Glenn Interviewed This Disgraced Congressman in 2010 - Now He's News Again

Former Rep. Eric Massa resigned in 2010 while facing an investigation into allegations that he groped and sexually harassed multiple people on his staff. Now, the former Democratic congressman is in the headlines again thanks to a report that $100,000 was secretly paid out to settle claims brought by two young male staffers.

Congress has been under fire after allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and the revelation that the Congressional Office of Compliance pays to settle sexual harassment claims and other lawsuits against lawmakers without being transparent with taxpayers.

On today’s show, Glenn and Stu revisited an interview that Glenn did with Massa back in 2010. The former congressman had some odd things to say about “tickle fights.”

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GLENN: So I don't know if you remember -- do you remember Congressman Massie?

STU: Not Massie. Massa? Eric Massa.

GLENN: Eric Massa. That was his name.

STU: Because Congressman Massie is a good congressman.

GLENN: Good guy. You're right. You're right. This is Eric Massa. So Eric Massa was a guy -- this is for if you're a long-time listener or viewer of the show.

I was on Fox. The guy called in. He was a Democrat. And he said, I've got some dirt on the Democrats. I'm going to expose it all. And I want to talk to you.

Okay. He called in during the show. Do you remember? And he said he had all kinds of information that was going to expose. Well, give me some. Not until I'm on the show.

Well, we knew that there was some scandal going on. We didn't know exactly what. We found out that it was all revolving around tickle fights. Do you remember the tickle fight guy?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Play a -- play a cut one, please.

VOICE: Somebody says I groped male staffers. Female staffers. You know, I was fondling a cat. Whatever it is. I stand up and I say --

VOICE: Yes, you do.

GLENN: No, I don't.

VOICE: Well, I do. And here's why: Because it doesn't make any difference what my intentions were, it's how it's perceived by the individual who receives that action.

STU: That's the Franken line.

VOICE: And we set it up --

GLENN: But your name is at stake here. No, not just your name.

VOICE: Everybody's name.

GLENN: Your children's name.

VOICE: That's right.

GLENN: Okay. So there's something called honor. You are a Navy guy. Honor.

VOICE: Glenn, the only thing I can do is slit my wrist and bleed out on the -- I'm telling you. I was wrong. I was wrong.

GLENN: Wait. Wait. No. What you're saying to me is they took it wrong.

VOICE: No, I'm saying my behavior was wrong. My behavior was wrong.

GLENN: What was wrong about it?

VOICE: I should have never allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was. I never translated from my days in the Navy to being a congressman.

GLENN: All right.

VOICE: But I did not --

GLENN: There's no tickle fights in the Navy. I've never been in the Navy. I don't know if there's tickle fights in the Navy.

VOICE: Let me show you something.

GLENN: You're going to show me tickle fights?

VOICE: I'm going to show you a lot more than tickle fights. Okay?

GLENN: So he just went on -- this tickle fight was normal. I finally had enough. Cut two, please.

I cannot put together in my head. You believe these things. You're trying to convince me, you believe these things.

VOICE: Yep. And I can't change --

GLENN: Do you realize -- bullcrap. Bullcrap, sir. Listen to me --

VOICE: No. Here's why --

GLENN: Do you realize what some of us are doing? We're not an elected office. Do you realize my family is at stake?

Do you realize -- excuse me, sir.

VOICE: So is mine.

GLENN: Will you excuse me for a second, sir. in college. I've got one for all time now. Because I'm not going to resign. I'm not going to back down.

I have come to a place to where, I believe at some point, the system will destroy me. That's okay. Because I'm going to do what I can to pass on a better America for tomorrow. So I don't understand the white flag. It doesn't make sense to me.

VOICE: For 30 years, I've been doing this. I can't fight this. I can't fight Casper. I can't fight the White House. I can't fight the Republicans. I can't fight anymore.

GLENN: Okay. So he was trying to make himself look like a hero. But here's what happened. This came out now on Friday. Here's the real story. So Massie.

STU: Massa.

GLENN: Massa. Sorry. My apologies to Massie. Massa, he calls us and says, I'm going to expose Harry Reid. I'm going to expose the party. And we know he is in trouble for tickle fights.

So we say, what do you have? But I'm going to expose it. Then we know that at about 4 o'clock, about an hour before the show on Fox, the -- the -- the social media changes, and all of a sudden, people in the Democratic Party are starting to rally around him. He comes on the show, and he says, okay. So I'm not going to tell you what I told you. I'm -- this is what I really want to say, I was wrong.

Didn't make any sense. Did you make a deal with Harry Reid? Did you make a deal of some sort? No, no, no, no. What came out Friday was, when they're looking through the records on who paid out, did the parties pay for any sexual harassment lawsuits?

Yeah. On that day, the day of the broadcast, it looks like the Democrats decided to pay to cover his butt.

So my guess is, the deal came down. He used me as a wedge to get a deal. Which is what we suspected. But now we know a deal was made. And people who were crying sexual harassment about him, were paid off by the Democratic Party.

That is what happened.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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