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 Biden administration wants to fundamentally change our economy and they've made some truly game-changing moves in recent days, but you won't hear anyone in the mainstream media talking about it. If you want to know what the government doesn't want you to notice, pay attention to what the White House releases on Friday afternoons.

Last Friday afternoon — when fewer people would notice — the administration announced a new "comprehensive, government-wide strategy" to overhaul our nation's economy and protect us all from the "financial risks of climate change."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reviewed Biden's new climate finance report and explained why he believes the administration's plans to fundamentally change the economy is "the most dangerous movement in the world right now."

Glenn started out by playing a video clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters, "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that" during a press briefing last week.

"That's interesting because what she just said is the exact language, almost a quote, from the people over at the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum," Glenn said of Psaki's statement.

"This is the most dangerous movement in the world right now. It is a direct shot, by a railgun, at liberty. And when I started talking about this, about a year and a half ago, the system went into overdrive to call it a conspiracy. ... This is how they shut people down. They isolate and alienate you by calling the opposition conspiracy theorists. Everything is a conspiracy. Well, there are some conspiracies out there. But you need to know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact."

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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