Glenn Beck: Battle of the Headlines


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VOICE: Barack Obama, John McCain, two candidates, one winner. Fight to the bitter end. The Battle of the News Headlines.

GLENN: Okay, here it is. We're going to look at the news headlines every day and then we're going to just give you the headlines, not the story, just the headlines. We'll find a winner, just the headlines. Will it be Barack Obama or John McCain? Stu, color commentary here and your opinion before we start the game. Who's going to win, who's looking good today?

STU: As you know, Glenn, we live in a free society and a media that has balance. So I expect this to be very close. Either one on any given day could come out on top.

GLENN: Thank you very much. Let's get right to it. Headline number one, Barack Obama. Here it is, Obama leads McCain undecideds on the rise. Headline number 2 for Obama. Obama sees responsibility. Headline number 3 for Obama, radical riffs. Obama's candidacy a error shack test for the nation's minority. And headline number 4 for Obama, let Obama, the next generation, move us forward. Some halftime analysis here, Stu?

STU: Yeah, as you can see there obviously we have two very qualified people going for President, very exciting. The people are behind them and the media is showing very positive things about Barack Obama. I'm sure that will continue with John McCain.

GLENN: What are you expecting with John McCain here?

STU: Well, you know, it's interesting because he's very qualified. The guy is a war hero. He's a very accomplished senator. I can't imagine them finding anything negative.

GLENN: Do you think he's going to play a whole that Obama who was looking really bad in the whole war thing yesterday gave a speech about what to do in war. He said, I'm going to go into Pakistan. Also how wrong he was on the surge where McCain was right about the surge, do you think the press is going to point that out here?

STU: Of course they are going to point that out. You have to make sure you give both sides of the issue here and the press is very good about giving that.

GLENN: Next, second half, now we look at John McCain. Headline number 1 for John McCain. McCain shifts stance on Afghanistan. Headline number 2, facing criticism, McCain clarifies his statement on gay adoption. Headline number 3, McCain names more top fundraisers including lobbyists. And headline number 4, why does John McCain continue on bumbling.

VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top. Glowy headline after glowy headline. Gee, what a frickin' surprise. No, seriously what's next? Glenn's got a hairpiece? Yeah, thanks for the update.

GLENN: I swear to you it's real. It just looks fake. I think a hairpiece would look more real.

STU: A hairpiece they would definitely try.

GLENN: Yeah, they would. Nobody would make a hairpiece like this. All right, so here's the thing. You would think that the headlines on the day that Barack Obama takes off of his website all of the things that he said about the surge not working, you'd think that maybe somebody would point that out. Do we -- did we even make a closing for the day that John McCain wins in the battle?

STU: We did.

GLENN: Roll it, Dan.

VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top but with a -- McCain won that round? You're [BLEEP] me. Really? Let me read these again. That can't be right.

GLENN: I'm going to make a prediction. Give me the prediction sounder, Dan.

STU: Wow, a prediction. This is --

GLENN: Prediction. Right out of the chute. Right out of the chute.

STU: On day one of the Headline War?

GLENN: Day one of the Headline War.

STU: I mean, you are a soothsayer.

VOICE: And now another one of Glenn Beck's amazing predictions.

GLENN: That will be the only time that is ever heard on this radio show unless -- let me clarify -- unless I play it again to show you that it has never been played. Okay? That sounder will never, ever be played. You'll never win in the headline battle.

STU: I don't understand, Glenn. Just because you have a new church that's opened up for his competitor.

GLENN: What?

STU: I mean, we've got the media now that is essentially the Church of Obama. So I mean, when you have that sort of religious fervor for -- I mean, what do you -- I mean, is it really possible to write a headline that says, why is John McCain still bumbling? What was the name?

GLENN: What was the other headline? Hang on, I just threw it away. Hang on. What was the other headline?

STU: Why is he bumbling all the time? That's the headline to his story? We saw what the other said, some believe McCain is too old. I don't know what --

GLENN: Some believe McCain is too old. Okay, all right. So he's got that one, why does McCain keep on bumbling. This one: Let Obama, the next generation, move us forward. This is from Pravda? What is that? And they don't see it. They just don't see it. Those people are like at their typewriters over there (hitting keys on keyboard)... let Obama be king of the universe and quite possibly the reason the Big Bang happened, lead us forward where all of the Disney deer will talk to us. And they don't see it.

STU: Well, this is where the balance kicks in and an editor says we need to be balanced on this headline; day out the Bambi part and then you just get the Big Bang created it and then it's balanced. That's the sort of balance you get.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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