Moment of Truth

GLENN: So anyway, last night I watched American Idol and I watched it through my fingers. Is anybody watching American Idol this season?

STU: I didn't watch it last night but I saw several before that.

GLENN: I had forgotten how much of it is, it's a true car wreck, it really is. You watch through your fingers. I really do watch American Idol, the first part, through my fingers. I'm like, no, no, no, ow, ow, ow. You feel so bad for them.

STU: It is brutal. I would say that they actually have, they may have taken a little bit of the heat from last year. Remember last year they were saying they were too mean. This year they seem to be ending them all in an up note.

GLENN: That's because it's Paula. "I want to vote for you, I really, I wish I could." No, you don't.

STU: My favorite thing that they say to them like it's okay is, "Not for this competition." Like, "There's another singing competition you might just get through."

GLENN: You know the one with the bar on Friday night, not the good bar in your neighborhood but the bar that, just like the really bad people go to? That bar probably will have a competition and that one you could probably win.

STU: Well, not win.

GLENN: But you're right for that competition.

STU: They don't say that you'd win but they say -- you know.

GLENN: And then I watched one of the worst television shows of all time.

STU: This guy, let me guess.


STU: Absolutely 100% has to be the Lie Detector Show.

GLENN: The Lie Detector Show, one of the worst shows of all time for, I don't know how -- for many reasons, for many reasons, one of which -- and I brought in some audio -- one of which is how long you have to wait for the answers and then whether or not that's going to be an accurate answer or not. And I'm not kidding you. It was almost -- Dan, you have the audio of this? Go ahead. Play it. It's almost like, have you ever eaten cookie when you weren't supposed to? Hmmm? (Mumbling.) Yes!

STU: You have to explain, too, Glenn, that they took the Lie Detector Test off screen earlier.

GLENN: So they've already been asked this question.

STU: Yeah, they knew the questions, they knew out of a certain range which ones they would be asked. So they already know the answers. They know how they answered them previously. It's just that typical reality shows, sort of like they have to look around and act like they are thinking about it even though they know.

GLENN: I don't know. I don't know.

STU: This is not edited.

GLENN: This is ridiculous. Listen to this.

Voice: Did you ever get a passing grade just because you were on the football team?

GLENN: Oh! He's still thinking!

VOICE: Actually no.

GLENN: Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it.

STU: What's the answer?

GLENN: Wait for it! Wait for it! Still waiting!

VOICE: True.

GLENN: Oh, thank goodness. Now --

STU: I love -- you've got to love the contrite, "Whoa!" Every question. They are not even dramatic questions, half of them.

GLENN: No. Half of them are, did you ever, did you ever lick an envelope and then kiss somebody afterwards with that icky envelope taste in your mouth? Whoa! "I don't know if I can admit that on national television." And then they get on these questions that there's no way you can win. You might win money but you may lose your job. You may lose your family. This is the most despicable show on television and that's saying something.

But before we leave the time thing, I just have to play -- I took 40 minutes of this show and I edited all of the pauses out and all of the, you know, "So you're a football player, let's get back to the game." Took all of that stuff out. 40 minutes. How long do you think 40 minutes, when it just plays the game, how long do you think 40 minutes edits down to? Even I was surprised. I will play the 40 minute, excuse me, the edited 40 minutes after this commercial and I'll give you a hint. I only have two minutes after this commercial.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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