Glenn is turning liberal! Panic!

By Stu Burguiere

Earlier this year, within one month or so, Glenn was treated with all three of these complaints:

1) He was "too Republican." (He said something moderately nice about Rick Perry.)

2) He "isn’t Republican enough." (His CPAC speech criticized Republicans for not sticking to their conservative values.)

3) He’s "turning liberal." (In a USA Weekend magazine interview, Glenn revealed that he has begun to believe in global warming.)

This proves Glenn is a plant! He doesn’t believe anything he says! He’s just complaining about the President 20 hours a week with the grand scheme of eventually endorsing him in 2012!! Bilderbergs!

Putting aside how stupid you’d have to be to believe that Glenn is liberal, let’s focus on how poorly researched the global warming argument is. To do this, let’s rebuild our oh-so-highly-damaged conservative street-cred by bashing the liberal magazine Mother Jones.

Now, there is very little benefit to Mother Jones to paint Glenn as a liberal, so I guess they can be excused for not putting their full research team on this one. Their claim, made alongside poorly researched conservative sources, is that Glenn has flip-flopped and now says he believes in global warming. This, they assume, is in an effort to win over the press (or something). The proof? Glenn said he believes the Earth has warmed, and that it is possible man had something to do with it. (Scandal!!!)

Mother Jones pulls out these nuggets of devastating evidence illustrating Glenn’s wild swings in opinion...like "Not long ago [Glenn] touted the global warming chapter of his An Inconvenient Book as "kryptonite against your Gore-worshiping psycho friends.’"

It’s one thing to not know all of Glenn’s positions—I get that it’s not your top priority—but shouldn’t you be sort of aware of what is written in the chapter of the book you’re specifically referring to? Glenn even laid it out in some easy-to-swallow numbered statements in An Inconvenient Book:

1. Yes, I think the globe has warmed a bit! Approximately 0.74 degree Celsius (+/- 0.18 degree) in the last 100 years. (0.74 +/- 0.18? Isn’t that a 24 percent margin of error?)

2. Yes, I think that man might be responsible for some part of that warming, although, I’m not 100 percent convinced of how much (126 percent margin of error).

3. I believe that natural changes are also playing a part in the warming and that the only thing constant about the climate is change.

4. I believe that we don’t fully understand the climate yet, and we must be careful until we do.

5. I don’t believe that so-called solutions, such as the Kyoto Protocol, are the answer for a myriad of reasons (see No. 4 above).

6. I believe that science, governments, and the media must stop shutting down dissenting views.

7. Because I live in the Northeast, I would like approximately 30 degrees of global warming in the winter, followed by a 10-degree global cooling in the summer. A gentle global breeze would be nice, too.

These are Glenn’s longstanding positions—as laid out on page 4 of a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. They are not liberal or conservative positions. They are scientific ones, consistent with essentially every skeptical scientist that Al Gore calls a flat-earther. The Earth has warmed a little, and man may have a small part in it. However, it’s not as large as alarmists say it is, and it doesn’t lead to never-ending catastrophe.

A couple high-profile examples:

Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "We are quite confident (1) that global mean temperature is about 0.5° C higher than it was a century ago…[and] CO2 is a greenhouse gas whose increase is likely to warm the Earth (one of many, the most important being water vapor and clouds)."

Roy Spencer, principal research scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville (a.k.a. Rush Limbaugh’s official climatologist): "most of the climate change we have observed is natural, and that mankind’s role is relatively minor." (Note that he doesn’t say "mankind’s role is non-existent.")

Back to Mother Jones’ devastating "evidence":

And in May 2007 [Glenn] hosted an hourlong television special, Exposed: The Climate of Fear, featuring an all-star lineup of climate change denialists and promising the ‘other side of the climate debate that you don’t hear anywhere.’

Of course, if Mother Jones had bothered to watch the actual special they would have seen - in the intro to the first segment of that special - "I want to start with what we do know. The globe is getting warmer. In fact, it’s warmed about 0.7 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years." This occurred 19 seconds into Glenn’s opening monologue of the special.

The story here is pretty simple. Glenn has said consistently for years that the globe has warmed a small amount, and while it is possible part of that is from man, the bulk is likely natural. However, the larger point is that we don’t understand the climate as well as we should to spend trillions of dollars trying to fix problems that aren’t as significant as predicted. If anything, I’d guess Glenn has grown a bit more skeptical over the past year due to the Climategate-esque scandals, not less.

But why let 19 seconds of video and/or one-third of a page of print get in the way of a good story?



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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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