Don't revel in their hypocrisy

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Asia Argento continues to be our latest guide through the cultural house of mirrors. New evidence has been emerging throughout the internet realm seeming to confirm actor Jimmy Bennett's accusations that, in 2013, Argento assaulted him.

He was 17 at the time. She was 37. The New York times released a report claiming that Argento paid Bennet $380,000 in hush money, mere months after she went public with accusations against Harvey Weinstein.

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Most recently, we learned that Argento first worked with Bennet when he was 7 years old, during filming of "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things." To make matters worse, Bennet's character was the son of Argento's character in the movie. For some reason, the two became close with one another. On social media, Argento affectionately called Bennet "son," among other things.

In an eerie yet powerful sign of the times we live in, the lead up to Argento's alleged sexual assault are right there on social media. Based on their posts back and forth, we can see the timeline that led to their winding up alone together in a hotel room in California.

On Instagram, the day of the assault, Argento wrote: "Waiting for my long lost son my love @jimmymbennett in trepidation #Marinadelrey smoking cigarettes like there was no next week."

Bennett responded, "I'm almost there! :)"

Later that day, Argento posted a blurry photo of the two of them together, with the caption, "happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox."

Another photo features Argento draped around Bennet's neck, with the caption "My son my love until I will live."

Of course, none of this negates the repugnant actions of Harvey Weinstein. I shouldn't even have to say that, but, as I'm sure you've noticed, lately it's important to be very careful with your words. But the allegations certainly reveal a disturbing twist in the entire #MeToo movement. At this point, we just expect the Left to ignore the double standards and make some snobby, postmodern excuse about "toxic masculinity" and "rape culture." To be fair, those are increasingly reasonable assumptions. But perhaps the better route is to let this thing unfold. To trust in the goodness of justice.

Perhaps the better route is to let this thing unfold. To trust in the goodness of justice.

I've thought about this back-and-forth routine. I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution. I sat down and let the words come out, and the result is my upcoming book Addiction to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country.

Chapters 7 & 8 deal with many of the issues boiling under controversies like the one we're seeing with Asia Argento. A few lines in particular stand out:

We can do this. We just need to learn to accept and love ourselves and each other for the very real, very human people we all are.

We must once again return to reason, and what matters is the integrity of the thought, and not the personality.

We can't go on like this. We can't. This country will not survive as the world's great democracy if we don't learn how to work together again and tell the truth.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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