Glenn Beck: Baio and Beck

GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK is the phone number, and I have to we were just talking off the air about, I have Michael Bublé’s new CD and it’s fantastic and if you are a long time listener to the program, you know Michael’s been on the program a few times, been on the television show with us, and he’s a great guy. But I want to give him full permission to claim that we have never met. And even if we did meet at one point or we did, you know, we were seen together, he hates my guts because I think I’m poison now for people like Michael Bublé. God bless him. So remember, Michael, you met me he was crazy. He wasn’t even making sense. I just, I just try to play long, just make him go away. Go ahead, I got it, I got it. Between you and me, his new CD is well worth the price. Download it on iTunes or grab it. It’s really, really good.

So now this weekend I get a tweet from somebody who is retweeting something that Scott Baio had written. Somebody was saying something about him and he was like, you know, you shouldn’t follow me because I’m a fan of Glenn Beck. And so I see these tweets going back and forth where they’re starting to bash Scott Baio for saying that he likes me and I’m like, oh, boy. And so I decided to tweet, good job, Scott Baio. And then it got ugly. And so I wanted to get Scott on the phone. Hey, Scott, how are you?

BAIO: Good morning.

GLENN: How are things?

BAIO: Things are, things are well, Glenn. How are you? It’s a pleasure to talk to you.

GLENN: Good talking to you. You know that’s the way usually people start with after they’ve been seen with me or they’ve stuck up for me or something. You’ll say, how are things? And they’ll go, well, you know, things are pretty, you know, things are pretty good.

BAIO: I’m actually just half asleep in my bed. It’s raining here. No, but I watched you. Was it CNN or MSNBC you were on before?

GLENN: Good God almighty it was CNN.

BAIO: I watched you there. So yeah, I’ve been a fan for a while.

GLENN: Did you what is your life like now that you have said that you’re a fan? Because I’ve seen some of the some of the stuff that comes in to me, you know, from death threats, you know, all the way.

BAIO: Right.

GLENN: Did you expect the kind and are you, first of all, are you getting nasty tweets now about you?

BAIO: I get nasty tweets for saying nothing.

GLENN: Who’s like on Twitter, I’m going to take Scott Baio down?

GLENN: I get nasty tweets and I do a show nobody likes. But no, it doesn’t bother me. I’ve been doing this, Glenn, since I’m a little boy and people have been talking bad about me since I’m a little boy. And it’s okay. It’s part of the game that I’m in. And at a certain point, you know how’s your daughter, by the way, Glenn?

GLENN: You know, really good. And I understand we have something in common. You have a daughter of special needs as well.

BAIO: No, I don’t. But we have a our daughter was falsely diagnosed with a metabolic disorder when she was very young, but she’s healthy and fine. And we started a foundation called the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation which deals with metabolic disorders. And anyway, so my life that stuff doesn’t bother me. I speak my mind. I speak my mind at my work and it doesn’t affect me. But what I wanted to tell you is that’s when I knew you were a good guy and it didn’t matter what people said about me in terms of me watching you, when you choked up on television talking about your daughter. And I just thought, oh, man. And I wouldn’t have gotten that until I had my own daughter.

GLENN: Yeah.

BAIO: And I respected you for that and I know a lot of people probably said it was an easy play for you. I don’t think so, to do that on air. But anyway

GLENN: You know, they actually say that I’m acting. Don’t you think

BAIO: That’s what I meant to say.

GLENN: Don’t you think if I’m acting, don’t you think I deserve an Emmy?

BAIO: Yeah, I thought you were really good.

GLENN: Seriously I said the other day, I demand a damn Emmy. Put your money where your mouth is. If I’m acting, then I deserve a damn Emmy.

BAIO: You were really good.

GLENN: No, I want it. I want the Emmy. That’s fantastic. So

BAIO: But anyway, it doesn’t bother me.

GLENN: How long have you been, if I may, how long have you been "Out" as a conservative?

BAIO: Well, my wife, I campaigned for Reagan, for Bush 41, and so as far back you know, I’ve been thinking this way since I can remember. This is how I was raised. This is the neighborhood I grew up in. There’s certain beliefs that I have.

GLENN: Where do you live now?

BAIO: I’m sorry?

GLENN: Where do you live?

BAIO: I live in L.A.

GLENN: Good God almighty, what is wrong with you?

BAIO: Yeah, I know. It’s pretty hairy out here.

GLENN: You ain’t kidding.

BAIO: Where are you, Philly or New York?

GLENN: I’m in New York.

BAIO: I don’t know which is worse. But and somebody said on the Twitter, why am I going against the grain in terms of my beliefs. And I said, I thought I was the grain. I thought the things that I believed in were the things that this country stood for. And there’s very few things that I truly believe in and

GLENN: Hang on just a wait a minute. I’ve got to go back to that. Why would you go against the grain on what you believe in?

BAIO: No, no. They felt that what I believed was against the grain.

GLENN: Yeah, but what difference does the grain make if you believe in something?

BAIO: Well, I don’t know. And my argument was I thought I was the grain.

GLENN: You are.

BAIO: I thought the way that I thought in terms of politics and country

GLENN: Yeah.

BAIO: Were things that I grew up with. I believe in the military. I believe in people doing for themselves, which is what I was taught as a boy. You provide for yourself; don’t look for anybody. I believe in keeping what you make, or most of it. And I believe in killing bad guys.

GLENN: See, that’s the problem. That is the grain of America. But too many people see dismiss those, depending on what their party says they’re for. The parties mean nothing. The candidates mean nothing. It’s the grain. And if the candidate is for the grain, then okay, that’s my guy.

BAIO: Right. And my problem really is with both sides, Glenn, as it is yours. I had a problem with Bush. And I met him, and I agree with a lot of what he did and I disagree with a lot of what he did. But I don’t want people telling me what I and I don’t care which party you belong to, independent, Republican, Democrat, the kook party, it doesn’t matter to me. As long as what you’re telling me is real and it’s the truth and it’s something that I can say, you know what, I agree with this guy on you know, it’s like buying a house. If you can get seven out of the ten things you want in a house, you buy it. And this is what you’re going to get with politicians.

GLENN: Let me make a recommendation. If you’re in Los Angeles, I don’t care if you get eleven out of ten things, don’t buy the house.

BAIO: (Laughing).

GLENN: Scott Baio, the name of your foundation is what again?

BAIO: Bailey Baio Angel Foundation. It’s for children with metabolic disorders, which is a sort of small community, and we’ve had it for about a year or so. And it’s just to bring awareness to metabolic to expanded newborn screening and to people with metabolic disorders. That’s the short of it.

GLENN: Scott, best of luck to you, man. Sorry for the hassle and you’ll learn your lesson. Don’t tweet about me anymore.