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GLENN: I want to play three pieces of audio for you and I want to tie them all together. I want to play first, this is Richard Trumka, this is the AFL‑CIO labor union. Now remember, AFL‑CIO was the biggest source of communism in America. Was it the AFL or CIO that was the biggest source of communists in FDR and then they wrote in their bylaws that you could not be a Communist Party member or could never have joined a Communist Party or anything like it. They just rolled that back a couple of years ago and so, no, that bylaw is no longer on the books. Why? Why? Why would you do that? You couldn't be a communist member party? And be in the union? Why would you roll that back? A few years ago we thought communists were jokes. So here he is. Now, the head of the AFL‑CIO and he's talking about media. He's talking about the things that the media does to spin, and you cannot find the truth anymore. Listen.

VOICE: But when somebody makes a bold assertion and they say, we have a deficit problem, don't spend, and it's reported we have a deficit problem when that's not true, we don't have a short‑term deficit problem. You know that, he knows that, I know that and he knows that and every economist in the country knows that, yet you've not made the case. So yeah, the Obamas, they deserve some of the blame for it. We, meaning the labor movement deserves part of the blame because we haven't done enough job. You deserve part of the blame because the press hasn't done part of the job. And quite frankly the ones that have been masterful of this are the Republican spin machine because they have done a wonderful job of creating fiction and making it seem like fact.

GLENN: That we don't have a deficit problem? I'm sorry. What? Now, he goes back, he says first that we don't have a deficit problem, then he says we don't have a short‑term deficit problem. Maybe he means that it's been a long‑term deficit problem. But the deficit is a problem. I can't even figure that one out. I don't even have any idea what he even means on that. But it's a spin. The deficit is a spin. I have news for you. The deficit problem has been a problem for a very long time but the deficit problem that we have right now we've added $165 billion in debt in the last 30 days. It's a mind‑boggling problem. Okay. So we have that. Then I don't have audio of this but I have a quote from Valerie Jarrett. Now, Valerie Jarrett is going to be ‑‑ should I just say goodbye to, not David Axelrod.

PAT: Rahm Emanuel?

GLENN: Rahm Emanuel, should I just say goodbye to him now? Because he ‑‑ look, I'm going to announce something and I'm sorry to beat you to the punch. Rahm Emanuel is leaving the White House probably in, well, this fall sometime. He's leaving the White House and he's going to pursue other opportunities, and Valerie Jarrett is going to become the new White House chief of staff. She'll replace.

PAT: Now, that hasn't been announced. So ‑‑

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: How would you know that?

GLENN: I don't know what you're talking about. So here's Valerie Jarrett who is now just the senior advisor. She's looking back now at a time when Walter Cronkite, quote, would get on and say the truth, and people believed the media. No single media figure or outlet has the power to end the debate and in the pursuit of objectivity, most honest news outlets draw the line at saying flatly that something is or is not true: Wait a minute. So most outlets won't draw the line and say what is or is not true. That's what I do every day. That's what I try to do. And if we get it wrong, we sure apologize and that's why I installed the red phone. If I get it wrong, Valerie, you can call me. So she says that the problem is the people used to believe the media and we had a single media figure that could end the debate in America. Wow. That sounds kind of spooky, doesn't it? It's almost like they just want to return to the policies of the past. Drag us back ‑‑ is she saying she wants to go back when Walter Cronkite, back, drag us back into the Sixties before we even had the Civil Rights Act? Why is she doing that? See, we know how you work. We can do it, too, but we just choose not to because we're better than that.

So what is she saying here? Richard Trumka is saying there is no short‑term deficit problem. That's a lie. She's saying there's nobody that will even tell the truth in the media. Now let me play the audio again from the reporter who lost his job in Washington D.C. on ABC because he filed this report.

VOICE: The demonstrators are gathering up behind these trees here. Very few of them, in fact. It may be an indication of where this movement is headed right now. The demonstrators who are largely representing far left environmental groups such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are gathering here to underscore how many members of congress have, quote, now dirty oil money on their hands. May be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP.

PAT: How dare he say that.

GLENN: All of that is fact. Now, I don't know if this guy is left or right or what. And in the days when ‑‑ I mean, in the days when we had separate drinking fountains that Valerie Jarrett seemingly wants to pull us back into where there was just a few voices, Valerie, I don't even understand that, we could do it all day, Valerie, we could. We just don't. This reporter is saying facts and being suspended. Now, I have no idea what the politics of this guy is and that's the way it should be. Maybe he's uber right. I don't know. But that's not a partisan statement. Those are facts, period. And there's pressure being applied now to make sure that you are not too harsh. Who was it, Gasparino that just left CNBC? Charles Gasparino and he was on with Bill O'Reilly and he said there was a conference call where people said, whoa, whoa, whoa, are we being too harsh on Barack Obama? It came from GE to NBC: Let's not be too harsh on Barack Obama. You see what's happening? They are pressuring and controlling.

Now, this guy, this guy, he has been suspended. He should quit. He should quit. He should make this into a story. What ‑‑ where did I get those facts wrong? Where was I being too partisan? Show it to me. This guy should be hired by Fox, quite frankly, but then unfortunately then he'd just become another guy who's just out on the spin machine. But the real point on that is where's the rest of the media? If this guy can be suspended for that report, how much longer do you think your truth is going to last? When this really continues down this road very much longer, where do you get a job to be able to say, no, that's wrong? Do you? And then one last, one last piece, Cut 981. Here is Grayson talking about Robert Gibbs. Robert Gibbs said the other day that the left is too far left.

GRAYSON: No, I don't think he should resign. I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job. People I know refer to him as Bozo the spokesman. He is not conveying the value of the president's strategies or his plans or his programs. He's doing a miserable job. It's that simple. He's so far in over his head, he would have to reach up to touch his shoes. I'd like to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I'd like to see him show some frustration over 40 million people who can't see a doctor when they need to. I'd like to see him show some frustration over the Republicans who have blocked the president's plans and his programs. The White House, as I said back in January, is suffering from the Stockholm syndromes. They have come to love their captors and in this case their captors, the people who are imprisoning the president's program are not the liberals. They are the GOP. He needs to concentrate on getting things done for the American people and restoring the middle class in this country, not giving us Republican talking points. What he said about Canadian healthcare? Canadians live three years longer than Americans do on the average according to the CIA. So exactly how bad could their healthcare be? You know, if I wanted Fox talking points, I'd change the channel to Fox, not ‑‑

PAT: Unreal.

STU: He is right about one thing. Gibbs is terrible.

GLENN: He is terrible.


PAT: Yes.

GLENN: So do you see what it is? It is snuffing out any, any kind of dissenting point of view. We all rolled our eyes when he got to, when he got to Canada. Go ahead, Stu. I know ‑‑

PAT: Stu's on fire right now, and we've talked about this before. We've talked about the life expectancy thing. There's so many factors that go into that.

STU: I literally cannot stand that argument.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

STU: ‑‑ so horrible, so horrible.

GLENN: Dig out Arguing With Idiots.

STU: I will. That's the book. This book was written ‑‑

PAT: For Grayson, Alan Grayson.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: Moron.

GLENN: We'll get to that stat here in just a second. So what I want you to see here is that to speak in a position of any, any position with a microphone or a megaphone of any kind is becoming more and more difficult. But you know what? That's exactly what they tried to do to people like George Whitefield. Don't worry. The voice will be heard. I don't know whose voice. I don't know how it will be heard. But it will not be snuffed out. It won't be. You must do everything you can to prepare your family and to make sure you're living in the right way and you are not a slave to the government and you're not a slave to the unions and, you know, you do everything you can. You do everything you can to make sure your state is not a slave to the government. Don't allow them to take this money. Don't do it. But once you have, you can. You go to bed every night and you ask yourself this question. You get down on your knees and before you say your prayers , you ask yourself this question: Did I do everything I could do today? Did I do my best today to prepare, my self‑and my family, did I. If the answer is no, then when you are saying your prayers, ask for the strength to do it right the next day. If the answer is yes, sleep well, my friend. Sleep well because after you've done your best, it is in His hands. There are too many things that are facing us now. It is this perfect storm. There are too many prongs. It is overwhelming. You can't fight all of these things. You cannot fight. We're fighting the media, we're fighting Marxism, we're fighting terrorism, we're fighting the mosque and that kind of political correct nonsense, we're fighting financial collapse, we're fighting corruption, we're fighting an attack on religion. We're fighting everything. We cannot win. We cannot win, caveat, without God. The only power, the only thing that will solve this is God. The faster America wakes up to that, the faster, the faster it's over. Let's cut to the chase and do it before there's no help coming because if you read the stories over and over again, over and over, it always happens, wake up, wake up, wake up! They don't, got to wipe them all out and then it starts all over again. Don't let it happen that way. That's the reason for history is so that we see it, we learn from it, and we don't make the same mistakes. Wake up. Wake your neighbors up. There's only one answer that can solve all of these. We'll just do our part. We'll fight politically and everything else and we'll prepare ourselves, but get on your knees. Get on your knees. There's one way out.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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