Dan Rather Once Excused Bill Clinton Assault Allegations; ‘It Happened a Long Time Ago’

Sexual harassment and assault allegations have been dominating the news since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator. As politicians like Roy Moore and Sen. Al Franken field reports of their sexual misconduct, people on both sides of the aisle have wondered if it’s time to revisit allegations that Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick and other women.

Newsbusters recently dug up former news anchor Dan Rather’s comments on Broaddrick’s story back in 1999, and they have not aged well.

Rather said of the allegation “even if it does it turns out to be true, it happened a long time ago … maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this and are saying you know, ‘Next. Let’s move on to the next thing.’”

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GLENN: All right. So I -- I want to -- I want to state the case, that it's okay if you say I don't believe these accusers. And I'm going to vote for Roy Moore. I really don't believe them. You could say, I -- I -- I kind of believe them, but it was 30 years ago. So it doesn't really matter. And vote for Roy Moore.

But the only way you can really be consistent is if you said that during the Clinton years. Because, remember, those were old too. Those were 20 years old. Does it matter? Why didn't they come out then? If it was so bad, why didn't they come out then? Well, because he was the attorney general and then the he was governor. He had a lot of power. It's almost the same story. He was the attorney general and then he became a senator and a judge. So who is going to believe you over him? So were you consistent?

Now, the media. The media is saying, this is really important, we have to know what happened 30 years ago. Was that where they stood at the time? Listen to Dan Rather at the time on Don Imus.

VOICE: This Juanita Broaddrick thing -- this interview that the people there at NBC News have been sitting on for some reason, who knows.

VOICE: Well, the reason is pretty obvious. They don't call me and tell me why they don't or do run these things. But it's pretty obvious they're nervous about, number one, whether this information is accurate, whether it's true or not. And then number two, even if it does turn out to be true, it happened a long time ago. And number three, they got to be figuring maybe just maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this.

GLENN: What? What?

VOICE: And they saying, let's move on to the next thing.

GLENN: What?

VOICE: Written either in TIME or Newsweek, that even the woman herself, Juanita Broaddrick, said she hoped that this thing went away this week. Even if she was sick about hearing about it, and it's her story.

VOICE: Well, let's hope she gets her way about that.

GLENN: Whoa.

STU: Wow.

VOICE: But somebody from NBC News told me that she wasn't clear about exactly when it happened, but then her son called me, and he's an attorney someplace. And I guess in Arkansas. And he wanted me to know why he called me, God knows. But wanted me to know, that was not the case. She knew exactly when it was. So there was some other reason he thought they were sitting on it.

VOICE: Well, you know, I know Newsweek magazine has accused me and others of sucking up to you. So here we go. The reason he called you is you're the fastest way in the country to get the news out on something like that. But I just don't know whether this is going anywhere.

You know, I'd have to bet to the moment, it probably isn't. Washington Post gave it a pretty good ride on Saturday. There wasn't much pickup from it. So unless there's some new and sensational information developed out of it. My guess is, it probably dribbles away. But as you know better than most, I've been so wrong about this story from the very beginning.

GLENN: Yeah. And others. Okay.

So that's Dan Rather back then. The story really doesn't have any legs because it was a long time ago. We all just hope they go away. Where are they now? That was an actual rape accusation. Where are you today?

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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