New information links Sandy Hook tragedy to violent video games

A New York Daily News article published on Sunday finds new evidence suggesting Adam Lanza, the perpetrator of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was tremendously influenced by the culture of the violent video games he played.

“I don't know if you saw the latest in the Sandy Hook story,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Pat sent me a story yesterday that is absolutely phenomenal to me, and it's phenomenal to me because nobody is covering it.”

The Daily News’ coverage corroborates the idea that Lanza’s attack was not a spur-of-the-moment decision, but rather a well-calculated and thoroughly thought out attempt to carry out a mission similar to the video game persona he had created.

The article cites an anonymous source described as a “law enforcement veteran,” who claims authorities recovered a massive spreadsheet – a 7 foot long and 4 foot wide document written in nine-point font – from Lanza’s home. The document contained “obsessive, extensive research… about mass murders of the past, and even attempted murders.”

“It was the names and the number of people killed and the weapons that were used, even the precise make and model of the weapons. It had taken him years,” Glenn explained. “Now, they don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe this was a ‘score sheet.’ This was the work of a video gamer and this was his intent, to put his own name at the top of that list. They believe he picked the elementary school – this is the police, believe he picked the elementary school because he felt it was the ‘point of least resistance’ where he could rack up the greatest number of kills.”

All of this information and more was reportedly shared by Colonel Danny Stebbins, of the Connecticut State Police, during the International Association of Police Chiefs and Colonels mid-year meeting in New Orleans last week.

The source in the Daily News article explained:

“The fascination (Lanza) had with this subject matter, the complete and total concentration. There really was no other subject matter inside his head. Just this: Kill, kill, kill.”

“It really was like he was lost in one of his own sick games. That’s what we heard. That he learned something from his game that you learn in (police) school, about how if you’re moving from room to room — the way he was in that school — you have to reload before you get to the next room. Maybe he has a 30-round magazine clip, and he’s only used half of it. But he’s willing to dump 15 rounds and have a new clip before he arrives in the next room.”

“They believe he learned the principles of this — the tactical reload — from his game. Reload before you’re completely out. Keep going. When the strap broke on his first weapon (the AR-15), he went to his handgun at the end. Classic police training. Or something you learn playing kill games.”

“The thing you need to understand is he laid this out years before, and it all is from being murder obsessed because of video games,” Glenn said. “Now, where is the President on this?”

“You're not going all Bloomberg on my video games, are you,” Stu interjected.

“No. No, I'm not,” Glenn continued. “I'm not coming to your house and confiscating, I'm not telling anybody not to make them. I'm not doing anything. I'm telling you get away from them… There's a big difference between Pong and what, like, Adam Lanza is getting into.”

“We’re not saying that all video games or, you know, or any video game will make all kids evil. Nobody's saying that,” Glenn clarified. “And I'm not saying also that you need to go shut them down or anything else.”

“You're an adult,” he concluded. “I believe in maximum liberty, maximum personal responsibility.”

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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