Van Jones out, Glenn reacts




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GLENN: Now here's what's interesting. You're never going to be able to get the truth because nobody in the media is covering the truth or covering they don't even under they don't even begin to understand you. They don't even they have no clue as to who you are or how you feel. I mean, let's take a look at this. Just in case your only source of news is ABC, CBS, and NBC or the New York Times or the Washington Post or as the White House was hoping you were out doing things over the long weekend with your family, you didn't check the news at all, which was released after midnight on Sunday, so it wouldn't be in any papers, the green jobs czar, special advisor to the president, Van Jones, has resigned. My phone and my e mail and Twitter hammered all weekend long, people offering congratulations. Congratulations on what? First of all, let me say something. I'm not the one. I mean, it's amazing to me how these leftwing blogs are tearing me down saying how much I'm an idiot and everything else and then giving me all the power that I had the president fold on the special advisor to the I was the idiot, the nincompoop, the boob, the guy who can't spell.

PAT: That guy, the bully.

GLENN: The bully.

PAT: You bullied the White House.

GLENN: I bullied the most powerful man on the planet. I bullied the president. Wow. How that's pretty good for an idiot, isn't it? I'm neither an idiot, nor the leader of any movement. I'm an American who happens to have a job just like other Americans. Mine just happens to be connected to a microphone.

I could go on and on and on, but if you don't care, if you don't get it, if it doesn't connect with you, if it doesn't connect with the American people, it doesn't matter. There's a lot of people Keith Olbermann is one of them that say things all the time. Nobody's listening! Nobody's watching. It's not connecting with people. It's connecting with a small group of people, sure. But does a small group of people really change everything? Especially when they're out in the open? Sure, a small group of people can have their secret combinations and do all kind of different things. Sure, you bet. And they can destroy us. But people who are standing up, the nincompoops! Really? Let me give you the truth, and here it is. By President Obama accepting the resignation on a holiday weekend at almost midnight Sunday morning, that tells you a couple of things. First of all, the accusations are accurate. How do I know that? Because they still haven't denied any of it. How do I know that? Midnight on a Sunday? You still have the power in Washington. You do. All it requires is for you to be informed.

You know, in many cases your representatives in Washington and your senators knew nothing about Van Jones. You were educating them. Unfortunately it wasn't until late last week that a few brave political people began to speak out, and some of them you want to talk about nincompoops were talking about the stupid, "Well, he called Republicans a naughty name." But this was you.

Now here's the bad news. When people started to say to me congratulations, my first response was, "You don't get it." This isn't about Van Jones. It never has been. This was a victory of sorts because it shows you that your voice still matters. But the real victory, I guess, anybody who would say congratulations are the ones playing political games, and I don't think you are doing that and I'm not. You are trying to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Obama is hoping that this is just going to go away now.

One of the headlines from the Politico this weekend: Beck up, left down. Let's look at the real words in this article. Van Jones said this was a vicious smear campaign. The president, on the way out of office, allows Van Jones to write, "This is a vicious smear campaign." Van Jones, he was not fired. He was able to resign. And during the resignation, he placed the blame on others. Not himself. What Van Jones doesn't understand is I didn't bring down Van Jones. In reality you didn't, either. Van Jones brought down Van Jones.

Here's how the smear campaign works. I play his words on radio and television. How is it smear to quote him in context? You want me to take him out of context? I could do two hours out of context. There's stuff that would boggle your mind that we have on this guy, but we didn't feel comfortable playing it because we weren't sure, maybe, maybe that was a joke. We couldn't get the whole text, we couldn't get the whole speech. Maybe this is out of context. We just played the things that were in context. How's that a smear campaign? His own words. These are some of his own words.

VAN JONES: This movement is deeper than a solar panel, deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system. We're going to change the whole thing.

GLENN: Now, I don't

VAN JONES: No more broken treaties, no more broken treaties. Give them the wealth.

GLENN: Talking about the Indians.

VAN JONES: Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity. Give them the respect that they deserve.

The white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities.

GLENN: White, white polluters are steering poison into the communities of color. Wow. I mean, what kind of context do you need on that one. How is that a smear campaign?

The media got all worked up because Van Jones said Republicans were A holes, but I want to play the quote I want to play the part that nobody played! Listen, there's two things, there's two other things that he said in this quote that are important. Listen.

VOICE: How were the Republicans able to push things through when they had less than sixty senators but somehow we can't?

VAN JONES: Well, the answer to that is they're [ BLEEP ].

GLENN: That's the part that everybody focused on. That's the part. That's the thing. Not him saying he's a communist, not saying I would rather give up the radical pose for the radical ends. None of that, no, no, no. That he called the Republicans a naughty name. They wouldn't even listen to the rest of the sentence. Listen to this answer.

VAN JONES: And Barack Obama's not an [ BLEEP ]. So...

GLENN: Listen.

VAN JONES: Now, I'm going to say this. I can be an [ BLEEP ], and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity.

GLENN: Okay. Stop. He's implying a threat here. I am. He says the Republicans are and I am and we're about to get uppity. So he's implying a threat. This has been one of the charges that I have made on Van Jones is this guy is a leader of the army. This guy is a radical that will do anything he has to. But nobody will pay attention to that part.

The Huffington Post said, you know, today congratulations, Glenn Beck, thank you very much for releasing this guy. And she's right. Arianna Huffington is right. This guy now is going into the system, with no one demanding answers from may I quote Van Jones from that last segment here: Barack Hussein Obama. Why does Van Jones continually use Barack Hussein Obama when nobody else does? For me saying it, I guarantee I'll be written up for it. Some blog is going to say, oh, I'm trying to scare people by using Barack Hussein Obama. Why is it that Van Jones constantly uses that? Why? What message is he trying to send? Because if I say it, I'm supposedly sending a message. Well, is he just saying it because he likes it? Or is he sending a message? The answer is I don't know! Having Van Jones leave is not a good thing. You'll notice I don't believe I ever asked for his resignation. What I did ask for are answers, but those answers are still out there. He's no longer restricted in what he can say or do, and this man is a dangerous man. That's why I've said the whole time this isn't about Van Jones. This is about the president and his policies.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate Joe Biden or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate foreign relations committee or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me.

GLENN: Let's go back to the Politico article. In the article it states they didn't scrub Van Jones. What does that mean? The White House should have cleansed the Internet of all of his prior positions? Is that what that means? I don't know.

The other thing the media didn't report was that Michelle Obama is a big fan of Van Jones. What does that mean? I don't know. Is she radical like Van Jones? Is the president a radical like Van Jones? More importantly, if you look at the language of Robert Gibbs, the White House doesn't endorse these things. The president does not endorse Jones' past statements or actions. Well, this is a far cry from rejecting those things. Communism, radicalism, black nationalism, racism, 9/11 Truthers. That's not something you just tolerate or don't endorse. Those are things that any president of the United States needs to reject! America, this is not a victory. This is a diversion. I'm not going to play the game because it ain't about me and Van Jones. That's what they want to make it, but it is not. This is about taking Obama at his word: Judge me by the people I surround myself with.

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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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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