Glenn Beck: Media on Media Bias




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Is media playing fair in campaign coverage?

GLENN: It's going to be hard for John McCain to overcome, especially with headlines like this: Is the media being fair in the campaign coverage. Now, I don't know about you, but I think, oh, absolutely. This is -- hmmm? There had to be a knockout drag -- you know, a knockout dragout fight over who got this assignment that the AP was over, "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, me, me, me, me, me." Easy piece to right for somebody really because the answer is just one word from the media: Yes. Could be followed with: Of course. Followed by: Why would you even ask. Followed by: It's only the conspiracy-loving freaks from the conservative end that are trying to destroy our Messiah and savior, Barack Obama. Who better to cover media bias than the media and the Associated Press. Some would like to call for an unbiased opinion on their own bias, but that's a different story. The media thinks that, in a shocking report from the Associated Press, that they are being fair even though it's quite clear from watching the news and picking up the paper where the bias lies. Take Barack Obama's trip now to Afghanistan in Iraq. Have you noticed that it's the battle of the network stars on who can get closest to king Obama? King Obama is walking around with all of -- Katie Couric is there. Is it Charlie Gibson on C -- is that ABC? It's ABC. Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams, they are all there, rush to get out there and cover Obama while he's oversea, can't wait to set up the broadcast compound centers to cover Barack Obama. Kind of a contrast, I don't know if you've noticed this, from when McCain, McCain went overseas a few weeks ago. The best the media could do was, you know, to do a quick throw-away, show McCain wearing the big, you know, old people sunglasses. By the way, an ADD moment. Can anybody give the old people credit on the big sunglasses? I remember I lived in Phoenix, Arizona, what was it, late 1980s. They were wearing those giant sunglasses. They were way ahead of the curve. You know, if we just happened to live by somebody who would have carved a big C in the side of those sunglasses, man, the old people would have -- they would have been there. They're in style now. You know, the one -- the sunglasses that look like they were created by the guy who beats his wife, "Wear these, nobody will be able to see it." Old people were rocking in those things years ago, kept on wearing them even though the fashion police were like, oh, look at the old people sunglasses. Now everybody's wearing them. They are the hot item. I just think old people should get credit for them.

Anyway, media yawned and were thoroughly bored with John McCain as he went to Iraq and overseas, but Obama, the apparent lesson is if you want coverage, just go overseas or just go to Iraq really, really infrequently and then they'll cover it.

Now, this is weird because you would think that they would say he really doesn't have any foreign policy experience because he's never been over there meeting with anybody. But no, no, no, look how great it is when the savior actually arrives. And Stu, Iraq is the site of -- well, wait a minute. How did you get back? That was weird.

STU: Obama transported me.

GLENN: He can do that?

STU: Yeah. Oh, totally. He's totally going to bring -- he has new technology.

GLENN: So are you back for the whole show or are you just back for right now?

STU: I can go back any time just like the fuel thing. You are not going to need oil if you can just transport it wherever you want.

GLENN: Is this the new technology they are working on?

STU: We're not supposed to be discussing it, but yes. And he's only going to give it to us if he's elected.

GLENN: Wow, okay. So Stu, the question that I have is Obama being over there, do you think that anybody else would have been labeled as having no foreign policy experience instead of -- you know, he never goes over there, he's never really talked to anybody. They're going over there like he is the savior and everybody else would be labeled, if it was another candidate.

STU: Oh, of course.

GLENN: The first time going over there, they would have been talking about how little experience he has because he's never been over there. This is his first trip. But what I really wanted to ask you is isn't Iraq the site of ancient Babylon?

STU: That is what I heard.

GLENN: Because I believe the Messiah, it says in scripture that some point the Messiah is to return to the Holy Land.

STU: So you are thinking it could be today is what you are thinking?

GLENN: I just, could somebody, could we get a religious scholar on later in the program?

STU: I think we probably could.

GLENN: See if we can get somebody on. You know, maybe James Dobson because James Dobson is --

STU: I don't -- I mean, I just read some of his recent comments. I don't think that he's thinking that it might be Obama.

GLENN: No, no, no, I know, but he's thinking about he may have to vote for John McCain. He doesn't want to but he thinks he might have to.

STU: So if he's going to vote for John McCain, my guess is he doesn't think Obama returning to Iraq --

GLENN: Maybe he's missed that. Maybe we should ask him that.

STU: You are right.

GLENN: Because the media thinks he's the Messiah. If he goes there, is this a fulfillment of the prophecy.

STU: Because I think if the media, I'm not 100% sure but I think if the media says it, it's true. So whether that's what the Bible says or whatever, that's not really relevant. It's really more of what the media says the Bible says.

GLENN: Well, here's the thing. When it comes to the media, the media says the only reason why they are following Obama is because of McCain. They say by criticizing -- by McCain criticizing Obama so much on foreign policy that McCain raised the stakes on this trip. Quote-: This is according to the Senior Vice President of CBS news: Especially if he goes to two war seasons. So the only reason why the media according to the AP story, the only reason why the media is covering Barack Obama, it's John McCain's fault. John McCain can't even get this one right. It's John McCain's fault. Look what he's caused now. If he would just stop saying bad things about Obama, then everything would be just fine and they wouldn't have to -- this is the media's idea of being fair. If John McCain would just shut up and not say anything bad about Obama, we wouldn't have to cover him to balance it out.

The Project for Excellence in Journalism evaluates and monitors more than 300 stories every weekend in the different media. They found from July 7th through the 13th, for example, Obama was a significant presence in 77% of the stories, John McCain 48%. Even the director of this journalistic project, being interviewed for the articles on fairness in journalism by the Associated Press, he said the problem is: No matter how understandable it is, given the newness of the candidate and the historical nature of Obama's candidacy, in the end it's probably not too fair to McCain.

So let me see if I have this one -- let me see if I have this one right. Because Obama is new and historical, we have to cover him at the expense of John McCain. Oh, well, that's under -- hang on. Stu?

STU: Glenn?

GLENN: You're back in Iraq?

STU: Yeah. This is unbelievable, isn't it? No CO2 emissions.

GLENN: That is really incredible.

STU: It really is. But really honestly I need to cut you off because I need to tell you about an unfortunate accident that has happened. As you know I'm following Barack Obama around. There has been an incident. Things are very chaotic and --

GLENN: Hang on. Let's listen to the chaos in the back. Sounds like it.

STU: He's watching slowly because he's watching all of it go down.

GLENN: So what happened?

STU: Well, Glenn, I was walking through the city, Barack was walking there. There was an incident. Obama fell down. It was very unfortunate. He's okay. He's okay. Luckily he's impervious to earthly harm, kind of like Superman 2 before the Crystal Chamber thing. Barack was trying to make his way from healing the sock to stopping crime to eliminating poverty to his late morning meeting, healing racial divides when he was tripped up. It was very unfortunate. Unfortunately there were simply too many reporters kneeling at his feet. And as he was walking, he was upended by, I think it was Brian Williams as he was leaning in to kiss the pavement. It was terribly tragic.

GLENN: Is he okay? That's what America needs to know. Is he okay? Did he land on anything? Did he land on the hard concrete or --

STU: He's okay, Glenn. It's unfortunate. There was some controversy after, though. Keith Olbermann immediately texted Brian Williams and told him that the proper etiquette was to kiss the ground that he walked on, not the ground he's about to walk on, which was very important. But there's no worries. Don't panic. I know all of you people out there are panicked right now because you're worried about Obama. Afterwards he made a short speech in which, if elected, he said he would outlaw gravity. So I think, I haven't fully thought it through for it but if Barack's for it action I'm for it.

GLENN: Is it a direct outlaw of gravity or is it --

STU: It will be banned completely except for medical use.

GLENN: Really?

STU: Yeah, kind of like medical marijuana. There will be medical gravity. For some reason you need to be laying down or something.

GLENN: Right.

STU: I guess it will be there. Unfortunately, you know, the idea, some people are starting to criticize it like, oh maybe you might just float out into space or whatever, bump into the atmosphere and burn. But you know, again if Obama says it, it's got to be true.

GLENN: Thank you very much, Stu. We'll keep getting updates around the clock. We're there so you don't have to be. Or something like that. With Stu following the Obama campaign, again he is okay. He just fell over some reporters kneeling at his feet.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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