Glenn Beck: License to practice journalism?

GLENN: There is — see if you find this interesting. There is a big rally being planned today by the, surprise, surprise, the socialists. Go to nycsocialist.org and you'll see, NYU, CCNY, and Columbia University all getting together today in Times Square and then to the Israeli embassy. This is not about — look, Code Pink doesn't care about your sexuality. They don't care about saving a damn soldier's life. The socialists don't care about the plight of the Palestinians. They care about a global socialist movement. That's what they care about. Period. You really think ACORN really cares about the plight of those people in the inner cities? If you really did, you wouldn't say, "Hey, don't worry about it; we can get you money even if you are running a prostitution ring." You would say prostitution is killing you! They don't care. It's about power and manipulation. And here is the biggest move that I have seen, and the media is not going to wake up. They are not going to wake up. They are either part of it or they're just so unbelievably inept, naive, stupid, and lazy. I mean, you take your pick. I can't — I can't figure them out anymore. The FTC, the Federal Trade Commission has been nosing around on how to save journalism. It just posted on Friday. If you want to bury something, you post a government document on Friday. It goes away and no one sees it. We watch Fridays. Any journalist worth his salt watches what the government does on a Friday, especially all weekend long, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, on a holiday weekend.

Here it is, the FTC defines journalism as what newspapers do and aligns itself with protecting the old power structure in media. The document will use the perspective of newspapers to exemplify the issues facing journalism as a whole, the FTC says. Newspapers have not found a new sustainable business model and there's reason for concern that such a business model may not emerge. Therefore — it is! It's called the Internet! Therefore it's not too soon to start considering policies that might encourage innovations to help journalism in the future. That is, to support newspaper survival.

If I may, I believe this is yet another prediction of mine that has come true. I told you they were going to save the newspapers.

Additional intellectual property rights to support claims against news aggregators, the document even takes on the language of Rupert Murdoch and company describing aggregators as parasitic. It espouses their perspective that search engines and aggregators use content. The FTC does not broach the concept of the link economy and the value of distribution created by aggregators. Let's see. They are looking now, the FTC looks at allowing news organizations to collude, to set prices with consumers and aggregators. Government subsidies, after saluting a history of government subsidies for the press, namely the postal discounts, legal notice publication, assorted tax breaks and funds for public broadcasting, the FTC now looks to other areas. A journalism AmeriCorps paying journalists. You have it? The government using AmeriCorps and paying them to become journalists. Increased funding for public broadcasting, a national fund for local news suggested in Columbia's report on journalism.

Oh, well, if Columbia says. A tax credit for employing journalists. Citizen news vouchers. In other words, you get a little voucher because you are going to be a little citizen journalist and you'll be licensed by the government. Grants to universities for reporting. It also looks at increasing the present postal subsidy which would only further bankrupt the dying postal service. Using the voice of America and radio for Europe content inside the U.S. Also there would be a new tax status. And if you were, if you were doing things that were good for the environment, for instance, if you had my opinion on global warming, you are going to have to pay a tier tax. But you would be — your taxes really would be decided by this community council and they are going to get together and they will listen to your content and if you're doing good for the community and you are doing good for the environment, you'll get tax breaks and subsidies. Otherwise, well, you can have that opinion. Isn't this what Cass Sunstein says? Isn't this what he meant when he talked about taxing opinions? Push them out of the square by taxing them? It's going to come down quickly, gang.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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