See the bizarre messages Ed Schultz tweeted - and then deleted - to a Blaze staffer at 1:33am

MSNBC host Ed Schultz may not have a lot of viewers, but he does have a decent amount of Twitter followers. TheBlaze's head writer Dan Andros writes for a very successful television show, but he doesn’t have a particularly large following on the social network. That didn’t stop Schultz, however, from engaging in a bizarre and one-sided Twitter exchange with Dan.

After writing a blog post Wednesday night for TheBlaze.com chronicling his conversation with The Ed Show host, Dan joined the radio program this morning to share his experience. By the time Dan got through explaining the convoluted timeline that included tweets, direct messages, and deletions, Glenn could not help but feel sorry for Schultz.

“Dan is the head writer for the TV show. He's been with me, I don't even know how long. He’s been with us since 2000,” Glenn said. “So, Dan, you apparently had some reason to have contact with Ed Schultz?”

As Dan explained, the whole thing started when Schultz tweeted out a tease for his television show on Tuesday at 10:40am CT.

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At 10:45am CT, Dan responded to the tweet.

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The link in Dan’s tweet is a story from liberal radio host Randi Rhodes, who explained how the Democratic Party paid to launch the Ed Schultz radio program show nationally.

Apparently perturbed by the content of Dan’s tweet, Schultz quickly responded with what he probably intended to be a zinger. In reality, it proves he was interested enough to actually scope out Dan’s profile and figure out where he works.

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“I just kind of laughed,” Dan said of Schultz’s response. “So I just tweeted back – I was just being playful, I've got big Ed on the line – so I tweeted back, ‘You got me there, Ed.’ I linked to the Forbes article, which notes that I'm working for one of the powerful celebrities on the planet.”

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Perhaps realizing it probably wasn’t the best idea to have corresponded with Dan, Shultz deleted the Twitter exchange at some point during the day.

And that’s when things got really weird.

“So nothing happens after that, the rest of the day. I figured it would end there,” Dan said. “Before I go to bed, I check the Twitter one more time, and I get another notification. This is some 10, 12 hours after the first interaction we had. And it says, ‘Ed Schultz has now followed you.’”

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What Dan soon realized, however, was this was all part of a larger plan for Schultz to be able to communicate with him privately.

“I realized why he followed me – because he doesn't actually follow many people on Twitter,” Dan continued. “On Twitter, you have to follow someone to send them a direct message.”

When Dan arrived at the office Wednesday morning, he went through his emails and found notifications that Schultz had sent him not one, but two direct messages at 1:33am and 1:35am respectively. Even stranger? He subsequently deleted them.

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While Glenn tried to defend the early hour of Schultz messages, Dan, Pat, and Stu weren’t buying it.

“I send messages at 3 o'clock in the morning,” Glenn said.

“To competing networks? To lowly writers at competing networks,” Stu asked exasperatedly. “You email people you work with at 1:30 in the morning. And 1:30 in the morning is just part of it. he fact that he is waking up to try to get back at Dan is unbelievable.”

As Dan explained, he never would have known Schultz direct messaged him had he not seen the notifications in his inbox. Schultz clearly thought better of what he had said and attempted to delete the evidence before Dan could see it. Unfortunately, he failed.

While Stu and Pat certainly got a bit of pleasure out the whole bizarre incident, Glenn found the whole thing sad and pathetic.

“So you guys are finding this entertaining. I'm finding this more and more sad,” Glenn said. “In a psychological way… I mean what makes a man, besides rage, write something like that and then delete it? I mean, it's really sad.”

Check out Dan’s blog post on TheBlaze.com HERE.

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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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