Liberal confesses: I loved “Eye of Moloch”

"Have you seen the review of the Eye of Moloch in the Guardian?" Glenn asked Pat and Stu this morning during the radio show.

Yes, that's right, The Guardian published a "review" of Glenn's latest thriller the Eye of Moloch — the sequel to best selling novel The Overton Window. The review titled, "A liberal confession: I actually enjoyed Glenn Beck's latest book,"

Detailing Glenn's current professional track, The Guardian writes,

"He is only on the radio for three hours a day, but his nascent cable network, The Blaze, produces 43 hours of original programming a week – all of it filtered through Beck's idiosyncratic paranoid-libertarian outlook."

That's not the last time the writer uses that word: "paranoid."

"Forget comparisons of Beck to Rush Limbaugh. It's more apt to say that Beck is like Fox News' president, Roger Ailes. In fact, that Beck oversees a network in addition to a curated home-shopping website means we should probably be comparing him to Oprah. She might market aspirationally: "buy these things so you can live a beautiful life," but Beck's marketing (of "sun ovens", food insurance, and canning implements) is more direct: "buy these things so that you can live."

Beck's paranoid style is familiar to outsiders to the point of parody: the blackboard, the possibly-for-show glasses, the garbled code words,hidden symbols and copious tears. I wonder if it was his growth as a reliable punchline that prompted him to move from Fox to a more insular platform. Since you have to subscribe to The Blaze to watch his meltdowns and lectures and meltdown-lectures, there's less chance that someone who disagrees will stumble upon the madness and expose it. Conspiracy theories thrive in closed systems."

Ironic that the paper that gave Snowden a public microphone would be so quick to call someone paranoid about government overreach, but she doesn't stop there.

"And so she goes on to say that it [Moloch] really makes sense," Glenn explains. "She said,'I did laugh out loud when he described how a government run by progressive goons would throw up roadblocks to free speech on the Internet by starting pointless flame wars.  In the bowels of a detention center, former agitators are put to use.'Okay.  She goes on.  She said, I read that and 'now that I think about it, it all makes sense.' So she goes on and on and on discrediting me as saying at the same time this makes sense and you have to see what he's saying here," Glenn continues.

"But she keeps calling me paranoid. And the reason why she's calling me paranoid on this is because we are being monitored and we are being listened to and we have government progressives that are doing nefarious things. And I couldn't help but read this and realize — and wonder when it will dawn on her that it was her newspaper that broke the Snowden story.  So as they mock me for saying the government is doing these things that they are reporting."

If you were watching Glenn on TV or listening on radio the week that his book came out, he noted how unbelievable it was that the Snowden story broke at the same time because of the similarities in the Moloch storyline. Yet despite the fact that The Guardian broke the Snowden story AND she admits the premise of the book is reasonable, she labels Glenn as "paranoid" for putting it out there.

"It's incredible," Glenn noted. "The minds of people have been so closed and that's I think the secret to life.  The secret to life is to never close your mind, to always be willing to listen to the other side, to always be willing to listen to somebody who has a differing point of view and say, now wait a minute, explain this to me again before I dismiss you as a total kook.  What is your evidence here?  What is it that you're saying?  You have the guys from the Tides Foundation saying this isn't a Trojan horse.  What does that mean is this who is that guy?  Well, who was he talking to?  Okay, you have a couple of the senators saying the same thing and they're connected how you?  They are connected to the Tides Foundation how?  You have this from the president.  Why has he changed his point of view?  It's so easy, unless you have a closed mind.  And everybody who says that you're closed‑minded, I want you to ask yourself, has the opinion of this nation changed in the last eight years?  Has your opinion of what's really going on, of what the Republicans really are ‑‑ forget about the Democrats.  What the Republicans really are.  In the last eight or ten years, has your opinion of George W. Bush changed at all?  Why?  Is it because the press?  Or is it because you did your homework and you realized, "Wait a minute.  I was wrong on a few things.  How is your opinion of the war?  Is it because of the press?  Is it because of propaganda?  Is it because it made you popular, or is it because you've done your homework?"

Glenn continued, "See, I contend we're the ones with the really open mind because we're the ones who have changed.  We're the ones who have changed.  They haven't noticed it, but we're the ones who have said, "Wait a minute.  Our side was wrong.  Our side was big‑time wrong for a long time and what are you doing?  You're just ‑‑ you're getting your news from the movies.  We're actually challenging ourselves and reading and learning, and learning history and then putting things together.  And you can call us conspiracy freaks all you want, but I got news for ya:  You're the closed‑minded one because without any facts, you make judgments.  We require facts before we make our judgment.  And then when we put those facts together, you may disagree with them, but you won't even listen to our side.  Where we're forced to listen to yours."

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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