'Where's the Hammer?': MSNBC Host Apologizes After Leaked On-Camera Meltdown

Wondering why the name of this MSNBC anchor has been trending?

Lawrence O’Donnell was furious in around 8 minutes of footage obtained by Mediaite. The anchor seems to have had a series of meltdowns that were captured on video last month and leaked online Wednesday.

“STOP THE HAMMERING UP THERE. WHO’S GOT A HAMMER?” O’Donnell can be heard shouting in the clip. “WHERE IS IT? WHERE’S THE HAMMER?”

Glenn Beck, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere tried to extrapolate some lessons from O’Donnell’s on-camera crisis on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

“So before they end the world on the 23rd, we get to find out that Lawrence O’Donnell is still on the air,” Stu joked. “Both signs from God.”

They listened to part of the clip, which definitely had distinct sounds of hammers being used.

Glenn didn’t think Pat would have been able to handle the racket either.

“You would have lost your mind,” he said.

O’Donnell has since apologized for losing it in the studio, tweeting that “a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: I will tell you that the Lawrence O'Donnell show, you know, sometimes -- it's like -- I think God allows, you know, people saying, if there is God, how come he allows war? Because we need to learn geography.

STU: Right. That's not --

PAT: Otherwise, no one would know where Iraq is. We had to attack it to find out.

GLENN: North Korea. You're like, I don't know. It's around that area. So it teaches you. The same thing with the hammering. That hammering incident was just God's way of saying, "Lawrence O'Donnell still exists."

STU: Oh.

PAT: Okay. All right. Yeah.

GLENN: We're like, huh, that show is still on the air.

PAT: Huh. And actually, I didn't know that. I honestly didn't know it..

STU: I didn't, to be honest.

PAT: So...

STU: That's interesting. Before they end the world on the 23rd, we get to find out that Lawrence O'Donnell is still on the air.

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: Both signs from God.

GLENN: Yes. Sign in heaven: Stop the hammering!

STU: Do we have actually the hammering sound, Sarah? Because I haven't --

PAT: Because I could not hear the hammering sound.

GLENN: Oh, yes, you can. Then you heard an edited version.

STU: Okay. Yeah, probably.

GLENN: It's like crazy.

PAT: Did you hear it too?

GLENN: Pat, it would have made you -- you would have lost your mind.

PAT: You would have been pissed?

GLENN: You would have lost your mind.

STU: Let's listen to it. Listen.


PAT: Okay, yeah.

STU: That's really --

PAT: Definitely. Definitely.

GLENN: Okay. He's in an interview.

PAT: Yeah. I'd be mad. I'd --

VOICE: Is Donald Trump going to be called to testify --

GLENN: He's asking a -- so he's in the middle of -- you couldn't -- you'd lose your mind.

VOICE: Stop the hammering.

GLENN: You'd lose your mind.

PAT: That just shows you how inconsequential Lawrence O'Donnell's show is and MSNBC is, doesn't it? Because how does a major television network allow that to happen in the middle of a show?

STU: It is rare. However, these things do occur. Like -- and everybody gets pissed off at work from time to time. The idea that you're on camera winds up happening. It does happen. I've seen Glenn lose his mind before. We've probably all at some point --

PAT: Bill O'Reilly, famously.

STU: Yeah. And I don't know that I've ever lost my mind like Lawrence O'Donnell, or I've ever seen Glenn lose his mind like that. However, you have your moments of real frustration. And you're on camera.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: However, what is interesting, usually those things only get leaked when the staff does not like you.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Right.

STU: I mean, so Lawrence, you wondered how many times has this happened with Lawrence O'Donnell, or if the people in the control room don't really like him that much.

PAT: And they were fed up. And they were like, okay. Let's put this one out.

GLENN: Really? Really, Mr. Jerk face? Yeah, you're going to love this one. Because that's where it came from. That came from the control room. Somebody in the control room made a copy of that and then posted it.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Luckily, I've been taking money from the studios and just funneling it to the control room for months, so they like me a lot. Even when I swear.

GLENN: Oh, man. They're ripping me off twice. Because I'm doing the same thing. Pat, are you doing that too?

PAT: I don't have any money to do that, so...

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

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Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.