Stu Blog: Quick guide for journalists wishing to do their jobs

Here's a quick handy news coverage tool for journalists on the run.

Should you include a specific angle in your news coverage? Ask yourself these questions first before writing a story.

1) Does the angle I'm presenting have anything to do with the story I'm writing about?

2) If yes, does it matter?

Shockingly, if the answer to 1 is not yes, there's no need to debate number 2.

Let's test it.

Story: Arizona shooting

Angle: Sarah Palin's responsibility

1) No, there is no evidence whatsoever that this shooter was a fan of Sarah Palin in any way.

2) No need to ask number two.

Now, let's see how the media actually handled the story.

Story: Arizona shooting

Angle: Sarah Palin's responsibility

1) There is no evidence whatsoever that this shooter was a fan of Sarah Palin in any way.  But, we  think that someone like the shooter could, eventually, someday, be influenced by someone like Sarah Palin at some point, to do something sort of terrible to someone sort of like someone

involved in this story.

2) Of course it matters! It's Sarah Palin's fault!

Because of how incredibly incompetent the media has been on the first question, we've spent much of our time proving that there was no tie at all.  But since the media basically skipped question number one, let's talk question two anyway, because it's the more important question by far.

The truth is, if this shooter HAD been a fan of Sarah Palin, it still would not have been Sarah Palin's fault (unless Sarah Palin specifically was telling this idiot to kill people, which she would never do.) Giving your opinion on a public debate does not open you up to murder charges.

For example, the Discovery Channel gunman said specifically that he was acting on Al Gore's teachings.  That doesn't make Al Gore responsible, even partially.  Gore uses the most extreme rhetoric imaginable when he speaks about global warming.  Essentially, he says that if we don't act, the entire human race will be eliminated.  He insinuates that his opponents know this is true and ignore it so they can personally benefit.  Think of that charge.  "They know millions will die, but they lie about it so they can selfishly have a nicer boat." Is there a more extreme charge? Is there rhetoric that is more dire?

Still, you simply cannot blame him for inspiring the Discovery shooter.  He is 100 percent innocent.  I can't stand Al Gore's opinions or how he presents them, yet, I'm enough of a man to admit that he can't be held responsible for one person of 300,000,000 in this country misinterpreting what he says and turning it into violence.

I simply don't want to win the debate badly enough to stoop that low.

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

Watch the video clip below:

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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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