Stu Blog: Someone on the right attacks Glenn Beck! Panic!

MSNBC is able to fill its programming schedule for another day because a supposed conservative said something negative about Glenn Beck.  This time, it's someone named Peter Wehner.  (Quick note: when you're linking to Media Matters, you're not conservative.)  His column is the same yawn-inducing nonsense spouted by a couple of people at The Weekly Standard and several liberal authors that Wehner and others apparently believe are obscure enough to rip off.  The fact that they are correct about that obscurity doesn't make it any better.  We've spent endless time in Fusion Magazine and on TV and radio showing how disingenuous their arguments are, so I will not rehash them again here.

But, the complaint from Wehner is particularly amusing for a couple of reasons.  First of all, it's not news.  This same guy, wrote roughly the same story about Glenn in September 2009.  In 2011, he's saying Glenn is "dangerous" to conservatism.  In 2009, he was saying Glenn was "harmful" to conservatism.   In 2011, Glenn is about to "blow apart professionally."  In 2009, Glenn would "soon flame out."

But Wehner's lack of creativity gives us the rare opportunity to measure the value of his rhetoric.  He wrote his last story about how bad Glenn Beck was for Republicans about 17 months ago.  If I may paraphrase another figure on the right that the establishment theorized was dangerous--

Hey GOP--are you better off today, than you were 17 months ago?

Are you better off today, than you were 63 House seats ago?

Are you better off today, than you were 6 Senate seats ago?

Glenn isn't a registered Republican.  He doesn't define success by how many seats Republicans hold.  But, for those who do--how can you argue that Glenn's rise in visibility over the past couple of years has been bad for you?  I guess it's the same people who were angry about Rush Limbaugh's hand in ushering in the first Republican controlled Congress in approximately three trillion years.

And, a quick question to any media member who might actually be trying to understand this minor phenomenon, and not just write another attack piece:  Who was criticizing who first?  Is it really a story of Glenn getting super-ultra-crazy all of the sudden?  Or is it a story of a bunch of beltway Republicans, many of which have been unsuccessfully requesting meetings with Glenn for years, finally getting frustrated with his refusal to play ball and toe the party line?

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or find the full podcast with Jordan Peterson here:

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck explain what this means for prices and for our economy.

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