Every morning, Glenn Beck meets with his producers to discuss the big news of the day in preparation for his radio and television shows, and it's filmed so fans can get a personal look at what goes into the making of the network. But today, there was something a little extra special - and a lesson on why TheBlaze has become a staple in the lives of millions of people across the country.
At the end of the meeting, Joel Cheatwood, President and CCO of TheBlaze, told Glenn about a story from the BBC where former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson claimed that Russia had reached out to China with a plan to escalate the 2008 financial crisis by selling off shared of Fannie and Freddie. Sounds like a pretty big deal, especially with the escalation of tension between Russia and the United States. The only catch? For The Record reported on that story...all the way back in September.
Watch the moment unfold:
The lesson? You can read TheBlaze and watch For The Record - or you can be surprised with the rest of the world six months later.
Programming Note: Back in September of 2013, For The Record looked at the possibility that countries hostile to the U.S., including China and Russia, may have artificially driven up the price of oil and intentionally crashed the stocks of some financial institutions to throw the American economy into chaos prior to the 2008 economic crisis. Subscribers to TheBlaze TV can watch "For The Record: Unrestricted Warfare" now for more on China and Russia's history of economic warfare.