Glenn Beck: Politicians gunning for talk radio

GLENN: Now they are talking about a Fairness Doctrine and you are going to get all -- every other media will be on this bandwagon because we make a lot of money in our business and we take that money away from newspapers. We take that money away from magazines.

I mean, how amazing is this. I think I'm in Time magazine, I think I'm on today. And I said to somebody -- I did an interview and I said, so is this for Time magazine or what is it? And they said no, it's for Time Online, And I said, oh, oh, okay. And the guy said -- judging by my reaction he said, Glenn, is bigger than Time magazine now. What does that tell you? That medium is over. This medium is growing. This medium is incredibly powerful and not because of the people in it but because of the people who listen to it. We are higher educated people. Look at the survey.

Stu, can you find that survey for me? Do you know which one I'm talking about that just came out? They did a study on talk radio listeners and those who listen to PBS and NPR and those who, you know, get their news from Colbert? What a surprise, we're smarter than those clowns. This is the -- this audience is the smartest audience of any medium and yet you're the crazy ones. You are the ones who are uninformed. You are the ones who are crazy abortion doctor-shooting whack jobs. Why is that? You have that stat, Stu?

STU: Yeah, we have -- they looked through -- they, you know, surveyed the audiences of a bunch of different shows. The two highest were Hannity -- we were not surveyed, by the way, which I am -- 

GLENN: I meant as general. I didn't mean us. I meant generally talk radio.

STU: Well, I mean, those are the two highest ones. I don't know that ours would be -- I figure ours would be at least 10 points ahead of everybody else but -- 

GLENN: I was making it talk radio. I don't want to make it look like I was trying to say this show. I mean talk radio.

STU: I know you are not saying that. I'm saying that. But that's just my own personal survey. Hannity and Rush were the two that they talked about and they were the highest out of all of them. NPR was 10 and 11 points behind them. The New Yorker, the all praise the New Yorker was 14 points behind. Colbert was 11 points behind. Daly's show was 20 points behind. News Hour with Jim Lehrer was 18 points behind.

GLENN: That's unbelievable.

STU: C-Span, 21 points behind, Letterman 31 points behind. National Enquirer, even further.


STU: I know, that's a shocker.

GLENN: So why would they try to silence -- our founding fathers said that a well educated populous was essential to the survival of the republic. Oh, now, wait a minute. Now it's all starting to come together. Do you think we're headed more towards a republic or more towards a fascist state? And I say that with not because of the incoming President but because of the President and the GOP and the Democrats and Obama and Bush, all of them. They're taking us to the same place. Why would you want to take the best educated, the most on top of the daily stories, why would you want to silence those people? If your idea was to strengthen the republic?

Well, in one of the most amazing press conferences I have heard, this is coming from the mayor of Toledo. I want you to listen to this press conference. Mayor of Toledo about our affiliate, WSPD.

TOLEDO MAYOR: The Fairness Doctrine principle is violated by WSPD every day. WSPD's vicious one-side diatribes go back years. Today it is nonstop. I will be requesting Congressman Henry Waxman of California to have the energy and commerce committee chairs hold hearings on the radio industry's abuses of the fairness principle with Toledo's WSPD being a prime example of such abuse. I will ask Congressman Waxman and the new congress to investigate all tapes of WSPD during the past three years, during which time I have been and members of the city administration have been denied airtime to rebut the falsehoods and glaring misstatements of WSPD radio. A Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated and practiced in Toledo and across the nation.

GLENN: Okay. Let's go to Brian Wilson who's one of the head cheeses at WSPD, a friend of the program. Hi, Brian.

WILSON: Hello, fellow plaintiff.

GLENN: You know, I was listening to that, Brian. Let me start here. We're living in what -- we are now seeing the beginning of the McCarthy era in our day. Do you think that's a stretch?

WILSON: It's a start, yeah, I agree.

GLENN: Do you believe that voices like yours or voices like mine are going to be here 12 or 18 months from now?

WILSON: Not in the forum that we currently see, but I would like to think that the owners, our bosses and so on will be prepared and are prepared to take a sufficiently strong stand. I doubt seriously that the Fairness Doctrine as we've come to know it and some of us have worked under it will ever be returned in its past form, but I do think -- 

GLENN: It's going to come back as localism.

WILSON: Right, localism and lots of regulations, you know, that the, we were on a radio station in Maryland for a while, there are just some things you have to take care of, the way things are is remarkably time consuming and limiting and the penalties are severe and so on. So once they start adding on to radio stations around the country in various forms of regulations and so on, I fully suspect a lot of the smaller stations will cave.

GLENN: You know, it's amazing because I am personally responsible for the content on my program. The worst delay I've ever had in my life is seven seconds. I've never gone -- I personally, Dan, what's it up to? 47? What is it?

DAN: We're at 40 seconds.

GLENN: We're at 40 seconds. I personally ask for a 40 second delay on this program so I can give my people time to think and say, "Okay, wait a minute, what is that?" I may expand that delay just because it is going to become crippling. It already is. That if you make a judgment call in the heat of the moment and you're like, well, okay, does that fit, does that not fit? If you error, if you make an error on that, it's crippling because I'm fine for, oh, I don't even know what we are up to, 350 stations? I'm fine for each of those stations. One mistake, 350 times. It's incredible.

So what is it, Brian, that the mayor, that you've been shutting him out, you won't let him respond?

WILSON: Well, that's an interesting story, goes back about three years when I first got here. The mayor embarked on the $600,000 bike path that he wanted to build rather than honor and agree to if I have $500,000 to a local ship building plant that was going to create well paying jobs which this area so desperately needs. He wanted to blow 600 large on a bike path which went suspiciously close to his house. The neighborhoods which were going to snake through, we're not pleased. It would require taking down nice old trees, tearing up green space and putting down a black ribbon of asphalt. We assisted those neighbors in fighting it. At a town hall meeting the mayor got up in front of his minions and a few private citizens and called my morning man a liar, called the station's integrity into question, criticized our sponsors and threatened to visit with them as to their wisdom of advertising on the station and insulted the integrity of the audience. He was scheduled to be a guest the following night on the special show we have, and I cancelled him. I said, no, the mayor will not be a guest on any of our shows unless or until he comes on the air and offers us a sincere apology to Fred and to the audience and to our sponsors. The news department, as you know just as editorial sections are for reporting, continued to cover him, but the mayor, learning this, put out an edict throughout the entire city administration telling all department heads to not respond to any requests from WSPD news for any stories. We were at one point barred from a press conference and we subsequently had to literally break our way in. We had to break the door down to get into the press conference. It was subsequently cancelled. We had to take him to court and got a restraining order for his violation of the First Amendment. He said he was doing it as an act of civil disobedience. I mean, this guy is not of this world. But that's the history that we have here. So when he said his little speech on Monday, that over the years he had been denied access to the station is a half truth, a mistruth and very close to an outright lie. As a matter of fact, he's got a standing invitation to come on the morning show or my show in the afternoon tomorrow to answer to the lies that he told as the rest of that speech when he went out and attacked three individuals, three fine, upstanding business individuals here in the Toledo metropolitan area who have done an awful lot of work, have an awful lot of money, generated an awful lot of jobs and he called them out and calls them a fraud various and sundry things. So we've done a compare and contrast, here's what the mayor said, here's what the other gentleman said. And if the mayor would like to come on anytime tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon and explain himself, clear things up, offer any apologies, whatever, the time is now.

GLENN: You know, I would like to extend that. He is also welcome to do that nationally. He's also welcome to do that nationally. I would assume, Brian, that if this hearing happens that you'll be called to testify in Washington and you go in front of a court, if you will, in front of your congressmen and I will tell you I've talked to enough oil executives who are so frustrated by the process, they have said, you know, there's no way to win. You go in front of congress, they make speeches, they ask you the questions that make their points. They are not interested in any answers. They cut you off when you start to make an answer. They are not looking for any real solutions. They are looking to score points. It's a -- you know, you are headed toward your execution.

WILSON: Well, I don't -- I've seen that, you know, and I've been to some of those where such illustrious champions of liberty like Chuck Schumer have presided and so and I've always found it rather interesting the folks have to sit there and kowtow and show. So reverential respect. To use your phrase, I can't wrap my head around it, the duct tape comes out. These guys are no different than we are. They are actually our servant, they are a public servant, they are hired to do the jobs that we don't have the time to do. And why we give them rock star status is beyond my ability to comprehend.

GLENN: I tell you, I tell you, Brian, if you are called to testify before I am, it's time to pull out the phrase "Senator, Congressmen, have you no shame." It is time to put these people in their place. I welcome testimony. It's time to put these people in their place and to let them know who they work for. They don't -- I don't work for them. I'm not afraid of them. They work for me. It's about time that our congressmen and our politicians understand we can fire their ass anytime we want. They work for us. They should be the ones that should be called Schumer, Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, all of these people, they are the ones that should be called into a peoples court and have to answer to us, not the other way around.

WILSON: It's extremely important. Freedom and liberty cannot exist without individual responsibility. Unless you take it, I take it and everybody takes it. Tom Saul (ph) had a great expression: It's not what's best, it's who gets to decide what's best.

GLENN: Brian, we'll talk again soon. Please stay in touch with me and let me know what's going on, will you?

WILSON: You bet. Good talking to you.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.

Scott Quiner was transferred over the weekend to a hospital in Texas after doctors in Minnesota threated to terminate life support measures as he battled severe complications from COVID-19. Scott's wife, Anne Quiner, appealed to the courts for a restraining order to prevent the hospital from pulling the plug as she sought a new facility to provide medical care for her husband. Scott was unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, 2021.

Anne and her attorney Marjorie Holsten joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to describe their frantic efforts to halt the hospital's decision to turn off Scott's life support — allegedly because he was unvaccinated — and just how difficult it was to get him the medical treatment he needed.

"It was absolutely stunning," Holsten told Glenn. "[Anne] came in and she has this order, I saw the screenshot from the [online medical] chart that said [Scott] is basically scheduled for execution at noon the following day."

According to Holsten, the Minnesota hospital responded to her appeal for a restraining order by claiming that the "position" to keep Scott alive "is not supported by medical science or Minnesota law. As a result, Mercy will ask the court to issue an order that Mercy has the authority to discontinue Mr. Quiner's ventilator and proceed with his medical care plan."

"The 'medical care plan' was the plan to discontinue the ventilator at noon, which leads to death very shortly. So that was at 10 o'clock, but then at 11 o'clock, before the 12 o'clock execution, the judge did, in fact, sign an order saying the hospital is restrained from pulling the plug," she added.

Anne told Glenn that doctors in Texas were shocked by Scott's condition after he arrived from the Minnesota hospital. Not only had he been given dangerous drugs, he was also found to be “severely malnourished."

"The doctor [in Texas] spent two hours with Scott and when he came back out, he said, 'I don't know how he even made it, how he even survived that other hospital ... but I will do everything I can to try to save his life,'" Anne explained.

"And the doctor [in Texas] said Scott was the most undernourished patient he has ever seen," Holsten added.

"Glenn, we are first bringing this battle to the court of public opinion," Holsten continued. "What we are showing the world is that Scott was near death because of the protocols used in that [Minnesota] hospital, but now he is recovering. He is getting better.... Now, we're not planning a funeral, we're planning for his release."

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The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

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Kim Iversen, journalist, YouTuber, and host of "The Kim Iversen Show," reacted to Glenn Beck's appearance last week on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by conceding that, while the subject of Beck's new book, "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism" might at first sound "a little bit loony," closer analysis confirms "this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all."

"Glenn Beck was on Tucker Carlson's show last week touting what has been called a right-wing conspiracy theory and discussing his new book, 'The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism'," began Iverson on The Hill's "Rising."

"Well, maybe that all sounds a little bit loony — and believe me, I do think Glenn Beck tends to be a loon," she quipped. "But, maybe this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all. And after seeing everything we've seen with the governments enacting all sorts of authoritarian controls and many other conspiracy theories coming true, maybe there's something to be concerned about. So, what is the Great Reset? The name even sounds conspiratorial, but believe it or not, it's a real thing."

Iverson went on to explain exactly who is behind the Great Reset, what their agenda entails, how they are using the COVID-19 pandemic to "to rebuild society in a way the global elites see best fit."

"You'll own nothing and you will be happy: That's what they're saying," Iverson explained. "And with inflation sky high and no signs of it slowing down, they might be right. We are on our way to becoming a nation of renters, but don't worry it's nothing to fear ... don't worry, everything is being done under the premise that this is all ... being done for our own good, the benefit of a collective society, and we will be happy," she added sarcastically.

Iverson concluded by asking, "Who thinks it's a good idea that a bunch of corporate millionaire and billionaires and world leaders are getting together and coming up with what's best for we the little people? I mean, who thinks that that's a really good idea? And who thinks that they are going to be doing it for our benefit? But, of course they're going to frame it like 'Oh, this is good for you. You're going to rent. You'll own nothing and you'll be happy. Don't worry about it' ... When you look at the actual list of partners with the World Economic Forum, they control everything. They control media. They control health. They control business. They control everything, and so then it does become, how do we people fight against that?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Kim Iverson break it down and don' t miss Wednesday night's special episode of "GlennTV" on BlazeTV’s YouTube channel.

Iversen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to discuss what The Great Reset is and how YOU can help stop it. Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" below:

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