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.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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