UPDATED: Glenn reflects on Andrew Breitbart: "We need more voices, not fewer voices"

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Glenn opened "The Glenn Beck Program" with some words on Andrew Breitbart's passing. You can watch those comments below:

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The shocking news of the passing of conservative new media legend Andrew Breitbart broke this morning while Glenn was on air.

“I’m sorry, but we’re a little stunned,” Glenn said upon hearing the news.

"We pray for his family, we pray for his children, and we pray that his mission to expose those who need to be exposed continues," Glenn said later in the broadcast.

The death of Andrew Breitbart was first reported on his website,Big Government, which released a statement that said:

“Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.”

The L.A. coroner’s office confirmed the death of the father of four who had been tweeting just hours prior. Andrew’s last tweet was an apology to someone he was going back and forth with on twitter, which he did on a regular basis.

“@AndrewBreitbart: I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize.”

“That is the way to go out. 'I'm sorry I got that wrong. I apologize',” Glenn said.

Breitbart was only 43 years old, and did not have any publicly known health problems, but, like Glenn points out, when you’re in a position like he was you’re not going to go out and advertise that you have any kind of serious heart condition or other type of illness that could cause something like this.

“People try to make a big deal out of this ‘feud’ I had with Andrew. I didn’t have one with Andrew, he may have had one with me, but I didn’t have one with him. I tried to do what I felt was right, and if people disagree with me, they disagree with me,” Glenn said.

Glenn went on to recall the first time he can remember speaking to Andrew, “We had rented a small boat, and we were going -- there were six of us, Pat and Joe and me and our wives. And we were going to take the day and circle the island of Manhattan, and just kind of pray and get away from everything. I mean, at least not away from everything. It's better than being on Manhattan. Just get away from everything, and take kind of a day, and go up towards West Point and go walk through West Point and just take the day, and kind of be on the waters that the founders were on. And before I could shut my cell phone off that morning, or I think Joe, because he never shuts his cell phone off. We got a phone call. And it was from Andrew, and he said we have some video tape Glenn to do. And he said I think we have Acorn. And I said what are you talking about? He told me about James [O’Keefe].”

James O’Keefe is the investigative reporter who came onto the scene with the story Glenn is referring to. This is the story that broke the Acorn scandal, and exposed that organization to the American taxpayer.

Glenn continued his story, “he [Breitbart] said James O'Keefe has gone in, and I said 'to one Acorn office?' because it was stunning stuff. I knew how these guys thought. 'Glenn, I'm not going to give you all the details now. But it's multiple.' And I said, 'you've got to be kidding m?'. And he said 'no.' I said, 'if you have that really on tape you do have Acorn.' 'We'd like to premier it on your show.' And I said, 'cool, whatever.' I'm not a guy -- I my record will show. I think we were the last person to do an interview with the Sarah Palin. We don't break news. I don't really care about breaking the news as long as it gets out there. And so many in people they fight over that stuff, and I don't really care. 'If you need to.' 'No, no we want to break it on your show. I think that the next one will go to Hannity or something.' I said ‘whatever.’ That's the first time I spoke to him was when he told me I think we have Acorn, and he was right. He is the guy who exposed Acorn, and really made it personal to the American people. We had heard Acorn. We knew Acorn was a problem but those videotapes that he did which James O'Keefe that brought it home to people, and it was the beginning of that that I think I have this order right. I think that that's started it.”

Andrew passionately and fearlessly took on the left on daily basis was also instrumental in the "Friends of Abe" movement, an underground movement to counter this discrimination of conservatives in Hollywood named after Abraham Lincoln.

While Breitbart's "The Bigs" have been a competitor to some of Glenn's businesses, Glenn said that he hoped that the company continues. " They've broken a lot of stories. A lot of stories. We need more voices not fewer voices," he said.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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