Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Glenn Beck

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Glenn Beck

Facebook has been under fire from the right since it was released last week that several former employees claimed that the social media giant was restricting the visibility of conservative news to its users.

Facebook has denied the claim of discrimination and the company came up with a plan to ease the tensions. To make peace with the right, the Californian company invited 16 conservatives to meet Mark Zuckerberg and talk about what the two groups can do better.

Glenn Beck was one of the conservatives that Facebook invited, and in a response to Time Magazine, it shows that the tech/media company really made an impression.

Glenn said this when asked by Time:

“I thought it was great. I thought they were sincere. And as I was leaving, I thought: ‘What company has done that with conservatives?’ Especially a media company.

Right now Target is telling me that my wife or my daughter has to go into a bathroom where there might be a strange man, and I can either like it or shop someplace else. Here’s Facebook, a much larger global corporation, sitting down with conservatives and saying: ‘I think there’s a problem, and one of the problems is you don’t trust us, and we want to work with you to build that trust.’

I haven’t gotten a call from the Washington Post or Google or Twitter or The New York Times ever saying: ‘Let’s sit down with a group of you so we can understand what your thoughts and feelings are and where you’re headed and how we can help.’ I thought it was amazing.”

Glenn Beck was obviously impressed, as were the other conservative guests.

Is this going to mark a change in how the “liberal” media works with and communicates with conservatives and Republicans? Probably not, but it was good to see Facebook make an effort.

What do you think? Is Facebook biased against conservatives? Have you had any personal experiences where Facebook has censored you? Let us know in the comments.

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Glenn Beck

There was a time when Glenn Beck was considered an honest and true voice surrounded by the liberal media.

Glenn Beck had his own Fox News show and opened a lot of people’s eyes to the corruption in politics and became a trusted voice on the right.

Something has happened to Glenn now that he has left Fox News and has his own media network, which includes an Internet show.

This year he has made it very clear he is supporting Ted Cruz and his is vehemently against Donald Trump. Instead of pointing out legitimate issues on why Cruz should be president and why Donald Trump should not. Instead he goes all cheesy and does things like this to mock Donald Trump.

And says things like this to garner support of Ted Cruz.

Glenn Beck has turned a lot of people away this election and has put his reputation on the line. But the question still remains:

Has Glenn Beck become too cheesy for American Politics?

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Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly is the hottest thing on Fox News right now. Not because of her good looks but because of her tenacity and fearless brushes with Donald Trump.

She has come a long way in a short amount of time. She got her first show, America Live, in the early afternoons on Fox starting in 2010 but it only took three years before she had her own prime time show right behind cable behemoth Bill O’Reilly.

Megyn even had a higher ranked show than O’Reilly in August of 2015 when Trump was attacking her. Number one in the country that month.

Now she is looking to what is next. Her contract is up with Fox this summer and an unlikely person decided to write an op-ed for the Washington Post on Monday to offer some advice.

Joe Scarborough, the “republican” with his “Morning Joe” news show on the very left leaning MSNBC. Joe used the example of Glenn Beck to talk to Megyn.

“Beck began gracing the cover of magazines such as Time and Forbes. And soon enough, the man who saw himself as a latter-day version of Walt Disney was raking in tens of millions of dollars a year, was outpacing competitors on multiple media platforms, and, most important for Beck, was controlling a central place in America’s political and cultural zeitgeist.”

Joe went on to say that Glenn Beck was wrong for thinking he had out grown the largest news channel on cable. Joe also said that Glenn “has been largely irrelevant to the 2016 campaign.” He is right.

Glenn Beck may have had some pull in Utah, a state that Cruz won easily, but Beck’s support for Cruz has gone largely unnoticed and has gotten weird at some points. Like when he said that God anointed Ted Cruz.

Glenn Beck posted a response on Medium that largely praised Megyn and wished her success but also offered some advice and took a few shots at Joe in the process.

“Judging by your actions during this campaign cycle Megyn, anyone would be able to see that your principles take precedence over your own interests. This characteristic is more rare in media than the average person can imagine.

There are far worse places you can be. You could do a morning show you don’t own, on a network that no one watches, where your opinion is controlled and dismissed. Imagine how that must feel. Sad.”

Ouch! MSNBC does have remarkably low ratings and consistently falls well below CNN, which falls way below Fox.

So Megyn is faced with a decision. Stay at Fox, become the next Glenn Beck or simply do whatever she wants. Her future is wide open and the fact that two rival media guys are using her story to gain headlines is a reflection of the power and influence that Megyn Kelly has right now.

Do you like Megyn Kelly? What do you think she should do next?

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Glenn Beck

You can’t make this stuff up.

On his program this week, Glenn Beck . . . again, you can’t make this stuff up . . . channeled the voice of God to say, “I just woke the American people up. I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look how close your liberty is to being lost.’”

Beck then went back to his worldly voice to say, “The Constitution is hanging by a thread. That thread has just been cut. And the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist (as president).”

The political personality was referring to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his sudden death.

Without equivocation, Beck was telling his listeners that God took the life of Justice Scalia in order to wake up Americans to vote for Ted Cruz.

Again, you can’t make this stuff up.

Beck took to Facebook to quell the backlash over his statement saying it was “outrageous” to say that he said God killed Scalia to help Cruz.

Glenn Beck went further to explain, “What I did say is ‘perhaps God allowed Scalia to die at this time to wake America up to how close we are to the loss of our freedom.’”

The nuance didn’t help Beck as both Cruz and Beck supporters alike have commented that the statement was “beyond absurd.”

While Beck and Christians around the world believe in “divine providence,” Cruz’s newly religious pronouncements are suspect among evangelical voters.

In the most recent polls, frontrunner Donald Trump holds a large advantage with the evangelical voting base. Last month, Trump received the endorsement of Jerry Fallwell, Jr.

But with Beck’s help, Ted Cruz has continued to shift his strategy to reach Constitution and TEA Party voters and instead has delivered more speeches that sound like sermons rather than policy points to appeal to evangelicals.

Polls show that evangelical voters are no different than other voters in the same age and socioeconomic status. They largely are untrusting of politicians and Washington and call for change in the process.

While a candidate that represents their values is important, they recognize the divide in responsibility between morality and government.

It is the job of elected officials to manage government in line with the Constitution, while it is the job of society, churches, communities and individuals to take responsibility for morality through acts, activism and parenting.

Like other voters, evangelicals want to keep government out of their homes and choose to take personal responsibility for their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

Ted Cruz may not realize that voters . . . evangelical or not . . . want government to get out of the way.

As for Glenn Beck, the radio host could use more bible study.

Galatians 6:5, “For each will have to bear his own load.”

God isn’t doing Ted Cruz any favors; it’s up to Ted Cruz to make his own path and prove to all Americans that he is the right man to lead this nation. From there, Cruz can lead by example and embody the characteristics that will prove him as a proper witness for God.

So far, with his underhanded tactics and lack of integrity that has surrounded his campaign, the senator from Texas is failing to represent the character of Christians.

Christian voters are smart. A candidate can’t hold up a Bible, quote scripture and speak with a pastor’s sway and easily snag their vote. A candidate will be judged on their actions, not just their words.

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Glenn Beck

Commentator and former Fox News host, Glenn Beck is all in for Ted Cruz.

After battling Trump and being forced to apologize to billionaire candidate Donald Trump, Glenn Beck has been on the warpath to promote Trump’s closest competitor, Senator Ted Cruz.

This past weekend, Beck, who has been known for his erratic behavior over the years, told The Hill that he prefers democratic candidate Bernie Sanders over Trump.

That’s not the craziest statement the Beck has made in his career . . . by a longshot.

In 2010, Beck reportedly told his audience that Obama was put in place in a conspiracy to kill 25 million Americans.

A year later, he scared listeners that we’re heading into a “great depression times 100.”

The host caught flack just a month later for comparing Reform Rabbis to “radicalized Islam.”

Beck, who appears much like an evangelist when on the air, has likely shed more tears on television than any other character outside of daytime soap operas, although Barack Obama is giving him a run for his money lately.

With his “sky is falling approach” Beck is traveling side-by-side with presidential contender Ted Cruz to compete against Trump’s celebrity sidekick, Sarah Palin.

Is it working?

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Duck Dynasty

For the fans of the bearded men of Duck Dynasty, there’s a rift brewing the in the family.

Just a few weeks ago, family patriarch Phil Robertson came out strong for Senator Ted Cruz. Phil and Ted even huddled together in a duck blind to shoot an ad for the Canadian-born presidential contender.

The original Duck Commander even told a crowd that the entire Robertson family supported Ted Cruz.

Not so fast.

Yesterday, the brains behind the Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson came out strong for billionaire candidate Donald Trump.

Trump who has gained the trust of the working class in America has been attacked from all angles from the GOP establishment class.

On the other hand, Cruz secured the endorsement of Glenn Beck recently, following Beck’s half-hearted apology for retweeting a fake post saying Trump voted for Obama in 2008.

As for the Robertson family, the duel-endorsement can either be a strategic play for the family to appeal to the two camps, or a genuine feud stemming from Cruz’s supposed evangelical values against Trump’s Washington shakeup machine.

The loser between Phil and Willie may literally have to eat crow.

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