The terrifying culture of NBC News

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You stroll through the massive steel gates, and a pale sunken man greets you. "Welcome, welcome," he says, "to the bowels of NBC." Then he cackles in an evil way, as though he knows you'll believe him. You shiver as you watch the man scowl at his fingers, smacking and pecking at shrivels of food, unbothered by the petrifying heat and the stench of rotten eggs. "We are the safe space of media," he grunts.

He belches, then waves his hand, beckoning you to follow, then limps along a shack of a hallway, lights strobing above, frames slanting with broken glass on the walls. Along the floor writhe pale, groaning beggars, soliciting you for some kind of perverted game. "Enter the void," one mutters, then lances toward you, and when you shove it away, it shivers with an unsettling pleasure to its rictus-stiffened body.

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You were sent here to investigate the recent claims by an internal NBC investigation, led by NBC Universal's general counsel, Kimberley Harris, and an all-female investigative team determined that there is currently "no culture of harassment in its news division."

Suddenly, giant, growling lizards drool out of the walls, then an announcement rattles out of the feedback of the speakers:

"NBC Universal's investigation was thorough, objective and conducted at the corporate level, outside the News division. The NBC spokeswoman Hilary Smith said so."

The speakers shake as the volume increases and the announcement repeats faster and faster, so loud that your eardrums begin to bleed, until they explode, sending shrapnel in every direction, as bats and ghouls cackle out toward you. You leap backward, landing on a barbed-wire keg of lava and gunpowder. Before you can process it, the tiny "click" happens, then you're sent flying toward the black clouds that hover in place of a ceiling. Eventually, you land. Broken, as dark shadows blink and stare.

You try to lift yourself, but it's so painful. Your leg. Oh, your leg. The bone. You can see the bone jutting out like some kind of calcified chopstick. It's snapped like a toothpick. You try to move, but each time you turn, the pain is so intense that your vision whirls into dark. After a few minutes, you pass out. Then wake up. It smells like rancid milk. "I have to escape," you mutter aloud, teeth gritted in pain. Suddenly. A hush settles over the dank hallway. The roaches and scorpions rush into their grovels.

"Oh no," you mutter, unsure of what comes next, only knowing that's it's terror—sheer terror. Then, in a flash of blinding light, a wall of fire rushes toward you, flanked by 10,000 ghosts that look exactly like Matt Lauer—"LEAVE MY HOLY DWELLING HOLE YE INVADERS." The spirits shriek the phrase on repeat, shifting between octaves, like a Thin Lizzy guitar solo, only not as awesome.

You panic. Is this the end? Will I die in this haunted place. You look down. Your leg. You grit your teeth, you clench your fists, you clench your fists so hard that the nails dig into your palms and trickles of blood sputter down. But you fight. You see the Matt Lauer ghosts' lustful drooling and their groping hands, and the way they say, "ENTER MY OFFICE!"

"NO!" you scream, "You'll never capture me, I know your trick, you'll just lock me in."

After the Lauer ghosts and the nicely-suited goblins chase you down a hall of fog and shrieks and hands that dart out from the walls trying to grab you, you're somehow able to claw your way through spider webs and claw and claw. You pound on the stone hinge of door until it creaks open and you fall, your leg in three pieces, then slide into an alligator-infested swamp.

God only knows how, but you fight off the starving predators, then climb through a maze of poisonous vines, then eventually—months or years later—stumble out onto Manhattan sidewalk. Coughing. Broken. Skinny, more beard than body. "Hmmm," you say aloud, "So that's what they mean by 'mainstream media.'"

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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