN: Have you ever noticed a story that you exposed being in the, let's say the editorial of the New York Times?

SHEPPARD: No chance.

GLENN: No chance? Didn't think so. Isn't that weird? But before I get to the stuff you found on Eliot Spitzer, real quick I just want you to cover a couple of things that you covered on the TV show last night. We did a story where I said -- I predicted this was going to happen. I was joking about Obama being the antichrist and these crazy people that write me e-mails. It was picked up by one blog, then it was picked up by another, then it was picked up by Keith Olbermann and then it was picked up by the New York Times in an editorial and it has become fact that I'm a bigot and called, basically called --

SHEPPARD: Even more so today than yesterday, Glenn, because yesterday I told you that if you put in "Glenn Beck, Obama, and antichrist" into Google, into a web search, you would get 744,000 hits. It's now up to 988,000. So let's just call it a million.

GLENN: Yeah, baby!

SHEPPARD: So congratulations. You should be very proud.

GLENN: Any idea how many hits it takes before it becomes absolutely diehard fact that I'm a bigot that calls Barack Obama the antichrist?

SHEPPARD: Well, I'm glad you asked that because actually one of the hits that I saw went to a sports message board. So I think once the people in sports are talking about you as a bigot, well, then it's official. Yeah, that's it.

GLENN: Why not. Hey, did you see the game last night, and have you heard about that bigot that think Obama is the antichrist?

SHEPPARD: It was kind of funny going through the some of the places that depicted you as a bigot as a result and the issue here is -- I mean, we're laughing about this but it's really not funny.

GLENN: Oh, no. No, no, no, it's not funny because it becomes fact.

SHEPPARD: No. I mean, right now you are a confirmed or affirmed bigot because of, as we discussed yesterday, 21 words taken out of an 80-word question that you asked rather comically and even the way you asked that question of Hagee, you were really being derogatory and derisive of people who actually believe that Obama is actually the antichrist. Yet they took this 21 words and now as a result all over the Internet you're a bigot.

GLENN: Right.

SHEPPARD: This is what these two entities, Think Progress and Media Matters, this is what they do 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

GLENN: And you told me they not only took it from an 80 word question down to 20 and the way they edited it. What was that piece of information?

SHEPPARD: Yeah, the little snippet that they took at Think Progress, you said there are people, and they said this about Bill Clinton, that actually believe he might be the antichrist. Well, they even siphoned that down to, there are people, they say this about Bill Clinton, he might be the antichrist. Now, they left out "That actually believe."

GLENN: Right.

SHEPPARD: That's important because when you were saying "That actually believe," you were mocking folks that believe such nonsense.

GLENN: Right, right.

SHEPPARD: But what's interesting here is Think Progress poorly transcribed your words.

GLENN: They didn't poorly -- no. They poorly transcribed -- it was an honest mistake. For those people who actually believe that was an honest mistake, God bless you.

Real quick, Noel, I've only got 30 seconds. Tell me what you found on the media with Eliot Spitzer today.

SHEPPARD: With three evening broadcasts last night, only two of them mentioned that he was a Democrat.

GLENN: Was it NBC or CBS that didn't mention he was a Democrat?

SHEPPARD: CBS did. ABC and NBC did not, although there was kind of a screen cap where you saw a D next to his name very briefly.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

SHEPPARD: The other thing that was interesting is none of them discussed the possible connection or the impact to the upcoming presidential election, which is absurd given the fact that he, of course, is from New York and has ties to Hillary Clinton. Nobody discussed that.

GLENN: Right. And he's a superdelegate who's voting for Hillary Clinton. Noel Sheppard from Newsbusters, thank you, sir.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:

Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.


America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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