GLENN BECK PROGRAM
GLENN: But first let me go to something that I find amazing, that it is being allowed to happen -- no, no, no, rephrase. It's fine that it's happening but the fact that it is happening and no one in the mainstream media is willing to pick it up. It's being allowed to happen without anybody noticing it. Do you know how much heat Fox News gets? Oh, Fox News is just agenda driven, run by the White House, yada, yada, yada. I've never seen any network run for the edges faster than MSNBC. Keith Olbermann is practically -- I mean, Keith, why not just pick up your paycheck from Media Matters? I mean, why jump through the hoops of actually pretending to be a journalist on MSNBC? And yes, he is a journalist. That's where the problem comes in. I'm an opinion guy. He's a journalist. And it's all in story selection and it's all from these liberal blogs.
I don't use news from blogs. I don't find blogs as being a reliable source but I'm shocked at seeing how many liberal newspapers and television shows will use blogs as their source. That's fine. "Oh, you got it in a blog? Okay." MSNBC not only has Keith Olbermann -- which again is totally fine if the guy would start saying it's a opinion show, "It's my opinion." They couch it as, no, no, no, he's a journalist, except for the last couple of minutes, and then it's clearly opinion.
Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann is seen here doing a wacky pose...
You can say that Fox News has run to the right. Their news hasn't. Their opinion shows have. I'd just like everybody to know, it's opinion. I got an agenda. I see things through a conservative viewpoint. Olbermann won't even admit that he's a liberal. He's common sense. I like to consider myself common sense. You know what? So do I. But I'm a conservative and I get my common sense from conservative principles. You know, it's a dirty word. They don't ever want to admit it. Well, now they've maiden a farther jog to the left. They're now doing Bush league and this is on the Bush justice system because Dan Abram is just very upset. He's never seen such an abuse of power in the Justice Department. He's never seen it happen before. How old -- Stu, do you know how old Abrams is?
STU: I have no idea. I can take it up, though. Hold on.
GLENN: Take a guess. Let me just ask you this: Was he born after Waco and Ruby Ridge?
STU: I would say yes on that one, yes.
GLENN: He was born after?
STU: I'm going to guess, yes.
GLENN: Oh, okay. I stand corrected. Then it's possible he's never seen such abuse of the judicial system, you know, because I believe people burned to death on that one. And yet that one's kind of buried and forgotten about. I'm not saying that Bush is clean by any stretch of the imagination. I don't have an agenda except the truth, you know? I stood up against Bill Clinton and I stood up for Bill Clinton when it came to what he was doing in Iraq. What he was trying to do in Iraq I didn't think was right, I didn't think it went far enough but at least he was ringing the bell. I'm consistent now I'll be one of the only conservatives that will say, he was at least ringing the bell; he wasn't serious about it, his policies were wrong, he didn't follow through, but at least he was saying it. Now he won't even say he was saying it.
I was ringing the bell about judicial abuse with Clinton with Janet Reno and you know what? It's not just because he's a Democrat, he's a liberal and I'm a conservative. I rang the abuse bell because I'm an American and that's why I ring the bell now with George W. Bush. What's going on with Johnny Sutton, what's been happening with our attorney general, there's something wrong. There is something wrong and as Americans we shouldn't put up with it. A lot of people do because all they want to do is play politics. And MSNBC, if you had announced credibility, you would have been on the judicial abuses long ago, but it doesn't serve you well. I mean, you're only one step away from Hillary Clinton but not really. I mean, Hillary Clinton said she started Media Matters, didn't she, Stu? What was the quote?
STU: Yeah, yeah, it was something -- I don't know the exact quote but it was definitely that she started it.
GLENN: Yeah, she started or she said, "Or I helped start websites like Media Matters." So now you've got Hillary Clinton starting and feeding Media Matters. Then you've got MSNBC practically just taking all of their monologs just right -- think type it in Media Matters and it goes right into the teleprompter. I mean, at least that's the way I think it works. I'm not really sure. And they call themselves credible. They call themselves journalists. How is that even possible? I think MSNBC -- I mean, why not. Let's just go out, let's just have MSNBC go all the way out and just, come on, go for it.
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