Glenn Beck: Olbermann ratings hallucinations

MSNBC's Keith Olbermannn

GLENN: Highest rated show we've ever done was Monday night. We get Tuesday's ratings tonight.

PAT: It was over 3 million people the other night.

GLENN: Yeah, it was like 3.3 million people with both runs. It was 2.8 million, which used to be ‑‑ do you remember when we were over at CNN and Bill O'Reilly would have 2.5 million people watching and we would go, oh, my gosh!

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: That's a huge number. To put it into perspective, the CBS Evening News is about 4 million people, okay? That's network. Now, Bill just beat CBS Evening News the other night. I think he's beat them now twice. The mainstream media is becoming just totally irrelevant.

To put this into perspective, our 5:00 number, our 5:00 number of 2.8 and a total of 3.3 million people, 2.8 ‑‑ if you look at our number, 2.8, if you take Keith Olbermann ‑‑ in fact, do the math on this one, Stu. Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and ‑‑

PAT: Chris Matthews.

GLENN: ‑‑ Chris Matthews, and you combine them, we still beat them.

PAT: By about 300,000. It's astounding. Except for, I don't know how you are making this, Glenn.

GLENN: Why is that?

PAT: Because I mean, I hate to ‑‑ I intrude with the facts here. May I? May I just intrude with the facts?

GLENN: I just realized where you were going. Yes, go ahead. And intrude with the facts from Keith Olbermann.

PAT: Thank you.

OLBERMANN: I hate to intrude with the facts but ours is the highest rated cable news program viewers 35 and younger and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed News. And since Fixed News is now migrating to ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop. I hate to intrude on the facts, but ‑‑

PAT: On those 35 years old who walk with a limp and are midgets.

GLENN: And if we exclude Fox News. That's like I'm the richest man in America if I exclude everyone who's richer than I am.

STU: That's like Dennis Kucinich is the president except for all the other candidates. That is fantastic.

GLENN: Dennis Kucinich is the sexiest man alive... to people who have no eyes or hands.

PAT: The Toledo mud hens are the best baseball team in the world... except for everybody above them in AAA and Major League Baseball. Other than that they are world series champions.

GLENN: I hate to intrude with the facts.

STU: That quote is a reference point for everything Keith Olbermann says.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Every time he says something, you can be sure that it's coming through that frame of reference. It's that accurate. He's come up with some bizarre justification how he can say it on the air and not get sued. But it's about that truthful.

GLENN: Unbelievable. Well, he dismisses. He goes on, if I'm not mistaken. Do you have the part where he dismisses Fox because he says ‑‑

STU: Yes.

GLENN: ‑‑ all we do is tell lies?

OLBERMANN: The tinfoil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists, it is not a news organization making this show the highest cable news program, period.

PAT: Can you believe he had the unmitigated gall?

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: MSNBC, who is just ‑‑

GLENN: An organ.

PAT: ‑‑ the menial wing, an organ of the White House, they have the unmitigated gall to level that claim at Fox. That's unbelievable.

GLENN: That we're only broadcasting now ‑‑ listen to that ‑‑ we're only broadcasting to tinfoil hat people. Did he call, did he say terrorists? Play it again.

OLBERMANN: I hate to intrude with the facts but ours is the highest cable news program viewers 35 and younger and the highest rated cable not on Fixed News and since Fixed News has now migrated completely over to serving propaganda, tinfoil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists ‑‑

GLENN: Stop. Paranoids, conspiracy theorists, racists and tinfoil hats, that's who you are. Now, when he says propaganda, propaganda is State‑Controlled Media.

PAT: That's right.

GLENN: I don't know how many lines you need to cross before you get to State‑Controlled Media. Does Barack Obama need to sign the check for Keith Olbermann before we can look at MSNBC and NBC News as State‑Controlled Media?

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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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