Did a reporter seriously ask Jay Carney these questions?

We have heard some bizarre questions from reporters in the White House press pool over the years, but yesterday, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher took it to a whole new level when he peppered White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with some downright bizarre questions about Obamacare and the debt ceiling debate.

“It is so simpleminded and pandering that I wonder if there's something wrong with him,” Glenn said of Christopher on radio this morning. “Because listen to this question asked by Mediaite yesterday in the press room.”

CARNEY:  Tommy.

CHRISTOPHER:  I have three questions.

CARNEY:  Three?

CHRISTOPHER:  Yeah.  First of all, I don't know if you're aware of this but when I had a heart attack three years ago, I was uninsured and haven't been able to get insurance ever since then. Listening to all the pressure on the president negotiate a lot from inside this room made me think, is there a chance the president would be willing to delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans were to agree to delay heart attacks for a year?

“Okay. Stop,” Glenn said. “Notice that there's nobody in the press room laughing. Nobody laughed at that because that is such an outrageously stupid question. You seriously question the man's IQ. I mean, what, are you applying for a job? Is that what you're doing? Really, is that what you're doing? Are you applying for a job? Would the President delay Obamacare for a year if the Republicans decide to delay heart attacks for a year?”

“I mean, that's just mindless stupidity,” Pat agreed. “And it went on. There was more.”

CHRISTOPHER:  My second question, I was talking to my mom this morning actually and she asked me to ask you to please open government back up again. And I know you can't just do that, but she's really worried about her Social Security check. And I told her, you know, don't worry, Mom, we'll get it taken care of; I don't want you to worry. But, you know, Steve Rattner last night said that October 23rd is one of these drop-dead dates, you know, when stuff starts to pile up. And so I guess my question is, you know, should she be worried?

CARNEY:  What I would say about that which goes to the issue of the debt ceiling is that the basic premise of the United States always pays its bills on time is not jeopardized. So that's the position the President has taken.

“Okay. I'm talking to Mommy? So I'm already questioning his IQ on the first one,” Glenn said.

“Tommy's talking to Mommy and Mommy wants to know about the Social Security check… You cannot default. He is picking and choosing. You cannot, according to the Constitution, default. And why no one will say that is beyond me. If you aren't paying your Social Security checks, that, again, will be by choice – the President's choice, not Congress' choice. And if anybody thinks that the President would choose not to pay Social Security, then that says something about the President of the United States… Now, here's the third question.”

CHRISTOPHER:  Do you remember the last debt ceiling deal there was a plan floated that was called the McConnell plan where congress would authorize a debt ceiling increase for, I think it was a year, year and a half, and it would hold a vote every so often so the Republicans could vote no, but it would require 2/3 majority to overrule. So it gave the president the authority. Is something like the McConnell plan in the air now, being discussed now? And if not, why not?

“Oh, those are three hard-hitting, brutal questions,” Pat quipped. “I'm worried about whether the Republicans will agree to delay heart attacks for a year… That's got to be embarrassing. How do you let the guy back in the office? [Mediaite has] got some actual people who work there, some real journalists who work there and are really trying to do some actual work. And then you got this clown? Really?”

“I mean that's the guy you send to the White House,” Glenn asked. “Tommy and his Mommy?”

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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