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 Time.com 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, Time.com. And I said, oh, oh, okay. And the guy said -- judging by my reaction he said, Glenn, Time.com 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.

GLENN: No.

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.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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Twitter is full of fake communists. Privileged teenagers and 20-somethings who tweet about Karl Marx from their iPhone, safe inside their parents' house.

A recent example of this is the "What is your job on the Leftist commune?" meme. It began as a tweet from some anonymous Twitter Marxist, asking "What is your job on the Leftist commune?"

She continued, "I'm gonna be leading discussion on theory some days, making clothes from scraps other days, and making lattes whenever needed."

The tweet got thousands of likes, retweets, and comments. Things like, "Bringing everyone water. Pouring tea and hot cocoa for folx in the reading alcoves. Checking in and doing a pause-to-breath with folx."

By the way, "folks" is spelled with an "x" for some reason.

Other commune occupations included "proofreading pamphlets," singing, archery, cooking, crotchet, "guiding embodiment practices," tarot card reading, "identity politic lawyering." Therapist, librarian, prostitute, and "puppy kindergarten teacher."

They're basically parroting Marx, whose communist society sounds like Woodstock or Burning Man.

They're basically parroting Marx, whose communist society sounds like Woodstock or Burning Man.

A magical place where "there are no painters but at most people who engage in painting among other things," which allows "everyone sufficient free time to take part in the general affairs of society — theoretical as well as practical," so that "there are no politicians but at most people who engage in politics among other activities."

Don't you know that communism is all about leisure and good vibes? A playground full of puppies and lattes.

Marx refers to "idle time" as a time for higher activity. He calls it "time for the full development of the individual."

Me Time. A life of spa days.

Generation Z is the first digital generation. The first generation to be born inside the internet. So it's no surprise that they have fallen for this kind of Marxist nonsense. If someone convinces you that Marxism will free you from work, of course you'd want it.

Now they're quitting their jobs in droves. The media is calling it "The Great Resignation," but really it's just a new version of Marx's anti-work movement.

Gen Z are incredibly progressive. And they expect the government to be involved. Decades of Marxist activism have finally convinced a generation that the point of work, the point of life, the point of government, is activism.

Pew Research Center found that seven in ten "members of Gen Z are more likely than older generations to look to government to solve problems, rather than businesses and individuals."

Seven in ten of Gen Z believe that the government should do more to solve problems. A majority of them are not proud of America, a majority of them hold negative views of capitalism.

They believe Marx when he says that Capitalism is only good for producing its own grave-diggers. We know that this is actually a description of communism. Actually, communism is much worse. Because it always results in mass graves.

They haven't realized that that the world that Marx foresaw is long gone. It failed. Repeatedly.

They don't realize that, even on the page, Marxism doesn't work. Because ultimately the greatest flaw of Marxism is that it forces us to choose between productive slavery and unproductive freedom. Either way, with Marxism we can never be free.

"The Great Resignation" is ultimately a crisis of freedom, identity, and exhaustion. It is, as noted in a recent Gallup report, an expression of great discontent. Gen Z feels like they have nothing to lose and nothing to gain.

But in America, there's always something to lose and gain.

But in America, there's always something to lose and gain. They just need to have a little patience.

For the most part, Americans adhere to the libertarian maxim, "As long as you're not hurting anyone…." It's our undeniable belief in the goodness of the people around us. If you've traveled out of the States much, you know this to be true. There's a spirit inherent to America, and it is overwhelmingly good in nature.

Marx's utopia would ruin us. It would make us as lazy as Marx. A man who lived off other people his entire life. A man who had no loyalty to any nation because no nation wanted him. He was stateless. Do you realize how awful a person has to be for them to be stateless?

Maybe Gen Z just needs to see America at its finest.

Marx's utopia would quickly become disgusting. It would leave us feeling empty. Hopefully, they realize this before it's too late. For their own sake. Because, if America ever actually fell to communism, they would be the first ones against the wall.

When the government plans to spend $3.5 trillion that it doesn't have on a loose definition of "infrastructure," it's a good idea to know what's actually in it.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck revealed some of the expenditures Democrats hid in the bill, like a 10-fold increase in fines for employers who don't comply with the government's COVID-19 mandates, "equitable" bankroll for Biden's Build Back Better agenda, and "climate justice" funding.

"Let me tell you what's in our infrastructure bill, the $3.5 trillion bill," Glenn began. "Nancy Pelosi quietly tucked an enforcement mechanism into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, passed it down to the budget committee, and sent it to the House floor. It's something you should know about, on page 168. I know, why read it? It's 2,465 pages."

Glenn pointed out the huge fees for certain businesses that refuse to comply with the Biden administration's proposed vaccine mandates. The fees could be as much as $700,000.

"Up to $700,000 ... that will kill all companies that are noncompliant. Kill them. That's 80 million of us who work in companies that are going to be fined in that way, if they don't bow the knee to the king," he said.

Glenn and Stu Burguiere went on to discuss more Democrat "wish list" items hidden inside this reconciliation bill, such as establishing "business incubators" who are authorized to disperse tens of billions of dollars to startup businesses in underserved areas, including the formerly incarcerated, and exclusive to businesses less that five years in operation or in "the planning stages."

"These sorts of businesses are the most risky place to put your money. Well, that matters when it's your money. But if it's not your money, who cares how risky it is. It's our [taxpayers] money so they don't care at all," Stu noted.

"Well, there's also $5 billion for climate justice block grants to pay for community organizations for, among other things, facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in state and federal processes," Glenn read. "Wait a minute. 'Facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in state and federal processes'? Organizing votes — that's what it sounds like."

"This is essentially all of us funding the fever dream of Barack Obama," Stu said.

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