Glenn Beck: Potterville or Bedford Falls?



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GLENN: So, we have we have we have a choice to make. We have a we have a we have a choice to make. Who are we? Who are we? What is it we believe? What is America? Last night I played the clip of Potter from It's A Wonderful Life. George, you once called me a bitter, twisted old man. And I watched that clip. That is George Soros, trying to buy up Bedford Falls and turn it into Potterville. And I was thinking about this late last night and I thought, you know, the story of It's A Wonderful Life is really the story of what we're doing today. It's the same people in both Potterville and Bedford Falls, the same people. They just went a different direction. One is a town where they were told, no, it's not good, you're not good. It's about money. It's about powerful it's about Potter. The other one was a good town. They worked together and they might have had a broken down house with a banister, with a big what do you call those big balls at the bottom of the banister? broken off, a drafty old place and the people in the town don't even know what they have and they kind of resent it because they haven't gotten to do what they wanted to do, but they stood there and they did what they had to do and they were better off because of it.

I tell you vote George Bailey. I tell you that Bedford Falls is real and they want to turn us into Potterville. Frank Capra who made that movie was ridiculed. He also made Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. He was ridiculed for that. He was told by the New York Times and all the rest of them, That America doesn't exist. Schmaltz. I tell you, it's real. I tell you felt it on 8/28, you felt it on 9/12. That's who we are!

The Mr. Potters of the world come and go. It's not about our houses. It's not about our car. It's not even about the old big tree that sits in our front lawn. It's about people and who we choose to be.

Press release dated Wednesday, October 20th. Soros announces first ever contribution to Media Matters. Despite years of right wing lies, Soros has never been donated to Media Matters. Date line, Washington DC, today George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society foundations and David Brock, founder and CEO for Media Matters for America are issuing statements on Mr. Soros' decision to support Media Matters with his first ever contribution. Despite repeated assertions to the contrary by various FOX News commentators, I have not to date been a funder of Media Matters. However, in view of recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of FOX News hosts may incite violence, I now have decided to support the organization. Media Matters is the one few group that attempts to old FOX News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast. I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge FOX News posing to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.

A statement from David Brock, from the moment in early 2009 that Roger Ailes enlisted Glenn Beck to the FOX News channel's new agenda, the battle to overturn the 2008 election results that Ailes likened to the Alamo, FOX has transformed itself to a 24/7 GOP attack machine dividing Americans through fear mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends. Worse still, in recent months FOX has allowed Glenn Beck's show to become an out of control vehicle for the potential incitement of domestic terrorism. No American should be quiet about these developments. The degradation of our media and the reckless endangerment of innocent lives, George Soros, a philanthropist of the highest integrity, unfortunately, knows firsthand what it is like to be grossly characterized and flatly lied about on FOX. Media Matters is grateful that he has decided to lend his voice and support our goal of greater journalistic accuracy and accountability. We are especially pleased that in this moment of hidden right wing billionaire money corrupting our democracy, Mr. George Soros, upon deciding to support our efforts, quickly and transparently has made that support public.

George Soros has, indeed, made contributions to Media Matters in the past. It has just been laundered through other sources. This is the first time that his name appears on a check, but this is the way shadowy figures do it.

I am offering Mr. Soros an hour on my broadcast. George Soros and I can sit down and he can explain his one world government. He can explain how he's not connected at all to the Tides Foundation, how he rejects extremism. We could talk about transparency. Mr. Soros has so far declined. I would like to ask Mr. Soros to reconsider because I am going to explain what has happened between Mr. Soros, his people, and me and he probably should be there to explain his side of it.

I am telling you, quite honestly, I am making this information public because you need to know. Exposed, his danger goes down, but he has made some unbelievable moves that you should know about. The question is: Are you prepared to stand? Have you decided I have been watching my country be dismantled. I told you recently that, you know, when they were looking for toxins in my test, the first thing that popped in my mind was I know what the poison is. There is no poison. It's that I have been looking at this hideousness, this awful, hidden connection, this shadow organization. I've been looking at the early 20th century progressives who are evil and I know what that word means. I don't use it lightly. It is evil, the people that stood for eugenics, and I see the traces of it alive today.

I feel like George Bailey in Potterville. It goes against everything in me. Some people can't see Bedford Falls. I can. Those people who cannot are those who are going to write about this monolog and say, He gets all choked up over a stupid black and white Christmas movie. That's the difference between us. I believe Frank Capra saw America for what she really was, not what she had allowed herself to become. So do I. Let's just be those people. And it ends. It just ends when we choose, when we're standing on that bridge and we choose I want to live again, I want to live again.


 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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