Anderson Cooper Interview



GLENN: Anderson Cooper who is your congenial host for the Republican debates tonight.

COOPER: How are you doing?

GLENN: Good, Anderson, how are you?

COOPER: You are not going to watch?

GLENN: Me, I'm going to be watching, sure.

COOPER: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Yes, I'm going to watch. I've been watching the highlights quite honestly. I can't take it anymore. You know?

COOPER: I know. You are still upset over Marie Osmond being rejected from Dancing With the Stars.

GLENN: Don't even start with me. You want to talk about a conspiracy, there it is. How did she lose that? Here's the problem.

I watch these debates and they all have, like, 30 seconds and so I get the same, "Okay, yeah, yeah, I got it, I got it."

COOPER: Well, tonight they get 90 seconds. So there you go.

GLENN: Why? We dropped some people?

COOPER: Well, no, not yet.

GLENN: We did drop Brownback.

COOPER: That is true. And Alan Keyes is not going to be here tonight.

GLENN: Have you ever thought of saying, like for instance, I heard one with Ron Paul where he said, well, I think we should abolish the FBI. Bing, times up. You know what, we might want to spend a little more time on that one.

COOPER: Yeah, perhaps. But, you know, you've got to move these things along.

GLENN: You are the guy who picked all of the questions tonight, right? From the --

COOPER: Well, me and a couple of other mucky mucks but, yeah. We've got like 5,000 questions. The Democrats have 3,000. Got 5,000 this time. So we had a lot to choose from.

GLENN: Well, what does that mean?

COOPER: That just means we had a lot to choose from. We had a lot of good questions.

GLENN: Why do you think that there were 5,000 this time and only 3,000 last time?

COOPER: Because I think people saw the process. I think the first time it was kind of an unknown but I think once people saw how it worked, saw that people actually are -- you know, some of the questions get asked and I think people decided they wanted to have the opportunity to do it.

GLENN: How do you know, when you're picking the questions, did you ever see a good question and you're like, yeah, but I think that guy is -- you know, I think that guy is an operative or this is --

COOPER: Oh, absolutely. I mean, a lot of the questions clearly are, you know, from groups with an agenda which is -- you know, which is fine. I mean, they have the right to ask questions, too. But, you know, you do want to try to have it be people who are asking questions really from the heart and that are questions of real concern to them.

So you try to sort of whittle out the mass organized question, you know, campaigns.

GLENN: How do you do that? First of all I think you got 5,000 for the Republicans because I think you've got a lot of people who are these mass groups and conservatives, you know, they're just, they're working all the time. They are not making videos. You know what I'm saying? We're busy getting rich.

COOPER: But actually I think most of our questions come from Republicans. I mean, it's not -- this is not a bunch of Democrats like lobbying, you know, as the Republicans. I think if the debate became that, it would eventually kind of be unfair. What we want is a serious debate for, you know, a Republican audience with legitimate questions.

GLENN: Yeah. You know what it is? It is, the secret, I think, is honest questions.

COOPER: Right.

GLENN: As long as somebody is really, truly seeking an answer and doesn't care what the truth necessarily is, it doesn't have to be their truth. They just want the truth, then no question is out of line.

COOPER: I totally agree. And I mean, that's what we're looking for.

You are looking for honesty and just people who are living -- you know, the topics are of real concern to their lives, not some theoretical concern, you know, that they've just read about or trying to ask the most intelligent question. It doesn't matter. What matters is something that's genuine.

GLENN: Let me ask you this before I go into the candidates themselves. You know that evil hate monger Tim Russert that is just always so unfair, do claims like that -- because I think Tim Russert is one of the fairest guys out there. He pisses me off and makes me cheer in the same line of questioning, which shows me that he's asking the tough questions for both sides. When you hear somebody take somebody on like Russert, who is clearly one of the fairest interviewers out there, does it ever give you pause and say, how do I rephrase this, or how do I ask this question? Do you play that game or do you just go for it?

COOPER: No, I think if you start down that road, you're never going to be stopped and influenced by criticism and you are always going to get criticized. I mean, to me these debates are not about me and they are not about the moderator. They are about, you know, the candidates. In this particular thing they are about the people asking the questions and so, you know, I think when the story becomes, well, the moderator did this and this and this, I think that's -- you know, politicians are going to use that all the time if they are not happy with the way they did in the debate. They will attack the moderator or whatever. You know, I think that's just part of the territory.

GLENN: Do you think Huckabee, the surge is -- does he have a chance of being the nominee? You are probably not going to be able to answer these questions, are you?

COOPER: You know what, I don't know. I don't believe anybody knows anything about politics. Like everybody claims to be an expert. I find always gets it wrong anyway. So I don't think anyone really knows. Anything is possible. But I do think it's going to be hard beyond Iowa for him. I mean, my understanding is his support in New Hampshire is not, you know, is not as strong as it is in Iowa. It's a different kind of voter there, more dependence to vote in New Hampshire. So, you know, what the experts have told me that, you know, he will have a harder time, even if he does it truly well in Iowa carrying through, they're not sure to follow on.

GLENN: I have to tell you, I like Huckabee. I think he is an honest guy. I only spent an hour with him and he speaks from the heart. He doesn't seem to be processed. With that being said, you know, a lot of people that are supporting him are also people who say, you know, dead wrong on illegal immigration. I mean, he is, in many ways he goes down the John McCain. Are you going to ask him at all about illegal immigration?

COOPER: Illegal immigration will certainly be a big topic tonight and we have a bunch of questions on it. We got a lot of questions from the interviewers on it. So, yeah, that's definitely going to be a major topic tonight probably right off the bat but I'm not sure how we'll start yet. But it's definitely going to be a major topic. But you are right about Huckabee being on the campaign trail. It's interesting. All the people from the different campaigns I talk to, when I just talk to them off the record about what candidates are they really impressed by on the campaign trail, every one of them names Huckabee just saying he comes off very genuine.

GLENN: He is.

COOPER: And he's just a very good campaigner.

GLENN: You've got to hear that on the other side. I bet that's what people say about Barack Obama? No?

COOPER: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I mean, I don't know that -- most people say he doesn't necessarily translate as well on the campaign trail. I mean, he does well in front of a crowd, not necessarily in debates people say, but there is that same genuineness and intelligent, you know, sort of clear intelligence that people talk about when they talk about Barack Obama.

GLENN: Anderson, so many people will say, oh, the Republicans are not happy with their choices and there are so few choices out there. I have to tell you, if you look at both sides, you have Hillary and Bill Clinton. I mean, you know, they can separate themselves as much as they want and then come together as much as they want, you know, as politically expedient but, you know, if that's what you're looking for, boy, you have a dynamic duo there. John Edwards is, I mean, John Edwards. If you ever need somebody to channel dead children, he's the guy to get. But then you have Barack Obama who is absolutely unbelievable. I don't agree with his policies, but he's a good candidate. On the other side Rudy Giuliani, same kind of thing. Mitt Romney, same thing. Huckabee, same thing. You are looking for border solutions, you've got Duncan Hunter or Tancredo. You've got people with actual solutions this time. I don't recall a time that we've had this many choices.

COOPER: I totally agree. I mean, on both sides of the aisle you have smart, smart people from all different spectrums and also, you know, I make fun of the debates as much as anybody and certainly as much as you do but you also this time around cannot say that you don't know where the candidates stand or you haven't had the opportunity to hear where the candidates stand. We've had, I don't know, I think this is like --

GLENN: Five?

COOPER: I think this is actually the 945th debate we had but there's certainly -- you know, we've had example opportunity to hear from these candidates.

GLENN: Yeah, I think I still could disagree with you. I still don't know where Hillary Clinton stands on things. I still --

COOPER: Well, that's a whole other issue, which -- you know.

GLENN: I mean, Bill Clinton, the guy who, along with Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, they're the administration that said regime change, we've got to, you know, take care of Saddam Hussein, yada, yada, yada. For it, then against it. I mean, he came out yesterday in a speech and said, "I was never for that Iraq thing." How do these people do it with a straight face? Do you ever get to the point where you are talking to these politicians and you go to yourself, "Good God, I can't believe he's expecting me to believe this"?

COOPER: Yeah, I try not to talk to them as much as possible but, yes.

You know, I think after a while, though, they believe it. Like they start to believe what they say, which is an interesting skill. I mean, I think after a certain point they just decide, you know what, what I say is actually what happened and --

GLENN: That's an interesting skill. That's called delusions (laughing.).

Do me a favor, will you?


GLENN: Ask -- I've heard, you know, I read in the paper yesterday that Rudy Giuliani and Huckabee are kind of teaming up. Have you heard that? Did you read this? I feel like Jay Leno here.

COOPER: Against Romney?

GLENN: No, that they are teaming up, that they are already putting the alliance together of President/Vice President, that they are intentionally not targeting each other and they are singing each other's praises.

GLENN: That's interesting. There are those saying Huckabee's running for Vice President, that, you know, he doesn't feel he can really win.

Again that's sort of, you know, just political so-called pundits talking. But that's -- you know, it's very possible, I suppose. I mean, there's another line at thought which is that there's a danger in attacking Huckabee directly, that you're going to just piss off -- excuse me, you're going to upset --

GLENN: It's not CNN. You can say it here.

COOPER: Oh, can I?


COOPER: You're going to upset his core constituents who are a group you don't want to upset and they are not going to necessarily come over to the side of a Rudy Giuliani; they're just going to leave.

They are just going to leave the table altogether. And so, you know, as Huckabee is rising, you don't see people coming after him in the same way that you might other candidates.

GLENN: Yeah, I'll bet you that Huckabee is going to be the Vice President, I mean at least the vice presidential candidate no matter who's picked at the top. I mean, if it's Romney or Giuliani, I bet you they both try to court him just because of -- I mean, it makes such political sense. And he's a genuine guy that you generally feel comfortable that, you know, there's nobody, you know, stealing the silverware or shooting people in the middle of the night. You know what I'm saying? One of those things is not happening. Yeah, yeah.

So Anderson, it's always a delight. May I ask you a -- ask you a question on the last time I appeared on your show. Now, you've got to be careful. Do you want me to ask you the question or not?

COOPER: Yeah, sure.

GLENN: All right. Oh, by the way, I had another idea.


GLENN: I think Dr. Sanjay Gupta should show up tonight with an actual elephant. I'm just -- it could be a good promo for the whole, you know, Planet in Peril thing. I'm just saying.

COOPER: You're right.

GLENN: Here's what I'd like to know. The last --

COOPER: I think Barack Obama used the term Planet in Peril speech.

GLENN: Is he going to pay royalties? You should copyright there.

COOPER: I think so. As soon as he heard that, I heard kaching. So --

GLENN: That's great. I was on your program last week.

COOPER: Correct.

GLENN: And you were very, very gracious and you actually read my book, which shocked me.


GLENN: And you said -- and it was a very, I thought genuine moment where you said, people paint you as such an extremist and divider.

And he said, I don't -- or you said, I don't understand that because it seems common sense to me. How much heat did you get from any liberal friends that might live next door or -- because they love to hate me.

COOPER: Do they? I didn't hear anything. No one said anything to me. In fact, people who I know saw the interview liked it. So, you know, I don't know. I mean, truly a lot of people, I guess, attack you but I'm not sure who they are because I don't hang out with them.

GLENN: You don't hang out with anybody except stewardesses. You're on a plane all the time. All right. Great to talk to you, Anderson.

Tonight it's on at what time?

COOPER: Starts at 8:00.

GLENN: Of course that's when I'm going to be there, 8:00.

COOPER: I know you will.

GLENN: 8:00. Thanks, Anderson.

COOPER: 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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