This Facebook troll probably didn't expect Glenn to respond to his post calling our audience "idiots"

Over his vacation, Glenn spent a lot of time keeping in touch with his audience over Facebook. In fact, he's even started to respond to a few of the commenters who reach out with questions, comments, or just a kind word. Unfortunately, Facebook is still the internet, which means there are going to be trolls trying to cause problems and stir up trouble. How did Glenn handle the hate when one person called his fans "idiots"?

Thomas Colwell wrote: "Do you idiots see what kind of lifestyle you are paying for Glenn to have? He preys on your fears and profits greatly from it."

Here's how Glenn responded:

Thomas, I respect your right to disagree. We all are very aware that I make money. My audience doesn't have a problem with meritocracy. Not everyone agrees with what I believe. I wouldn't expect them to. However, I expect my audience to do their own home work. Never take my word for anything. Check it out yourself. Listen to all sides and don't listen to those who shout you down. When ever someone says don't listen, read or explore any line of thought, they believe you to be an idiot.

You believe my audience is full of idiots. I do not.

I do not believe you are an idiot, nor the audience (whatever is left of it) at MSNBC. We just disagree. What we need to do is see where what we believe intersects and build from there.

Believe it or not Thomas, there are things we agree on. I would bet you didn't want a blank military check for George Bush. Neither did I. You didn't want him to just move alone without congress. Neither did I. You want these wars to end. So do I. You don't want people scooped up and held without a trial, so do I.

Why don't we start there. We don't have to agree on much more. Let's just be consistent.

I thought it was wrong when Bush was in office, and I said so openly and often. I called for Bush's impeachment, I will again if god forbid Jeb Bush or Romney get into office and abused the power and went it alone. I also think it is wrong now. Do you? Or is it okay for one man to hold all that power IF YOU AGREE WITH HIM?

Why make it about how much I make? I do not hide it, but you don't seem to care that I have also directly created over 300 jobs and God only knows how many indirect jobs we have "saved or created". You don't know or seem to care that I give my employees the best healthcare available and that I not only hire those that think differently, I encourage it. I have liberals, atheists, Jews, Christians, black, Hispanic and most of my leadership team is made up of women and they make the same as the men.

It doesn't sound like I am as much of a monster as those who are vying for power would like you to believe. You are smart enough. Do your own homework. Don't only ask the Dodge dealer about the Ford. If you want the truth, go ahead, ask the dodge dealer, but ask the Ford dealer as well.

I wish you my best for a blessed year and one that encourages you and all you know to explore, learn and think out of the box.

In the meantime, enjoy the caliphate that was crazy and stupid for me even to suggest three years ago. It is called ISIS. And it is only just beginning. Do you own homework on the next puzzle piece that I will be exploring next week: RUSSIA. Don't tell me it is stupid. I challenge you to watch all three episodes and then when you really understand what I am trying to warn about, then tell me where you believe I have it wrong. But let's try it without hatred and name calling.

Because, who knows, maybe you will be right and I will learn more from you than you will learn from me.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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