Politico lies about Glenn



Vote and Comment: Beck Demands Retraction: Politico‘s Story on Palin Is ’Out and Out Lie’

GLENN: Politico yesterday, Politico does this story on saying that sources close to me say I was so frustrated with Sarah Palin that she was cancelling and rebooking an appearance on this program for a book that I said no more Sarah Palin I won't have her on the show, radio or television because of that.

STU: Really?

PAT: What?

STU: News to me.

PAT: What?

GLENN: Yeah, you guys hadn't heard this story yesterday?

PAT: No, no. Oh, jeez.

GLENN: I'm walking down, I'm walking to work and Joe says, Glenn, can you reach out to Sarah Palin? And I said, sure, what's up? And he said, the Politico story. And I said, what Politico story? And he said, there were so many problems with booking her on your show that you said no more, she's not going to be on the show anymore.

STU: That was weird, when

PAT: That's almost the exact opposite of what actually occurred.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I don't even know what occurred because I had no recollection. I actually stopped and I looked at him and I said, what book? I mean, I didn't even I didn't even know the book.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: What book?

STU: Yeah, no, that's absurd I mean, because

PAT: Wow.

STU: It said that Sarah Palin because you hear these sort of nonsensical claims that she's high maintenance. I wouldn't even say she's low maintenance. She's zero maintenance.

GLENN: Zero maintenance.

PAT: Zero maintenance. And so are you.

PAT: I've never seen anything like it. And so are you.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? She would have walked

STU: No, let's not go crazy.

PAT: Well, I mean, when it comes to booking guests and stuff like that, I mean, what we told her was don't worry about it. Whatever.

GLENN: Whatever. I mean, I don't even remember

PAT: We don't have to be first, we don't have to be second, if you want to come on, come on. There's no pressure.

GLENN: Yeah, I have told for instance, Sarah Palin and I have said this directly to this is like two years ago: Sarah, I don't need, I don't need breaking news. That's not what I do. I don't need breaking news. You don't need to be the first guest. I don't really care. I don't really care. I don't guests on. So whatever. You want to be on, you don't want to be on? If I can help, if I can, you know, not help, whatever. I don't care.

STU: Yeah, it's like, you know, Sarah Palin like at 8/28, she shows up basically with no one, with no entourage.

GLENN: No one. I provided security for her and she didn't even ask for it.

STU: Yeah. She just hung out at a table by herself writing her speech and touching up her speech. She walked over. I remember at one point looking over and there's just Sarah Palin just there kind of watching the events by herself just being quiet and polite to everybody.

GLENN: Just normal.

STU: that passes by.

GLENN: She's a normal human being.

PAT: What a stupid, ridiculous story.

GLENN: So I said yesterday, went on television and I demanded a retraction or apology from Politico or name names, who on my staff said that. I know no one on my staff said that. No one. No one. Because my staff is a close knit, close knit staff. We like each other. We all like working with each other. Nobody would say that. Because if it were true, it would be so out of the ordinary. It would be so unlike us. Can you think of anybody we've done that to? That we've been frustrated? We said never again?

STU: No, not offhand.

GLENN: I mean except for like the Muppet, the Tickle Me Elmo guy. I mean, you really have to

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We don't do that. So here's how it was reported in the press yesterday after I said that: Glenn Beck becomes Sarah Palin's knight in shining armor. What? No. I demanded an apology and a retraction or a naming of names from Politico.

STU: But they feel the need to assign some dramatic story line to the truth. The truth is she's extraordinarily low maintenance and has been nothing but a pleasure to work with.

GLENN: The truth is Politico lied. That's the truth.

STU: Well, I mean, it could be somebody claiming that they have inside knowledge. I mean, I

GLENN: Who? Who?

STU: I don't know.

PAT: Could be somebody from another show.

STU: Could be somebody from another show.

GLENN: They don't have any inside knowledge.

PAT: I know, I know.

GLENN: Our studios are separate.

STU: But that doesn't mean that Politico

GLENN: Our studios are separate from every other studio. We're in almost a separate building at Fox.

STU: Right, right.

GLENN: And all of my offices and all of my TV staff are with me in my offices.

PAT: Somebody from another show could have lied to Politico.

STU: Exactly. The lie somebody lied. It could have very easily been that someone lied to Politico.

GLENN: Here's the thing. You cannot believe, you cannot believe the amount of lies and distortion in the media. I wouldn't have believed it. Would you have believed it when we first

STU: Oh, no, it's much worse, much worse.

GLENN: I mean, if you think it's bad, times it by a hundred. I've never seen anything like it. When I first got into it, I thought, okay, there's some people with an agenda, but generally everybody tries to get it right. No, I don't even, I don't even believe that.

STU: No. I wouldn't say that.

GLENN: I don't believe that.

STU: Because the majority of time we've been on the air, Glenn, as far as, you know, news talk radio has been as somewhat of an observer to this.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: You watch the stories happen, you kind of know the facts on the side, you don't

GLENN: We're still observers, I believe.

STU: And I think that's true. I don't mean to observe like we're inside of it. But a lot of the stories now are written about you.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: So we know exactly what happened behind the story. There's no, "I don't know, I don't know if I trust this person or not." We were there. We were sitting at these events watching them happen and we see them told in the media completely incorrect.

GLENN: And you know what else it is? We not only were we there, we know they never reached out to us. We know people don't reach out and try to get the story right. And when they do reach out, we have people that I mean, I can't tell you how many times we have said, no, you want the real story? Here's the real story. And then they just never publish it.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: It just doesn't matter. It doesn't matter to these people.

STU: Yeah. To be fair, it's not universal. There are people who do reach out all the time. You know what I mean? There are people that do try.

GLENN: There are some. There are some.

STU: And it's not universal, but it is worse than I expected.

GLENN: You know who, you know who said the shining knight thing was Mediaite? And Mediaite is one of those websites that gets it right about, I'd say 70% of the time. When they get it wrong, they get it wrong. But usually they reach out and they really try to get it right.

STU: That's great. That's all you can ask for.

GLENN: That's all I ask for is somebody who tries to be fair. And they try to be fair. But Mediaite, you got it wrong this time. I'm not being her knight in shining armor. I'm not covering I won't cover for anybody. I won't lie for anybody, I won't cover for anybody. I'm done giving my trust to anybody.

STU: Yeah. Sarah Palin, it's an easy story. She's not like that at all. So I don't wherever they got that information from was completely lying.


 

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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