Glenn interviews O'Reilly - does Bill plan to stop by the GBTV studio?

Glenn interviewed Bill O'Reilly about his new book, Killing Lincoln, and towards the end of the interview Bill dropped a bombshell - he would be stopping b the GBTV studios sometime next week. While details were sketchy, it looks while get more information on this special guest in the weeks to come.

"I'm telling you, if you want to learn about Abraham Lincoln, this is a tremendous, tremendous book," Glenn said of Bill's new book.

"It is not just a dry history book. It is truly fantastic. Truly, truly fantastic. Bill, great job," Glenn said.

"Yeah, there's all kinds of stuff about Lincoln and Booth that I didn't know and I'm a former history teacher. So we researched this thing right down to what Abraham Lincoln did when he got up in the morning," O'Reilly explained.

Bill said that the book was aimed at teenagers and young adults.

The two friends and former co-workers did get into an argument over who was the "gold standard" for Presidents, with Bill claiming Lincoln and Glenn claiming George Washington.

As the interview was coming to a close, Bill said, "So we're going to be on GBTV next week."

"I might squeeze you in," Glenn joked.

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Read the raw transcript below:

>>Glenn: Yeah, that's right. Bill O'Reilly is on now. Yeah. And I have a few words for Bill O'Reilly. In the no spin zone here now. [ THEME MUSIC ]

There's the one thing that Bill O'Reilly knows and that is history. He doesn't know the progressive era very well. You know, most people who went to Harvard don't. They kind of bury that part of it. But he knows history real, real well. He was a history professor or teacher for a while. It didn't work out for him.

He to go do something else. I don't know what he went on to do Bill O'Reilly has written a new book called killing the Lincoln, the shocking assassination that changed America forever. I have two ways of going here. I could tell you that I read not all of it. I haven't finished it yet, but most of it and it is really, really well written and it's a history book that you will like because it's actually in story form and it's not like and in 1861, then the young Abe-- no, it's written in a way that is not just dates, names and places, but in story form and it's really engaging, or, I could say hello, Bill. I read your book. Well, I read part of it. I read the part that said killing Lincoln and the next page.

CALLER: thought it was repetitive, it said killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, and I hope that you can explain because then there's something about for-- whatever. The next page says killing Lincoln again, and you lost me because I'm like, I got it. You're killing Lincoln. Tonight I'm going to read a note to readers, which sounds fascinating and something you like to call pro-log.

>> A guy like you, it takes about three days to get through the four vanity pages of the book. Get the audio, Beck, and then I'll be yelling at you while you listen.

>> You actually read the thing?

>> What do you mean you read it?

>>Glenn: I mean you read it outloud?

>> I did. 278 pages of it.

>>Glenn: Woof, that had to be tough work. Who paid you for it?

>> Don't you read your books?

>>Glenn: Actually. I like reading my books. I don't have time anymore. I have a job. In this economy, I have four jobs. I'm not like you.

>> You need to give your listeners the audio version. You don't have time.

>>Glenn: I'd like to. I'm not a rich fat cat like you who keeps asking the president for higher taxes because that's what you rich people are doing.

>> If you're not a rich fat cat, then rich fat cats don't exist.

>>Glenn: Let me tell I did read the book. It is really exceptionally well written and really fascinating. You are really good at the history of Lincoln. Like I said, progressives not so much, but this is really good. You start just a few days before Lincoln is assassinated. In just a couple of pages, I learn stuff about John Wilkes Booth that I didn't know.

>> Yeah, there's all kinds of stuff about Lincoln and Booth that I didn't know and I'm a former history teacher. So we researched this thing right down to what Abraham Lincoln to what he got up in the morning. I wanted to write a very personal-- I'm writing this for America's kids. I want the kids to read it. By kids I mean 12 to 28 because they don't know anything about our history. They don't know what a good leader is, and I believe that Abraham Lincoln was the best president, the gold standard of leadership for this country and that today, we desperately need somebody to bring us back, and we have to be looking for people, not who are as good as Lincoln, but who approached that.

>>Glenn: At least striving to be.

>> Put their country above themselves which is the key to what Abraham Lincoln did.

>>Glenn: I'm going to let you pass on the Abraham Lincoln is the gold standard. It was clearly George Washington and George Washington could take Abraham Lincoln in any fight that you could possibly--

>> I'm not going to mock you for your view there because there are two sides, but the reason I say that Lincoln is the gold standard, I would put Washington second, okay.

>>Glenn: Whoa.

>> What Lincoln had to deal with was absolute breakdown of the union.

>>Glenn: You're so right. George Washington just had to go fight a war with no shoes. Cake walk.

>> He wasn't president then. When Washington got to be president, the country was calm and he was coronateed. Some wanted him to be king. He didn't have to deal with what link hadn't to deal with from the jump, which is an abysmal situation brought to him from the infamous James Buchanan.

>>Glenn: Worry wise known, for anyone listening, James Buchanan translates in modern English, George W. Bush. Lincoln inherited those problems from George W. Bush.

>> I would never put George W. Bush in the category of Buchanan who was worst.

>>Glenn: It's new history. All problems were caused by the actual George W. Bush.

>> Look, Lincoln had three daunting tasks in front of him. As you mentioned, we only take the last two months of his life. The last few days, we really zero in on him because everything was happening, civil war was ending, the bloodiest battle ever seen was fought in Virginia. There was a big conspiracy not tonally to kill Lincoln but that the governments of the south would rise again. There's Abe in the middle of it. Everyone hating him. He was the most hated man in the America. The south hated him and many in the north hated him. The guy was under siege from every side, but he prevailed. One thing he wanted to do was number one, win the civil war and keep people together. Number two, get rid of slavery. That was huge. Number three, after the war was over, because he knew he was going to win. At the end two months, he knew he was going to win. Grant was chasing Lee. Lincoln wasn't in Washington. He was on the gun boats watching these battles, but anyway, those were the three that after the war was over that Lincoln would not punish the south but bring it in. All three of those things took a toll on the man. He was a robust, Schwarzenegger type when he got into the office, over six foot, strapping man. When he left, he's bent over and aged 30 years and that was the period of four years.

>>Glenn: Let me ask you this. I didn't know that James Buchanan, I mean, just the idea that the vice president during the second inaugural speech, the vice president-- you like that one, Pat.

>>Pat: I did. Sadly, I did.

>>Glenn: The vice president come out and gives a drunken--

>> he was loaded. Andrew Johnson was loaded when he gave his, the vice president, when he gave his speech.

>>Glenn: He came down on the south and ripped them apart.

>> Right. Right. He was from Tennessee, Johnson. He wanted Lincoln to go in and scourge and he wanted them to kill and hang, all the confederate leaders and generals. Lincoln said I'm not doing that. We'll never get this union back together if I do that. That's another reason people hated Lincoln because they wanted revenge.

>>Glenn: That is amazing. I read that part and I thought this is-- this is the choice that we have in front of us again. Here is this drunken sock getting up, the vice president, and he says rip 'em apart.

>> Right.

>>Glenn: Take them apart and Lincoln comes up and his second inaugural address is the exact opposite with mall has toward none, he says, we're going to put it all back together, and we're all brothers in this. Totally different choice. When he's walking up to give his address, explain what happens. Another piece of lost history that I find fascinating. Explain what happens when Lincoln is walking up.

>> Well, he didn't want to give the address when the people were demanding it. They were chanting and they were screaming and he finally had to give it and booth was in the audience, John Wilkes booth. Is this what you're referring to?

>>Glenn: Yeah. Let me ask the guys if they knew this.

>> Booth was a racist, a narcissist. Only 26 years old, but very famous actor, he and hated Lincoln and he wanted to kill Lincoln and he--

>>Glenn: An actor.

>> He wanted to kill them all and he felt he could kill them all with his guise, he felt the south would rise again.

>>Glenn: An actor.

>> Right. Booth is there listening to Lincoln and close to him, close to him, and at one point in the speech, booth lounges toward Lincoln and a Marshall, Washington Marshall stops booth and looks at him and recognizes him, and doesn't arrest him because he said, oh, an actor like that, woe never try to hurt the president.

>>Glenn: It would have been bad for the police had they arrested somebody as famous as booth.

>> Booth said, oh, I just stumbled.

He was so angry, he couldn't contain himself. One of the poems in the book and this is great, John Wilke booth was engaged to Lucy Hail, the daughter of a senator who was very anti-slavery. While she was contemplating marrying booth, she was going out on the side Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham's son, an officer. We believe booth found out about that and that enraged him further. These are the kinds of details that we uncover in the book.

>>Glenn: I'm telling you, if you want to learn about Abraham Lincoln, this is a tremendous, tremendous book. Because of 245, he tells you stuff in it that you've never heard before. It makes the story fascinating. It is not just a dry history book. It is truly fantastic. Truly, truly fantastic. Bill, great job.

>>I appreciate that very much. So we're going to be on GBTV next week.

>>Glenn: I'm thinking about it. I'm not sure.

>> If you can deem.

>>Glenn: I might squeeze you in. I don't know. I only have a two-hour broadcast now and it's me.

>> No guests.

>>Glenn: I don't have any guests, but I might make room for you. However, however I've read recently how much you hate everybody on the staff over at Fox, and I want you to know that bill O'Reilly, Glen Beck on GBTV sounds good, but Sean Hannity's thinking about it.

>> In the same article you're referring to is that I fear you.

>>Glenn: I know that. That's what gave that article such credibility.

[ Laughter ]

>>Pat: That's when they had me. I thought this is all true.

>>Glenn: I thought this is all a lie and then I read he fears Glen Beck and I thought that's true. That came right from Bill.

[ Laughter ]

>>Pat: Came right from Bill.

>> I'm glad you read part of the book and enjoyed it.

>>Glenn: I'm going to read the contents tonight. If I can get through the pro-log, I'll read the contents. It's fascinating by the way you've written it. Chapter one, it's fascinating. Bill O'Reilly, thank you very much. We'll talk again soon, my friend. The name of the book is killing Lincoln, the shocking assassination that changed America forever. A great, great book.

>>Stu: The case is essentially that partially this assassination happened because of a love triangle jealous type thing.

>>Pat: With Abraham Lincoln's son.

>>Glenn: Can we get Bill back on?

>>Stu: I don't know. You hung up on him. I can try.

CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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