‘Have some compassion for the man’: Glenn reacts to the fatal accident that killed racecar driver Kevin Ward, Jr.

Tragedy struck the racetrack on Saturday night, as 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was struck and killed by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on the dirt track of Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York. Ward was hit by Stewart’s sprint car after he exited his own vehicle and was walked along the course. The driver was apparently trying to confront Stewart – who had side swiped Ward’s car, causing him to spin out, during the 13th lap of the 25-lap race.

Video of the crash has emerged on YouTube and social media from fans who were at the racetrack. You can watch the incident unfold below (Warning: Graphic content and strong language warning):

According to law enforcement, Stewart has fully cooperated with the investigation thus far, and no criminal charges have been filed. In the aftermath of the fatal accident, Stewart withdrew from Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen.

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to listeners who are familiar with race car driving and explained why he is concerned for Stewart’s wellbeing.

There have been conflicting reports in the aftermath of the accident over whether Stewart’s actions in the lead up to the crash show any sort of intent. Several racing experts called in to discuss why the tragedy was likely an accident.

Teddy in Tampa explained that because of the way racecars are designed, Stewart reacted in the only way he could.

“Just wanted to call in and give you an idea how the cars work. I have never been a fan of Tony Stewart, but a round track car, they like to turn left. When they are under power, they turn left – especially a dirt sprint car… that's all their designed to do. They don't go straight very well either,” Teddy explained. “So when you look at the video, you can hear Tony goose the throttle, which at would have made the car lunge to the left. Then after, you could see the see the car jerk back to the right.”

In other words, Teddy believes Stewart saw Ward at the last minute and was attempting to get out of the way.

“I think Tony gunned it to make the car go left to swerve around him,” Teddy said. “And that's why, after he hits, you can see the car turn back to the right, like he's trying to recover.”

Mike from North Carolina corroborated Teddy’s analysis, and he also mentioned how difficult it is for drivers to see what is going on around them because of the safety constraints in the car.

"The gentleman that just got off the phone there is correct. Those cars are… designed to go left. And when you're at low speeds like that, they are very difficult to drive,” Mike said. “I have been in those cars, and your peripheral vision is basically zero. There's head and neck restraints – everything that you have going on, the visor to keep the dirt out of your eyes, all that limits your vision tremendously.”

“Tony probably didn’t see him until the last second, hit the throttle to try to get it to go left, and it just resulted in a tremendous, tremendous accident,” he continued. “But I do not believe that Tony did anything intentionally.”

With those clarifications in mind, Glenn spoke more to how drastically Stewart’s life will change in the aftermath of this tragedy.

“So here's the thing. I think that Tony Stewart's life is hanging in the balance today. They aren't going to press charges, but think about what this guy is going to have to face for the rest of his life,” Glenn concluded. “I mean, this could pull him apart… He should absolutely get back in the car… If he allows this to take him out of what he loves to do, he's done… Have some compassion for the man.”

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On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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