Sean Penn, Journalist?




Interesting "facts" about Sean Penn according to his Wikipedia page (which has been shut down due to vandalism). He attended the Donald Duck school of journalism of Iraq where he is also a Pluto scholar. He has also attended George Soros school on how to be a turd. He finished in 2nd place behind Keith Olbermann. He currently resides in Imaginationland.

GLENN: Then there's this story out of San Francisco. Letter to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Attacked, quote, the increasingly lamebrain paper and it was signed, Sean Penn, former San Francisco Chronicle contributing reporter. It's the same Sean Penn that we know and love. Several years ago during the run-up of the Gulf War, the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle assigned Sean Penn to report on his visits to Iran and Iraq. His writings were the most popular, quote, journalism in the paper. His letter as was in response to a recent article which was satire and it was entitled, "A Modest Proposal for Celebrities on the Skids" and it suggested that if your stardom was in decline, all you have to do was associate yourself with dictators and other authoritarian dictators. That's all you have to do. Just hang out with Hugo Chavez. Well, in the letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, Sean Penn said that Mr. Chavez, who he recently spent more time with was Democratically elected and that dictators don't lose constitutional referendums. He said that his visit to Venezuela was as a journalist.

Stu, will you do me a favor.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: Can you go on Wikipedia for me, and I know this isn't the answer, but it's the fastest right now. And then after Wikipedia, I want you to -- you know, we'll put a real journalist on this. Find out what journalism school Sean Penn graduated from.

STU: I'm sure it will be listed very soon in the Wikipedia entry by many of our listeners.

GLENN: He visited Venezuela as a journalist and then he says he got personal, calling the readers of the San Francisco Chronicle and the editors small-minded cowards and former writers of substance. Now, the editor said, quote, anybody who wants to do journalism can try but whether or not they are a journalist is not a judgment other people -- is not a judgment other people have to make. Whether they are a journalist or not is a judgment -- no, I'm sorry. Whether or not they are journalists -- hang on. Whether they are a journalist or not, yeah, I'm reading it right. Whether or not they are a journalist is a judgment that other people have to make.

Excuse me. Whether or not you are a journalist has everything to do -- did you go to journalism school. It's not, you don't just be -- it's not like knighthood. You just don't appoint someone a journalist, do you? Or is this the NBC theory of journalism? I don't know if you've seen the footage of NBC and the way they are laughing at the Republicans' responses on the economy.

Now, that's fine. I do it all the time. I laugh at the Republicans and the Democratics' responses on the economy. That's my job. But I'm a commentator. Nobody -- and I'll point that out. Nobody on MSNBC will point out that they're commentators. They are putting themselves out there as journalists and I'm sorry but they're not journalists. They may have graduated from journalism school but once you start commenting on the news, then you're a commentator. But nobody seems to want to do that and now the San Francisco Chronicle can apparently just appoint people journalists.

Well, I wonder if anybody will appoint me to be a journalist. Why not? I could go some place and chronicle my time there. Why don't I go to Guantanamo and chronicle my time there? Do you think that the San Francisco chronicle will allow me to go to Guantanamo Bay and write to them as a reporter, as a journalist? Do you think that they would let me? What did he say? I was Democratically elected, blah, blah, blah. I was visiting Venezuela as a journalist.

I'm wondering if I could just say I was visiting as a journalist and they would accept that hogwash from me. Highly doubt it.

You know the one special on TV that I'm actually excited for? Tonight on television? Life After People. I'm only excited for a couple of things because they keep showing, you know, the ads. I saw an ad in the USA Today and another one in the New York Times where it shows the Brooklyn bridge just, you know, falling down in disrepair, vines growing and everything else and I mean, I like the whole, you know, what would happen if these cities started to decay? I would like to see all of that stuff.

But here's the other reason. How do these people -- I mean, they can't be wrong. They can say what life is going to be like on planet Earth without people. Nobody's going to be here to say, wait a minute, this is wrong. They could say anything. "Well, balloon factories will start just making balloons by themselves and it will be a balloon race of people." Is the balloon factory, some big red balloon, we'll point to a blue balloon and say that balloon should be king. They can say anything and they're going to be right because nobody's going to be around to say, "Uh-uh, History Channel got it wrong."

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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