CNN's Anderson Cooper is the 'Best Interviewer'

Glenn and his team settled in for a long night at the office, watching President Obama's town hall on gun control with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday evening.

Over pizza and sodas, Glenn live-streamed his reactions during the hour-long interview on Facebook. He shared some of the highlights on his radio program Friday.

"Anderson Cooper, I thought, did a very good job," Glenn said. "He is one of the best interviewers in the country when it comes to politicians and also one of the best debate moderators."

One of Cooper's first questions was polite, but tough, with no qualifiers. Here's the exchange:

ANDERSON: Before you were president, did you ever feel a desire to get a gun, feel the need to get a gun?

OBAMA: You know, I grew up mostly in Hawaii. And other than hunting for wild pig, which they do once in a while, you know, there's not the popularity of hunting and sportsmanship with guns as much as there are in other parts of the country.

ANDERSON: Right. I mean I ask the question because there's a lot of people out there who don't trust you obviously on the issue of guns. You keep saying you don't want to take everybody's guns. But there's a lot of people out there tonight watching that don't believe you. There's a lot of people in this room who frankly don't believe you. And it's not just you don't really have personal experience having owned a gun, but it's that things you've said: Support for Australia's tough anti-gun policies. They banned semiautomatic assault rifles. They banned even shotguns in Australia.

OBAMA: Right.

ANDERSON: You praised their policies over and over again. Back in 2008, you said -- you talked about bitter Americans clinging to their guns. Even now these executive actions have caused a lot of concern among a lot of people.

What can you say to somebody tonight to convince them that you don't want to take away everybody's guns?

At that point, Glenn paused and revealed where he thought Cooper dropped the ball.

"He didn't ask any follow-ups," Glenn said.

Overall however, Glenn was impressed.

"I have to tell you, I was shocked at CNN and pleased to see their coverage," he said. "They have shocked me a few times recently, where their coverage has been, I think, fair."

Watch the viewing party with Glenn and his team below.

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Posted by Glenn Beck on Thursday, January 7, 2016

 

Featured Image: U.S. President Barack Obama discusses reducing gun violence with CNN's Anderson Cooper at George Mason University on January 7, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. The president this week announced new, relatively mild executive actions to regulate the gun industry. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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