Glenn Beck: Rachel Maddow gets owned



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STU: The latest example of this is Rachel Maddow who took the high-minded view after Keith Olbermann was suspended, an indefinite suspension that lasted 120 minutes of programming time, which is --

PAT: A full 120 minutes.

STU: A full 120.

PAT: It was Friday's show and Monday's.

STU: I mean, what did this guy, kill a kindergarten class?

PAT: Before he's finally back tonight. I mean, what do you do to endure a two-day suspension? Oh, the hardship.

STU: And we didn't talk that much about the Olbermann thing because he was suspended for giving campaign donations.

PAT: You know what it was? It was a publicity stunt. They didn't care. They don't give a crap. MSNBC, NBC, they don't care.

STU: Why would they care?

PAT: Why would they?

STU: The guy is out there advocating every day for these views. He's not a journalist.

PAT: Every day they are a shill for the Obama administration and all of a sudden you're bothered that he gave $2400 to three different candidates? Since when?

STU: I give him credit for putting his money where his mouth is.

PAT: I mean, he already admitted, "I don't vote." So at least you did something responsible. You gave to somebody you wanted to win.

STU: Yeah, and he's completely hypocritical as well after saying he doesn't vote to remain unpartisan.

PAT: Pathetic, but that's beside the point.

STU: But that being said, Rachel Maddow came to his defense, the show aired after his, and described how Fox is much, much worse in this regard. Here is their evidence.

MADDOW: Sometimes Fox News hosts save the trouble budget and they just hold these fundraisers for Republican candidates right on the air.

KASICH: People can come on our website at KasichforOhio.com, Sunday night at 6:30 we're going to talk about the damage the Obama agenda has done to us and if you have any extra nickels or dimes, please send it our way. KasichforOhio.com.

MADDOW: Those nickels and dimes. Those on Fox raise money on the air for Republican candidates.

STU: So there's your --

PAT: What? So the guy, he pimped his website.

STU: Right.

PAT: Kasich did.

STU: KasichforOhio.com.

PAT: And that's a Fox fundraiser now.

STU: That's Fox raising money for a Republican candidates. Now, if you listen to the clip, you can hear Sean Hannity jumping in as most hosts will do and kind of being like, all right, all right. Like, you know, it's not -- every candidate kind of does that. They hit their website, you understand it.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: But, you know, Hannity was trying to cut him off basically at the end of that. But that is -- that constitutes a fundraiser for Republican candidates.

Now, this is MSNBC. I mean, this is almost too predictable to do. But this is MSNBC now. There's a blogger who's put together clip after clip after clip. This is my favorite section because as, you know, my favorite section usually is Alan Grayson related who, by the way, lost by 18 points, Pat.

PAT: Just by a teeny, teeny, teeny tiny bit.

STU: Teeny tiny bit.

PAT: 18 points.

STU: 18 points. So this fundraising apparently didn't help, maybe because they have no audience at MSNBC. But just listen to the clips of Alan Grayson on the air doing the exact same thing Rachel Maddow just criticized.

GRAYSON: We've established a website, congressmenwithguts.com, a money bomb for November 2nd. We just put upward of $100,000 in pledges.

MADDOW: They run as a political operation. We're not. So beltway common wisdom therefore rose up and declared that Congressman Grayson's "Die quickly" comments would cost him his seat, that Republicans had a bull's-eye on him anyway and this controversy would make Alan Grayson that much softer a target in the next election. Don't believe everything you read.

GRAYSON: The national Republican Party spent over $2 million to keep me out of office last time and now according to the NRCC's executive director, I'm their number one target and you know why. So I can only imagine how much --

PAT: Because you're insane.

GRAYSON: -- 30 pieces of silver they are going to throw at this time for the race. Over 10,000 people have come to Graysonforcongress.com and made contributions in the last three weeks. We're doing a money bomb on November 2nd, congressmenwithguts.com, and people are already piling in.

MADDOW: Those nickels and dimes.

GRAYSON: We've had 5,000 people come to Graysonforcongress.com and make a contribution. Just today we've had over 6,000 people come to our money bomb website, congressmenwithguts.com. They have contributed over $200,000 to our campaign. But we've had almost 50,000 people come from all around the country including in Central Florida to our website congressmenwithguts.com and make a contribution. That's why we're 13 points up on the polls. That's why 50,000 people have come to the website congressmenwithguts.com and made a contribution to our campaign. They are really out to get me. But luckily for us we've got people coming to our website, congressmenwithguts.com. Over 80,000 contributions so far. 80,000 people have contributed to our campaign.

MADDOW: Those nickels and dimes.

PAT: Congressmenwithoutguts or with guts?

STU: I think it's with guts.

PAT: Withguts.com.

STU: A couple of things to notice. All those clips on various MSNBC shows.

PAT: Fantastic.

STU: Some of them I believe --

PAT: Including Maddow.

STU: Yeah, including Maddow. You can hear Maddow at one point. My favorite clip of Maddow is just the condescension where she debunks the crazy rumor that in the future Alan Grayson might lose his election. "Oh, don't believe everything that you read." I believed it! I read it and now he lost by 18 points, despite all the people who have poured into congressmenwithguts.com.

PAT: This is going to surprise a lot of people, but MSNBC really sucks.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: Maybe that's why no one watches.

STU: You think?

PAT: You know, I mean, I'm going out on a limb there. Maybe it's why nobody pays attention. I mean, they're hypocrites and they suck.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: So --

STU: Look, you're going to have people -- when you have congressmen on the air, they're going to pimp their websites. That's why they're there.

PAT: And you don't necessarily want them to, but that's what they do.

STU: That's what they do. And I'm not -- it's one thing to complain about that, which I don't think is really legitimate. I mean, if a congressmen's on your show, he's going to talk for six minutes about issues that you care about and he's going to pump his website for twelve seconds, whatever.

PAT: Yes. They are there for a reason.

STU: Yes. When you take this high-minded condescending view that the other network is raising money for Republican candidates when their Republican candidate on their own mentions their website while being cut off by the host, you can't at the same time have 10 minutes of footage which is -- I mean, we only, you know, ran a small portion of it. 10 minutes of footage where Democrats over and over and over again are pumping their own website. I mean, it's so pathetic. It's like she's never watched her own network.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And you know what? No one else has, either!

PAT: Yeah.

STU: That's the problem.

PAT: That network is imploding. I mean, you've got the Olbermann ethics thing, which is ridiculous.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: It showed they don't, they couldn't care less. Two days, come on. You have the Lawrence O'Donnell "I'm a socialist" admission.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: You have all of this stuff. You have the violence being advocated by Dylan Ratigan calling for a revolution in this country.

STU: Well, he didn't --

PAT: Violence if necessary.

STU: Well, no. Ted Rall said it was violence if necessary. He said --

PAT: He said we're obviously at that point.

STU: It's just which way we're going to do it.

PAT: Yes.

STU: He could compare --

PAT: He said it might be a peaceful revolution or a Velvet Revolution.

STU: Right.

PAT: Like George Soros says.

STU: Now in a million years they would never give us that benefit of the doubt.

PAT: Not in a million years.

STU: But I will give him the benefit of the doubt. It looked like he was saying, look, we need a revolution.

PAT: Obviously.

STU: Obviously need a revolution but which way it's going to go, my next guest says it could even be violent.

PAT: And here's the other thing. If Glenn had anybody on the right saying that on his show.

STU: Unbelievable.

PAT: Oh, they would be --

GLENN: I just left a meeting. I just left a meeting. I didn't have time to cover this tonight because we're working on the Soros thing and I just left a meeting and I just said, "If I did that, what would happen." Vice president of Fox said, Glenn, you wouldn't make it to the commercial break.

PAT: I believe that. I believe that.

GLENN: Said you would be fired before the commercial break.

PAT: Even if it was somebody you were interviewing who wrote the book about it, right?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. It would be the end of my career. Even if I said, "No, violent revolution, that's not a good idea," which he didn't.

PAT: No, he did not.

GLENN: He didn't say.

STU: At least on that clip. I haven't listened to the entire interview.

PAT: We can listen to the whole thing. It's long.

GLENN: Oh, you've got to listen to the whole thing. It's pretty amazing.


 

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.