Glenn Beck: Earth Hour = Failure


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GLENN: Dude, how awesome was Earth hour this weekend? Rockin'. For almost an hour on Saturday, cities and people were encouraged to shut off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about energy conservation and the threat from climate change. Don't tell me you missed it. How could you? I mean, people were shutting off their lights... and stuff. It was probably like really dark, you know, and hard to see. Really? You missed it? It's so weird. From what I'm reading in the media, it was a huge success and Reuters said billions of people took part in the event. They also say that because of a couple of cities, you know, turned off lights for an hour that, you know, they also, they had a mandate and governments had to follow that. So still not ringing a bell, the whole Earth hour thing, huh? Of course, even though billions turn off their lights, there was still a few hiccups that the activists don't want to mention. You know, they were minor, you know. And probably good explanations for the hiccups like Times Square in New York City. Apparently it was still pretty bright with the lights off there because well, I mean, it just looks like there were a lot of lights still on. We put the pictures of what New York City looked like during Earth hour and it was well, you'll see it in the newsletter. Sign up for the free newsletter at GlennBeck.com. Maybe the city had already laid the guy off who was supposed to turn the switch off or more likely it was, you know, a nonunion person that was asked to switch the lights off and that person mysteriously disappeared minutes before Earth hour. So the lights on Times Square, they still looked like they were blazing, but that's all right because billions of other people, you know, they all participated in by the way, Las Vegas turned their lights off on the strip for an hour. Pictures at GlennBeck.com and in the newsletter. The problem as far as, you know, making the point on energy conservation and global warming, when you look at that picture, you can see an endless line of cars. I mean, the cars were still I guess they could have turned the lights off on the cars as they were still driving around but I don't know if that would have so the problem is, you know, now that the 80 bajillion lights in Las Vegas are running 24/7 again, you know, really kind of makes that whole hour that the environmentalists got kind of I mean, did they turn the slot machines off? I'd like to know that. This did he turn the bells and the lights off inside where there were people playing with the slots? And in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off their lights you know what, hang on. I've just got to turn off the lights here in the studio. Well, now I can't read any of it. Okay, I've got to turn the lights back on for just a second because I can't anyway, in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off the lights and conserving energy, the UN said that they saved $81,000 by shutting down the outside lights for an hour. When they got called out on that, the actual number came to no pun intended came to light. It was a bit smaller. It was well, it was close to $81,000. It was $102. Of course, I mean, the UN was just probably factoring in the usual added cost of corruption and bureaucracy in that $81,000, you know, an hour figure. It was probably just you know, we were funneling money over to anyway, I'm not sure exactly. But finally perhaps the final nail in the coffin that Earth day was an epic failure even though billions participated, I mean, not that it was a failure. I mean, it had a couple of hiccups. Drew Johnson, the president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research took a little drive by Al Gore's mansion during Earth hour. You may remember Al Gore. You remember, he's the guy that started the whole global warming movement. There may have been some global warming breaking news or something, some documents that had just come through and Al Gore had to read them because Al Gore may have left a few lights on. The spotlights that usually illuminate the mansion were off. I mean, he keeps them on all the time? That's weird. Are you sure they're spotlights, not just in some sort of angelic glow? I'm not Gore had his TVs on. You could see the bluish hue and the light movements. I mean, you stalkers know exactly what I'm talking about. And, of course, even Al Gore during Earth hour can't shut off the all important flood lights that shine on the trees on the driveway leading to the mansion. I mean, if he didn't light up his trees, how would everybody know that he loves trees and he's so green?

Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya

Update, Al Gore said he did honor Earth hour. National Post asked a spokesperson if the Gores were asserting that Drew Johnson was mistaken about seeing the lights at the residence. They responded, correct. Let there be no light, said Al Gore, and there wasn't.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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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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