Kyler Murray's Heisman tarnished by hit piece highlighting a tweet — from when he was 14

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Phony self-righteousness. That's why so many Americans can't stand mainstream media. There was another textbook example of this over the weekend aimed at Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray.

On Saturday, Murray, who plays quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the Heisman as the best college football player in the country. It was a momentous honor and an unforgettable night for the 21-year-old. But then came Sunday morning's fallout. A hit piece by Scott Gleeson in USA Today. Gleeson's crack reporting dug deep into Kyler Murray's shady past… on Twitter. Gleeson uncovered the absolutely shocking, completely unheard-of truth that fourteen-year-olds say immature things when they're bantering with their friends. It's almost too appalling to imagine – Murray, when he was fourteen and fifteen, tweeted his friends and used an anti-gay slur.

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So then yesterday, Murray had to issue an apology for something he said seven years ago when he was in junior high. Seriously, if the media wants to continue this witch hunt, it will never end because I don't know anyone who doesn't have something stupid and embarrassing lurking in their junior high past.

Now, there's a cautionary tale here about kids using social media. Basically, it's a terrible idea with no upside in the current culture. But setting that aside for a separate debate, who wants their worst moments from when they were teenagers paraded through the media and used as a litmus test for who you are as an adult? It's an insane and dangerous path that the media is treading.

The Leftist media doesn't believe in a person's ability to mature and change over time, unless of course the change is from one sex to another.

The Leftist media doesn't believe in a person's ability to mature and change over time, unless of course the change is from one sex to another. Then it's perfectly acceptable.

This kind of "reporting" is not journalism. It's some kind of virtue-signaling charade, a cruel game of "gotcha," with no actual upside for whatever agenda they're peddling. You know, kind of like something a fourteen-year-old might do.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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