Glenn defends Jay Leno from critics while disagreeing with comments on Obama

Jay Leno made some news today for his interview with President Obama and commenting on his personal politics and views on the President and his policies. He has received a lot of praise from the left and criticism from the right for saying “He (The President) thinks the way I think." During radio this morning, Glenn defended Leno from the critics while still disagreeing with Leno's analysis of President Obama.

"Ever since [Leno] has been on television, he has handled himself with grace," Beck said. "He has handled himself like a gentleman."

Glenn praised Leno's generosity, both of his time and money. He talked about the time Leno spent two hours taking Glenn around his famous garage on his birthday. He also praised Leno for taking a 50% paycut to cover the expenses of his staff when NBC wanted to reduce costs on The Tonight Show.

"Look how decent this guy is, and he's the guy that NBC and Hollywood and the big corporations are running out of town. This guy should be on television for a long, long time. He's one of the only success stories on television," Glenn said.

While Glenn does think very highly of Jay Leno, he didn't agree with Leno's praise for President Obama.

"I believe everything that Jay is saying here, Jay's not a flame thrower guy. He's a lets get along, and I think he's sitting with Larry O'Donnell, who he probably know, and is like let me say some good things about to the president. And he's also a guy who backs away from all politics. He doesn't want to be involved in all of that, and so it's -- I believe an uninformed opinion. Maybe not. Maybe he's very informed and just disagrees with me. I don't know," Glenn said.

During the interview, Leno said:

Well, the thing I like about him, he thinks the way I think. People are basically decent. I mean, if people didn't want to do the right thing, you couldn't have a country because there's not enough police. So people want to do the right thing.

And if you can convince them and tell them from your heart, it's like a lot of people I find don't necessarily agree with President Obama's Obamacare, whatever, but they like the man and they sense that he's trying to do, he's not getting anything out of this himself. He seems to be doing it for the right reasons. So that's why I think it goes along and that's why it passes.

Glenn actually agreed that Obama isn't acting out of a motivation of personal gain and that he truly does believe that he can engineer a better society through government.

"I don't believe the president is telling the truth to the American people. He is hiding his agenda, but I do believe that he truly believes he's doing the right thing for America. He is going to change history, he's going to change and fundamentally transform it because he believes we'll be a much more just society when we rule for the collective," Glenn said.

"He really believes that if he destroys America and the Constitution as we know it, because it's after all (he believes) a fundamentally flawed document, we'll be able to come up with something much more utopian and much better and these people are just standing in our way and we got to shut these people up, because they're standing in our way of peace and harmony an justice for all those things," Glenn said.

Glenn said that Leno was not ascribing to the President the Marxist philosophy that many of his critics see.

Glenn argued that if Leno were to focus more on politics than being an entertainer, he would not be as good as he is at television.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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