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.

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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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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