Rhetoric? Rendell lashes out: 'simpletons!'

Glenn played some schocking audio on radio today of Governor Rendell losing his cool during a “60 Minutes” interview. In the interview, Gov. Rendell accused the interviews for being idiots for not getting his reasoning for bringing gambling to Pennsylvania. The radio crew analyzed the video, and Pat and Stu got into a disagreement over Rendell’s argument.

You can see the Rendell video here on The Blaze.

In the video, Rendell said, “They’re not losing their paychecks because Pennsylvania instituted gaming. Those people were losing their paychecks in Atlantic City, in Delaware at the racetracks or in West Virginia.” Rendell added, “Well, if they’re going to lose it anyway, let’s get the upside.”

The interview degenerated quickly, and by the end Rendell was gritting his teeth, chopping his hands through the air, and calling the interviewers “idiots” for not agreeing with him.

While no one agreed with the way Rendell conducted himself, Stu and Pat came down on different sides of the argument.

Pat argued, “He gritted his teeth over people losing their fortunes and their livelihood in Pennsylvania because they're going to lose it anyway in Delaware or New Jersey.  And my point was you don't ‑‑ freedom is not providing more ways for people to lose their fortunes and their livelihoods and destroy their lives.  That's not what freedom is.  The government's job and responsibility is not to provide more vice for you and feed off people's weaknesses.  The government should stay out of it.  Here's the government trying to get into it.”

Stu, on the other hand, felt, “The bottom line is people should be able to lose their money on whatever they want.  If he goes in and instead spends it on clothing or movies or alcohol, that's okay?” He added, “You do give him freedom to do what he wants with his money.”

Glenn attempted to reach a bit of a compromise, saying, “It is not the federal government's job to do anything.  And it is up to the individual states and municipalities to make their own decisions and have this very debate on a local scale.  Not a national scale because the government, if the government ever bans anything nationally, I think you've got a ‑‑ I think you have a problem.”

Glenn also felt that the Rendell audio tied into a bit of history he was going to be talking about on TV. He said, “Where did this begin?  Where did this begin?  Edward Bernays, he is the father of propaganda.  He started propaganda here in the United States under the Wilson administration.  It got a bad name as propaganda, so he started to call it then PR.”

“It's enlightened despotism.  It's the nanny state.  This is a total separation from our founders, total.  Our founders said trust the people, trust them.  They will make mistakes, but they will correct it.  They'll find the errors of their ways.  [Bernays] loved democracy.  He loved it.  But he just felt the stupid people wouldn't vote for the right person.  So they needed to be guided.  They just kind of get in the way of progress and so they need to be guided some.”

Tune into TV tonight for more on Edward Bernays.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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