Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly: Bold, fresh piece of humanity

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

O'REILLY: Hey, Glenn, how are you doing, man?

GLENN: Really enjoyed your book.

O'REILLY: Thank you for reading it. Appreciate that.

GLENN: I will tell you, by the way, the name of it is a bold fresh piece of humanity.

O'REILLY: It was a bold, fresh piece of Hugh mean.

GLENN: This is all about you and so you talk about your childhood and growing up and everything else. I was surprised at, because we grew up in different times and different parts of the country. I was surprised at how much Levittown was every town USA.

O'REILLY: That's what everybody says to me. That's the universal appeal of the book, that I think I take you from a journey from Elvis Presley to the Beatles to the age of Aquarius, Vietnam era, to the Seventies and the disco time right up to now, and the experience that I had I think are universal to many Americans, at least you'll see some part of your life in it. And the reason I wrote the book was because a lot of people, you know, watch The Factor and they get torqued off about my opinions and they like them or they don't like them or whatever, but they always ask, well, how did you arrive at that conclusion, how did you find that particular point of view. And so I said, look, you know, let me explain, let me explain who my father was, let me explain what I learned teaching high school, let me explain what I learned playing football.

GLENN: I tell you, I read the part where you were talking about, you know, race and racism.


GLENN: And I feel exactly the same way you do. It didn't -- I mean, I don't even, I don't understand it. It never played a role in my life. I grew up in Seattle. So I never even saw the things that you saw, but I never really understood it. When we're coming to this election, do you really believe that America is the country where -- I'm not talking about, you know, that 2% or 5% on both sides that will cancel each other out. That we're really a country that we're like, oh, he's black; I can't vote for him. Or, he's black; I've got to vote for him?

O'REILLY: Well, I think there's some of that. I think it cancels it.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: You know, they cancel each other out. But there are people who live their life in a racial prism.

GLENN: Right. But I think that's a small minority. Everybody is saying this is going to be decided by race. I don't think that's who we are.

O'REILLY: No, I agree. I mean, but the race hustlers.


O'REILLY: Are using that. So if Obama loses, you'll hear that, you know, moments after, if McCain wins it will be racism. That's what the -- but that's how they make a living. I mean, these people, they sell that as a product. And if you -- you know, there are some very nervous people in the race hustler world because if Obama does win, their whole industry collapses. Then what can they say then? So, yeah, you're right. I mean, it's not the folks that drive this, although there are prejudice people in America. There's no doubt, on both sides. But there is an industry of racism in America.

GLENN: Going back to Levittown, I think this is the problem that we have, one of the problems that we have in America. I think it's one of the things that Sarah Palin has going for her. When I read your book, I see my childhood in it. I see the same experiences that I had, many of them, but I will tell you this. I don't see that in Washington. I don't see this, I don't see this -- these people go to Washington and they just turn into these alien life forms.

O'REILLY: It's almost the same thing about the media. It's almost exactly the same. When you get to New York or Los Angeles in the media, you might come in as a regular person, but you don't leave that way because you're hanging around with people who have a jaundiced view of the world. Most of the time they're arrogant people, "We're smarter than everybody else." That's what you get in Washington. Once you get into there, you don't see any regular folks anymore. It's all about calculation, how can I get reelected, how can I get more power, what do I have to do to get this passed or that passed. So they lose sight of why they are there in the first place and they become involved in the game, and it's exactly the same as the media. So you are right, you are absolutely right. And that's the problem in America, we need more people whose first priority are the folks, not their own careers. And I see -- I mean, the bailout is the best example it is. I mean, we weren't warned and all these people knew it was coming down the pike and nobody said anything? I mean, that's just crazy.

GLENN: In the book you have a chapter, Stand for Something. You talk about, you know, how your mom and dad were different kind of people. You know, they grew up in the Depression, et cetera, et cetera and, you know, it's where you kind of get your, you know, stand up against the bullies and the underdog spirit, et cetera, et cetera. But wasn't yesterday really the day that you wanted to vomit all over your shoes with people who, you know, either said I can't -- or, I'm voting for this because the party is pressuring me into voting for it, or I'm voting against it because I'm being challenged; or, I'm not voting for it because Nancy Pelosi said some bad things? I mean, where is the spine of people?

O'REILLY: I don't know where the vision of people. When I hear some of these people explain their votes, I'm just going to myself, "Look, everybody acknowledges that this is a fiasco." I mean, who's happy about this? Even the far left loons aren't happy about this. Although I think Michael Moore is finding a way to be happy. But, you know, you've got to look at the damage being done to elderly people's retirement funds and to people trying to put college, kids through college and you've got to say to yourself, look, it's not good, it isn't what the federal government should be doing, but we have to stop the bleeding in order to heal the patient. And that's my point of view and, you know, I've convinced Newt Gingrich who was against this in the beginning, he is now reluctantly supporting it because of our long conversation with him and he's an honest man. I said, listen, Newt, look, there are people going to go down here. Their whole lives are going to be destroyed here. And the federal government got us into this mess by not providing oversight on the gangs terse on Wall Street and they've got to get us out. So I think he heard me and now he's changed and hopefully we'll get this thing done by Thursday.

GLENN: You might want to talk to him again because I may have changed him back. Sorry to thwart you on that one. Charlie Rangel, Barney Frank, you had -- when was John Kerry on? Last night?


GLENN: Just had a call, last night. And he's talking about the Republicans -- 

O'REILLY: That was ridiculous.

GLENN: Why is no one in the media holding Charlie Rangel's or Barney Frank's to the fire?

O'REILLY: I'm going to take care of Frank tonight. That's our target tonight. Look, I said from the very beginning it's bogus and it is and there's enough blame to go around for everybody.


O'REILLY: But Frank has now stepped over the line. I'm going to have to deal with him tonight. I'm not going to tell you what we're going to do but Frank gets his tonight. He is in the No Spin Zone.

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, the name of the book is A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.

O'REILLY: I just want to say one thing. If you liked Glenn Beck's book, and I did, you'll like this book.

GLENN: You didn't even open the cover. You didn't even open the cover.

O'REILLY: I read it. I read it cover to cover. I enjoyed it very much. Very witty.

GLENN: This isn't technically the No Spin Zone.

O'REILLY: I'm not a weasel. You know me. I would never say it if I didn't read it.

GLENN: Thank you, sir. Bye.

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.


I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know

Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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Glenn Beck: This is the REAL Raphael Warnock and our new 'national religion'

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Multiple news outlets have called one of Georgia's Senate runoff elections for the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

So, on the radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck looked into what this "radical preacher" has been saying in the past — and what he'll likely bring to the U.S. Senate in the future.

"Warnock is in one of the most influential and powerful stages of the country. And I use the word 'stage' intentionally," Glenn said. "It's the pulpit. He's the guy who says, if you voted for Donald Trump, well, you're a sinner."

Glenn introduced a video clip in which Warnock asserts:

If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral, needs to repent. I know, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, has reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness!

"So, (according to Warnock) you should be afraid," Glenn said. "Oh, and whiteness is evil. And, somehow or another, America has been worshiping whiteness ... see, critical race theory is now our new national religion."

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