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GLENN: President Obama said that we should all read the Huffington Post, and I have. And I continue to do so and I thank the president for giving me that advice today because I saw this story on the Huffington Post, and I want to read it to you verbatim because I think it's a very important story. Glenn Beck, historian for a troubled America. The Reverend Jerry Falwell's Liberty University recently conferred upon Glenn Beck an honorary doctorate in the humanities. Quoting the Huffington Post? It's official. Beck is now a doctor of philosophy. I could stop there but why not read on. Liberty University's honoring of Beck is fitting because he has clearly established himself as Fox News' resident historian with his area of expertise being American civilization with emphasis on the early republic, progressivism and the New Deal. Glenn Beck, Ph.D., makes about a million dollars a month, earning him the distinction of being the highest paid historian in the world.

PAT: Done.

STU: That's all you need to read.

PAT: I mean, I'm sold.

GLENN: Thank you very much, Huffington Post. I think you said it all.

STU: That is great.

GLENN: I don't think there's much more to say.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: I really don't.

STU: Why read on? Why bother?

GLENN: I mean, the next sentence starts Beck has —

PAT: I mean, it's starting to get embarrassing, isn't it really? These accolades are like, come on.

GLENN: The next sentence starts, Beck has emerged the most influential.

PAT: Please.

STU: That's enough, that's enough.

PAT: It doesn't need to go any further.

STU: Doesn't change at all, America.

GLENN: Oh, well, it does say later, but one of — quoting the article, one of Dr. Beck's main peeve — and I think I want to just focus on the Huffington Post typing out "Dr. Beck." Dr. Beck's main peeve is that his belief that the founders, in quotation marks, the founders intended the United States to be a Christian nation and the idea of a wall of separation of church and state is a myth perpetrated by secular liberal elites. It's not that Beck is wrong. It's not that Beck is wrong about the ambiguity of the personal beliefs on the subject of the founders, but he and others like him are monumentally wrong by overstating the relevance of the intent of 18th century views on the thoughts and practices of the 20 and 21st century America.

So I just want you to understand. Now remember I'm not only a historian but I am also a doctor of philosophy.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: So if I may just point out, the historical part of this, the Huffington Post is verifying, I have right. Yes, yes. But philosophically speaking — and I can go here. Please, Stu, don't interrupt. I'm a doctor.

STU: But I —

PAT: Not only a doctor but —

GLENN: I'm a doctor. I'm a doctor, man! So —

PAT: But the highest paid historian on Earth.

GLENN: On Earth. And I may go as far as saying probably ever. So let me just say as a doctor here what they're saying is they are not only verifying historic fact but they are now saying that what I don't emphasize is the importance or the way things have changed and why we can't really pay attention to that anymore. Almost like we've, if I may as a doctor, evolved or progressed past the Constitution and our founding principles.

PAT: Yeah, and their relevance.

STU: And doctor, you have to point out, doctor, that —

GLENN: Please, please, nurse! Step away from the patient.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: Gordon Wood, quoting the article, Gordon S. Wood in June 2006 edition in the New York Times' review of books — now, this is the review, I believe, of the book that I'm saying Sacred Fire which everybody is reading now. It's weird. Anyway, Sacred Fire on George Washington, Gordon S. Wood, June 2006 edition of the New York review of books, which is when this book came out, we can't solve our current disputes over religion by looking back to the actual historical circumstances of the founding. Those circumstances are too complex, too confusing and too biased towards protestant Christianity to be used in courts today. Most of them are remote from or antagonistic to the particular needs of the 21st century. Do you understand? The New York Times is not saying this book is inaccurate.


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PAT: Not at all.

GLENN: It's saying that you can't apply those things. It's just too confusing to do that. It's too difficult. It doesn't — it doesn't really, it's not relevant. So as a doctor and the highest paid historian on planet Earth, may I just say in my expert sheep skinned opinion that what historians, the riffraff really of universities, they don't make very much money. If they were good, they would. But those people have taken history and decided in their own philosophical moment — and I don't believe they are doctors of philosophy as I am, they have decided that because it's too complex, they will just edit or change history. For instance, if I may point out in a textbook that a young student gave me just last week, the founders went forward with this idea in the Declaration of Independence that we hold these truths self evident that all men are created and endowed, dot dot dot, with certain inalienable rights. That would be a cheesy historian saying let's leave God out because it gets confusing. Nurse.

STU: Doctor, if you're going to lecture other doctors on their accuracy, you may want to note that you are not a doctor of philosophy but doctor of Manatees. So —

GLENN: No, I think they — I'm just quoting the — I'm just quoting here the Huffington Post because the president told us to read the Huffington Post because it's information you can trust.

STU: This is a presidential approved source.

GLENN: This is a presidential — look, I know I'm a doctor, I have a doctorate of humanities. I know that, okay?

STU: Oh, but the Huffington —

GLENN: Worked very hard for that. But the Huffington Post said it — if I may, if I may, it is recently conferred an honorary doctorate in humanities, it is official: Beck is now a doctor of philosophy.

STU: So wait. This is a separate doctorate.

GLENN: This is —

STU: This is from the Huffington Post?

GLENN: No, this is the Huffington Post. This is the presidential approved title.

STU: So you have the Liberty University doctorate.

GLENN: If I went to — look, you are giving too much information.

STU: Okay, I'm sorry.

GLENN: Information can be confusing.

STU: Sorry, Doctor.

GLENN: There's too much information out there. Just go to the Huffington Post, doctor of philosophy, highest paid historian on planet Earth. Good night, everybody.

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."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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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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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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