Norway tragedy: media blames U.S. conservatives

Glenn responded to the tragic events from Friday’s bombing and shooting in Norway on Monday’s radio show, and reflected on an old TV monologue that warns of what could happen in the wake of the weekends tragedy.

“I want to make this very, very clear. This is the act of a madman. This is the act of somebody who needs to be in prison for the rest of their life. This is not anything that anyone should ever engage in. There is no difference between him and the 9/11 bombers. Nothing. No difference. He is just as bad as Osama Bin Laden, period,” Glenn said.

While some in the media are rushing to place the blame on U.S. conservatives, Glenn  referred to a monologue he did on his old FOX News show that explained the difference between the European left/right wings and the American left/right wings. Glenn recalled the monologue, explaining, “The left and right in Europe - because once they got rid of the kings, they didn't replace it with "we the people.” They had to replace it with another strong government. And that's where fascism and communism came from. That's your left and right. Fascism on the right –Nazis - and communists on the left. And there are variations of both of those theories but it's fascism and communism,” Glenn explained.

You can see portion of this monologue here.

“This guy who's the shooter is from the rightwing –different than our rightwing. It is still big government. He is coming out and he is doing the work of a madman. He is doing the work of what all people that want big government always do and that commit terrorist acts. They want to destroy a government so they can put another one in that they like,” Glenn said. The terrorist who committed these horrible actions has extensively written fringe and extremist government ideas.

After the break, Glenn returned to the topic and focused on how monstrous the shooter was. “This guy walked onto this island with a firearm. No one else had one. No one could stop him,” Glenn said.

“These kids were swimming across the lake trying to get help. Neighbors were coming and getting in their boats and going and rowing across the water to be able to grab these kids out. This guy was an absolute and total monster. A monster.”

Stu warned that people in America would use this tragedy to paint the right in America as terrorists and extremists, and indeed that has already started to happen. But Stu countered, “I don't remember the last time I was at a Tea Party and I heard them talking about free masonry. That's not the typical focus. Or you know how much the tea parties just absolutely love isolationism and, you know, this guy was arguing very much for isolationism against free trade.”

“It was his marketing plan for this manifesto. As we know unfortunately this works. When you go out and do this, people do look at your crazy rantings and, you know, berate them and use them for their own political points, unfortunately,” Stu added.

Stu also pointed out that in the past when left-wing extremists have committed violent acts that they have been quick to point those madmen out as monsters who in no way reflect the people who make up the left, the liberals, or the Democrats.

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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