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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. So how in the bag is the press for President Obama? Well, they were discussing it yesterday at the White House because Obama had a gathering of close friends and family and loved ones yesterday afternoon. Well, I mean, I think they are calling it a press conference. He hasn't done real well with the press conferences as he does with his big speeches. You know, he's got the speech thing down pat. The press conferences, kind of boring. Kind of like watching Bob Ross paint except, you know, with Bob Ross you get, you know, the furry little critter in the end and you have to watch him paint the whole time. You get a good painting. You are like, oh, my gosh, it does look like a mountain. Apparently to improve his press conference, the president thought it would be a good idea to plan a question ahead of time, with one of his favorite news sources, one the president "Follows closely," the liberal blog site, the Huffington Post. Here is the report: In what happened to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post Nico Pitney during the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran. Here it is. Do we have the audio?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Since we're on Iran, I know Nico Pitney is here from Huffington Post.

PITNEY: Thank you, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Knee co all across the Internet we've been seeing reports come directly out of Iran. I know that there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question?

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GLENN: This is amazing. This is the president of the United States acting. He didn't just call on Niko. He predicted what Niko might have: I know all across the Internet we've been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran. There may I don't know, there might be. It's crazy. There might actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet that maybe I can help out. That's just kind of I'm just sensing that might, maybe, might be what's happening. Do you have a question, Niko?

PITNEY: Yeah, I did. I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian. We solicited

GLENN: Stop just a second. Stop, stop. I mean, of course he has that question. Let's get the scope of what he's doing here. He's contacting a media source ahead of time to plan a question for a live press conference. Who thought the media was in the tank for him? Who, booboo? He's contacted a liberal blog site to do it. He reveals that he follows the liberal blog site closely. And to top it off, he calls them second in the press conference. By the way, ADD moment. Which one of these things just doesn't belong? Associated Press, Reuters, the Huffington Post? It was a trick question. They all suck. This is outrageous, and nobody's making a big deal out of this. Do you remember, "George Bush is planting questions." This is planting and acting! We can't even trust our own press conferences now.

Guys, you are watching a puppet show. Bill O'Reilly said to me last night, he said, I just don't understand, Glenn. He said, I watched your show tonight this is last night: I watched your show tonight and you didn't even, you didn't even do anything about Barack Obama's press conference. No. He said, do you think he's irrelevant? And I said, no, there's just nothing new here. What is he saying? I don't need to watch a puppet show. I guess what I do need to do is show you that it is a puppet show. But I think you already know, too. The White House is talking to these reporters every day behind the scenes. All that one has to do is just go and meet with one of his adoring fans in the press and then it's like an Obi Wan Kenobi scene in "Star Wars," "You want to ask a difficult question." You want to know about Michelle's arms? Move along, move along. "Gee, I wonder about Michelle's arms." Move along, move along. He might have gotten away with this, too, if the reporter didn't blow it, and here's how here's how he bl ew it. Remember what President Obama just said: You know let me quote him here. I love this. Niko, you know, I know you and across the Internet we've been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran. I know there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question, Niko? And here's how he responded.

PITNEY: I did. I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian. We solicited questions last night from people who are courageous enough to be communicating online and one of them wanted to ask you this.

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop.

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GLENN: A little worried about the script? Who would respond to a question like that? Who would respond to, "You know, Niko, I know a lot of people brave enough to be on the Internet over in Iran and maybe they have a question. Niko, do you have a question directly from Iran?" "Yes, Mr. President, I wanted to discuss this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian." "Well, gee, how did I know that?" Deputy press secretary Bill Burton responded, "We did reach out to him prior to a press conference and tell him that we would be paying attention to what they have been doing on Iran and there was a chance that he would be called on, and he ended up asking the toughest question that the president took on Iran." Uh huh, uh huh. In that absence of an Iranian press corps in Washington, it's an innovative way to get a question directly from an Iranian. I'm not even sure how to respond to these two things. One, the toughest question was a planned one. It shows how soft on the president the press really is. I don't agree with it, by the way. I don't know if you I don't know if you saw Major Garrett from Fox ask. It was pretty intense. The second thing is you had the hardest time answering a question you knew was coming? Shouldn't that have been the easiest one? Even the question, you know, that was like what's for, you know, $4 billion.6479 minus I mean, thanks for that question. Of course, it's just a shade over $617 million. I mean, you should know that question! At least it was the liberal hack site, you know, the Huffington Post, you know. Not so bad that we have, you know, so called credible journalism outlets like ABC doing infomercials promoting the White House or anything. At least we don't have that going on. Of course, how does NBC feel? How do you think NBC feels tonight? They are like, you've got to be kidding me, man! We've been kissing your butt for two years. You give this to ABC? I mean, how much more how many more boots do we have to lick? Don't you think that they are over there going, come on! We made Tom Brokaw kiss a ring. Really? You are giving it to ABC? I'm just, it's not a prediction. I'm just thinking that maybe MSNBC might want to try a different route in promoting the news.

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GLENN: Wow, we've got Major Garrett at 10:30 today? Is that right, Dan?

DAN: Yes, that is correct.

GLENN: You've got to get the audio for the other side of this commercial break, get the audio and play because he really smoked Barack Obama. I think he was pissed at Major Garrett. Did you see it, Stu, by any chance?

STU: Yes, I did.

GLENN: Do you agree?

STU: Oh, yeah, he went after him and, you know, I don't know if Barack Obama not a fan of Fox News.

GLENN: I didn't get that.

STU: It's weird. And does not appreciate being questioned by the media. Does not appreciate when someone asks him a difficult question.

GLENN: So we'll have Major Garrett here in just a second. I want to ask him if he senses a sea change at all with the press because I think the press is beginning, just beginning to maybe push him a little harder like, I don't know if that belt works with those shoes. You know, not on anything important but on fashion.

Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


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