Glenn Decides NOT to Meet With Assad

When a brutal dictator asks for an interview, what do you do? For Glenn, it wasn't a completely clear-cut decision.

On his radio program Friday, Glenn announced an unnamed leader from the Middle East had expressed interest in meeting with him because he had "a few messages to send to America." At first, Glenn contemplated whether this could turn into an opportunity to save more Christians in the Middle East. He made his decision on Friday, but allowed his audience to guess who the mysterious person might be with a poll over the weekend.

Glenn shared the results on Monday. Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, supposedly wanted to meet with Glenn to win some goodwill from America.

"That's different than going over and talking to them and having a meeting about, 'Can you help us with the Christians?'" Glenn said.

He concluded there was no way to win under those circumstances.

"I don't want to be the messenger of his message back to America when his partners are Iran and Russia," Glenn said.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment. It might contain errors.

GLENN: All right. So we did a poll because Friday I mentioned that I had to -- I had to -- a decision to make over the weekend on if I was going to go to the Middle East and meet with a -- a leader of a country in the Middle East.

And I was really torn because when this first started to happen, somebody -- an American group reached out to this leader and said, "Hey, they're trying to help the Christians, and would you help?" And then, almost a year has past, eight months has past. And I didn't think that this -- any of those world leaders would meet with me. But then the situation got worse and worse and worse. And now this world leader has said, yes, I'll meet with you. And, in fact, I'd like to meet with you because I have some things to say to America.

And that's different than going over and talking to them and having a meeting about, "Can you help us with the Christians?" Instead, having an interview and I have a few messages to send to America. And so it was a little unsettling to me. And I didn't know what to do. And we talked about it on the air.

We did a poll on -- GlennBeck.com did a poll over the weekend: Which Middle Eastern leader wants to meet with Glenn? Benjamin Netanyahu, 38 percent. Bashar al-Assad, 22. 9 percent, al-Baghdadi. 19 percent, el-Sisi from Egypt. And Rouhani, 12 percent, from Iran.

Do you even know, Stu? Do you know?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yes, it was Assad. And the more research I did on Assad, the more I'm like, "Yeah, I -- I -- and I went back and forth and thought, man, to be able to interview Hitler -- while he's not to the level of Hitler, he's pretty bad. And to be able to interview somebody like that -- my wife immediately said no. She's like, "You're not going."

STU: I mean, she's doing that as a -- she cares about your safety, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: Obviously, we're all released from that care.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

STU: But, no, from a perspective of having the interview with him, that's not why you cancelled it though. You cancelled it -- or didn't do it because --

GLENN: I didn't want to do it because I don't want -- his partners are Russia and Iran.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I don't want to be the messenger of his message back to America, when his partners are Iran and Russia.

STU: Right. But, I mean, you obviously could challenge him on these things. You would not give him a softball interview by any means. It's not like you would say, "Well, what kind of treaty would you like?"

GLENN: Well, you're kind of in the -- you know, you're going to be seeing the things they want you to see. You're going to be talking about the things they want to talk about.

STU: Of course.

GLENN: You know what I mean?

STU: They're going to control --

GLENN: They're going to control your cameras, your media, and everything else, and they're going to control the trip.

STU: But, still, he doesn't control the interview when you're talking to this guy. Right? You'd be able to ask him --

GLENN: To some extent, I would imagine, yes.

STU: So you think they might try to restrict -- and there's no way you're going to do an interview if they're going to try to restrict your questions.

GLENN: No.

PAT: So do you think you would have wound up asking him, what has enchanted you the most?

GLENN: No, I don't think --

(chuckling)

GLENN: See, here -- and this is why -- I didn't want to --

JEFFY: How's your soul?

GLENN: You know, even if they wouldn't restrict, I wouldn't want to push too hard because we're trying to get Christians out of his country. So I'm going to ask for help. And then do an interview on top of it is not -- I mean, that's what they wanted. They happened an interview. I wanted to ask about the Christians. "Can you help us get the Christians out?"

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And you think that potentially -- the thought is, potentially he might do that to try to win some goodwill from America.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And you don't care why he's doing. You just want the Christians out of there.

GLENN: I just want the Christians out of there. But if -- if we would have said, "And Assad helped us get the Christians out of there," that's one thing. But to go over with my cameras and sit down and do a half-hour with him because he's helping me get the Christians out of there and not push back -- I mean, you know, I would be stuck with this feeling of, if I push back too hard, do our Christians get out? You know what I mean?

STU: Right.

GLENN: If I'm like, "Hey, so you're a murder." Am I going to get -- is he going to be soft-hearted towards the Christians? I just didn't think there was any way to win.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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