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.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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