FACT CHECK THIS: If you think Big Tech is out of control now, just wait

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We've heard a lot of talk lately about the goals of Big Tech and the mainstream media. The Hunter Biden laptop story is a prime example. The majority of the media refused to report on it, and any outlet that actually reported on it — like the New York Post — was shut down by both Facebook and Twitter.

I am under attack daily. I have employees who have to devote almost their entire workday responding to and appealing efforts by social media to censor our posts. Case in point, Facebook tried to shut down our story that Joe Biden's ancestors were slave owners.

They used a fact-check to insist our story was false based on the actual fact Joe Biden's great grandfather didn't own slaves and that none of his ancestors fought for the Confederacy. Well guess what? We never said any of that!

What we did say was that Biden's great great great grandfather owned slaves and that they were passed down to his great great grandfather. We provided evidence that this was true, including federal and local documents from the time. One of the most respected genealogy firms in the country compiled the report. And we never said any of Biden's family fought for the Confederacy.

It's clear the fact-checkers didn't listen to what I actually said, nor did they read either the article from my website or the genealogy report. Instead, they labeled our story false based on the headline they saw and claims that other websites had made. This is fact-checking?

They eventually lifted their judgement after we pointed this out. They even made the following correction to the fact-check, verifying that our reporting was true:

Update: There are documents supporting the claim that one of Biden's 16 great-great-great-grandfathers, who was born in 1776 on the paternal side of his family tree, owned slaves, and one of those slaves was inherited by a great-great-grandfather when he was a child. Details can be found below.

I'm lucky enough to have staff who can monitor these things and respond as they happen, but how many smaller sites just don't have such resources? How many true stories are getting shut down and censored and nothing is ever being done about it? How much legitimate information out there have we missed due to this flawed fact-checking system?

It's not you're innocent until proven guilty. They've flipped the standard.

The way this game works is the fact-checkers declare guilt, the information is shut down, and the burden is on you to prove your innocence — if you can. It's not you're innocent until proven guilty. They've flipped the standard.

There are multiple "fact-checkers" out there these days, and both Silicon Valley and the mainstream media run to them to be judge, jury and executioner on what they deem "false information." One of them is NewsGuard, which recently listed 40 Facebook pages as "super-spreaders" of election misinformation.

And wouldn't you know, of course I'm on the list. This is the example they provided:

Oct. 10, 2020, post with a link to an article on Beck's website falsely claiming that "members of the Obama Administration and State Department wrote the playbook for Color Revolution in the streets" and that the Democrats' plan to overthrow the government "culminates on November 3rd."

In essence, this is exactly like the Joe Biden ancestor slave holder fact-check. They read a headline, cherry-pick a line or two they don't like — without fully reading nor listening to what was actually said — and then declare the whole thing false.

Literally everything that was said in that show was taken directly from members of the Obama Administration, Democrats and other people on both the left and right — in their own words. I then provided commentary on what all this could mean. Since when is pointing out facts — facts that are clearly sourced — and discussing what it all could mean now out of bounds? How is it "misinformation" to reveal what someone has said or done?

If that's the standard, how is it possible to warn anyone about anything? My job — from the very beginning — has been to point out the warning signs and connect the dots so that we can all be prepared for every possible outcome. My audience knows this. It's how you all knew the 2008 financial crisis was coming. It's how you knew the word "Caliphate" long before ISIS.

Let's look at NewsGuard's little example for a second. Here is their first quote they pulled out as "false":

Members of the Obama Administration and State Department wrote the playbook for Color Revolution in the streets.

Now again, the "fact-checkers" never said how this is false... the burden is on you to prove your innocence. But here's the problem... I've already done that! All you have to do is actually watch the show. This isn't my claim. Obama's Ambassador to Russia — Michael McFaul — literally wrote an academic paper on Color Revolutions and the steps needed to be successful. He called them the 7 Pillars.

In McFaul's own words (he wasn't your typical diplomat), this is what he said his specialty was:

Most of the specialists on Russia are diplomats, specialists in security, arms control. Or Russian culture. I'm neither. I can't quote Pushkin by heart. I'M AN EXPERT ON DEMOCRACY, ANTI-DICTATORIAL MOVEMENTS, REVOLUTIONS.

Kind of an odd thing to admit as an Ambassador in Eastern Europe while Color Revolutions were breaking out all over the world.

Again. All of this is sourced in detail. They wrote and said these things, not me.

In the show, if they would have watched it, they would have seen me go through each of the Color Revolution pillars. I showed you how all of that was happening. In very particular, the pillars reference organized oppositions ready to hit the streets during an election. This goes to the fact-checkers' second "false" claim that all of this "culminates on November 3rd."

All I'm doing is pointing out what they have said, what they have planned for, and the rules that they have played by in the past.

What have they planned for? I've been talking about their little wargame based on the report written by the Transition Integrity Project for weeks. Even the Washington Post has written about this for crying out loud. The wargame specifically mentions using street activists — that they admit will probably turn violent — on November 3rd.

The group that did the event — Fight Back Table — made it clear what would happen:

Occupy sh*t, hold space, and shut things down, not just on Election Day but for weeks.

I did not say these things... they did!

There are multiple left-wing groups organizing for street protests on November 3rd. Obama's Organizing For Action is heavily involved with a group called Indivisible who is right now planning over 200 protests on election day all across the country.

Groups like the Action Network have been helping. They were inspired by Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street was inspired by the Arab Spring. Keep that in mind as the founder of the Action Network recently said this:

In some ways, we've just been road testing everything for two years, building up to this moment.

Again, I sound like a broken record here, but... I did not say these things. THEY DID!

I hope none of this happens, but we need to know these things so we're not caught off guard.

These are the rules they play by. Color Revolution is their specialty. It's their inspiration. Now they're organizing for election day. I said during my show that I hope none of this happens, but we need to know these things so we're not caught off guard if it does. It's the same reason I was warning about Osama Bin Laden before 9/11, the same reason I warned about the financial crisis before 2008, and the same reason I warned about the Caliphate before ISIS. I hoped none of them would happen but I wanted everyone to be prepared if it did.

If Big Tech has its way, if the "fact-checkers" can label things like this as "fake news" or "misleading," if we can't take people's own actions, words and plans at face value, inform about it and provide commentary on what people might need to be prepared for... we're screwed.

I have probably the most transparent show in the country. I provide all documentation for everything I do. I use the source material in every show. It's all right there. All the fact-checkers have to do is simply look at it.

This is what we're up against and it's only going to get worse. If Joe Biden wins on Tuesday, they're going to turn the dial up until we all melt.

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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