Beck critics eat crow yet again: Egypt military seize power

Bill Kristol and other political commentators mocked Glenn during the Arab Spring, caught up in the protests and refusing to logically analyze the situation. With each passing day, Egypt makes those critics look progressively dumber. Now the military has dissolved parliament in a blatant power grab. What did Glenn think?

"We have to start and with an apology right away to Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol, of course, the man who a year ago said ‑‑ said some very important things on television about the, quote, democratic revolution of Egypt," Glenn said as he started the radio show.

Glenn was of course referring to Kristol's statements from the beginning of the Arab Spring. At the time, Kristol said, "The Egyptian people have managed to pull off this democratic peaceful removal of a dictator and now have a seemingly pretty stable situation, the streets of Cairo and the other big cities with a guarantee or at least a promise of a transition to free and fair elections and no real sense that those elections are ‑‑ yet that those elections are going to go in some terrible election for the U.S. or for Egypt itself. I think this may be a case where the normal worldly pessimism is too pessimistic."

"True Dat. True Dat, Bill. Unfortunately you're completely wrong, starting at democratic revolution. We're trying to figure out how exactly you can have a democratic revolution. Because wouldn't that ‑‑ I mean, if you're going to ‑‑ if you're going to euphemize one word, it would be revolution, wouldn't it? Because a democratic revolution, "democratic" means ballot box, one man, one vote, everybody goes and votes. There's no such thing as a democratic revolution, is there, unless you revolutionize the word "revolution" and make that 2010. Anyway, it was not largely peaceful. I hate to point out the rapes that were happening. I hate to point out the people that were killed. It was no Syria, but it's about to be," Glenn said.

Glenn then discussed the fact that the Egypt had now disolved

The New York Times explained:

Egypt’s military rulers formally dissolved Parliament Friday, state media reported, and security forces were stationed around the building on orders to bar anyone, including lawmakers, from entering the chambers without official notice.

The developments, reported on the Web site of the official newspaper Al Ahram, further escalated tensions over court rulings on Thursday that invalidated modern Egypt’s first democratically elected legislature. Coming on the eve of a presidential runoff, they thrust the nation’s troubled transition to democracy since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year into grave doubt.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that dominates the Parliament, has said it disputes the court’s ruling and its authority to dissolve the legislature. Saad el Katatni, the Brotherhood-picked Parliament speaker, accused the military-led government on Friday of orchestrating the ruling.

"The Muslim Brotherhood came out yesterday and said the coming revolution may be less peaceful and more violent. It's going to be hard to control the streets. Some parties, not the Muslim Brotherhood of course ‑‑ that's a quote ‑‑ some party, not the Muslim Brotherhood, may resort to further violence. How could there be further violence if it's peaceful?" Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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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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