'Shield of Love' or plain old socialist propaganda?

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"Shield of love" sounds like it could have been a pop hit by Neil Diamond, or the BeeGees or something. Instead, a "shield of love" is what Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says protected him from an assassination attempt over the weekend. It must've been a shield of something protecting him, because it sure wasn't the hundreds of soldiers assembled at his speech. Video of the incident shows the soldiers scattering like kids fleeing a cooties shot on the playground.

Maduro was in the middle of a live televised speech when an apparent explosion caused a panic in the crowd. In the footage, you can see Maduro's wife, standing on his right, cringing and looking frightened. Then the live video feed cut to a close-up of soldiers, then a high-angle shot of the soldiers scrambling for cover.

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Three hours later, Maduro was back on TV, having already uncovered a supposed conspiracy. Dictators are very fast detectives you know. He says two drones were carrying explosives intended for him, but that a "shield of love" protected him. He says the drones are the work of far-right extremists and dissidents living in Colombia and in Florida. He specifically blamed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. But Santos' office replied:

It is already the custom of the Venezuelan leader to permanently blame Colombia for any type of situation.

A group of dissident soldiers that call themselves "Soldiers in T-Shirts" claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, saying army snipers shot the drones loaded with C4 before they could reach the president's platform. But some residents near the site of Maduro's speech say the explosion was caused by a gas explosion at an apartment building.

Critics of Venezuela aren't buying Maduro's version of events. They say it's just a convenient excuse to round up army deserters and a way to distract the public from the country's struggle with severe food and medicine shortages.

No details or further evidence was provided because… socialism!

A Venezuela expert at the Washington Office on Latin America told The Washington Post that it's hard to imagine Maduro's government doesn't have footage of the drones if that is actually what happened. He says, "…if the government or someone else does not put out some footage of these drones or the explosions, it should be considered highly suspect."

The Venezuelan government says it has arrested "six terrorists," connected with the blast. No details or further evidence was provided because… socialism!

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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