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GLENN: Last night I unveiled this board, one that we had been I mean, you know, divine providence sometimes. We had been waiting on it for two weeks and we haven't got it right, haven't got it right, haven't got it right. Finally we did it last night and I think we got it right. And I showed you. At the top of the hour I'm going to play a package that we played last night. It was toward the top of the show and it was it's powerful. It is powerful. And it shows you exactly, in their own words, their own audio who these people are and what they're planning on doing. Divine providence. Today in the Washington Post. Yes, journalists deserve subsidies, too. Here it is. President Obama's self declared big newspaper junkie fears that he might be forced to go cold turkey. I'm convinced that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions with no serious fact checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context that all you'll end up with is getting people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding, he said last month to newspaper editors who asked about the crisis that threatens their industry and journalism in general.

PAT: Which is also fascinating when you think about the net neutrality thing where he's talking about protecting people's rights to blog and the open Internet and all of that.

GLENN: You don't want a lot of people shouting.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It's not only the demise of big name papers that should raise concern. The rapid decline of the newspaper industry is playing out quietly, with small, reasonably responsible dailies in cities and rural regions across the country disappearing without widespread notice. Dozens of daily and weekly newspapers have closed this year. Cities that once enjoyed the fruits of newspaper competition (Denver, Seattle) are starving. "Surviving" publications and many have filed for bankruptcy are cutting reporting staffs to the bone (this month, the New York Times said it would cut 100 more newsroom jobs). Maybe if you want to survive you come into the 21st century, New York Times. It doesn't seem to me that the Wall Street Journal is having problems. In fact, the Wall Street Journal I believe is the only one that actually increased. Maybe it has something to do with their reporting. Maybe it has something to do with their trust. Maybe it has something to do with they're online and they have invented a new model. This is like trying to save the horse and carriage industry. It doesn't work. Now, who wrote this editorial opinion? Robert McChesney. If you watched the show last night, you know who Robert McChesney is. Robert McChesney is a Marxist, a Marxist revolutionary who I told you last night has been meeting with the White House. This isn't wait until Monday. Wait, wait until Monday.

PAT: You'll hear a little bit more about his former organization, the Monthly Review, which is a socialist, Marxist magazine.


PAT: And he went from that to this new Free Press thing. What's fascinating, we should play this.

GLENN: Play it.

PAT: Today. The way okay, so now that you know who Robert McChesney is, he's a Marxist, the way

GLENN: This isn't like somebody who says, oh, he's a Marxist with school and I hung out with Marxists. This guy said

PAT: Big time.

GLENN: capitalism needs to be taken apart brick by brick. We'll have audio of him coming up in just a little while.

PAT: And armed with that information, his organization that he co founded is called Free Press.

GLENN: And they are the ones behind net neutrality.

PAT: Listen to the commercial from free press.

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GLENN: Stop. I want to play the Van Jones audio that we played for you last hour. The Van Jones audio of what this is really all about. Remember Van Jones is also a Marxist communist. I got word last night that the reason why Van Jones was ushered out is because there's much, much, much more in the skeleton or the closet of Van Jones now.

PAT: Oh, I bet.

GLENN: Yeah. I know we knew more but I was told by somebody in the know last night, you don't know, Glenn, you don't know. This is Van Jones. Now, he is, he is no less a Marxist than Robert McChesney who was writing the editorial in the Washington Post, who is meeting with our president and who is behind net neutrality and the whole "Let's bail out the newspaper" thing, okay? Robert McChesney and Van Jones cut from exactly the same cloth. McChesney says capitalism needs to be taken apart brick by brick. Wait until you hear some audio coming up in about 20 minutes. And this is Van Jones. Listen to this.

VAN JONES: Once we are in that situation where people who we agree with more than we don't are governing, the role of progressive media could change. You cannot have an opposition movement without opposition media.

GLENN: You cannot have an opposition movement without opposition media. They need the media for the revolution that Mark Lloyd says is so important in Venezuela. This is what they're headed for. I have said to you before, and we laid the case out last night, these are revolutionaries. You must decide, America, and your friends must decide. There's no sidelines here. This is you're either on the side of the revolutionaries for Marxism and a new Venezuela here in America, or the revolutionaries of 1776.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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