Journalists are ceding their roles to the SJW mobs and are paying the price

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The first thing you see when you walk into Mercury Studios, home of Blaze Media, is a mural of David and Goliath. It's a battle scene, two stories tall. The Goliath figure, poised to stomp down on David, bears the New York Times logo. David, TheBlaze's red logo for a head, aims a slingshot up at the giant.

Next to the mural are the words "David slew Goliath with five smooth stones."

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Yesterday, USA Today ran an article, "Twitter rips Savannah Guthrie for 'appalling' interview with Nicholas Sandmann on 'Today.'" Well, for one, who cares what Twitter has to say? Isn't that what got us into this whole mess to begin with? Listening to the Twitter mob? Complain about how powerful the Twitter mob is all you want, but it won't stop until we stop giving them power. Yeah, it turns out that giving every single person a megaphone makes it a little hard to hear anything important.

Remember when society wouldn't put up with this kind of bullying behavior. Remember when threats on a person's life were considered unlawful? Remember when hysteria was laughed at? Remember when kids who had tantrums were scolded? Remember when adults had dignity and certainly didn't throw tantrums and make demands?

Journalism is a business, plain and simple. So, like any business, they will do whatever they need to survive. That's why Journalism has become an outrage machine. If places like New York Times and the Washington Post can distract people from the fact that newspapers are outdated and irrelevant, that Joe Rogan is more influential and timely than they are, that their days are numbered, then they will do it anyway they can. Journalism isn't a government institution. There are no requirements to be a journalist. There's no ethics board that will punish a journalist or news network for intentionally spreading lies or doing their job badly. There is no licensing. So of course they feel no real duty to uphold the high-minded principles they claim to cherish.

Journalism is a business, plain and simple. So, like any business, they will do whatever they need to survive.

The job of journalist used to be gatekeeping and filtering. Journalists went through all the information available and chose what was most important. Now, with the internet, with everyone having a camera, with the rise of citizen journalism, the job of journalist is obsolete. We can decide for ourselves what's important. And, in what has become fatal for journalists, we can determine definitively whether or not journalists are telling the truth. It turns out that they've been bluffing us quite a bit. Their whole self-righteous crusade is actually a farce.

We need something else. Something new. It's out there. We just have to do the work ourselves to find it. And we have to wade through all the muck, to suffer through the deafening noise of people shouting their opinions constantly, to break through this darkness and remind the world that life can be better.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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