Tolerance: Gay hotel owners face boycott over hosting Ted Cruz

Ian Reisner, a wealthy gay businessman and hotel owner decided to host a dinner for Ted Cruz over the weekend to learn more about the presidential candidate and his views. According to the Huffington Post, after the dinner, members of the gay community responded with "backlash" and even boycotted Reisner's business, resulting in Reisner issuing an apology.

Glenn responded to the story on radio this morning with utter outrage. Glenn even used a personal story of his dealing with Diane Sawyer to prove that it has also happened to him during his career. Glenn's advice to anyone wanting to interview or have a "fireside chat" with a controversial figure it to "have balls. You have to have a set. You have to be willing to be a pariah...You have to stand."

See more of Glenn's discussion below:

Rough Transcript Below:

STU: Ian Reisner, he is a wealthy gay businessman. He's actually just a wealthy businessman who happens to be gay. And decided to host an event at his Manhattan condo with Ted Cruz who came to talk to about 12 people. Ted Cruz talking to a group of people that wouldn't necessarily support a Republican or a conservative. And that's something that you would think that the gay community would be happy about. Here's this guy that we vilified as horrible and hates gays, who actually is coming out here and doing outreach. And his position -- you know, he talked about his position on gay marriage. It should be left to the states. Went through that. But talked about other issues. The outrage from the gay community because this businessman dared to host Ted Cruz in his home was so overwhelming. He actually has come out and apologized for doing it. He said, quote, I am shaken to my bones by the emails, texts, posting, and phone calls the past few days. I made a terrible mistake. He went on to say, I was ignorant, naive, and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all his positions on gay rights.

GLENN: Now, by the way, so, you know, his biggest donor to his Senate campaign was Peter Thiel. Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and dreamer of tomorrow who is Libertarian and also happens to be gay. When the New York Times tried to do this to Peter Thiel and smeared Peter Thiel, Peter Thiel was like, screw you. Double the support for Ted Cruz.

STU: Which is awesome.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, the question is: You have to have balls. You have to have a set. You have to be willing to be a pariah.

PAT: I'm sure this guy had no idea. He's never gotten that kind of feedback before.

GLENN: Nobody does.

PAT: And he collapsed under the weight of it. Which is sad.

GLENN: What's truly amazing is, I don't think the average American has any idea. They don't have any idea. If we hadn't have gone through what we have gone through the last five years, would you have any clue?

PAT: No way.

GLENN: You would have no clue. Correct me if I'm wrong, this happens all the time. Happened with Diane Sawyer as the example that I happen to be harping on today. People say, oh, no, I know you're controversial. No, no, but you're a good guy. I know you. Blah, blah. And I say, you don't have any idea of the firestorm coming your way. Not a problem. Not a problem. We've dealt with this before. Not a problem. Not a problem. Diane Sawyer, day one, folds like a cheap suit. Folds. Day one she can't handle it. And that happens all the time. And then there are other people who are just like, yeah, I didn't see this coming. This is much worse than I thought. But get 'em! And they stand. You have to stand.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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