Glenn: We are turning into monsters

After much delay and hype, Paula Deen finally appeared on NBC’s TODAY show yesterday for a very emotional interview with Matt Lauer. Glenn has defended Deen since the Food Network failed to renew her contract because while he does not pretend to know how she feels in her heart, he does not like the attitude or the actions he has seen from the public.

“Paula Deen yesterday was on the TODAY show and, you know, I have to tell ya… who are we turning into? I mean, we are really turning into monsters, at least I think,” Glenn said. “We are turning into a group of people that the world should fear. We are turning into a group of people that hunt other people. If you happen to disagree, you happen to step out of line, you've made a mistake at any point in your life you're done.”

Interestingly, one of the other partnerships Deen has lost is with Harrah’s Casino, which Pat found particularly remarkable.

“She has been destroyed,” Pat said. “I mean, it's pretty bad when Harrah's casino, a place that specializes in ruining people's lives, thousands and thousands of lives per day because she said one word… closes down four of her restaurants.”

“Minor exaggeration there I would say,” Stu joked in response to Pat. “They are not ruining thousands of…”

“I would not say that's one iota of an exaggeration,” Pat maintained. “But of course they are! They encourage you to come and blow your entire life's fortune… Sacrifice your home, sacrifice your family, drink yourself into oblivion as you're doing it and these guys have the balls to close her restaurants?”

“Wait, wait. Wait, wait,” Glenn said. “Also, while you're gambling, they also will give you free liquor and they will give you free cigarettes. I want to hear the rant on that part too.”

“Right. Right. It's pathetic, Harrah's casino, pathetic,” Pat continued. “I mean, how do you look yourself in the mirror the next day… It's pathetic. It's pathetic.”

Considering Deen seemed to have some initial PR stumbles in the immediate aftermath of the scandal, she handled the TODAY interview surprisingly well.

DEEN: I've had wonderful support from Reverend Jackson. I've had wonderful support. And I tell you what: If there's anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you're out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me.

Overlooking the fact that Jesse Jackson only supports certain people at certain times when it is socially opportune to do so, Pat appreciated Deen’s humility. “It's a great statement. I think she handled that interview really well,” he said.

“She is on the list of very unpopular people. It doesn't matter what you do. It doesn't matter who you're for. You are an unpopular person now. Look what's happening to us,” Glenn said. “We are all so self‑righteous, we all think we all know the best. We're turning into cattle and ranchers. And if you're not a rancher, look out because you're headed for slaughter. We've destroyed this woman's life. For what? For what?”

“I just can't believe we're living in a society where we just destroy people like this. Where it doesn't matter,” Glenn concluded. “It doesn't matter who you are, what you've done. You make one mistake and you are done. You're done."

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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