MSM confused about 'Restoring Courage' details?

Glenn has some exciting things planned for the “Restoring Courage” event in Israel, but some media outlets have done some questionable reporting on the event today. What are some of the crazier things being reported?

Well, some are saying the Wailing Wall will be the backdrop like the Lincoln Memorial was at 8/28. True? Nope. “I think that will be in bad taste. That might be in really bad taste,” Glenn said.

“Although 'N Sync is performing on the Wailing Wall and the Backstreet Boys are just across the plaza and then Justin Bieber performs at halftime,” Pat joked.

There have also been numerous reports that several political figures will be attending the event, but many of the names who have been reported – Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann – have not committed to attend nor have they been contacted (editor’s note: And really, Mike Huckabee? Glenn and he don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things . Remember Huck’s weird rant about booger bears? That was weird).

Nevertheless, both Senator Joe Lieberman and 2012 GOP candidate Herman Cain have announced their support for Glenn and the event in Jerusalem.

While appearing on Glenn’s FOX News show, Sen. Lieberman told Glenn, “I think the idea of the restoring courage gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel and a time that also could be potentially destruction for Israel and for us -- for the United States of America, and I know you want it to be nonpartisan, nondenominational.”

“It's not against anybody or any group; it's to stand with Israel at a time when a lot of the rest of the world is attempting to delegitimize Israel,” the Senator added.

Will Senator Lieberman be at the event itself in Jersusalem? “God willing and a Senate schedule willing, I'm going to be with you in Jerusalem in August.”

Regardless of whether or not the Senator is able to attend the event in person, he did announce his firm support for the event and he will be standing with Glenn in supporting Israel in August.

Video of Lieberman’s interview is below:

Herman Cain joined Glenn just a few days later, and during the interview he volunteered his support and his intention to appear at the event.

While discussing the frustrations that many everyday Americans feel, Cain said, “But here's one of the biggest things that they can do, which is what's happening in this country. Get active with somebody, with some organization. Don't just sit there. Do something.”

And what does Cain plan to do about Obama throwing Israel “under the bus”? “We have so much in common with Israel. And they have really stood courageously in that part of the world surrounded by their enemies. And, oh, by the way, speaking of courage, you are going to be doing "Restoring Courage" in Israel. I'm going to be there with you.”

“Look, I love the fact that you are going to do "Restoring Courage" in Israel, which has been one of the most courageous nations on the planet. We need some courage back here at home.”

See video of Herman Cain’s interview below

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • " was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.