Glenn Beck: Another day, another Marxist




Seton Motley's blog on NewsBusters.org

GLENN: All right. So I got a briefing this morning about a guy, about a guy about a guy. Robert McChesney. He is from the University of Illinois. And also John Bellamy Foster. They are two of the three co founders of Free Press. The guy who has been looking into this is Seton Motley of the Media Research Center and contributor at NewsBusters.org. Seton, why should I care about, why should I care about who Robert McChesney is?

MOTLEY: Well, Robert McChesney is an avowed Marxist. So when he found an organization predicated on tenets regarding Marxism and then they start having large influence and holding great sway in the development of policy for the Obama administration, I believe one should care about what McChesney has to say. I'll

GLENN: Has he ever said anything about September 11th? Or has he ever called the Republicans a bad name?

MOTLEY: I'm not sure if he's a Truther.

GLENN: Okay.

MOTLEY: That I don't know about.

GLENN: We should look into that because that's apparently the only thing the press cares about when they find a Marxist.

MOTLEY: Right. They might name other offenses, but if you are a Truther, forget it.

GLENN: Okay.

MOTLEY: No, McChesney has a very distorted view of the first amendment. He views the media marketplace in the same way that Mark Lloyd, the chief diversity officer

GLENN: Of the FCC.

MOTLEY: Af the FCC views the media marketplace, meaning he doesn't like any private ownership of media. His quote with regard to the First Amendment is a little disturbing. To the extent commercial activities are given First Amendment protection, it makes the rule of capital increasingly off in the political debate and government regulation. In my view progressives need to stake out a Democratic remember how Lloyd used Democratic to describe Chavez's revolution interpretation of the First Amendment and do direct battle with the Orwellian implications of the ACLU's commercialized First Amendment. So when you are to the left of the ACLU, how far from the path have you strayed?

GLENN: Well, but you also have on your own board at the Free Press you have oh, that's weird. Van Jones.

MOTLEY: Van Jones is on the board of the Free Press.

GLENN: Okay. And what a surprise. He is at the University of Illinois.

MOTLEY: Yes.

GLENN: That is so weird. All right.

MOTLEY: It's a series of coincidences.

GLENN: Okay. Here's, in December 2008 in an op ed he said on the U.S. economic crisis, he was quoted as saying, quote: There is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.

MOTLEY: Yes. There's our guy.

GLENN: He is having meetings at the FCC or where is he having meetings?

MOTLEY: Well, Vince Scott is his policy director, and he had three disclosed meetings developing Internet policy with the FCC.

GLENN: Okay.

MOTLEY: But it goes beyond just that because FCC chairman Julius Genachowski named former Free Press spokeswoman Jen Howard as his press secretary.

GLENN: For who?

MOTLEY: For Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the FCC. The Free Press spokeswoman was Jen Howard and she is now Genachowski's press secretary.

GLENN: That is really weird. Let me just go through some of these quotes. On media reform he argued that, quote: Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part I'm quoting of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.

MOTLEY: Yes. Once again, once again we found another radical leftist that has its tentacles in the Obama administration.

GLENN: He is also a strong defender of Venezuelan, Hugo Chavez?

MOTLEY: Right. And he, too, like Mark Lloyd admires the way Chavez has handled the media in his country and actually wants thought that the last lone free TV station should actually be tried for treason.

GLENN: Okay. Let me tie this in now to a couple of stories that we do know about, that we've talked about on the program here just yesterday. America, if you were listening yesterday, you heard me tell you that there was this new how do we save journalism? This new study done by the FTC where they're talking about maybe the government should have, you know, special tax breaks for certain kinds of news organizations. Maybe we should have new laws to help maybe we should bail newspapers, et cetera, et cetera out. How can we help?

This guy also wrote something here on the substantial intervention by the government in journalism. He wrote, quote: Only government can implement policies and subsidies to provide an institutional framework for quality journalism. The Democratic state, the government, must create the conditions for sustaining journalism so that it can provide the people with information they need to be their own governors.

So this sounds exactly like what's coming out of the FTC now.

MOTLEY: Exactly right. And again look at his use of the word "Democratic."

GLENN: Oh, yeah, I know.

MOTLEY: Every time they say Democratic, think Marxist because that's what they mean. But yes, no, this is what the FTC's talking about. And don't forget, at the FCC when Commissioner Michael Copps was acting chairman awaiting the confirmation of Genachowski, he started a notice of inquiry which is the first step in a notice of rule making at the FCC called this state of media journalism, which is along the lines of what the FTC is talking about. They want to look at top to bottom the business of radio and television and print journalism and how the government can probably play a greater role in making it into our Democratic process.

GLENN: But only helping.

MOTLEY: Yes.

GLENN: Then eliminating advertising on media, he says advertising is the voice of capital.

MOTLEY: Right.

GLENN: We need to do whatever we can to limit the capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimalize it, perhaps even eliminate it. The fight against hypercommercialism becomes especially pronounced in the area of digital communication.

So in other words didn't yesterday this is so weird, completely unrelated. Didn't yesterday the government go in to regulate advertising with bloggers?

MOTLEY: Yes. As a matter of fact they did.

GLENN: To protect the people from unscrupulous bloggers?

MOTLEY: Yes.

GLENN: Huh.

MOTLEY: Yes, that's the view that McChesney has, that Mark Lloyd has, that all of these people have, that you can't decide for yourself. You can't look at the landscape and pick and choose what you believe, what you think, what you see as true. They're going to do the choosing for you. And that's where when you start regulating bloggers, your next step is net neutrality where your next step is regulate the entire Internet. You have that bill before written by Senator Rockefeller which gives the president emergency powers to nationalize Internet service providers. So

GLENN: I'm Seton, how long do you think we have? I mean, they are just waiting for an event. I mean, how long

MOTLEY: 2:30.

GLENN: But I mean, I'm serious. These people have all of the players in place. They are embedded everywhere. Do you know that you can't well, you know this. You can't get Mark Lloyd for an interview anymore because he's just, he's just a staffer at the FCC.

MOTLEY: Well, yes. And that was actually from our news division, CNS News that inquired about that interview. And what I wrote yesterday was, fine, that's great. In a September 17th hearing where all the FCC commissioners including Chairman Genachowski appeared, congressman Greg wall done said, will you make him available to us, to speak, to ask him questions. And Genachowski said yes. So I wrote yesterday when will that be? Isn't it time that he answer questions directly from people? Genachowski has promised to the subcommittee, let's make him available, Mr. Chairman.

GLENN: Let's have more conversation with you tonight on television, Seton, and then I would like to roll up my sleeves with you on this and pop the hood because there are too many things that are happening that are coincidentally reflective of these Marxist views.

MOTLEY: You and I are of one mind on the many, many marshalling of forces that are going on throughout the government of marshalling against the First Amendment, free speech and the free market.

GLENN: Thank you. We'll talk to you tonight.

MOTLEY: Talk to you tonight, Glenn, thanks.

GLENN: I'm telling you, gang, this is why my gut has been saying your voice is going to be the voice that counts. Your voice is going to be the voice that counts because we are dealing with forces beyond your wildest imagination, beyond your wildest imagination. We'll be here to tell you as much as we can for as long as we can, but you must educate yourself and spread the word yourself. Just be rooted in the truth and speak without fear.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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