Was Glenn able to get through NYC mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s victory speech without walking out of the room?

Bill de Blasio, the self-proclaimed progressive with a very radical past, won yesterday’s New York City mayoral election in a landslide for the ages. With 97% of the precincts reporting, de Blasio held a commanding lead of 74% to 24% over the Republican candidate, Joe Lhota — the largest margin of victory by a non-incumbent in NYC history.

On radio this morning, Pat and Stu took bets on how long Glenn would be able to listen to de Blasio’s victory speech before having his head explode. Surprising, Glenn made it through a good deal of the speech, but his warning for New York, where half of his staff still resides, was direct.

“I don’t think you understand. I am totally fine. I knew New York was going down this road. We're not in New York. We left there for a reason… I just listened to Bill de Blasio's speech and I know what this means. What this is going to mean for everybody in New York State. You are now going to pay for all of New York [City’s] problems. You are going to pay for this… This is a city that has gone insane, and you are going to be held responsible for it,” Glenn said. “If I were in New York State right now, I would be filing for a motion to secede from New York City. And I know the state doesn't usually do that – usually it goes the other way around. But I think you should say, New York, you can be your own state because [the City is] going to bleed you dry.”

Watch a portion of de Blasio’s remarks below:

“And when it comes to de Blasio, the guy is a communist. That was out. Everybody knew. In New York, you have no excuse. This guy is going to make your life a living hell,” Glenn said. “For anybody who is working in New York and is too young to have lived through New York in the 1970s, do yourself a favor, go ahead and do some research on what it was like to live in New York before Rudy Guiliani… You won't even be able to travel to that city soon. He will destroy it. New York will become the next Detroit, if they don't stop it at some point.”

Despite the obvious danger de Blasio’s policies present New York City, Glenn was able to articulate why New Yorkers were drawn to the guy.

“New York wants somebody who is going to take the bull by the horns. That's what New Yorkers like – somebody taking the bull by the horns,” Glenn explained. “And, to my point, he says the defining question of our time is inequality and who is going to make it fair for everybody. I don't think that's the defining argument of our time. I really don't. I think the defining argument of our time is… Can [I as an individual] chart my own course, or do we slip back further than where we were?”

While the progressive promises of de Blasio may have wooed New York voters, Glenn argued that progressivism faces an uphill battle because it revolves around control. And in the technologically advanced society we live in today, control is harder and harder to come by.

“What is progressivism? Progressivism… was a new idea. Remember, freedom is the oldest idea: Man's born free. Everybody knows it! The progressive idea is a 110-year-old, 120-year-old idea where people get together and say: How can we control man… They used to be able to do it because, well, if we just regulate and you know, we've got to manage all this, because people don't have access,” Glenn explained. “They do now… I have access people all around the world. So do you. I'm not the only one with a microphone. You have one now as well. All you have to do is figure out how to put it up on You Tube. You Tube videos can change the world. The Internet can change your business. It's a different world.”

“So are you going to grab the future of freedom? Or are you going to have somebody else take it away from those who do because you don't want to,” Glenn asked. “That's the question of our age. Do we free more people to dream and do? Or do we enslave people?”

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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