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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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WATCH: The DIVIDED States of America: Is It Time for a National Divorce?

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…

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Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.