NPR CEO: Williams should keep his views with his psychiatrist



The Blaze: NPR CEO: Juan‘s Feelings Best Kept ’Between Him & His Psychiatrist…’

GLENN: We have Juan Williams, an update on Juan Williams. You know, I was thinking about this yesterday, and what's her name? Mara Liasson from NPR?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: The scuttlebutt yesterday now is that she is possibly going to be fired from NPR. They are not happy about her being on Fox. They haven't been happy about her being on Fox for quite some time. In fact, the NPR CEO said some amazing things yesterday about Juan Williams.

VOICE: He has been a frequent contributor to Fox News. That's fine. We don't necessarily have an issue with that.

GLENN: Necessarily.

VOICE: However, we expect anybody that appears on our air either as a journalist or a news analyst to conduct themselves according to the our journalistic rules of ethics wherever they may be.

There have been several incidences over the years where Juan has strayed from that line and we have had discussions with him. We have asked him not to do it again. This is not the first time quite honestly, but we made a decision that really quite honestly at this point after several cases of him veering from those journalistic ethics that in this case we decided that we should that he could no longer; that is, that his integrity as a news analyst has been undermined by the fact that he has expressed these very divisive views. This is not a reflection

GLENN: Unbelievable.

VOICE: of his comments. This is not a debate. You know, Juan feels the way he feels. That is not for me to judge to pass judgment on. That is really, his feelings that he expressed on Fox News are really between him and his, you know, psychiatrist or his publicist or take your pick. But it is not compatible

GLENN: She is not going to pass judgment.

VOICE: with the role of an analyst on NPR's air.

PAT: That is amazing.

GLENN: That is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard. I mean, listen. He expressed an opinion on political correctness. That's what this is, an opinion on political correctness. That if you don't if you live in a society where you can't say uncomfortable things because it's politically incorrect, then they all all the doors just shut down and you move nowhere. You can't have conversations with people. And look at what happens. This again, journalistic standards? He was asked for his opinion on political correctness. He gives it and they fire him.

PAT: And really again it wasn't even an opinion. It was a feeling. It was something he experiences when he it's not even his opinion.

STU: Right. He was telling the truth about a factual thing about his life. They asked him a question about his life. He factually answered it.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

PAT: It is really amazing. The first thing she goes here to, what I love here, the very first thing out of her mouth is he's a frequent contributor to Fox News. What does that have to do with it? Have do you even bring that into it if it's not part of his firing?

GLENN: Well, here's all you need to know about this, and I have not seen anybody really connect the dots on this. What this is really truly all about has nothing to do Juan Williams said this morning, give me the other things. Show me.

PAT: Yeah, what else have I done?

GLENN: What else was it? Show them to me.

STU: They did yell at him once before, didn't they, for appearing on Fox?

GLENN: Appearing on Fox? I'm sorry.

STU: Wasn't there an actual, like, thing they were complaining about last time? Because they were complaining about him being on Fox previous to this incident. Not with any rational, I mean, thing. But there was

GLENN: I'm sorry. Is being on Fox a contract violation? Because

STU: Well, it's not a news organization. We learned that from the president. It's not a news organization. So he's just, I guess hanging out on a cooking show or something.

GLENN: We should I'm telling you, look at what is happening. And they are demanding. This is what's happening: When you have an organization like the Tides Foundation, which is the root of all of it, this is the this is probably the most powerful group of people and the most powerful organization in America today. This is the one that is writing, through its little programs, its little projects like the Apollo Project or Apollo Alliance, they are writing the stimulus bill. These are the people that are calling the shots. The idea behind the Tides Project was that they are or the Tides Foundation was that they would help people make grants. Really what it is, in my view, is a money laundering system. You would recognize it more as a money laundering system. You can give millions of dollars and you can say, yeah, I just want this to go to the communists. I'm sorry. I didn't I didn't hear you. "I said I want to..." No, you didn't hear me. I said I didn't hear you, wink wink. And they give to all kinds of projects, and your money is now no longer connected to you when they fund communists or they fund whatever. That's the way it works. And the Tides Foundation is the reason. You know why they did One Nation? Because remember the Tides Foundation is the one that supported and put on financially One Nation. That is in essence what the Tides Foundation does. They take all of these groups and they put them all under one umbrella. They get everybody working together. That's what they do. And when they were first started, they didn't say what is politically feasible. They said what must be done for our little socialist utopia?

Now, how do we get there? How do we create the conditions on the ground to get there? Well, one of the, one of the groups and I don't know if they are affiliated with the Tides Foundation but they certainly influenced the people in and around this administration and the Tides Foundation, is Free Press. What does Free Press want? Free Press needs a crisis in journalism. So then you can have the government step in and just take it all over. Well, you already have that financial crisis going on because nobody's reading these stupid papers anymore. Nobody's reading. Who's reading? How much did Newsweek sell for? $1? Nobody's reading it. Why? Why can I sell millions of books every year, have a three hour radio show, a one hour television show, a wildly, in four weeks a wildly popular news site called The Blaze? When you see the stats on The Blaze in the first month, what was it? 45 million page views or something? I mean, it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. We haven't even really launched this thing yet. We were putting this up so we could, you know, kind of almost have beta tests. You know, we just wanted people to kind of trickle into it because we're not really ready yet. When you see what we have coming after the first of the year, look out. Look out, media. When we put this thing up, it in three weeks blew by almost all of the big websites. It's incredible what has been going on. Why? Because people don't trust the media anymore.

 

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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