March to Communism: 'Fairness'

GLENN: I mean, let me tell you what is coming, okay? There is two things that are coming and this is why you have to understand history, or we are destined to repeat it, two things that are coming. One, the fairness doctrine is coming back and I firmly believe this. For those of you who are long-term listeners of this show, you will enjoy this next sentence. I was in bed last night with Tania and we were talking about the fairness doctrine.


 


 DAN: This poor woman.


 


 GLENN: She brought it up. She started it. She said to me -- I said, honey, I've got to do X, Y and Z, blah, blah, blah. And she said to me, Glenn, when is this going to be enough? When is this going to end? And I said, honey -- because we were talking, you know, ten years. And I said, honey, I think it could end quickly. I said, I think we may only have about two years left for me to be able to be in the radio business. I've done this job for 30 years. I think I may have about two years left. And she said, well, what does that mean? Are you going to say something stupid? And I said, no, no, I don't think talk radio will exist as we know it in two years, and I'm not -- you know, I'm not Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh will survive, but voices are going to be weeded out and cut in half.


 


 I told you yesterday about Barack Obama's fairness doctrine where he wants to balance the media, where he wants to make sure that those who own the nation's audio spectrum understand their responsibilities. He wants to bring back basically the doctrines of the 1930s. Why were these put in in the 1930s? They were put in the 1930s for a reason, because the New Deal was there and there were enough voices saying we can't do the New Deal. The New Deal is what actually lengthened the Depression. It was World War II that brought us out of the Depression, not the New Deal.


 


 Now I open up the paper today. Michelle Malkin has a story, the Junk Attack on Talk Radio. You have Republicans that are now coming out. Phil Gramm is coming out and saying these talk radio people say, "They have principles but it's their ego and their power. They're well known and they're used to having power." Really? I'm the one used to having power, Senator? I am? "They're all talking junk now. There's a ton of them, Republicans that are talking junk and talking about, we've got to stop these guys who have all of this power." I don't understand how I have all of this power and yet, you know, all of the news networks are telling us that talk radio has no power because we couldn't stop John McCain. It doesn't make any sense. What I have is an opinion and if people don't want to listen to my opinion, they can go away. And as they go away, my ratings will go down and I can't sell the sponsorships and I will go out of business. That's the way it works in America. But not according to these senators. Now Republicans as well. Why? Because talk radio did not follow my advice, but they came to their own conclusion as well a couple of years later. You've got to dissever yourself from the Republicans. They're taking you to the same damn place. Both sides of the aisles are the enemy. Both sides of the aisle are the ones who are lying to you. Find the Republican or the Democrat or the independent that won't lie to you and vote for that person. Don't go into these parties. Well, that's too dangerous.


 


 Barack Obama, if he sweeps, or John McCain if he gets in, neither one of them. Barack Obama has a fairness doctrine in his platform. John McCain has every reason to hate my guts, Rush Limbaugh's guts, okay? Has every reason to do it. These Republicans now see talk radio as a liability because they no longer see us in their pocket. They no longer see -- they now are saying that our audience, Republicans, that our audience, nothing but zombies. You're not a zombie. You're a thinking human being. You come here because you want information. If you take my information and you use it as fact and walk away and go, yep, that's the way it is, you're a moron, and I don't think you're a moron.


 


 So that's the first level. I think talk radio, I think voices are going to be silenced after this next election. I hope I'm -- believe me I hope I'm wrong, my accountant hopes I'm wrong. Everyone I know hopes I'm wrong. And maybe I am. Had a pretty good track record so far on kind of seeing -- some things I'm wrong on, big picture stuff. Disagree, Dan?


 


 DAN: This one is tough to disagree on especially because -- no, you definitely have a great track record, first of all. No doubt about that. That's pretty clear. But it's tough to disagree on this fairness doctrine thing because look at -- they are just going to have a green light, whether it's Obama or somehow Hillary.


 


 GLENN: Green light.


 


 DAN: Green light, Democratic congress.


 


 GLENN: There will be no opposition.


 


 DAN: And even McCain, even McCain would be with that.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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