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Maybe We Should Just Lay Off the Nazi Jokes for the Time Being? (Except for Mel Brooks)

Comedy must be protected for sure, but do you have to know someone's medical history before making a joke? On this segment, Glenn talks with a caller about the real problem with Samantha Bee's recent joke about Nazi hair.

Enjoy the complimentary clip above or read the transcript below for details.

GLENN: Let's go to lance in Tennessee. Hello, Lance.

CALLER: Hey, how are you doing. My problem with Samantha B wasn't because she made fun of the guy because she didn't know you had cancer but stop calling your political enemies Nazis. That's not what you call people.

PAT: That's a fair point.

GLENN: That's just like a Nazi to say that, isn't it?

[Laughter]

It's a fair point but what you know? I will tell you this. You're exactly right, and I have reached into that bag --

STU: Have you?

PAT: When?

STU: When?

GLENN: I've been accused of that --

STU: Really? You? Have mentioned the word Nazi?

[Laughter]

But you're right, Glenn, I get -- the point is valid. I understand that we do vilify our opponents, and so what we talked about yesterday with the Westboro Baptist Church, it's not in the spirit of reaching across lines, I get that. But you should protect comedy, comedy's important.

GLENN: And Mel Brooks taught us Nazis are funny. You can either be afraid about Nazis, or we can laugh about Nazis. But I agree with you, and it especially tickles me that the left made fun of me for always talking about Nazis with the chalkboard when I was doing serious analysis between the two and now they're just, like, haircut. Nazi.

But Stu brought up the Westboro Baptist Church lady. Here's one lady who left the Westboro Baptist Church is and she said, look, there's four things that everybody should know and this is why I left.

If you can approach somebody who you think is really misguided, and you can -- you don't assume bad intent. Number one. What are we doing? We just assumed the other side has bad intent. Sometimes they do.

Number two. Ask honest questions. Don't try to ask the questions that are going to set you up for your point. Really and honest questions.

Three. Stay calm.

And number four, make the argument. You need to read this article on GlennBeck.com. Four steps to break down walls from a former Westboro Baptist Church member. What got her out of the church and while you're there, we have to get this, Stu. Five ways from The Walking Dead just like Uncle Sam. And it's true. Look for the wire baseball bat in Washington soon. GlennBeck.com.

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