Glenn Beck: The Gate House


The Gates House by Nelson DeMille

GLENN: Probably one of the greatest American writers of our time is Nelson DeMille. He has a new book that is out in bookstores now, The Gate House. We may be getting into -- he's probably -- I can't even say. Is he on the phone yet? Do we have him on the phone yet? Okay. I would say, I would guess that he's best known for his book The Gold Coast. I would have to ask him when he gets on the phone. But he's best known for the Gold Coast. That's what gets the best reviews. Everything this guy has ever written is still in print. That is -- I mean, I don't know even who does that. But the Gold Coast was about the people who, you know, are living in Long Island and they, you know -- and I think we have makings of the Gold Coast happening in Wall Street and New York City. It's what's going on.

Remember we were talking about the other day, I said back in the 1920s everybody started getting into -- you know, everybody was into, you know, these parties where they were having helicopter rides and they were -- you know, everybody was flying out to these big huge mansions out in Long Island and then all of a sudden they start to say -- this summer they were saying, well, gee, is this going to last. It's the same thing that happened in the 1920s. He's on now?

Nelson DeMille, welcome to the program. How are you?

DeMILLE: Glenn, very nice. Thank you.

GLENN: Would you say -- we were just talking about your book, the Gold Coast. Would you say that that, is that the thing that you're most well known for?

DeMILLE: Well, probably. You know, it was my only book that was kind of more of a, for want of a better word, let's say literature. Most of my books are action adventure but this was a more serious novel, you know, about America, about old money, about greed and corruption and I think that appeals to a lot of Americans.

GLENN: Okay. Now, I don't think you've ever written a sequel before, have you?

DeMILLE: No, I've never written a sequel. You know, my philosophy is leave well enough alone. As we know, there's no upside to going back to our success and maybe getting it wrong a sec time.

GLENN: Okay. So is The Gate House just a followup or as sequel?

DeMILLE: It's a real sequel. I set this in the post 9/11 world. It's in June 2002. An expatriate that comes back to America, changed very much since 9/11.

GLENN: Why did you -- because you don't like sequels. Why did you decide to write one?

DeMILLE: You know, I have gotten, since my original book, Gold Coast, was published, I've probably gotten 2,000 letters, e-mails and fan mails asking me, begging me, badgering me and threatening me if I didn't write a sequel. Everybody wanted to know what happened to the characters in this book. So you know, I listened to my fans and I said, okay, let me give this a shot. And I sat down and I wrote a sequel.

GLENN: You know, are you seeing another kind of a Gold Coast, a real life Gold Coast happening in New York and Wall Street right now?

DeMILLE: You know, it's interesting you said that because I live in an area, I say my little hometown in garden city, Long Island, I can't throw a stone without hitting a stockbroker and there's a lot of doom and gloom here and, of course, that extends to the Gold Coast which is a little bit nor of where I am, the old area of money, people and privilege. And this area's very, very involved with the finance markets.

GLENN: Yeah. Normally you write action adventure but there are no nukes in this, there are no terrorists in The Gate House.

DeMILLE: There's no nukes but you know what it is? It is the Mafia. The Gold Coast and really The Gate House have both been destroyed, The Great Gatsby meets The Godfather. It's a funny story, a bittersweet story of an old family in a huge estate and the estate next door moves Don frank Bellarosa, head of a Mafia family, the worst nightmare, a Mafia neighbor.

GLENN: You know, it's funny. This last summer my family and I, we just, you know, we just went on a vacation and we were going up through Newport.

DeMILLE: Yeah.

GLENN: And Anderson Cooper who is a friend of mine, he is a Vanderbilt. So they have the big Vanderbilt mansion up there. And the Vanderbilt family still actually lives in the top two floors of the Breakers.

DeMILLE: Yeah, I've been to the Breakers. And Newport is very much like the Gold Coast of Long Island also like Bar Harbor, Maine. It's just amazing when you see the money these people have. These are 60, 70, 80 room opulent mansions, most of which are not occupied. Or if they are, it's like the Vanderbilt family, they occupy a piece of it. We have that here on Long Island, also.

GLENN: Yeah, it's amazing. You can't even -- I walked through that house and I thought, I can't even imagine the wealth that's involved, you know? Nell Nellie know.

GLENN: You can't get your arms around it at all.

DeMILLE: Well, you know, Glenn this is -- obviously most of these houses, not all of them, most of them were built pre income tax, which was I believe 1913, the income tax amendment. And in those days if you made $100 million, you kept $100 million. That's going to change real quick.

GLENN: You think?

DeMILLE: I think.

GLENN: You know, I was in a library, what was it, this last weekend or the weekend before and I went into their rare manuscript library. One of the librarians who recognized me was going to give me a tour of the rare manuscript library and brought out some old boxes of just some wildly, wildly famous authors and they were written in -- it was still written in longhand and I looked at him and I said, that doesn't happen anymore. Because you could see where they had scratched things out and rewrote and changed, and I thought, that just doesn't happen anymore. You still write in longhand?

DeMILLE: I still write in longhand and one of the reasons, in fact maybe the only reason is I can't type. I never learned how to type. But I also like the process. You know, you've got the pencil in your hand and you've got the paper in front of you, use long legal pads and you're able to kind of play with it a little bit. And I have all my handwritten manuscripts in the Mugar Memorial Library at Boston University. They are fascinated by the fact that I write 1,000-page handwritten manuscripts and they wanted to archive these and I said, well, it's better than me storing them in the closet. So I gave them all my handwritten manuscripts.

GLENN: I tell you, Nelson, it's just a real honor to speak to you and it's amazing again how timely authors always are. I mean, when did you start writing The Gate House? When did you start thinking about writing it?

DeMILLE: Well, about about two years ago. Again it's set in a post 9/11 world but it's filled with this area of old money and financial empires which are either crumbling or -- it's about new money, too, Mafia being new money and a lot of other new money that comes into these areas. And I think the story is as timely today, certainly was timely in many ways based on the events of the last couple of months. And it's just a little peek into a strata of American society that we know little about, like the Newports and the ball harbors and the Gold Coast.

GLENN: You know, if you just don't mind, I wrote my first novel. It comes out a week from Tuesday.

DeMILLE: Oh, congratulations.

GLENN: Thank you very much.

DeMILLE: Who is the publisher, Glenn?

GLENN: Simon and Schuster.

DeMILLE: Great publisher.

GLENN: It's coming out a week from Tuesday. And I know you would say make sure it's well written but that ship sailed a long time ago. Do you have any tips on, you know, how to make sure that it's a hit?

DeMILLE: You have to do the Glenn Beck show for one thing. And --

GLENN: That's what it is? Am I in trouble.

DeMILLE: If you like to promote your own book, you know, it's the way to do it. And I did it in satellite radio and satellite TV.

GLENN: Yeah.

DeMILLE: And at book signings, they are kind of fun. It gives you a chance to actually see your readers face to face and I had about 400 people show up last night and I shook 400 hands. I thought I was running for office.

GLENN: Yeah, it's really a neat thing and it's cool because when I go do book signings, it's neat to be able to meet people who really, they just, especially for you it must be different because they don't ever get a chance to really see you or really hear you talk. They just hear you through the words. It must be a neat experience.

DeMILLE: Yeah, except I guess when an old girlfriend shows up and you've got to deal with that.

GLENN: Nelson DeMille, the name of the book is The Gate House. It is available everywhere in bookstores. What a pleasure to speak to you, Nelson.

DeMILLE: Same here, Glenn. Thank you very much.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.