Hard to Believe Your Eyes and Ears?




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The way America sees itself and the world is changing and it worries me because we used to have a common vision. But now that vision is split and what I believe is the prevailing vision, has been relegated in the mass media to the fringe. Things like: Belief in God over government; parents' rights over children's rights; the honor of military over the honor of the politician; being willing to do the hard thing now and have less so that our children can have a chance at having more.

I know you feel like I do — we would all absolutely learn to do with less, sew our own cloths, can food, take the bus to work if need to so that our kids can have the freedom to succeed that this country has always offered.

But now we're getting to a place where we can't even believe our eyes or ears.

Let me give you some examples:

The government will tell you that you need to have the swine flu vaccination. In fact, in New York, they made it mandatory for health care workers. But in Albany today, health care workers are protesting being forced into getting the shot.

So who do you believe?

In the media, you keep hearing that the tea party people are very, very violent:

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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw — I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place. And so I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm.

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And here's what Congressman Patrick Kennedy said:

"My family's seen it up close too much with assassinations and violence in political life. It's a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally.... It's fine for people to debate the issue and attack the issue, but when they go and stoop to the level of the vitriolic rhetoric that we've seen this debate turn up, it's very, I think, dangerous to the fabric of our country. It's very, very dangerous. We put a lot of people in jail around the world for threatening our country's security. But this atmosphere of attack that doesn't attack the issue, but attacks the people, is very disruptive to the institution of democracy, which relies on a respect for the opposition."

Is Patrick Kennedy saying that we should jail Americans for speaking out against health care?

He continued:

"George Wallace didn't need a gun to pull a trigger. We just need to be mindful of the wisdom of people who have been through these ugly periods in American history. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

What? George Wallace was the one who got shot! He was shot four times and wound up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. And, George Wallace was a Democrat.

Now, we did a Lexus-Nexus search to try to find hand-wringing over the G-20 protests. No one in mainstream media or Washington, other than The Daily News and The Los Angeles Times, said anything about the G-20 violence in Pittsburgh. And yet, 190 people were arrested and at least $50,000 in damage was caused.

The tea party — with maybe 1 million-plus people — saw zero arrests, zero damage.

In fact, remember how Obama crowds — who love the environment — left the Mall on Inauguration Day? Compare that with how the tea party goers left it.

The debate over bias in the media has been raging for a while now. But I've reached the conclusion that they are not biased, they are complicit.

Let's compare coverage of two events covered by The New York Times. I've told you what happened at the G-20. Here's the way The Times covered one of the events in Pittsburgh this weekend: "Thousands Hold Peaceful March at G-20 Summit."

The article continues:

"Several thousand demonstrators espousing and denouncing a host of causes converged on downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, chanting, pumping-up signs and playing instruments in a peaceful and permitted march calling for solutions to a range of problems that they attributed to the economic policies of the world leaders at the Group of 20 meeting.

"Protesters with Iraq Veterans Against the War, wearing fatigues, marched alongside Tibetans chiming cymbals, chanting denunciations of China and waving signs, like one that read 'G20 Let's Talk Tibet.'

"Students for Justice in Palestine assembled on Forbes Avenue and called for an end to 'The Israeli Occupation.' Others held up signs like, 'We Say No to Corporate Greed,' and 'We Say Yes to Human Needs.'"

Gosh, that sounds beautiful, doesn't it? It makes me want to put on my tie-dye Jerry Garcia T-shirt, hop in my V.W. van and stop bathing for six months, while I tour the country following the grateful dead. Thank you, New York Times.

Now, here's how The New York Times covered the 9/12 tea party — in which, again, there were zero arrests:

"A sea of protesters filled the West Lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government."

Times reporter Jeff Zeleny went on to label the crowd, angry and profane.

You see, you can't believe what people are telling you all the time, because either they're blind or they have an agenda. It used to be that when I would see it with my own eyes, I could believe it. But that's getting more difficult to do.

The night before the G-20 summit, Michael Moore premiered his anti-capitalism movie, the one where he concludes that you can't fix evil:

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MICHAEL MOORE, FILMMAKER: Capitalism is an evil. And you can't regulate evil.

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The very next day after that premiere, people were on the street with "Capitalism will fail" signs. Yet the media was silent.

Don't believe everything you hear.

One side respects our institutions and is trying to build them up, not destroy them. One side is looking for a revolution; the other is looking for a restoration.

You can't believe what you read in the newspapers or see on TV anymore. This weekend I was in Seattle where I spoke at Safeco Field. Here were some of the headlines:

• Seattle Post Intelligencer: "Protests Turn Ugly Outside Glenn Beck Event in Mount Vernon"

• Seattle Times: "Glenn Beck's Homecoming Riles Up People in Washington"

Note: Police estimated the number of protesters at 40 — forty! Funny, the papers always seem to notice the 40 people, but miss the 7,000 inside.

See, The New York Times could hire 25 people to watch this show and Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, but they see the world in a different way, so they still won't understand.

So when Nancy Pelosi said this:

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PELOSI: I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place.

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She sees tea party protesters as the danger. But which looks more like the violence of the '70s in San Francisco: the Mall on 9/12 or Pittsburgh over the weekend?

They're worried about bombings taking place. Well, a bombing did take place last week, in a town just north of Seattle called Everett: Radio station KRKO's towers were blown up. Now, when freedom of speech is being squelched, the left usually calls that fascist. But in this case, the left doesn't call them anything — they don't even tell you about them.

I'll let the words of these terrorist fascists speak for themselves:

"Due to the health and environmental risks associated with radio waves emitted from the towers, we applaud this act by the ELF. When all legal channels of opposition have been exhausted, concerned citizens have to take action into their own hands to protect life and the planet."

But does the media tell you about the people who are actually an active threat?

The people who are currently in Washington aren't happy with just not covering the truth, they seem to be taking the approach of a non-bomb throwing ELF — their power isn't in explosives; their power is in threats and intimidation.

People will make fun of people like you and me for believing in a day when there were simpler times, like Norman Rockwell's America or shows like "Gunsmoke."

A time when the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. But for the life of me, I can't figure out why they find it so offensive.

I think the only thing that has changed in America is what people choose to see. Because I still think there are black hats and white hats.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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