Laredo or Bust

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: Here's the thing. America will listen. I'm going to make a prediction. This Laredo story, and I only make this prediction because I sense it from the weasels that are involved. They're freaking out. I think this is going to turn into a very large story in 2008. The missing Laredo people and what's really going on on the border with the Zetas and everything else. I don't think, I don't think it's going to be me alone and here's what I'm going to offer.



What started out as Glenn just trying to get to the bottom of people being kidnapped at an alarming rate in Laredo, Texas (by thugs from Mexico) has ended up in an all out political battle. Both the Mayor of Laredo and the Congressman from the district that represents Laredo have decided to attack Glenn instead of attack the border problem. Both the Mayor and the Congressman have implied Glenn is a racist for depicting the town of Laredo as a war zone. After Congressman Cuellar received endless phone calls from Glenn Beck listeners yesterday, he started to see his career melt before his eyes, so he is now trying to say that he never implied Glenn is a racist. Oh really? Read
this article and decide for yourself. Glenn is fed up with politicians who would rather play the political games than deal with the issues --- so he is taking matters into his own hands. Glenn announced today a plan to shine the spotlight on the border crisis not only in Laredo, but in many other border towns.

Stu, I had this idea today as I was getting ready to go on the air. In my frustration I'm thinking who in the media will cover this? Who else in the media would join? And you know what? I was foolish for looking into other media because what has to happen is -- I mean, look. We're the third most listened to voice in America. If you take talk radio alone, it's -- there are far more people that listen to talk radio every week than watch American Idol, and look how American Idol leads our society? Simon Cowell has us with a bullring in our nose. It's everywhere.

Well, I think that if we just concentrate and focus as Americans that listen to talk radio, I think that you are -- I think you're the group of people that could change the country. I really do. You're good people. You are not racist. You want -- this is not universal. I'm sure there are some racists that listen to talk radio, but I'm sure there are some racists that listen to, you know, to -- well, I was going to say, you know, Al Franken, but it probably didn't work out well. I'm sure that there are racists in everything. It's a human condition, not a conservative one.

So I decided a few days ago that -- and in fact, I told you this, that I was going to do a 60-day special, and the reason why I am -- the reason why I am doing it for so many days and the reason why I am doing it after the first of the year and I haven't yet introduced you to each of these hostages on television or radio or through the Internet or whatever is because I -- just like my understanding of Iraq, you don't open this up and just leave. They have to know, the people who want to stand up have to know we're not letting go, we will not let go of this.

So because of the holidays, I'm not going to start it until after the New Year and we'll let the Iowa caucus go and then the, probably the week after the Iowa caucus we'll begin because it needs to be concentrated and not -- never ending, with a new piece and a new story and a new face and a new family member and a new sheriff and new information every day. I'm not sure if we kick it off or if we go down the middle or the end, but the mayor said to me, why don't you come down to Laredo. Okay, Mr. Mayor. Oh, I'll come down to Laredo, but here's what I'd like to do.

Stu, I want you to find out what exactly it costs to ship in a satellite uplink. I know we can do the TV show and I can clearly do my radio show, but I'd like to know what it costs for a satellite uplink because I would like to invite my affiliates to come down. I want to know what -- I want to know what it would cost me to provide a satellite uplink for radio stations. I want to know, is there anybody, you know, any organization that believes in all of this stuff that is willing to defray the cost -- because talk shows, usually not like mine, talk shows are usually, they're based at home, they got no budget. They got nothing. I want to know if there's anybody that would help defray the cost for these stations to go and broadcast from Laredo. Let's send the -- you know how in O.J., it's just nothing but media trucks. They're everywhere. Well, it's one thing to go to Washington where there's always the media and nobody ever pays attention to it; it's another thing to go to the frontline. When the story is, where are our Americans, where are our citizens. We're about to give Mexico $1.4 billion in new technology, in eavesdropping devices and everything else. Excuse me. I don't think you get a dime until you help us find what happened to these Americans. "Oh, no, we've got to have the money first." Uh-huh. I don't trust them. I don't trust the border. I don't trust. There's too much money in business and in drugs. There's too much money to be made sitting there in just human trafficking.

So the question is, are you somebody that wants to look into this?


Are you somebody that wants to know the truth? Are you somebody that then will stand up and be fearless on racists? Because you know you're not. You'd be fighting for Hispanic Americans to be found. So call me racist all you want. No power. And there's definitely no power when you stand up and you connect with other Americans because it doesn't -- the Constitution does not say you, the person. It says We the People. You want your power? You want somebody to answer to you? Then you connect with another person. When We the People connect, that's when it happens. Radio stations, write to me. You tell me if you want to be involved or not. If you can do it on your own, what would be required, what you would need. You write to me and you tell me. I don't see why we wouldn't put this together, why we wouldn't join arm in arm and tell the truth once and for all, with the people, with the American citizens that are missing their loved ones and make sure that America hears this message from coast to coast relentlessly.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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