GLENN BECK PROGRAM
STU: Hello, Mr. Mayor. How are you, sir? Very well. We had been getting calls --
GLENN: By the way, the reason I'm not speaking to the mayor is because we have to get permission. Get permission. Let me talk to him.
STU: No, I just wanted to ask you real quick, do you want to talk to Glenn on the air? He's here.
GLENN: I'm ready to give an apology.
STU: Okay. Do you want to -- he's right here.
GLENN: It's right now, right here.
STU: Hold on one second, okay?
GLENN: On what line? Mr. Mayor?
MAYOR: Hey, good morning, how are you? I'm doing fine.
GLENN: Good. I understand you are demanding an apology.
MAYOR: Well, I'm requesting an apology because I think that the people of Laredo felt a little bit insulted, you know, some of the comments that were made.
GLENN: Really? By me saying that we should send federal money and possibly troops not just into Laredo but to the border to make sure that our American citizens are safe? They were on demanded by that how exactly?
MAYOR: First of all, let me just say one thing, Mr. Beck, with all due respect. I spent five years in FBI in Mexico. I work with authorities. A lot of them risk their lives. I handled 21 kidnappings in Mexico of Americans.
GLENN: Yes. May and these officers, dedicated officers that were getting paid. Some of them were getting paid $300 or $400 a month.
GLENN: Mexicans, great. I'm talking about Americans. I understand that there is a few great -- May these are Americans, sir. These are Americans.
GLENN: Mayor, sir.
GLENN: I first of all never said anything wrong with anyone that is an American citizen. I also have no problem with the Mexican citizen. But are you trying to tell me that the drug cartels don't exist and there aren't some in the police force? Excuse me, sir, that the police force is incorrupt?
MAYOR: I invite you to come to Laredo. You are more than welcome. You can visit Laredo.
GLENN: I would love to. I would like to know -- I tell you what. Sir, I have a network break. I have a network break. I don't mean to be rude. I have a network break. I have to break for three minutes. But I would like to come back and I would like to know exactly what you would like me to apologize for when I said the American --
MAYOR: Why don't you come to Laredo and you can see the real picture.
GLENN: I tell you what, I'm more than willing to come to Laredo, I hear it's beautiful this time of year. What I would like to know, sir, is what you want me to apologize for and we'll do that in just a second. Hold on. The mayor of Laredo, Texas, who for some reason, and we'll find out why he's upset at me. All right. Are you there?
MAYOR: I'm hanging up, sir. I've got bigger things to do for the city.
GLENN: Just tell me what you're angry about. What do you want me to apologize for? Why do you want me to apologize?
MAYOR: I'm upset --
GLENN: Why do you want me to apologize for?
MAYOR: If you'll let me talk, sir.
GLENN: Then just tell me that, sir. I'm up against a break. Go ahead.
MAYOR: All I'm telling you, sir, is that the way Laredo, Texas was depicted is not fair, okay? And I think I have a right to stand up for my city.
GLENN: You do. Tell me the truth.
MAYOR: I'm telling you the truth.
GLENN: I understand. Tell me the truth. Tell me what I said was wrong.
MAYOR: You asked me to tell the truth. I'm not saying that you're lying to me. You're saying that I was lying. You're saying that I didn't tell the truth. I'm asking you to tell me the truth.
MAYOR: You know.
GLENN: Tell me the truth, sir. I'm not saying that you're lying. You're accusing me of misleading the American people. So tell me the truth about Laredo. What's happening there, sir, that I didn't --
MAYOR: Let's talk off the air and then we'll --
GLENN: No, sir, why do we have to do that? Why do we have to do that?
MAYOR: I have other things to do.
GLENN: Just tell me what did I get wrong.
GLENN: What did I get wrong?
MAYOR: Nothing, nothing.
GLENN: Tell me, what I did wrong?
MAYOR: I've got to run. I've got business to take care of, okay? You're welcome to come to Laredo. Thank you, sir, bye.
GLENN: What did I say wrong?
MAYOR: Goodbye. Nothing, sir. You're perfect, okay? Goodbye.
GLENN: Stations, my apologies. We have never blown off this network break and I know we are screwing stations coast to coast. I apologize for that. What did I say wrong? What did I say wrong?
STU: You didn't say anything wrong.
GLENN: I want to know what I said wrong.
STU: I would like to know, too.
GLENN: Maybe he can write me. Maybe -- Stu, do me a favor.
GLENN: Set up a time where he can talk to me. I'm not going to let him talk to me and lecture me off the air. I want to know what I said wrong. He can write it to us, he can point to the facts that I got wrong. I can tell you that there are so many loopholes, there are so many hoops that I have to jump through to be able to put facts like this on air. I can guarantee you he can't quote one that I got wrong. But go ahead. We'll talk about it. We're going to take a break. Stations, my apologies. Breaking now.