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VOICE: And now another scenario in which common sense was clearly not applied.

GLENN: I think, I think common sense has been lost on this Michael Jackson story, and the news media looks at it and they are making a deal, look, he sold 750 million albums worldwide, blah, blah‑blah, blah‑blah. That's enough money to fill the Grand Canyon with Jesus juice, I think, and I'm pretty sure there's enough money to cover all the lawsuits stemming from the post‑Jesus juice activities. But where did the money go? They are talking about the Beatles records, et cetera, et cetera. You know, he had the Beatles library. I actually found a way to make this, this Michael ‑‑ all you have to do is spend 10 minutes of work. You can make the Michael Jackson story relevant to your life. How? Michael Jackson owned the rights to the Beatles song, right? All of the Beatles song, the whole category, the whole catalog they bought ‑‑ they sold it; Michael Jackson bought it. It's mostly true. He paid $47.5 million for the publishing rights to most of the Beatles catalog, but there are tons of qualifiers on this one. You can read the full story in my e‑mail newsletter today. It's coming up later today. Just sig n up for it at GlennBeck.com. But basically there's not much Jackson could do with the songs, but it was a good revenue generator for him. The common sense part of the story here is that, why did Michael Jackson own those songs? Why did Paul McCartney and the Beatles, why did they sell those songs? You ready for this? Because the Beatles were being taxed nearly 90% on the income from their royalties. So they were advised to find a way to receive their revenue in the form of capital gains rather than revenue. So after all the hurdles the government forced them to jump through, they ended up with the one‑glove guy making money off of all of their work because they couldn't afford to hold onto their own work. That is so weird. It's almost like Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono didn't like paying taxes. That's ‑‑ really? Are they unpatriotic? Why do they hate police and firefighters so much? Don't they want children to have healthcare? Do they hate teachers? Why do the Beatles want bridges to collapse!

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

Watch the full episode below:

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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