Glenn Beck: Remembering Russert


NBC insiders seen as possible successors to Russert

GLENN: Tim Russert was one of a kind and I know you have heard from everybody and his brother in the last few days about Tim Russert and I'm not going to go on and on about him.  I didn't know the man.  I knew him like you did.  I knew him as a viewer.  That's it.  Didn't know him as a viewer, you know, in the last eight years because I started going to church eight years ago and missed him.  I will tell you that every time I saw this guy on television, I liked him.  I know that he was a liberal, but I could never really tell where his policies were.  I could never tell if he was -- he never had an agenda.  He was one of a kind or the last of a dying breed or a dead breed of those journalists that were fair.  He pissed me off so badly every time he would have my guy on.  He would ask these questions and he would keep going and going and going and going, and your head would explode.  And you'd be like, you've got to be kidding me.  And then they would go to a commercial break and they would have the other side on, and I would cheer because he kept going and going and going and going.  And it was like the third time that I ever saw Tim Russert that I thought, holy cow, I cheer as much as I jeer with him.  He really asked the tough questions on both sides.  That doesn't happen anymore.  That's the way journalists are supposed to be, but I don't think they are.  That's the way.

I mean, look at the difference between the way the media is treating Barack Obama and the way Tim Russert treats everybody.  MSNBC is in full-fledged love affair with Barack Obama, where you hear the reporters say chills went down their legs.  That made a chill go up my spine when I heard that.  Right across the street is the GE building, 30 Rock, NBC, they have moved MSNBC into the same building with NBC.  Tim Russert was one of the guys who was fighting that.  Tim Russert said, I've worked too long in my career to have you pair me with Keith Olbermann; that's not journalism, that's not fair and balanced.  He was one of a dying breed.  I have no idea who they would possibly replace that guy with.

You know, we all work in jobs that, it will go on.  You know, I die tomorrow and it will go on.  Somebody will replace me.  But I have to tell you I honestly don't know who you would replace Tim Russert with.  I haven't heard a soul that could fill his shoes.  I don't think I've ever seen anyone in journalism that I feel the way I do about Tim Russert.  Hopefully NBC gets it.  Hopefully some of Tim Russert's relative dying words about, what are you doing over at NBC will be heeded now.  The reports that I have read about what Tim Russert said about the move to the radical left of NBC.  And look, you want to do that but just make sure that it's known as commentary.  Journalists like that just don't exist.  Tim Russert, you made a difference.

And you know what?  I heard a lot of people who say, I never watched it because I was in church and now that I've seen all the things, I feel like I've missed something.  You did.  We all did.  And we'll really know what we had now that he's gone.

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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