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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.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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