NY Daily News announces massive layoffs but Gov. Cuomo's response is the real story

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Yesterday, the New York Daily News announced it is laying off 50 percent of its editorial staff. Tronc, the company that owns the Daily News, says it is "fundamentally restructuring" the newspaper, which has been around since 1919. The Daily News has reportedly lost $90 million over the last three years, so, like newspapers all over the country have had to do, it is refocusing its resources on digital media to try to survive.

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Knowing this is the harsh reality of the media business, why did New York Governor Andrew Cuomo release this strange statement yesterday, shortly after the Daily News layoffs were announced? It reads in part:

These layoffs were made without notifying the State or asking for assistance… I urge Tronc to reconsider this drastic move and stand ready to work with them to avert this disaster. I understand that large corporations often only see profit and dividends as a bottom line. But in New York, we also calculate loss of an important institution, loss of jobs, and the impact on the families affected. I hope Tronc does the same and recalculates its decision. New York State stands ready to help.

Really? The "State" is "ready to help"? Cuomo seems a little too much like a circling shark here. Could he be thinking about a plan like the one New Jersey's legislature passed last month? The "Civic Information Consortium" bill established a "nonprofit" organization with the main purpose of supporting local news.

It's like the ultimate Progressive utopian dream. The idea would be hilarious if it wasn't so scary.

New Jersey funded it with $5 million in taxpayer money and the nonprofit will operate in conjunction with five different public universities in New Jersey. Did you catch that equation? A government-funded news organization to be coordinated by select public universities. It's like the ultimate Progressive utopian dream. The idea would be hilarious if it wasn't so scary.

In his statement, Governor Cuomo says he understands the value of a "robust free press." But, as their neighbors in New Jersey are about to find out, a government-funded press will certainly not be robust and definitely no longer free.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.



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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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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