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GLENN: There was a new poll that came out this weekend and how many now say the president is a socialist?

PAT: Well, you know, it's from that rightwing group. It wasn't the Rupert Murdoch group but it's so close, it's hardly worth mentioning. James Carville and Stan Greenberg Democracy Corps. It's from that firm. They found that only 55% of Americans would describe Barack Obama as a socialist.

GLENN: Stu, is there any other poll that shows a year, two years ago that shows how that's grown?

STU: We can look for something.

GLENN: That's stunning.

PAT: 55%.

GLENN: That's stunning.

PAT: Yeah. Only 23% say that doesn't describe him well at all.

GLENN: Now, how would you answer that?

PAT: I don't think it describes him well enough.

GLENN: Right. So I mean, there is a chance that that number could be higher.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Because that doesn't include the possibility of revolutionary or anything else. Remember the good old days when socialist was the worst you could be and now you are like, oh, man, remember the days when everybody was a socialist?

PAT: Those were the days, good times.

GLENN: I mean, holy cow.

PAT: Good times.

GLENN: And the people around him, I don't even know how to describe the president. Either the most unlucky guy ever or ignorant, not in charge of his own hiring.

PAT: You know none of those things are true.

GLENN: I can't imagine it.

PAT: Fairly confident none of those things are true.

GLENN: I can't imagine it.

PAT: Yeah, he is a smart guy.

GLENN: But then again he didn't listen for 20 years at church. So I don't know.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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