Glenn Beck: Hatchet job by ABC's GMA

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GLENN: If you can play a little bit of ABC this morning, I was I was actually doing stage blocking today for the event to kind of show everybody, you know, and work with the directors on exactly how, you know, I wanted things to go. And I'm there early, early this morning and then I see a camera and all the lights and everything out in the mall and they were taking pictures, and I'm like, huh, I wonder who that is, must be a local. I didn't know that it was ABC Good Morning America. And it was Claire Shipman. And Claire Shipman

PAT: She's good.

GLENN: You guys should be ashamed of yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself.

PAT: It's nothing but a leftwing hatchet job.

GLENN: I mean, it's amazing.

STU: There are some good examples there if you want to really understand in a nutshell how these people do these reports.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's very specific. This is how they do it. A great example here.

GLENN: Let's go.

PAT: Go through it.

GLENN: This is case study of hatchet jobs. Here it is.

VOICE: There's a lot of emotions swirling over this issue. Remember it wasn't so long ago that Glenn Beck called President Obama a racist. So his choice of timing to hold his rally here tomorrow, a surprise to say the least.

PAT: For whom? First of all, it was almost a year ago.

STU: It was more than a year ago.

GLENN: More than a year ago.

PAT: More than a year ago. So it was quite a while ago, Hon, and it's been covered over and over.

GLENN: Huh?

PAT: A Hon or a Puddin'.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: It's been over a year, Puddin'. Seriously.

STU: Seriously.

PAT: Get over it.

GLENN: No, wait. We've already talked about it. We've addressed it.

PAT: We've addressed it a million times. Thousands of reasons.

GLENN: A million times.

STU: Thousands of hours of broadcast since that comment.

PAT: We've gone over the reasons for saying it then, you've changed your position a little bit now because you said

GLENN: Well, no, no.

PAT: You've learned more about him.

GLENN: I've learned more about him.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: And it's not it's just not out of the hand race. That's not what he does. He sees America as an oppressor. It is his liberation theology that leads him to make the decision.

PAT: Where do you get that he's a liberation theologist?

GLENN: Definitely not from the Christian Science Monitor but from his own churches.

PAT: Like what? What evidence do you have that he's ever even heard liberation theology?

GLENN: The words that he said, the fact that he said in several speeches, the fact that he sat there for 20 years, that all of the preachers around him

PAT: His liberation theology church.

GLENN: Yeah. All the preachers that are around him and that have advised him are liberation theology guys. But other than that

PAT: Pfleger, Jeremiah Wright, we suspect Jim Wallis has some of that going on.

GLENN: Well, he's a Marxist.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: He's a Marxist. And by the way, Marxism and God don't usually go together. In fact, ever.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Anyway

PAT: So that's just the beginning.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: But it's a surprise, to say the least.

KING: I have a dream.

VOICE: Immortal words of unity. But the 47th anniversary of Dr. King's speech is producing just the opposite.

GLENN: Blacks don't own this is amazing Martin Luther King.

VOICE: Glenn Beck is no Martin Luther King.

GLENN: Stop, stop. This is amazing.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Because there is no comma in that sentence.

STU: No.

GLENN: There's no period there. There's no comma. The sentence is do you have it?

STU: I have it right here.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Remember this is what ABC's audience thinks you said now. They say you said blacks don't own Martin Luther King, period, and this is a controversial comment. Here's the full context: Whites don't own Abraham Lincoln. Blacks don't own Martin Luther King. Those are American icons, American ideas. And we should just talk about character and that's what this event is about. It's about honoring character.

PAT: That's are the same people

GLENN: That is unbelievable.

PAT: Unreal.

GLENN: I mean, that is you know what? I'm going to get a lot of heat for this, but stand in line. That's what Goebbels did. That's what Goebbels did. The truth didn't matter.

STU: No. Well

GLENN: Now, the only thing they haven't done and Soros' people have done, the only thing they haven't done is put signs calling me a racist and tight edit them in there so it's almost subliminal which Soros' people and I think it was moveon or Media Matters did. They are doing that. You know, and the only thing left is to just, quick, edit vermin, rats, every time you talk about me.

STU: There's no other explanation for this other than propaganda. I mean, that

GLENN: That is unbelievable propaganda.

PAT: These are the same people who had such a conniption fit, and they should, over Shirley Sherrod being Shirley Sherroded. These are the same people who are so indignant and angry over the fact that Shirley Sherrod was taken out of context which we did not do to her, by the way. We supported her from the beginning. And these are the same people doing it to you now. What hypocrites!

STU: What decision what's the decision making process?

PAT: Unbelievable.

STU: When you are sitting in an edit room and you see that the previous sentence is whites don't own Abraham Lincoln, the next one is blacks don't own Martin Luther King, those are American icons, that is a unifying statement. You are saying that these people were not about color. They're just great people.

GLENN: No, no, no, no.

PAT: And they use it for the opposite.

GLENN: No, no, you have to.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because the premise of the story is

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: "I have a dream."

STU: And you're ruining it.

GLENN: Unifying words. But what's happening this weekend is anything but.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Excuse me? Only if you edit my sentence.

STU: Yeah. What's the decision? Who's making a call like that? Who's sitting in the edit room and saying

GLENN: Progressives.

STU: Yeah, exactly. Only people that want to smear you. There's no way you would leave the rest of that comment out if you actually cared about the truth. It is blatant propaganda. Horrible job by ABC and Claire Shipman.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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