Chris Matthews sets hypocrisy speed record

How do you tone down violent and hateful rhetoric? By using even more violent and hateful rhetoric! It’s like that phrase “Two wrongs make a right”. Wait, that’s not how the saying goes? Tell that to Chris Matthews.

“So now the new civil tone,” Glenn said. “Here is Chris Matthews.  Listen carefully to what he says about just being allowed to do things.”

“This kind of talk from Michele Bachmann, I don't know why she's allowed to be an extremist and everybody's coaxing on the right, Republicans saying the president should move to the center and be reasonable and moderate, where she's allowed to be out there as a screamer.  And in many cases pretty close to a nut case.  This kind of talk, she's standing on the floor of the House.  Her job is to enact legislation and yet there she is standing there saying her goal in life is to eliminate a presidency.  That's how she talks.”

So Chris Matthews gets to call an elected official an “extremist” and a “nut case” while at the same time calling for an end to heated rhetoric? That doesn’t quite add up.

Glenn called out Matthew’s for his hypocrisy. “It's just not even worth arguing.  Just, it's laughable.  It is really funny.  It's funny the way they are -- you know, I thought we were going to stop all of this partisan language.  I mean, she's an extremist?  And really quite frankly a nut job?  Why can't we stop this extreme language?”

“Come on, man, really?  Are your viewers this stupid?” Glenn added.

Who are some of the other hypocrites out there? How about Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee.

Cohen said on the House floor, “They say it's a government takeover of healthcare, a big lie just like Goebbels.  You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie and eventually people believe it.  Like blood libel.  That's the same kind of thing.  The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it, and you have the Holocaust.”

What did Cohen say that night on Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper asked Cohen, “You wrote -- and I quote – ‘Reckless and hateful speech often has a terrible human cost. If the horrific events in Arizona are not enough to modulate our public discourse, it is likely there will be more violence and more deaths.’”

“Do you really think your comments advance civility in the public discourse?” Cooper added.

Cohen’s response? He seems to give a half-hearted retraction before doubling down on his rhetoric.

“I guess they don't advance civility, per se, but I think telling lies is uncivil, and I think somebody needs to stand up to the lies that are being told. And the fact is, they were similar to what Goebbels said: Keep it short, keep it simple, keep it over and over, and people will believe it. And that's what they have done,” Cohen said.

Knowing that Media Matters and other liberal bloggers were standing by  with a list of Glenn’s questionable rhetoric, Glenn promised to give a response to Cohen’s hypocrisy later in the show.

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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