Meet the man Glenn called ‘one of the more important voices to unite America’

On Tuesday’s Glenn Beck Program, musician, columnist, and self-described “joy boy” Andrew W.K. joined Glenn for the full hour to discuss a myriad of topics. W.K. has been in the news lately because of some remarkable advice he has handed down to readers via his weekly Village Voice column “Ask Andrew W.K.” It was a combination of those articles and their conversation on Tuesday that had Glenn calling W.K. “one of the more important voices to unite America.”

Glenn asked W.K. to explain a bit about his childhood, which very much informed how he came to have such a diverse viewpoint. Born in California, W.K. and his brother were raised in Michigan. His father is a professor of law at University of Michigan Ann Arbor. W.K. described his mother as “the world’s greatest mom” who is “dedicated to making our dreams come true.”

W.K. said he enjoyed growing up in southeast Michigan because of the breadth of thinkers and opinions in the area.

“You have a lot of radical thinking,” W.K. said, “meaning mind-blowing stuff, ways of looking at the world that I never imagined, kinds of music and culture that I never knew existed and probably wouldn’t have known existed if I hadn’t had the good fortune of meeting people there. So I had a lot of mentors early on, including piano teachers and good school teachers.”

Additionally, W.K. said his father constantly challenged him to reevaluate his thoughts and beliefs, and what he considered to be true.

“He would always just sort of flip things for me, and I would get infuriated because I really just wanted him to agree and cheer each other on and get all excited about it,” W.K. recalled. “But he said, ‘Well, who’s to say that that’s the way?’ And I said, ‘Is that what you think?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know.’ So he had that very open mind in that it would force me to consider other points of view.”

Considering his father’s academic background, Glenn asked W.K. if his parents were concerned that he chose not to go to college. Interestingly, W.K. aid his father was particularly supportive because of how familiar he is with the university system.

“Well, he was very concerned at first, but, as he’s been quoted saying, he said, ‘Look, I teach college. Believe me, it’s no big deal,’” W.K. explained. “I think he was so deep into it also that he was able to see that… maybe that it wasn’t entirely crucial. He was concerned for my well-being, what I was going to end up doing… but, in a way, that was of course also very motivating for me.”

Ultimately, W.K. said college can be a very important and exciting time for young people, though it may not be for everyone.

“When it comes to college… I think being faced with that moment out of high school of ‘do I go to college or not’ is not just about education or not education,” W.K. concluded. “It’s the first moment where you can actually maybe break out on your own, and I think that’s an exciting moment for any student to have.”

Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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