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.'"

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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