In an amazing stroke of empathy, Bill Maher comes to Laura Ingraham's defense

Bill Maher is no fan of conservatives. In fact, he pretty much can’t stand them. He spouts a lot of crazy, left-wing stuff on his long-running HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher. But if there is any redeeming factor about his show, at the very least, he sometimes allows opposing viewpoints.

Of course, when he does allow them, it’s mainly so he can try to belittle, intimidate and shred them. But it’s his show, and at least he occasionally allows different views, which is more than you can say about a lot of TV these days.

And once in a blue moon, Bill Maher actually veers into common sense and takes a stand on something conservative Americans can get behind. Friday night was one of those rare occasions.

He defended Laura Ingraham on principle.

It was refreshing to hear, even though he still felt the need to qualify his defense by saying he knows this “sounds ridiculous,” and calling Ingraham a “deliberately terrible person.”

After almost two months of conservatives pointing out that the Parkland Brat Pack should be willing to take some criticism if they’re going to launch their attacks on conservatives through big media, someone on the Left finally made the same argument. And it turned out to be Bill Maher.

Empathy is a huge missing ingredient in our national dialogue. But it’s what allowed Bill Maher to defend Laura Ingraham because he knows exactly what she’s going through. After the 9/11 attacks, he disagreed with characterizing the hijackers as cowards and said, “we have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away.” That comment ultimately caused advertisers to flee and ABC canceled his politically incorrect show.

For once, Bill Maher got it right.

For once, Bill Maher got it right. This is about principle. The worst lesson that the Parkland Brat Pack and the rest of America’s youth are learning from all this is an inability to agree to disagree.

That’s not enough for the Left anymore --- if they don’t like your viewpoint, their only response is to try to destroy your livelihood. That is ultimately more dangerous to society than any number of guns.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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