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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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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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