City shutdown - concern or control?

Yesterday, New York City experienced a city-wide shut-down based on a “historic” blizzard that would be hitting the Northeast. This morning many New Yorker’s woke up expecting to find at least three feet of snow. To their surprise it was a mere 4-6 inches. Glenn discussed the shut-down this morning on-air, was it really due to concern or control?

"Welcome to the program from the epicenter of snowpocalypse, which really turned out to be about 3 inches of snow," Glenn said. "But they closed the subways. They closed all of the roads. They banned pedestrians about midnight last night. You weren't allowed to go anywhere. It's insane what happened here in New York City."

"It was almost military rule in New York City. It's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. If this was Houston, Texas, or Los Angeles, California, you might understand it. It's New York City. It snows five times a year here," Pat chimed in.

"It's crazy. Literally 4 inches of snow on the streets. No cars on the streets. Up until about an hour ago, they lifted the driving ban. So you could not drive. There were no subways. They shut the entire city down. This is the largest city in North America. They shut it down. It's insanity," Glenn said.

Pat wondered just how much of a financial impact the shutdown had on the city.

"How many billions of dollars is that going to cost New York City and the country today? Here you have the financial capital of the world. People can't get to work, unless all of Wall Street stayed within walking distance of their firms last night," Pat said. "Because I wanted to have breakfast at a place that's always opened really early here, and it, of course, was always closed because their employees weren't in yet. I mean, that had to happen all over the city. Restaurants, cabdrivers, no one is making any money today."

Stu suggested this could be an overreaction to all the times mayors and governors failed to take the necessary precautions.

"This seems like a more and more common thing too. Maybe it stems from Katrina, where not everyone evacuated. You know, I know obviously the Boston bombing thing. There was a controversy over that to some degree. It's like, all of a sudden now, because there is a political downside to not doing it if it gets really bad. Like, if they keep everything open and it gets really bad, there's a political downside. So these guys are closing things more and more often," he said.

Glenn said he didn't mind the shutdown, but felt that things should have been more closely monitored and the travel ban lifted once it was clear New York City wasn't going to have anywhere close to the "historic" snowfall predicted.

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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