Ben Shapiro on Justice Kennedy’s retirement: ‘Media is going to play this as the end of the world’

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on July 31 of this year, a move that is already being called "every Republican's dream scenario for Trump" by the media, as Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the Supreme Court.

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Kennedy has recently helped give conservatives wins on several Supreme Court Cases, including the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, the case of a florist who refused to provide arrangements for a gay wedding, and the ruling that public sector unions can't force employees to pay dues.Kennedy's departure creates an opportunity for President Donald Trump's chosen replacement to potentially shift the balance of power on the court … and in the country. Democrats have already gone into a panic, expressing concerns that this retirement will mean the end of Roe v. Wade, which Kennedy upheld in 1992.

Anger, right now, is seen as a form of authenticity. If you're not angry, then it means that you're not authentic. That's a dangerous place to be. ~ Ben Shapiro

On today's show, Ben Shapiro joined Glenn Beck to discuss Kennedy's retirement and what it could mean for the future, particularly at a time when our country is already politically polarized.

"It could get really, really scary," said Shapiro. "As the stakes rise politically, the ire rises and the violence rises. I think the possibility of political violence was already high. The fact now that everything is so polarized, and the fact that Trump is going to get another Supreme court pick, and the media is going to play this as the end of the world, it could get really bad really quickly."

"The chances that the country continues to polarize are extremely high, right now," he continued. "Both parties seem to have been hijacked by the people who are the angriest. And anger, right now, is seen as a form of authenticity. If you're not angry, then it means that you're not authentic. That's a dangerous place to be."

Watch the clip below to hear more of the conversation.

Ben Shapiro on Justice Kennedy's retirement

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on July 31 of this year, a move that is already being called every Republican's dream scenario for Trump by the media, as Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the Supreme Court.

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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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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