Glenn reacts to Jon Stewart’s rant on Josh Earnest

President Obama recently hand picked two U.S. Ambassadors to Hungary and Argentina. The selection for Argentina doesn’t speak spanish and has never set foot in Argentina while the selection for Hungary cannot name America’s interests in the region and is a soap opera actress. Josh Earnest was forced to defend this picks and it didn’t go well. Glenn cheered on Jon Stewart’s bit mocking the entire debacle.

GLENN: At least at this time, you come back to me in an hour and I might want something else. But for the time being, all we want is love, pancakes, some bacon and some syrup. That's it. That's all — hello and welcome to Friday. We're glad you're here. Let's just start with Jon Stewart, shall we? Jon Stewart was calling BS to Josh Earnest to the Hungarian ambassador. The Hungarian ambassador was a soap opera producer that has just been appointed. He was a bundler for the president. When she was in front of Congress, can you tell us anything about Hungary, and I think she probably could have gone down — well, I'm hungry right now, and I'd like some pancakes and I heard on the radio syrup and bacon.

PAT: That sounds good to me.

GLENN: She couldn't answer one thing about Hungary. And so Josh Earnest was asked, so what are her qualifications? Here's Jon Stewart.

STEWART: Yesterday it was time for the person holding Washington's worst job to have a lousier day than usual.

VOICE: Ambassador Bell has the president's confidence.

VOICE: Where does the president get that confidence?

VOICE: She certainly is somebody that is — has had her own distinguished private sector career.

VOICE: As a soap opera producer, right?

VOICE: Well, and obviously somebody who has succeeded in the business world.


STEWART: How much does that guy just want to reach over and tag out? Just give a quick one to Jay Carney, or maybe Roman Reigns or maybe one of the Usos or maybe Bray Wyatt or perhaps Bruno San Martino could — I've been watching wrestling for a very long time. Answer the questions, Earnest!

VOICE: Can you tell me the fact that she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president's re-election campaign had nothing to do with her appointment? You can't say that, can you —

VOICE: I can tell you that's not the reason she was chosen. I can tell you the reason she was chosen — frankly, I was not part of this decision-making process.

STEWART: What? You can't do that. That is the greatest thing I've ever seen the president's press secretary do. His entire job, his only job, is built around trying not to go, hey, look, I just [bleep] work here.


STEWART: But that's what he did. Take it up with my supervisor! Earnest, out.


PAT: Now, it would be nice if Stewart noticed that a little more often, because it happens every day.

GLENN: It has been every single day for the last seven years.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: For the love of Pete.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: But Jon Stewart, let's give him a bone. At least once. At least once.

PAT: Nice job.


GLENN: He's found that.

PAT: She raised 2.2 million. 2.1 million for the president.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That had nothing to do with it? He's asked point-blank, you can't tell me that that had nothing do with it. And the answer was no. He couldn't say that. He couldn't even — I mean, a guy who lies every day repeatedly for a living couldn't go to that particular lie.

GLENN: We're showing pictures — on the TV network we're showing pictures of this ambassador and she's standing at like the Emmys. We've got — she says you won an Emmy.

PAT: Here's the tie — the Emmys are broadcast in Hungary.

GLENN: There you go.

PAT: You have cable in Budapest? You can watch her.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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