Glenn reacts to "Today Show" interview

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Glenn and Dr. Keith Ablow gave their reactions on radio today about their Today’s Show interview. Glenn was pretty optimistic going in, saying that he expected to be put through the “buzz saw”. How did he think it went?

Glenn started off by playing some audio from Natalie Morales. She said, “You say you compare the liberals to fascists?” She added, “And since the Tucson shooting, though, where so many have been outspoken and criticize you in particular, Sarah Palin as well among many others and they've said it's exactly that tone and the political vitriol. That is fueling the fires.”

Ablow was quick to jump to Glenn’s defense. “That's so crazy.  I mean, I'm sorry to interrupt, I mean, I know he's the bigger guy on the planet but really we have so much work to do to repair the mental healthcare system in America, a system that would literally send Jared Loughner home from college and say don't come back here.  Can you imagine if he had diabetes and he was collapsing all over campus?  What doctor would say go home and never come back?”

On air, Ablow said of the question, “It's a distraction.  Glenn, we talked this morning.  I think it was really important.  We were walking to the Today Show and we both agreed that a lot of what you are doing for the country is very much like what a therapist does for a patient.  Patients may not want to hear that they're addicted to alcohol.  The country may not want to hear that the debt is out of control.  There are lots of things that people may not want to hear but they need to from somebody who really cares about them.”

Glenn asked Dr. Ablow, “Do you think the media really doesn't know or they don't want to hear the answer?”

“I think that people, media people included, want to dance around anything complicated and painful that takes tremendous effort to fix.  Isn't it easier to call people names and say that political rhetoric causes chaos or violence instead of looking at a shattered mental healthcare system, rolling up your sleeves and saying let's get to work here?” Dr. Ablow said.

Glenn also addressed the fact that the main example they used was a comedy bit that he used in one segment before he was nationally syndicated. Since he was only on one station at the time, its unlikely many people would have heard it. Glenn wondered why the media never focuses on his message of self-empowerment or faith, hope and charity. Glenn wondered how much E4, Wilmington, and 8.28 have changed the world if the media focuses on one joke from years ago.

“ This is about changing the country one person at a time.  That's what this is about.  You want to solve this violent nut job?  I don't know how to do that.  You want to make sure we don't go into violence, we don't go into revolution?  Change people at the core,” Glenn concluded.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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