The Washington Post's headline on D.C. rally is media malpractice

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We need to have a chat about headlines.

In the pre-internet newspaper days, headlines could afford to be a little more truthful. Not that they always were of course, but the headline itself wasn't the make or break situation we now have online. Now it's all about clickability.

So, The Washington Post had this headline on Tuesday:

"White-supremacist rally cost D.C. at least $2.6 million, preliminary estimate shows."

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Now which is going to get more clicks in this context – white-supremacist? Or Antifa? White-supremacist is the better bet because the average American probably doesn't have a clue what Antifa is. Antifa itself barely knows what it is.

For starters, how can you even call the white-supremacist thing in D.C. on Sunday a "rally"? Several estimates put the attendance at 24. There are home-school pep rallies that attract bigger crowds than that. The Washington Post generously listed the attendance as "fewer than 40 supporters."

Now, this is not a defense of the white-supremacist low-lifes who showed up, but apparently, they were peaceful. It was the hundreds of Antifa members who actually skirmished with police and therefore required a large police presence. Long after the rally was over, Antifa lit smoke bombs and firecrackers, and threw eggs at police. Then they knocked over trash cans and yelled at police to get out of their cars and "meet us in the streets."

The Post article explains that the $2.6 million price tag was for staffing and overtime for D.C.'s 3,900-member police force: "…law enforcement responded with a massive presence to keep the white supremacists physically separated from thousands of counter-protesters."

The misleading part of the headline, is that the bulk of the police effort – and expense – didn't have to focus on the puny racist rally at all.

Okay, I get it, but once you arrived and saw there were only twenty-something white-supremacists, couldn't you have sent a few of those 3,900 officers home and saved yourself a million bucks or so?

$2.6 million is insane for such a non-event. But the reality is, and the misleading part of the headline, is that the bulk of the police effort – and expense – didn't have to focus on the puny racist rally at all. Instead, it had to focus on keeping the anarchist thugs in ninja suits from tearing up the city. There's your headline.

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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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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