Blunt Force Truth

Emmy-winning game show legend Chuck Woolery joins forces with polymath and serial entrepreneur Mark Young to tackle the toughest issues of the day, without the usual angry white guy banter. Part talk show, part Ted Talk, the show features Chuck and Mark exploring topics one at a time by pulling back the curtain, setting aside the political rhetoric and laying out the truth using science, research and hard facts.

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Is it Time to Break Up the Tech Giants? - Episode 429

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck is joined by Rusty Humphries, as he fills in for Mark. They kick off the show by discussing President Trump's recent trade talks with China and why we continue to attempt to negotiate with their hostile regime. 

They move right into discussing the big tech companies and their ever-growing impact on everyday life. They discuss issues that could arise from breaking up the big tech companies and what it means for our future.  

Chuck and Rusty circle back to discuss the trade talks with China and why we should look to halt all commerce with them. They discuss how the trade talks with China are more complicated than just landing a fair-trade deal. 

They finish up by discussing that today's left is anti-constitution at their core. Chuck also explain why we need to be able to recognize and understand our enemies.  

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54:19:00 5/16/2019

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On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Sharyl Attkisson. Sharyl has spent her career as an author, journalist and TV anchor. Her latest efforts have been focused on investigative journalism and her weekly TV news program Full Measure. 

They start off by discussing censorship by big tech and their relationship to the deep state. They talk about how the deep state plays a large role in the decisions made regarding what the American people can see. Sharyl explains how she has dealt with the big media companies skewing the truth. 

Chuck and Mark continue by asking Sharyl about her current suit against the FBI for hacking into her personal computer without a warrant. She explains where the case is currently and the issues that she has run into with the case. Sharyl also explain why her case is a precedent-setting case.  

They finish up by talking about media bias and how the American people do not look deeper into the news. They discuss how there are good reporters at many of the major news outlets and how important it is to find the reporters you can trust.  

More about Sharyl Attkisson: 

Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is author of two New York Times best sellers: "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote," and "Stonewalled." She is host of the Sunday morning national TV news program, Sinclair's "Full Measure," which focuses on investigative and accountability reporting.  

For thirty years, Attkisson was a correspondent and anchor at CBS News, PBS, CNN and in local news.  

In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on "The Business of Congress," which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen. She received two other Emmy nominations in 2013 for "Benghazi: Dying for Security" and "Green Energy Going Red." Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team's entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: "Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors." 

In September 2012, Attkisson received the Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the "Gunwalker: Fast and Furious" story.  

Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.  

Attkisson is one of the few journalists to have flown in a B-52 on a combat mission (over Kosovo) and in an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol flight. She is a fourth degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. 

Previously, Attkisson hosted a medical news magazine on PBS called "HealthWeek," anchored for CNN, and reported at several local news stations. She is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Journalism and Communications. 

Connect with Sharyl Attkisson: 

Website(s): Fullmeasure.news & sharylattkisson.com 

Twitter(s): @SharylAttkisson & @FullMeasureNews 

Facebook: @SharylAttkissonpublic 

To donate to Sharyl's legal battle: 

https://www.gofundme.com/sharyl-attkisson-4th-am-litigation 

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58:40:00 5/13/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark kick off the show by talking about the Mueller report. They discuss how Jerry Nadler helped create the law that prevents an Attorney General from releasing an unredacted special council report. 

They continue to discuss some of the latest claims by the left on what they believe is offensive. Chuck and Mark discuss how the left continues to change the language and pander to the few. Also, they discuss how issues like homeless people taking over neighborhoods and how the left will fight for them until they move into their neighborhoods. 

Chuck and Mark finish up today's show by discussing the Democrats' continued call for impeaching President Trump and their hatred for him. They discuss Tom Arnold's radical comments about President Trump and other comments from those in Hollywood.   

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01:00:29 5/9/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Professor Adam Winkler to continue their exploration of the United States Constitution. Today they cover the 4th-8th Amendments. 

They start off discussing the protections and limitations granted to citizen by the 4th Amendment. Professor Winkler explains the protections an individual has during a run-in with law enforcement. He also explains how the Fourth Amendment relates to personal privacy. 

Chuck and Mark move to discussing the Fifth Amendment and its two main protections for individual's rights. Professor Winkler explains what a grand jury can do, the two main protections of the Fifth Amendment, and the difference of an inditement and charges. 

Their conversation moves into Sixth Amendment and the protections it grants to criminal defendants. Professor Winkler explains each of the protections provided by the Sixth Amendment, and they discuss how it plays into the Mueller Investigation. 

They wrap-up with a quick exploration of the Eighth Amendment. They discuss how the Eighth Amendment has become very popular as of late and is a focus of those pushing for criminal justice reform. 

To read the Constitution, visit TheConstitutionCenter.org

More about Professor Winkler: 

Professor Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and history. He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (2011). 

His scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate free speech rights. His popular writing has been featured in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Atlantic, Slate,
SCOTUSblog, and Daily Beast. 

He is a frequent commentator about legal issues and has appeared on Face the Nation, CNN, NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN, Newshour, ABC News, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Marketplace. He also served as
co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2nd Edition). 

Connect with
Professor Winkler: 

Twitter: @adamwinkler

Website: https://law.ucla.edu/news-and-events/in-the-news/2018/02/we-the-corporations-by-adam-winkler/ 

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01:15:30 5/6/2019

 On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark kick off by talking about the identity politics and victimhood narratives being used by the left. Mark has Chuck take a quiz to find out his intersectionality.  

They continue their discussion about the failures of socialism in Venezuela and other places in the world. They talk about how the left villainizes capitalism and ignores the destruction caused by socialism. Their discussion circles back to the left's narrative of everyone being oppressed. 

Chuck and Mark move into discussing some of the promises that have been made by the Democrats running for president in 2020. They specifically discuss the impact of socialized medicine and how we can fix our current system. They explain why we need to get government completely out of health care and convince the medical field to embrace technology. 

Their conversation wraps up with the health insurance industry and the pharmaceutical companies, and why the left has villainized them. They explain how Congress could resolve many issues in a short amount of time but refuse to do so. 

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00:58:26 5/2/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Chris Jones. Chris was a producer for the recently released Unplanned movie. He has been part of numerous other influential and successful independent films. 

Chuck and Mark find out more about how Unplanned is currently doing. They discuss how the film was able to gain support and raise funding among liberal Hollywood. Chris explains the role that Abbie Johnson played it gaining support for the film. 

They hear from Chris about the impact that the movie has had on people and how people have reached out to him about how the film changed their views. He explains how the liberal media and much of the left has ignored all request to discuss the film.  

They finish up with how the left does not support free thinking when it comes to abortion and do not like when their worldviews are challenged. Chris explains why the film has been so successful despite the liberal media's refusal to discuss the film.  

More about Chris Jones: 

Chris Jones is Head of Development at Believe Entertainment. He spent three years with Pure Flix Entertainment (GOD'S NOT DEAD), where he Line Produced three feature films and performed additional duties including development, music licensing, post-production integration, marketing and distribution. After leaving Pure Flix, Chris produced the multiple-award-winning faith-based film RECONCILIATION (2011). Chris was the Line Producer for the Sean Austin film AMAZING LOVE, Production Manager for the Sony comedy MOMS' NIGHT OUT and Line Producer for AUDACITY and FAITH OF OUR FATHERS. Chris worked accounting on Warner Brothers movies, including THE LUCKY ONE, and was second assistant accountant on THE GANGSTER SQUAD and PROJECT X reshoots. Chris graduated from the University of California Riverside with a degree in Film and Visual Media. 

Connect with Chrisand the Unplanned Movie

Twitter: @UnplannedMovie 

Instagram: @UnplannedMovie 

SnapChat: @UnplannedMovie 

Facebook: @UnplannedMovie 

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00:41:20 4/29/2019

 On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark cover the ongoing obsession with the Mueller report, the recent Easter attacks and much more.  

First, they discuss the Mueller report and the Democrats' unwillingness to let go of the collusion narrative. They talk about how the liberal media has decided that Mueller did not have the right mindset during the investigation. 

They move on to the New Green Deal, and Mark explains why it is the left's World War III. They discuss how the left continues to use the New Green Deal to take away more of our freedoms and as a weapon to hinder other aspects of President Trump's life. 

Their conversation shifts into talking about the attacks on Christians and conservatives. Mark shares some of the top Democrats' charity donations and how they compare to most conservatives. They also discuss a bit about the recent Sri Lanka bombings. 

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01:03:29 4/25/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark discuss the latest headlines in the news. They spend time talking about the Mueller Report and the media's unwillingness to let it go.

They consider how the Mueller report has taken a major talking point away from the Democratic candidates. They explain how the Democrats are grabbing on to anything they can in order to gain traction for the 2020 election.

They also discuss how President Trump's accomplishments have the Democrats in a panic. However, the Democrats continue to create problems to run campaigns on, and the Green New Deal is a perfect example of it.

Chuck and Mark finish up by discussing how the running points for the Democrats in 2020 focus on expanding government control and moving our nation away from the Constitution.  

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01:10:32 4/22/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark have plenty of other stories to cover. They share their thoughts on the Notre Dame fire and speculate what the cause could have been.

Chuck and Mark continue to discuss how the left is pushing socialism while defending large amounts of accumulated wealth. They discuss the hypocrisy from Bernie and the other 2020 Democratic Candidates. 

They continue by talking about President Trump's comments on sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities. Chuck and Mark discuss a few possibilities that follow the premise of President Trump's idea.

They finish up with the college admissions scandal and how privilege factored into it, with society putting Hollywood stars on a pedestal. 

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00:57:02 4/18/2019

 On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by Pete Hegseth. Pete is the co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend and the host of the documentary Battle in the Holy City. Pete joins us to talk about current politics and his push for a Convention of the States. 

They start by discussing the rhetoric of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 and their constant attacks on our founding principles. Pete explains how our individual values are under attack in the left's goal of expanding power.  

Chuck and Mark hear more about Pete's background and his service with our military. Pete shares about his deployment to Afghanistan and his continued involvements with the military. He also shares what led up to landing a job with Fox News. 

They also explore problems with our public education system. Chuck, Mark and Pete discuss the core curriculum being taught in our public schools and the similar issues seen in the private institutes. They explain how understanding the goals of the left is critical to stopping the spread of progressivism. 

They ?nish up by discussing Pete's push for a Convention of States. He explains what it would entail and the safeguards that would protect our Constitution. They also discuss why the left is against the movement and how it will weaken the welfare state created over 90 years ago.  

More about Pete Hegseth: 

Pete Hegseth is co-host of FOX & FRIENDS WEEKEND and a frequent guest co-host for the weekday edition of FOX & FRIENDS - the highest rated cable morning show in America. He is also a FOX NEWS Senior Political Analyst, providing analysis and commentary across all FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS programs. Pete Hegseth is also the author of the highly-acclaimed book, In
the Arena
, which was published by Threshold Editions of Simon & Schuster in May of 2016. 

Pete is an Army veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was also a guard at Guantanamo Bay. He holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman's Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, Captain Hegseth deployed to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard where he was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Before that, First Lieutenant Hegseth deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 tour, serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006. A year before that, Second Lieutenant Hegseth served in Guantanamo Bay (JTF-GTMO) with his New Jersey Army National Guard unit from 2004-2005. Pete was recently promoted to the rank of Major and is currently in the Individual Ready Reserve. 

Pete is the former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America (2012-2015), where he built the largest conservative veterans advocacy organization in America and led the charge for real reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Before that, Pete was the Executive Director of Vets for Freedom (2007-2010), leading the "ground truth" charge for success on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association. 

Pete graduated from Princeton University in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Politics. While at Princeton, Pete was also a member of the varsity basketball team, an Army ROTC cadet, and the publisher of the campus conservative publication -The Princeton Tory. A decade later, Pete
completed a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, graduating in 2013. 

Connect with Pete Hegseth: 

Twitter: @PeteHegseth 

Instagram: @PeteHegseth 

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01:08:17 4/15/2019

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck is joined by guest host Rusty Humphries, filling in for Mark Young. Chuck and Rusty talk some politics, but they also chat about some of Chuck's stories from Hollywood. 

Chuck and Rusty cover the recent development at our southern border and some of the solutions proposed by politicians. They talk about the Democrats' ideas about the handling of immigrants at the border and the media's bias towards our immigration crisis.

Their conversation quickly moves toward Chuck's time in Hollywood and how he dealt with the liberal politics so prevalent there. Chuck shares a few of his stories of meeting some Hollywood greats, including Lucille Ball and Steve McQueen.

Chuck and Rusty also take some of the questions and comments from those watching the live stream of the show.

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01:01:30 4/11/2019

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