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GLENN: Real quick, Dan, I promised that we would get in a little bit to this article that was written to me in the Ohio State, what is it called, the LAN earn?

DAN: The Lantern, yes.

GLENN: Which is the Ohio State University newspaper and it was written by a journalism student, a Junior, 30-year-old journalism student who wrote this article about me and it was -- the whole thing was proving a point in a sarcastic way about how easy it is to call somebody a racist. If I can call Hillary Clinton a racist or anybody who supports her a racist for not voting for Barack Obama and it came out we did this monologue the Monday after Bill Clinton was kind of slipping some things in there and I said, oh, my gosh, I love this; look how easy it is to be them! . This journalism student wrote a very long, intense, very condescending article about how stupid people are that listen to talk radio. Journalism students are not and they saw that I was calling people racists and Hillary Clinton is clearly not a racist, nor are her supporters, and he goes into all kinds of stuff, and people just need to be careful when they're listening to the radio because you'll hear nonsense like this that just isn't true. What a dummy! This guy should get an F in journalism just for the -- he should never be allowed to be a journalist just based on this, unless he says, oh, my gosh, was I an idiot; I've learned my lesson.

DAN: Right, right. Well, apparently they are standing by their man at the Lantern.

GLENN: Oh, of course they are.

DAN: I'm sure they got a few e-mails after they included this article and your commentary in our daily newsletter and so here's one of the responses actually they got back. Somebody e-mailed in basically asking what kind of program are you running there; does anyone actually read the stuff before it's published. And their response is, thanks for your input. You are more than welcome to either teach a class or come work with the editors of the paper.

GLENN: Oh, I would love -- I would love to go teach a journalism class. May I go teach a journalism class? I bet I have more experience than the professor.

DAN: Well, I don't know if they like, you know, people who skew things like you do, Glenn.

GLENN: No, no, no. No, no. I have it from the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle that I'm a journalist.

DAN: That's right, that's right. So you do have the credentials.

GLENN: Yeah. One of the most liberal papers in the country. The editor said on television I'm a journalist. I said, no, I'm not. He said, yes, you are. Okay. I would love to teach a journalism class. Wouldn't that be fun?

DAN: Be very interesting indeed. And they say, by the way, opinion articles are just that, opinion. We will definitely take submissions from you, by the way.

Now, that's great. You know, maybe it was an opinion piece. That's fine. But you might want to have your, you know, writers on staff base their opinion on something that's fact. I'm just saying.

GLENN: I mean, that's incredible. That's incredible. Opinion is opinion. You are right. Opinion is opinion and everybody has an opinion. But there's something also that, you know, borders slander. I mean, you know, if I went on and I said, my gosh, I just can't, I just can't believe how Hillary Clinton is, you know, --

DAN: Killing babies. That murderer!

GLENN: Killing babies for folks, that's crazy talk!

DAN: I'm against that!

GLENN: Who's not against that? You should be aware that if you're voting for Hillary Clinton, you would be voting for somebody who's killing babies. I think there's a difference between having actual facts back up your opinion. But what do I know? You know, I'm not a journalist -- oh, no, wait. I am a journalist. Oh, that makes me happy. Thanks, San Francisco Chronicle.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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