Glenn: Character matters

Glenn was back on radio today and gave his first reaction to the latest Weiner scandal in a different way than most. Instead of focusing on the salacious details of the sext messages, Glenn talked about why character matters and how people completely disregard character, instead they focus on political agendas.

Transcript of segment below

GLENN: No, but that's also ‑‑ I mean, I have been in that situation where I've had things that I didn't want to come out. I mean, you know, I lived a pretty dicey life. I was an alcoholic. Nobody in my life knew it, except for Pat. Nobody in my life knew it. I've lived that life before. And when you're in it, you think that this is going to destroy you. Stu, you were with me the day I thought I was destroying my career.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And I came out with the truth and I said, yep, this is who I am.

STU: I mean, that's ‑‑ you know, to Pat's point, that is part of probably what has helped your career and has made you a unique personality on the air. I mean, most people don't do that and ‑‑

GLENN: Yeah, but that's what we have to start convincing people, that the truth will set you free. I mean, the day ‑‑ and you know it, Stu. I looked at you and I said, write this day down. This is the day that I ended my career, right? Remember that?

STU: Mmm‑hmmm.

GLENN: Okay. So that's what happened to me in, what, '95 or 6 or 8 or whenever it was. I thought I was ending my career, but instead, the opposite is true. People are looking for ‑‑ first of all, why do you think it's going to end your career when you have Eliot Spitzer and Weiner both running?

STU: And leading at the moment at least.

GLENN: Yeah. You could ‑‑ "We've got this picture with you and hookers and one dead hooker and you blood‑splattered with the knife in your hand." "All right. So I'll just run for mayor of New York."

PAT/STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: It doesn't seem to matter to anybody anymore.

STU: I don't think there's any chance Eliot Spitzer loses in his race for city comptroller. I mean, I think there is a chance Weiner, because he's just so over‑the‑top crazy and these things keep coming out. We haven't seen a poll since this last scandal obviously. I'm sure in the next day or two we will and you'll have a better idea.

GLENN: You know what kills me? Is we are trusting ‑‑ New York is. We're not. New York is considering trusting their money, their money to a guy who was taking money and giving it to hookers. A guy who is so deceitful all the way around, and you're talking about trusting him with your cash. It's really insane.

STU: Yeah. He went about this I think in a smarter way than Weiner in that he went for ‑‑ he went for a low‑profile job that no one really understands and that no one knows any of his competition. Where Weiner, I mean, you know, the mayor of New York is ‑‑ I mean, it's one of the most important jobs in America. I mean, it really is. It's the biggest city in America. It's one of the biggest ‑‑ you put it on a scale of economies worldwide, it's one of the biggest economies for countries. So this guy, imagine Anthony Weiner, we talked about this yesterday when you were out, Glenn. It's like, imagine this guy with the stuff that he does up to now at least a minimum of 14 months after he got kicked out of congress was still having these sex chats, was having these sex chats during the time his redemptive article in People magazine came out. While it was happening, they started a week before the article came out. The guy that's that psychotic, imagine him having the power of Michael Bloomberg in this city. I mean, look what Bloomberg's done with it. Imagine if Anthony Weiner gets that power what he will do. I mean, hide your daughters. God only knows what will happen in this city if this guy gets control of it.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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