Glenn Reveals Shocking Tidbit From Private Encounter With Roger Ailes

On his radio program Thursday, Glenn shared stunning details of a private encounter he had with Former Fox CEO Roger Ailes while working for the network. Ailes died Thursday morning at the age of 77.

Glenn recounted the closed-door meeting with Ailes in his office.

"I'm walking out after this meeting with him," Glenn said. "I start walking toward the door, and I see this picture --- this black and white photo of a young Roger Ailes, maybe 29, in the Oval Office."

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When Glenn asked him what the picture was, Ailes replied, "Oh, that's the first split screen."

Glenn had the shock of his life when he realized Ailes had actually worked on the split screen featuring Richard Nixon making a phone call to the moon.

"This is the kind of stuff that was just kind of like hanging around him, the kind of life that you're not going to find on Wikipedia," Glenn said. "If you go to Wikipedia today, all you're going to see is the bad stuff."

If you look closely in the video below, you can see the split screen line moving back and forth:

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GLENN: And the door to his library was a solid wood door, and he went in -- and we were going to have a talk, and he closed the door. And as I'm walking out after this meeting with him -- I don't even remember what it was. We were just talking.

And I -- and I get up, and he's taking a phone call or something. And I get up, and I start walking towards the door. And I see this picture, this black and white photo of a young Roger Ailes, maybe 29, in the Oval Office. And he is -- there's a camera beside him. And he is pointing down to the left.

And he hangs up the phone, or whatever. And I said -- now, this is behind a door. The door is usually open.

And I said, "Roger, what is this picture?" And he said, "Oh, that's -- that was the first split screen."

And I said, "What?" And he said, "Somebody had to come up with the split screen. You know, we didn't always have split screen." And I'm like, "Don't talk down to me." And I said, "What was it?"

And he said, "We were in the Oval Office. It was Dick Nixon. And I said, 'We should come up with a way to where Dick can talk to Neil Armstrong, but we should split the screen, so when Neil is on the moon. He's in one box and the president is in the other box.'"

This is revolutionary thinking at the time. And he said, "But when we put it together, you know, Neil is on the moon. We don't know which way he's going to be facing or turning or anything else. And I don't know which side of the screen the box of the about the is going to be on." He said, "So we set up three TVs, one that I could see and two -- one on one side of the Resolute Desk and one on the other side of the Resolute Desk."

And I said to the president, "Look at me. As soon as you go on and you say, 'Neil,' they're going to go to this new split screen, when -- when I see which side of the television you're on, I'm going to point to one of the televisions. You look at that television because it will look like you're looking at Neil in the picture."

So he said, "That's the moment where I'm looking at the television, seeing Neil Armstrong on the moon. And I point to the president, 'That one.'"

This is the kind of stuff that was just kind of like hanging around him, the kind of life that you're not going to find on Wikipedia. You're not going to find -- and if you go to Wikipedia today, all you're going to see is the bad stuff.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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