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.

Live with the team watching CNN and the president on guns!

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)

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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