Glenn Beck: Freedom of Speech Is Under Attack




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America, I have to tell you, that your freedom of speech is under attack.

Our most precious right — the one that leads directly to freedom of religion and our freedom of the press, the supposed watchdogs of our Republic — is being brutally and viciously assaulted.

Here's what happened today:

Jake Tapper asked Robert Gibbs about the White House's war on Fox News. Gibbs responded: "We render opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness of that coverage."

Tapper then says: "That's a pretty sweeping declaration that they're not a news organization. How are they different from, say another, say ABC, MSNBC, Univision?"

Gibbs then says: "You and I should watch sometime around 9 o'clock tonight or five this afternoon."

We've chronicled the White House onslaught against Fox News, which intensified over the weekend with the presidents' two main men, David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, using virtually the exact same words to smear Fox on their various Sunday talk show offensives.

Where is the rest of the so-called Fourth Estate? Are they crying foul? Are they challenging the pathetic nature of these attacks? Has a single one of these "watchdogs" dared to hint to the attackers that this channel consistently — during its news broadcasts, presents both sides; that the Pew Research Center found that Fox's coverage of the 2008 election campaign was the most balanced of any network; that then-presidential candidate Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even said Fox News treated her more fairly then the others:

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HILLARY CLINTON: There were a lot of times that I appreciated the commentators and reporters on Fox.

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Has anyone pointed out that if it's opinion or perspective the White House is concerned about, then they may want to look into the embarrassing, "thrill up their leg" bias of MSNBC — the network owned by GE. Wait, whose CEO is on Barack Obama's economic advisory panel?

This isn't about Fox News. Sadly, the other news organizations know that and are silent anyway. They've either become such cowards that they're willing to play along to get along or they're enjoying their new role as lapdogs for the administration, rather than watchdogs for the Republic.

So, what is this about? It's about a multi-pronged war on freedom of speech, waged by progressives, on *every front.

Take a look at what is happening in our educational system. While you're working to put food on your table, your kids are being indoctrinated at school:

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Mmm-mmm-mmm.


Barack Hussein Obama,


He said red, yellow, black or white,


All are equal in his sight.

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All are equal in his sight? These are things we used to have our children say or sing about Jesus. Now we can't even sing about Jesus at Christmas, but your kids are learning that it's Obama deciding equality.

As early as elementary school, our kids are taught that capitalism is wrong — even evil:

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NARRATOR: Then, along came the corporation. Now the reason the corporation looks bigger than the government, is that the corporation is bigger than the government! Of the 100 largest economies on Earth now, 51 are corporations. And, as the corporation has grown in size and power, we've seen a little change in the government where they're a little more concerned that things are working out for those guys than for us.

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Yet, heaven forbid, while they're spooning that into your kids' brains, they fail to tell them about all the new legislation that's been bought and paid for by unions, global corporations and special interests. Maybe they don't tell them these things because they're too busy teaching your children about cross-dressing — as seen on Bill O'Reilly's show.

On our college campuses in 2005, the last time a study of this kind was done, 72 percent of professors identified themselves as liberal; 15 percent conservative. Seventy-two to fifteen! And if anything, my guess is, it's worse now. In our elite universities, 87 percent of professors said they were liberal; 13 percent conservative.

Let me paraphrase the White House minions David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs: That doesn't seem right. All I'm saying is that it's about "perspective." What kind of fair perspective are we getting from universities?

In the world of art, the White House has enlisted the aid of the top artists in the country to push their agenda with taxpayer dollars:

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MICHAEL SKOLNIC, RUSSELL SIMMONS POLITICAL DIRECTOR: The president has a clear arts agenda and has been very supportive of using art and supporting art in creative ways to talk about some of the issues that we face here in this country.

Continue to get involved in those things, to support some of the president's initiatives, but also to do things that we are passionate about and to push the president and to push his administration.

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State-sponsored propaganda. A couple of years ago, when it was discovered that the Pentagon was using propaganda to try to win the hearts and minds of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, the left was outraged that the evil George Bush would dare engage in a propaganda campaign. Yet they are silent as this president uses propaganda against his own people.

I went to a Broadway play this weekend with my wife: "Memphis" — it was fantastic. Except for the two songs in it about "Hope and Change." Are Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod calling up Broadway producers now, asking them to help out with the agenda, the way Yosi Sargent did at the direction of Valerie Jarrett and Buffy Wicks?

It sure wouldn't be unprecedented. Look at what the White House has accomplished with "Service Week," all this week on TV as Michelle Obama announced. Sixty programs are incorporating some kind of service or volunteer theme into their shows.

Now, some will say that it's just easier for the media to do what the president asks them to do; that whenever there is a request like this, the networks comply because they don't want hassles with their licenses being renewed or whatever other government interference could result from non-compliance.

But is it really about service, or is it about a never-ending campaign?

White House Office of Public Engagement Deputy Director Buffy Wicks says: "Part of my role [at the White House] is working on service, and so when we were thinking about how do we take a lot of this energy that's out there, how do we translate folks who have just been engaged in electoral politics and engage them in really the process of governing, of being part of this administration in a little bit of a different way because politics is one thing and governing is something totally separate, we really saw service as the platform by which we can do that."

Notice, she didn't say it's about serving the country — she said it's about helping the administration. In other words: "Ask not what this country can do for you; ask what you can do for this administration."

Oh, I know what you can do! You can help them sign away U.S. sovereignty, under the new global warming treaty. And the way to help Barack Obama do that is to participate in Green Week.

Green Week is something really special for broadcast television — especially over at, wait for it, GE-owned NBC. NBC has all of their prime time lineup participate in fascinating "green" storylines when the now-annual event comes around. And who could forget the "very special" green event back in 2007, when NBC did their NFL halftime show, by candlelight:

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BOB COSTAS: As part of NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" initiative, we have turned out the lights in the studio to kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness on environmental issues.

Matt is actually live somewhere in the Arctic Circle. Hello Matt!

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Just think of all the electricity they saved! I'm sure it made up for flying their reporters all over the world in jets, to some of the most remote locations on Earth with cameras and crew to cover horrifying scenes of global warming in the frigid cold of the Arctic, among other exotic locales, I'm sure the electricity saved, using candles in the studio at halftime, offset all of that.

That's akin to the story that came out yesterday on Arnold Schwarzenegger who, of course, is all about global warming and who used to fly his Gulfstream jet to get to work in Sacramento and just signed an environmental exemption bill, to clear the way for a new NFL football stadium in Los Angeles. So, obviously, Governor Schwarzenegger really believes in the planet, the environment, protecting the Earth from the ravages of climate change — unless, he needs to get to work really fast or L.A. is trying to woo a football team to town.

When will we say enough to all of this? On second thought, you'd better keep it to yourself, if you're around your kids, because they can see the effects of the "settled science" of global warming" for themselves, straight from Hollywood, on the big screen.

Any thinking human being knows this isn't about climate change; it's about redistribution of wealth. But that's OK, because Michael Moore is teaching us that capitalism is evil:

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MICHAEL MOORE: We're here to get the money back for the American people.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I understand sir, but you can't come in here.

MOORE: Can you just take the bag?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

MOORE: Take it up there?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Absolutely not.

MOORE: I've got more bags. $10 billion probably won't fit in here.

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So, the progressive agenda permeates education, the arts, prime-time TV and movies. The same mindset is reflected in newspapers all across this country. Nearly all of those papers are failing miserably. So there's one area where the attacks will end, right?

Wrong.

President Obama says he'll help save the papers: "I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them."

So we have education, arts, prime-time TV and the broadcast news, plus CNN and MSNBC, movies and newspapers — all promoting the progressive agenda.

Well, you might say, OK, at least there's still the Internet. So far, you'd be right. But this week, the so-called "net neutrality" issue comes up again in Congress. Here's yet another example of where your freedom of speech is being threatened in the name of "protecting" you from big, bad, evil, money-making corporations — in this case, Internet service providers.

You can still exercise your freedom of speech on talk radio. But again, you need to be protected from big bad, evil, money-making, non-diverse corporations. The fact that there are plenty of liberal talk stations that no one listens to, makes no difference to them. The fact that you have chosen to listen to a certain radio show and could choose to stop at any time is meaningless. They want you to be able to choose to end the life of an unborn child — but you can't choose to listen to "The Glenn Beck Program."

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MARK LLOYD, FCC DIVERSITY 'CZAR': What we're really saying is that the Fairness Doctrine is not enough.

We are in a position where you have to, you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power?

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So you can see the effort to silence Fox News isn't about Fox News. It's just the most visible target in the war on free speech.

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RAHM EMANUEL, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: The way to look at it — the way we — the president looks at it and we look at it, is it's not a news organization so much as it has a perspective.

DAVID AXELROD, SENIOR OBAMA ADVISER: They're not really a news station, if you watch, even it's not just their commentators but a lot of their news programming. It's really not news, it's pushing a point of view.

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Isn't having differing points of view... diversity?

I'm confused. How could this administration — through the FCC — be pushing for diversity and, at the same time, be trying to silence all those with a differing opinion on radio, TV, the arts, movies and newspapers?

And what does that leave you with? Your right to assemble? Oh no, that too is at stake.

Don't you see this is a full frontal assault on every avenue of free speech? Stay with us this week, as we uncover the effort to take away your First Amendment rights. We'll show you the people involved and the underhanded ways their trying to pull it off.

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We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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