Glenn responds to the tragedy in Arizona

The nation was shocked this weekend by Jared Lee Loughner’s attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her in critical condition and six people dead, including a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge. Glenn joined the rest of the country in praying for a full recovery for the wounded and for peace and comfort for those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

Glenn said, “My family and I have been praying for the Gifford family. I didn't, I didn't know her really. As you know, I don't follow the individual politicians. And we looked for anytime that we have said anything about her, and the only time we've ever brought her up is I used her as an example of someone with some political courage. I don't agree with her and her policies, but she was someone who came out and spoke her mind against her own party at one point, and I highlighted her as someone who had courage. We pray for her and her family and all those involved.”

Glenn was celebrating his anniversary with his wife on Saturday afternoon when he heard the news of the attack on Giffords. He recalled, “I was actually at Spider-Man when I got word and my wife and I, we were having our anniversary, and I wanted to make the day about my wife because she has put up with so much this year.”

During the show, one of Glenn’s security members turned to him and alerted him that there had been an attack on a Congresswoman. “About halfway through the performance, Matt [a member of Glenn’s security team] who is with me leans over and whispers in my ear, ‘I'm sorry, sir, but I'm told that you need to see this.’ I looked at his screen and all it said was, congresswoman shot in the head. Several may be dead. That's all I knew. I didn't know if it was Michele Bachmann, Nancy Pelosi. I didn't know who it was.”

Glenn had the same immediate reaction that many have in moments of tragedy; he wanted to make sure his family was safe. “I immediately closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and said, ‘Please make sure my children are secure.’ He said, ‘Already done, sir.’ I said, ‘Can you find out who was shot? What happened?’ He said, ‘Yes, sir.’ He got up. The other member of the detail then was now outside the door of the performance and the two of them stood now at the doorway watching me while trying to find out what was going on. My wife said, ‘What's happening? On our anniversary.’ I just squeezed her hand and I said, ‘Nothing, it's all -- everything's okay. Just watch.’ She knew.

Glenn said, “We must, we must look at the examples of Gandhi and Martin Luther King and Jesus Christ who, while everyone wanted violence, they stood against it. While the easy way was violence, they stood against it. They were outspoken. They had fiery words. They turned over the tables of the temple. But they were against violence. And in the end all three of them were killed. All three of them.

They thought, those at the time, that their message would be silenced by violence. Somebody violent thought they could stop them with violence. And in the real end, all three of those men won.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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