Glenn Beck: It's us vs. them

GLENN: Did you hear Bill Maher's rant this weekend? Bill Maher got on and was saying, you know, Barack Obama, I still love him but I mean, what's the difference between him and George W. Bush? I'll tell you what the difference is and it's a huge difference: Speed. Not direction. Speed. We're going in the same direction. There wasn't a course change. There was a velocity change. That's it. Now, you can go around the edges and say, well, no, but he's doing this and he's doing that. Well, okay, there's some window dressing and there's some things that we're, you know, for instance waterboarding, that's a pretty big issue. But generally speaking we were going in that direction. We're still having that debate. It's just, you know, one's on one side, one's on the other. But it could go back the other way. You know that and I know that.

It's not real change. It's window dressing. It's not a real change. Now, understand what I'm saying, that they are not the same people and there are differences, et cetera, et cetera. But we're fighting over the scraps of freedom. George Bush was the one who started the bailouts! He was the one who said I mean, if George Bush were in office, I bet you the only difference would be the size of the stimulus package. Instead of 787, it would have been maybe 400. But remember he's the one who gave us the first $700 billion bailout in TARP. So it's not that different. Yeah, and the stimulus package before that. We're tearing each other apart, over what? We're yelling and screaming at each other that you're un American, you're this, you're that! Over what? It's a game that's being played.

You know, I'm getting a lot of heat from the mainstream media because they think that I'm speaking code language to you every day when I say it's us versus them, and I don't know when I've ever said it's us versus them. But let me explain it to the mainstream media: It's us versus them, them being the weasels in Washington that want to control things. Left, right, middle, doesn't matter. That think they know better than the average citizen. Those who want to take and gather power from themselves, for themselves.

You know there was this very telling piece of research that was done, who was it by, Rasmussen?

GLENN: It's a study from Rasmussen that talks about the people. There is, I think it's 7 or 12% of the American people that when they were surveyed, they said they trust government more than the average citizen, that they believe government and corporations have our best interests at heart, that they think that government and corporations, when they are put together, is a good thing. There's, I think it was, I can't remember. It's between 7 and 12%. Well, I contend that that 7% is the media and those in Washington. It's those people. That's them. Them, that 7% or 12%. And most of them are the ones that control the opinions on television and radio and everything else, that believe that they know better. That's a Mullah. That's the supreme council, that they will make they will just cut it down for you and they will say, "These shoes or these shoes." "I don't want to wear shoes." "No, no, that's not a choice." That's not freedom. That's Iran. That's not the system that we had here. That's the progressive system that has been created for us. That's the illusion that we're living under. It's the illusion and it's easy to see when it's in somebody else's country. That's the illusion that they are living under. It's just a more extreme version of it. But it's really not that different. And I've been watching it all weekend asking, is anyone going to say, "Who cares about the free and fair elections." The Mullahs win. The people don't win. The people think they are winning. Just like my 3 year old thought she picked her favorite shoes yesterday. No, she didn't. They weren't the ones she wanted to wear. She wanted to wear swim shoes.

STU: Even you mean the flippers?

GLENN: No, she actually, it was the actual swim shoe.

STU: Because even entertaining, like for example they were talking about coming out and saying, "Well, we're going to probe into these elections." Even entertaining the fact that they are doing that is giving it credence. It's like there's no even if they did it, it still would mean nothing. And no one's saying that.

GLENN: If they still, if they "Well, we're going to look into it." It's the corruption of their own system. And the people who are you know what that is? That's Barney Frank: "There's got to be some oversight." Who is overseeing the overseers?

Have you seen the story I'm shocked. No one is on this story yet. President Obama fired an inspector general on Thursday night. Now, inspector generals, their job is to be independent. Their job is to be the watchdog. Well, he fired him on Thursday night, said, I want your resignation or you're terminated. Well, the problem with that is is that violates the law. There's this law, and the president probably didn't know, but there is this new law that was passed and it was, you can't fire inspector generals without giving them 30 days notice and you also have to alert congress and tell them why and detail all the details on why you are firing them. Well, I shouldn't I was going to say the president shouldn't know about it. Well, the president shouldn't, but Senator Obama should know because it was Senator Obama's bill that passed that law. So he violated his own law.

Now, why would he fire this inspector general of AmeriCorps? He fires the inspector general of AmeriCorps, speculation is because this inspector general is looking into fraud, possibly perpetrated by one of Obama's good friends.

STU: This is Kevin

GLENN: Yeah, do you know this story?

STU: Yeah, this is odd this is the former basketball player Kevin Johnson in Sacramento. Yeah, and there's a lot of people charging that that's exactly what it's about.

GLENN: Yeah, it's cronyism. It's friends. Is anybody in the media besides us going to report this? Now, so he's violated his own law, he's doing it because it's a friend, good speculation that he's doing it because it's a friend. We know, we're pretty sure it's because of this case because this inspector general has kicked up a lot of dust because he's gone after this guy. And he's also going after one of the prosecutors in Sacramento because he says there's something funny going on there. This is a guy who's taken your tax dollars through AmeriCorps and spent them on things like him getting his car washed, I mean just ridiculous. And so they are saying, you know, the inspector general looked into it, wants to know what's going on with your tax dollars. That's what he does. So not only does he break the law, he broke the law for his own friend. At the same time there's something inside of the stimulus bill that nobody caught including us, nobody caught. It was put in at the last minute and now no one will answer on who put it in. But there's this new board called RAT. Why are you looking at me that way, Stu?

STU: Is it really called RAT?

GLENN: It is called RAT.

STU: Are you sure it's called RAT?

GLENN: I'm sure it's called RAT.

STU: It's your

GLENN: No, it's the RAT board. I'm sure they called it something else.

STU: I'm sure they

GLENN: No, it is. The words I can't remember what it is now. I'm looking here. Do you have it? Yeah, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency board. RAT. I swear to you.

STU: I believe you.

GLENN: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency board, RAT. So what this does is give the RAT board the authority to ask an inspector general to conduct or refrain from conducting an auditor investigation. So when Senator Obama wanted an inspector general when he was a senator, he said, totally independent, they can't answer to anybody, they cannot be called on the carpet by congress or the president. They must be independent. Now he's violated his own law and it appears that the RAT board, what a surprise, was put in by the White House, but no one will vouch for it yet. The RAT board can tell these inspector generals, "Yeah, you're going to stop looking there."

STU: What's the point of having inspector generals if you have the RAT board above them? Essentially

GLENN: What is the let me go back. What is the point of having an election when the Mullahs have already chosen?

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: It's to make you feel like you have some freedom and some power. What's going on in Washington, man, is not good.

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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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