Lions for Lambs

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. Stop the music. There's something very important to say. I'm a supporter of what's going on in the Middle East, I've been a supporter of our troops, I've been a supporter of the whole kit and caboodle and I have to tell you that . . . change of policy on the program. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm completely diametrically opposed to everything that's going on in the Middle East. I think we were wrong. And what happened to me was I went to see that new Robert Redford movie this new weekend. My gosh, it just makes so much sense! I'm so glad that so many of us did that -- I'm lying to you. I didn't go see it -- so many of us went to see it -- I'm lying. Nobody went to see it -- and we could have a change of heart because when Hollywood is right, Hollywood is right. It's really kind of redundant to say Hollywood, when Hollywood is right. I mean, they're always right.

How much -- did anybody do just like a little happy dance when you heard at the movie, they adjusted the profits to $8 million? Here's a movie with Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise, all kinds of special effects. $6.5 million? Are you kidding me? I mean, I'm sure like the fruit on the Robert Redford rider costs more than that. $6.5 million.

Now, they came out before the weekend actually launched and they're like, we're predicting this is going to be kind of a slow weekend for our movie, you know, but worst-case scenario will be $8 million. They didn't even make the worst-case scenario. (Laughing.) Makes me happy. Makes me happy in so many ways. Makes me happy that Hollywood is losing money. Makes me happy that America is the place that I think it is, that, you know, we don't need to be lectured to by Hollywood, that on -- think of this. On Veterans' Day weekend they release, you know, an antiwar movie. Makes me happy that we're not that country. Makes me sad about Tom Cruise because I read some Hollywood reporter because I just, I couldn't -- I mean, who couldn't gloat? It was. It was gloat fest. It was (laughing evilly). I mean, I had a little private gloat fest. And I read this Hollywood report, and try this on for size. UA MGM's Lions For Lambs placed 4th but the question Hollywood is asking today, what sank the movie? Hollywood is asking that question? What sank the movie? Hey, Dan? I know you are not a Hollywood Mogul, but you are a thinker. What sank the movie?

DAN: Maybe it was just -- maybe there were just a lot of other big TV events going on that people wanted to watch at home or something. NFL weekend?

GLENN: Hey, Stu, I know you are not a Hollywood Mogul but what sank the movie?

STU: Well, it was up against Titanic and Superman 2 and Superman 3 and Spider-Man 2 and 3 were out at the same -- none of those were out, none of them were out?

GLENN: It could be that it was than the anti-Iraq war movie. Now, that's not to say that everybody in the country is pro Iraq war. Nobody wants to look at it. Nobody wants to watch it. Nobody wants to -- nobody wants to see the actual war on television. Nobody wants an update on the war! Nobody wants to hear about it, and they certainly don't want to be lectured by Hollywood on what evil people we are. How's that for a starter? The question that Hollywood is asking today is, what sank the movie? Its star Tom Cruise or its controversial Iraq war subject matter?

You're kidding me, right? You think it might be Tom Cruise? "From the exit polling this reporter would have to say the latter because attendance for the film..." listen to this. "Because attendance for the film was split straight down political lines already sharply drawn in this country. It was stronger on both coasts than the middle of the country. It played better in blue states than red states, and it appealed to older, more upscale and educated audience, or what is frequently termed by pundits, the elites." You've got to be -- listen to that. First of all, the audience was split right down the center? Well, that wouldn't explain why there's eight people at each theater. I mean, unless the Democratic party now only has about eight people. It's not split right down the center. And I love the -- I love the whole thing on "the elites": Oh, they're very educated, upscale, very educated. Really? Very educated. And leans left. Well, I would imagine that the very educated, the elites that lean left are the ones that also attended Al Gore's movie and believe 100% in global warming and yet, they are the ones who are living on the coasts. That's weird. You're educated, you believe in global warming, and you live on the coast. That seems like the smart people live in the center of the country and those who believe in 21-foot waves that are living on the coast are dumb as a box of rocks. I actually feel bad for Tom Cruise. They're thinking about blaming this one on Tom Cruise. Tom, Tom, let me tell you something. You could have been on screen with the little electric, you know, handlebar things where you're like, I'm feeling kind of negative right now. Aliens could have come down and started preaching scientology through you halfway through this movie and it couldn't have done worse at the box office. It had nothing to do with scientology, nothing. What's his -- Stu, what's the guy's name that was the founder of scientology?

STU: L. Ron Hubbard.

GLENN: Okay. L. Ron Hubbard's dead body could have been on Oprah's couch in the middle of the movie and Tom Cruise could have been jumping up and down on L. Ron Hubbard's body saying, this is a new way to start the heart; we all believe this is a new way to start the heart; he's in so much love that I have to jump up and down on his chest and his heart will start and then he will make out with Oprah" and it couldn't have done worse. Am I wrong? I know you're not a movie Mogul, America, but you are a thinker. Tom, believe me, the scientology stuff doesn't piss America off nearly like the left leaning, you know, let's all wear a Che T-shirt, go over to China, get some sneakers made by slaves because they're great and Hugo Chavez is coming over to talk about how we can all screw America. Believe me, Scientologists look normal. You practically fit into a red state trailer park if you're just a Scientologist. Of course, we probably wouldn't understand you at the trailer park, Tom, because if you live on the coast, we're all too dumb to understand you people. We can't handle differences. "Wait a minute. He's kind of short. Is he an elf? It is around Christmastime." 

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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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