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."

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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