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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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