Ann Coulter analyzes the media's reaction to the townhall debate

Eager to hear her post-debate analysis, Glenn was looking forward to speaking bestselling author Ann Coulter more than usual this morning.

"I wish I could watch the debate with you.  It has to be fun," he told her this morning.

Ann, who after Obama's miserable attempt at the last debate, predicted the media would be declared the "winner" by the media as long as he showed up looking alert, had this to say about last night's townhall debate:

"I don't think this is going to help Obama at all. I knew the media would say he had won no matter what happened. He could have come out and his head could have rolled like Linda Blair's in the Exorcist, which it almost did. I just don't think Obama does nasty very well.  He seemed testy and sour the whole night, and I mean Candy Crowley — the most rememberable thing — her jumping in the Libya thing as the moderator, and the declaring a winner, when "oops, the umpire made a bad call" was outrageous."

Coulter admitted, Romney should have been more careful with his words when he called out the president for not calling Benghazi an act of terror until weeks after the fact, but he was accurate in his claim.

Glenn followed on that with the WhiteHouse.gov transcript, which provides the president's statement:

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack.  We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats.  I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.  And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.  None.  The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

 

"Yes, it's only at the end of the speech," Ann added. "And if he's going to describe everything he talked about falsely, as referring to Benghazi, then he's delusional and needs to be in a nut farm, because he was also talking about the 9/11 attack [the original]. Does he think that happened a month ago?"

"What do you think is the biggest takeaway from this last night?" Glenn asked.

"That Obama can't run on his record," Ann responded.

For example, Obama continued to claim that he was all for drilling and pipelines last night, and Mitt could respond with, 'but you didn't do anything to encourage pipelines or drill within the country.'

Ann also mentioned the African-American who told the president he had enthusiastically voted for him in 2008, but he's noticing that everything he needs is costing him most.

" I don't think Obama can get away from that," Ann said. "It doesn't matter how much the alleged media umpires are playing on the team for Obama.  It doesn't matter that the pressroom cheered when Obama took his cheap shot at Romney for being wealthy. People know they're out of work. They know everything the own, their assets, are worth less, and everything they need to buy costs more. And Romney said over and over again, the people don't believe that."

Glenn agreed and added, "I think that the American people know something is wrong.  They know these policies haven't worked.  I mean President Obama kept saying, "he's only got one point plan." Well, no, Mr. President yours is when it comes to taxes yours is one point.  Tax the rich, and the rest of your plan sounds like the stimulus package: infrastructure and green jobs."

Throughout the night, the president had to imitate the "rhetoric" that he blasts all of the time. He praised free-enterprise and claimed to support "risk-takers" saying that they needed to be rewarded. But his record points to statements of 'successful businessmen aren't that smart and "you didn't build that, somebody else did."

Glenn thought one of the most critical points in the debate occurred under the topic of energy.

"The president said, in so many words, 'you will never see a $1.85 gasoline if the country does well," Glenn said.

The president made this claim last night with the qualifier that the only reason gas was cheap was because the economy was about to crash. Which basically claims that the reason that gas is so expensive now is because the economy is doing so well. Unfortunately for the president, it's pretty well documented that unemployment is at 7.8%, 47 million people are on food stamps, and our debt is out of control.

"It's really a strange double whammy," Coulter pointed out. "Because generally that is true, that when the economy goes down the gas prices go down. Obama has managed to create a situation where there are 23 million people out of work, 50% of college graduates can't get a job, people are suffering, their houses are worth nothing, and yet, gas prices have more than doubled."

Glenn believes these debate have been great for Romney.

"They [Americans] didn't know Romney. They heard all kinds of horrible stories: he's a monster, He hates your children.  He wants to go in and tie every woman's fallopian tube.  He's a religious crazy, and 1,800 hundreds pioneer gash gauche, and he's practically Chinese, and they've heard these horror stories from the President," Glenn pointed out. "I don't think anyone will vocalize this, but because they generally trust the president — because he's gotten away with saying these things when they weren't true — but when they watch him [Romney], he looks like the President of the United States. Romney takes the President of the United States and makes him look, honestly, like an 18-year-old boy next to him."

They see this, and it's registering that the description of Mitt Romney they've been given isn't what they are seeing during these debates. It's causing them not to trust the president.

"I could not agree more," Ann responded, who added that it was also adding to the distrust in the media.

Glenn noted that the media is already down to 8% among the American people. So after these debates, when the American people are seeing Mitt Romney lay out his plan in an honest, calm, reasonable fashion, the media coming and claiming a 'Barack Obama victory' is discrediting them even more.

"It only sends a signal to those who don't trust the media, on both sides, that there's something wrong here."

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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