FBI raid the home of Subway’s iconic spokesman Jared

Remember Jared? For years, Jared Fogle served as the spokesperson for Subway sandwiches and acting as a symbol for the chain’s weight loss message. But two months after a business partner was arrested on charges of child pornography, his relationship with the company that made him famous looks to be coming to an end. On Tuesday, the FBI raided his house as part of the investigation and Subway suspended their relationship.

The AP reports (via TheBlaze):

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle’s foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

Stu and Pat discussed the story on radio Tuesday:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it may contain errors:

PAT: 877-727-BECK. It's Pat and Stu. We were talking about the Jared situation. Yesterday Jeffy and I were in the office talking about this. And Subway was kind of sticking by him. Or at least so far they said they were closely monitoring it. And I said to Jeffy, you know what that means, that means we'll stand right behind him until we get a couple of bad Facebook posts and then we're going to fire his ass.

STU: Yep.

PAT: Yesterday they came out with this statement that says essentially that they've fired him.

JEFFY: I mean, it was yesterday afternoon. It was amazing. Not two hours.

STU: Let me see if I have the quote here. But it was basically -- oh, here it is. Subway restaurant chain says it is ending its relationship.

PAT: Ending their relationship.

STU: Ending its relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation. They're not saying -- they're not making any specific claims. This is bigger than just Jared Fogle, to broaden it just a second here. When companies get headlines with your name, their product, and the words "child porn" in them, you won't be employed there very long.

PAT: Not good. Yeah, it doesn't mean he's guilty. It doesn't mean he's not. But it doesn't mean he is.

STU: All it is, you're right. Lots of Facebook posts. Lots of people associating delicious sandwiches with child porn, and that's not what they want.

PAT: Yep. No, they wanted to associate it with weight loss.

STU: Weight loss. Tasty goodness. Maybe inexpensive lunch. Not child porn. Less child porn, more tastiness. That's kind of their policy. And, you know, that's not a battle you can win anymore. I mean, we've seen this over and over and over again with people making accusations about things. And sometimes they turn out to be true. Sometimes they turn out to be complete nonsense. But it doesn't matter. And when you're on the corporate side of these things. You're looking at this information coming in and saying, look, Jared has done a good job for us for a long time. But if we made the decision tomorrow to say, you know what, we're not going to do the Jared thing anymore, it's old and it's done. Would that be a big difference to our business? Maybe a little. Probably not. Why bother? Why bother?

PAT: I doubt it. I think that's kind of run its course.

STU: It's been, what, 15 years?

PAT: Yeah. I'm amazed they held on to him that long.

STU: Your mic is not on there, Jeffy.

JEFFY: That's why they were shocked about the news and believe it's related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We're very concerned, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely.

PAT: Yeah, that's --

STU: And what time was that yesterday? It did not take long.

JEFFY: It did not. Hours. Hours.

PAT: Those statements happened in the same day. It's amazing. Amazing.

STU: It's an interesting culture. Obviously, if he -- we don't know obviously, it's all allegations. But if he did this, there's no bowel of hell that I want him to be. There's no bowel too deep in hell that I want him to be in. This is -- who has any -- any tolerance for this sort of nonsense?

We talked about this with the guy -- I think we talked about it on Pat & Stu maybe a week or two ago with the Australian reporter on the Australian "60 Minutes" who was talking to this guy who started a child porn ring to the extent that he was taking on demand submissions. Like, hey, what do you want done on video? Basically the worst person on earth. And he's sitting there and he's talking to this reporter and she at some point asks a fairly logical question. She did a great job in the interview. And she said, what if -- did you ever do this to one of your kids? And he's like, oh, of course not! I -- I can't believe you would ask that question! He gets all indignant. Now, he's admitted to doing the child porn essentially.

PAT: Up to and including killing one of them.

STU: But when it comes to his own children, there's some weird line of, how dare you even ask me! And it's -- these people -- to state the incredibly obvious, they're so horribly demented and so twisted that even an allegation in that realm, you don't want your tuna sub to be associated with it. And you can understand from a corporate decision. What are you going to do? The best-case scenario, he hired a child porn guy to run his charity. That's not a good thing either. It doesn't exactly work to your judgment at all. And it's not exactly speaking well of your judgment.

PAT: No. No. It's probably not. I mean, you don't know though what everybody is doing in their private life.

Featured Image: Getty Images

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

David McNew / Staff | Getty Images

Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

SOPA Images / Contributor | Getty Images

Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

Bloomberg / Contributor | Getty Images

The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

Buyenlarge / Contributor | Getty Images

Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

Anna Moneymaker / Staff | Getty Images

Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.