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.

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.