Glenn Beck: Tales from the Dad Side


Tales from the Dad Side: Misadventures in Fatherhood

By Steve Doocy

GLENN: Well, if it isn't the one, the only Mr. Steve Doocy from Fox News, also author of Tales From the Dad Side. Steve, how are you?

DOOCY: Great, thank you very much although I must say I feel kind of bad.

GLENN: Why?

DOOCY: Last time I was on your show, later that day it was released that you were coming to Fox and I know that in your heart you wanted to tell me that you were coming but an announcement hadn't been made yet. Welcome to Fox.

GLENN: Thank you, sir. Thank you very much. It is -- you know what? I'm actually in your building now officially for the first time Monday. I'm going to be with O'Reilly and then I think I'm with you guys Tuesday morning.

DOOCY: Oh, that's fantastic.

GLENN: It's -- you know, it's a different world. It is a different world.

DOOCY: Yeah. For you it's got to feel like a jail break coming over to Fox.

GLENN: You know, let me ask you this, Steve. I had the most awkward conversations, or nonconversations in the elevators over at CNN. Elevator talk would stop when I would walk in and, you know, I'd be like, it's okay, guys, it's all right, I know the crazy conservative's here. Do you ever have that, those awkward moments over at Fox?

DOOCY: No, not really. I'm sure that one day you were probably over at CNN and Paul Begala probably was just looking into your ribcage trying to stop your beating heart, right?

CALLER: Well, you know what? I have to tell you, Steve, you know what, I have to tell you you have Geraldo Rivera who, blood shoots out of my eyes. I saw him with you guys the other day.

DOOCY: He's on every Friday. Listen, Glenn, it's what Fox is all about. We're fair and balanced.

GLENN: I know.

DOOCY: We have both sides. We've got all these Democrats on, we've got all these Republicans on. You know, it's a wading pool with hot coffee.

GLENN: No, you know what? Can I tell you something? I've watched the coverage on all of the networks. I mean, I said this before we were, you know, going over to Fox. Fox -- I mean, I've heard the Clintons even say it. You guys gave everybody a fair shake.

DOOCY: Absolutely. I mean, Barack Obama was on our show five times. You know, you don't keep coming back if you're having a bad time. And besides, they realize we're the number one channel for news. We've got all those eyeballs and we've got both sides. Ed Rendell told us, told me that we were by far the fairest. Hillary told me the same thing -- Hillary Clinton -- and Terry McAuliffe thanked us for the coverage and then said, yeah, 90% of the media's in the bag for Barack Obama. So, you know, all that's coming back to haunt them probably, the Clintons. You know, they like to put the toothpaste back in the tube and just, you know -- because media-wise they would like to start over.

GLENN: I know. I mean, I have to tell you, Steve, I mean, part of the reason, you know, I went over to Fox is because, you know, I think there has to be somebody that takes a stand and says -- you know, I don't want to be a sacrificial lamb, not that I've got any indication that I would but I think this administration, if anyone in the media turns on this administration, I mean, we're all going to be called hate mongers, racists. I mean, it doesn't matter. They are going to do everything they can to destroy us.

DOOCY: Well, and the key is everybody, regardless of political strife, we want our President to succeed.

GLENN: We do.

DOOCY: Because we want to succeed. That's where we are right now. We're starting to scratch. This guy, let's pray that he does a fantastic job.

GLENN: Yeah, I just had this argument with somebody just last night and they were, "You know, Barack Obama." And I said, if he succeeds, if the economy turns around and there's peace on Earth, we all win. How can you possibly be not for that? Because you want to be right?

DOOCY: I know, I am completely with you on that, Glenn. You are exactly right. It's about us. Look, every -- the country is split down the middle and even though there are more conservatives than there are liberals, this time around the independents swung it toward the blue side. We all want it to work out. We all want a great, you know, "Oh, I can hardly waiting for four years or eight years down the pike and then we'll get another shot at it." You know, forget about that. We could all get hit by a bugs this afternoon, driven...

GLENN: Driven by who?

DOOCY: Wolf Blitzer.

GLENN: Now, come on, don't pick on Wolfy. I like Wolf.

DOOCY: I like him a lot.

GLENN: I like him a lot. He's a good man. Okay, I was just playing some audio of this teacher. I think you've seen this teacher from that Finnish?

DOOCY: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, Steve, I just said our children are being indoctrinated like crazy on all topics and I remembered that the things that really count in my life I learned from my father. Your book, Tales From the Dad Side, when you write this or when you wrote this, was this something that you thought of as -- I mean, tell me your approach on the family, why it's important.

DOOCY: Well, you know, Glenn, there's always a lot of interest in a lot of -- the mother is always highlighted and she does do a fantastic job but the dad is oftentimes the unsung hero who does all sorts of things. I know when I was writing this book, I was thinking back and I know you've just written a great new book I can hardly wait to open up, as you look back on your life as well. And I was thinking about my own father and one of the most powerful things that I can remember as a child was seeing my father, the strongest man in the world, it was probably about eight years old and I saw my dad, the motor blew out of our car and we were poor back then and I knew there was no way to fix it and we were waiting at the gas station to get the estimate and the guy said $300 and my dad said, well, I don't have the money but I've got to get these three kids home, so go ahead and do it. I saw him walk outside and he just stood there under a tree and I felt bad for him but I walked over to him and there was a tear on the cheek of my father and a kid never forgets that. And when I was writing this book, Glenn, I asked my daughter Sally, I said, now Sally, I know you saw me cry once before, the day my mom died, which was Christmas day my mom died. I said, I know you saw me cry that day but have you ever seen me cry? And she thought about it for a little while and she said, "Dad, I have seen you cry." When? "Well, when you took us to Shrek." And she was exactly right. There's something about those Disney classics, they just push our buttons.

GLENN: I just, I mean, jeez. Your dad would slap you across the face.

DOOCY: No, you know what? He has softened. He came to visit us a couple of weeks ago and we were sitting in the TV room watching something. My wife walked in and there were my dad and me. We were both crying. Tears coming down. I shouldn't say crying. Just tearing up a little bit. She thought it was a little awkward and then she realized we were watching a Hallmark ad. Those things will do it to you, too.

GLENN: Holy cow, Steve Doocy. Now we know. Steve, thank you very much. We'll talk to you, man.

DOOCY: Have a great weekend.

GLENN: By the way, the name is Steve Doocy, it's Tales From the Dad Side. A lot of laughs and a lot of things you'll recognize from your own life. Steve Doocy from Fox and we'll see you next week, Steve.

DOOCY: Thank you, sir.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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