Glenn Beck: Journalists have rare moment of journalism



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PAT: Glenn, I'm in the weather center now and we have

VOICE: And now, scattered showers of journalism.

GLENN: Let me go to now our journalistic weatherman Pat Gray who is sensing some sort of

PAT: Scattered showers breaking out.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: A little journalism occurred yesterday during the press conference, the White House press conference with Robert Gibbs.

GLENN: All right, let's see what's on the radar.

Q: During the campaign, President Obama on numerous occasions said words to the effect of, quoting one, “all of this will be done on C SPAN in front of the public.” Do you agree that the President is breaking an explicit campaign promise?

GIBBS: You know Chip, we covered this yesterday and I would refer you to yesterday’s transcript.

Q: (Inaudible) today?

GIBBS: The answer I would give today is similar to the one…

Q: There was an intervening meeting in which it’s been reported that the President, the President pressed the leaders in Congress to take the fast track approach to skip the conference committee. Did he do that?

GIBBS: The President wants to get a bill to his desk as quickly as possible.

Q: In spite of the fact that he promised to do this on C SPAN?

GIBBS: I would refer you to what we talked about in this room yesterday.

Q: But the President, in this meeting yesterday, pressed for something that’s in direct violation of a promise he made during the campaign.

GIBBS: And I addressed that yesterday.

Q: Well does the President believe it would be more helpful if this process were more transparent, that the American people could see…

GIBBS: How many stories do you think NBC has done on this?

Q: Speaking for myself, hundreds…

GIBBS: Hundreds?

Q: That’s not the issue, the issue is whether he broke an explicit campaign promise.

GIBBS: So the answer is hundreds. Is that correct?

Q: Well that has nothing to do with it. I deal with the information, however much or little of it there is. I’m saying, would people benefit from more information?

GIBBS: Have you lacked information in some of those stories? Do you think you’ve reported stuff that was inaccurate based on the lack of information?

Q: Democrats ran against the very sort of process that is being employed in this health care debate.

GIBBS: We had this discussion yesterday. I answered this yesterday. Is there anything else?

GLENN: Listen to this, man.

GIBBS: And he will do some today. Do you have another comment? Okay.

PAT: Even CBS and NBC are getting fed up. I mean, they actually pressed him. They actually pressed him.

GLENN: This is the time that I warned, and we're not there yet but we're approaching it. We are approaching it. This is the time that I warned that Barack Obama is a man behind the mask. And at some point like Mission Impossible, he is going to pull off the proverbial mask. He's not a guy who has been I mean, you see him. Whenever anybody pushes him just a little bit, he goes crazy. He goes nuts. The press is going to start pushing and pushing and pushing. His poll numbers are down. His programs are starting to fall apart and be exposed. I mean, just look at the papers every day. Look at the front page of Drudge every single day. How many times do you not read the front page of Drudge and just go, oh, my gosh. It's all coming apart. You know, play this. Play this again. I mean, play the audio again. I think we need to add one thing because this is go ahead. Here's Gibbs. As you're hearing this...

VOICE: During the campaign the president on numerous occasions

GLENN: I mean, if we need to add a sound track, it would be this.

VOICE: all of this will be done on C Span in front of the public. Do you agree that the president is breaking an explicit campaign promise?

GIBBS: You know Chip, we covered this yesterday and I would refer you to yesterday’s transcript.

Q: (Inaudible) today?

GIBBS: The answer I would give today is similar to the one…

Q: There was an intervening meeting in which it’s been reported that the President, the President pressed the leaders in Congress to take the fast track approach to skip the conference committee. Did he do that?

GIBBS: The President wants to get a bill to his desk as quickly as possible.

GLENN: Isn't it kind of like, Gibbs is kind of like, "I think there might be some sharks in the water. Is that a fin I saw?" Pretty soon you just expect Gibbs just to go down behind the podium just kind of like... and pop back up. (Laughing). I mean, it is and it's good to see.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: That the press is starting to actually do their job, and it's almost like, you know, they're a little concerned every time that they meet the press. It's not like, hey, it was good to see you last night. Wasn't that movie great? It was so great you guys taking me out to avatar last night. I mean, it's nice so see that there is a little pushback.

PAT: And Gibbs isn't used to it. So when it happens, he really shows his true colors. Like, what? I'm not telling you anything.

STU: When you say true colors, do you mean incompetence?

PAT: Yes.

STU: Because he is not good at the position he holds.

PAT: He's awful.

GLENN: He's not been challenged, either.

STU: Right.

GLENN: None of these people in this administration.

STU: Some of them have, some of them have challenged Gibbs.

GLENN: But not together. They have not ganged, not gang attacked.

PAT: No, it's been mostly Jake Tapper and, you know, Major Garrett.

STU: Scattered showers. Yeah, Major Garrett definitely.

GLENN: The question is, the question is when a press conference becomes hostile or when a press conference becomes like it should be, like it even was under George W. Bush, when they actually start to ask this president and back him up to a wall and not allow him to get away with blatant lies, how does this president react? We've never seen him in that situation before.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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