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.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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