Glenn Beck: Congressman offers pathetic apology




Congressman Bob Etheridge

GLENN: Congressman Ethridge, we played the video for you of him being grilled by college students as he was walking down the street, they ask him -- cover your children's ears -- do you fully support the Obama administration's agenda and you can see why it was fist to fury. To me this is -- not just to me. Legally this is assault. I wonder where the college students are. I will tell you that there is enough of a wonderer to begin to wonder, with this story being as huge as it is, why haven't they come to table, why haven't they revealed themselves. Interesting to me. Not that it would excuse the Congressman's actions, but where are they, because you've got them dead to rights. Where are you? Who are you? Oh, my gosh. Does that sound fair and balanced, like I'm actually searching for the truth, without an agenda. That's weird.

PAT: Whoa.

GLENN: But that doesn't -- again, it doesn't excuse the Congressman's actions at all. Now, let's continue with what MSNBC was saying.

VOICE: -- under false pretense. One of these so-called camera men at one point reportedly identified himself as a student. So, there is discrepancy over who these individuals are but for the record, the Congressman --

GLENN: Hold on. Hang on. So-called cam cameraman? He was holding a camera?

STU: The only thing required of being a cameraman is holding a camera.

PAT: No. There is an official cameraman union

STU: Oh, there is? You can be professional, but that doesn't mean --

GLENN: Oh, wait a minute. Stu, you just said something that's interesting.

STU: I'm interested.

GLENN: What you said was a professional cameraman or professional journalist. You see, what a lot of people have a problem with in Washington and those who are wanting power or have power is an end to these so-called citizen journalists.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You know, the citizen journalists like Ben Franklin.

PAT: They don't know what they're doing.

GLENN: No, they don't. They haven't been trained.

PAT: No.

GLENN: They don't know what they're doing.

PAT: You have to be trained to ask questions like was the most enchanting thing during your administration, you know.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: What about your administration has surprised you the most, what enchanted you the most.

GLENN: Usually you would think that that could become a -- that's the question of an eight year old girl.

PAT: No, but the --

GLENN: That's an insult to eight year old girls.

PAT: You have to go to school for that. So --

GLENN: Right. So, a citizen journalist, Stu, is something that we could shun

STU: Really, because I think that would be important for citizens to --

GLENN: That's an old, outdated idea, Ben Franklin.

PAT: You're living in an old, America.

STU: Ben Franklin is. I mean, that's an older example of that, but there's also a lot of important things going on now that we wouldn't have found out about, like, for example, that ACORN wanted to bring prostitutes into the --

GLENN: Yeah, but that didn't matter, did it?

STU: I mean, we were giving them a lot of money and --

GLENN: It doesn't matter. We're still giving them a lot of money, just under different names.

STU: But isn't it important that we learn about that kind of thing?

GLENN: No, not if it doesn't matter, not unless it fits into the right agenda.

PAT: Plus, they were set up.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: They were set up by someone asking them to --

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: -- just asking them a question?

GLENN: Clearly the guy was set up. He was walking down the street and then somebody jumps out -- well, they didn't jump out but they say, when he's at a great distance, Congressman, Congressman, then he smiled and they say, we have a question. Do you fully support -- again, cover your ears -- do you fully support the Obama agenda.

STU: That's a legitimate question, right, from a citizen?

GLENN: No.

PAT: That's hate-filled rhetoric.

STU: No. I'm saying for a citizen for to just ask a representative, Sir, do you agree with the agenda of a particular president --

GLENN: Please stop spewing the hate speech.

PAT: Stop mongering your hate.

VOICE: Just by releasing these written statements of apology at least regarding his actions, not, certainly, those of the people who some would categorize it as an ambush interview, ambush attach.

PAT: Some Democrats are -- I loved her report because some Democrats were blasting the students and some were saying that these two students ambushed this poor Congressman.

GLENN: Ambushed? Jumping out -- I've had this happen to me. Jumping out of the bushes is an ambush.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Standing on the sidewalk as somebody is coming down the street and you're, like, Hey, Congressman, that's not an ambush. That's not an ambush. Okay? Jumping out from behind a pillar, that's an ambush. Hey, I've had that happen before.

PAT: Or hiding in the bushes at shooting someone when they walk through a certain place, that's an ambush.

GLENN: That's a real ambush.

STU: This is sniperish.

GLENN: This is someone standing on the street with a camera.

STU: In full view.

GLENN: And all you have to do is just walk on.

PAT: But MSNBC had some more help for Congressman Ethridge

VOICE: So, a lot of Democrats are saying, wait, hold on. This was a setup, this guy was intentionally put up by the republican party. We don't know if that's true or not, but it's more interesting that we do not know who the folks actually took the video are this late in the process, you would think they would want some notoriety, especially if they're perpetuating this cause against the Obama agenda.

PAT: Does it matter if the guy was set up -- let's say the Republican party did send him out to say, Hey, ask him about the President's agenda.

STU: Right. The bottom line is --

PAT: -- that's an excuse. They didn't force him to act like that.

GLENN: That's like the Republicans, the Republicans got Monica Lewinsky hired as an intern. Okay, but the Republicans weren't there saying, Hey, do you know what you can do with this cigar? Let me show you

STU: But Monica Lewinsky was a willing participate in that. These guys were just standing there asking questions and got hit.

GLENN: Yeah, but the Congressman was a willing participant, as well.

 

Americans do not want Marxist critical race theory taught in their kids' schools, a new poll has found. The poll, conducted by Competitive Edge Research and released by Parents Defending Education, found that an overwhelming 74% of respondents were "somewhat or strongly opposed" to teaching kids the CRT concept that people are automatically either oppressors or oppressed based solely on skin color. Only 6% said they support teaching those lessons in schools.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck discussed the new poll and what the results say about the majority of people in this country.

"This poll shows it's not just white Republicans," Glenn said of those who oppose critical race theory in schools.

"Only 6% of the population is for this [CRT]. Six. So, if you feel overwhelmed, and you feel you're alone, know only 6% are for this. The rest are too afraid to say anything. [...] You are not alone. You are in the majority. What are you afraid of? All that is required is for you to group together and speak out. Go and run for your school board. Get on to your city council. Do whatever you have to do to protect what's being taught in our schools," he urged.

"This is re-education. This is indoctrination of our children. And it is so destructive, the only way I can truly describe it is evil," Glenn added. "Tell me the good that comes out of teaching our children that the only way to stop discrimination is to discriminate, or the only way to stop racism is to be a racist. [...] There is a narrow sliver of the farthest left voters that view woke-education favorably. A small, 6% sliver ... however, that sliver is in charge of a lot of stuff."

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The far Left has intensified its push toward Marxism for months now, but it's more than clever catchphrases or slogans. Their radical rhetoric and policies have violent consequences.

Calls to defund the police have led to officers being ambushed and killed. Crime is spiking in record amounts all over the country. Critical race theory has the government, corporations, and now schools brainwashing Americans to believe the entire system is systemically racist. And it's paved the way for actual violence in the streets from groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck exposes their endgame: tearing the entire system down. Marxists did this in the Soviet Union and China, among other places. Millions died, and the first to feel the brunt were always the landowners and farmers. The most recent example of this is happening in South Africa, where Glenn reveals terrifying on-the-ground interviews.

As American farmers now also face unprecedented racial discrimination by our federal government, award-winning South African journalist Lara Logan warns of what could happen if the seeds of Marxism aren't uprooted now.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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