Glenn Beck: Don't Look Twice


Don't Look Twice

by Andy Gross

GLENN: Andy Gross' book is out. Andrew Gross has a new book out called Don't Look Twice, today. His last book out was The Dark Tide. How are you?

GROSS: Hey, Glenn, glad to be back with you.

GLENN: You are such a soft-spoken guy. I read your books and people are dying, people are running across busy streets and then it's like, "Hey, Glenn, how are you?"

GROSS: I'm not that spoken and my books aren't that violent, either.

GLENN: Oh, come on, there's people dying.

GROSS: Well, I'm a thriller writer. People have to die. The stakes have to be important.

GLENN: So you've got your new book. Explain it. Because I want to talk to you about it, but I don't want to blow anything at the end. So you explain it so I don't blow anything.

GROSS: You know, the hardest thing you can ever ask an author is to say what your book's about, you know. So we listen to a stammer. Basically this book picks up where The Dark Tide left off and follows --

GLENN: Fantastic.

GROSS: Ty Hauck through a retribution killing that takes place in Greenwich. My books take place in moneyed affluent Greenwich and it follows --

GLENN: But your main character is not moneyed?

GROSS: No, he is a blue-collar guy, he's a policeman and I think it's a good foil for him to be the person that's sort of, you know, wading through all these conspiracies that take place with people who are a lot more powerful than he is in town and in New York. And ultimately this thing winds through this retribution killing, winds through some casino gaming schemes and then ultimately lands at the doorstep of some of the very powerful people in the state and beyond an Iraq war profiteering conspiracy.

GLENN: All right. Now, Andy, I'm glad you said it.

GROSS: Which I shouldn't have said because that's --

GLENN: No, no.

GROSS: That's in the last 20 pages of the book, of course.

GLENN: I mean, it was kind of like, "All right, well, now I don't have to read the book." But here's the thing: You had me at "Hello." You had me, and I get to the last 20 pages and I'm like, "No, no, no, no, please, no."

GROSS: Well, you know, we might be on different sides of the issue, but I think from what I know that you guys talk about on this show, we might be closer to it than you think because, you know, my books always end up with people in power who don't speak the truth, who don't -- who aren't honest, you know. And --

GLENN: So wait a minute. Wait, wait, because I will give you that I don't think there should be no-bid contracts, I don't think there should be -- you know, I don't think there should be favors being done. I think there are people who profit off of war. I think that helicopter thing that happened -- and this happened back in December, the thing that was exposed, you know, with the helicopter blueprints of Marine One being on the front page of the Tehran Times. That happened with the Bush administration where the thing leaked. I think personally someone said, "Okay, we're going to have a hard time getting this helicopter thing passed. Why don't we expose the plans of the old one so then we have to have a new one."

GROSS: I'm sure. I think wherever you and your viewers come down on what happened in Iraq, I think it's pretty clear that the country was put out for bid into private hands and I'm sure a lot of how people got those quote/unquote contracts are pretty unseemly. But I have to say that my book really isn't about Iraq as you know.

GLENN: No, I know it's not.

GROSS: It's really, you know, a murder mystery that starts with something that happens on the streets of Greenwich and then winds through various other things and also pits Hauck against his own very politically connected brother in this cover-up that tears their own family apart.

GLENN: Okay. You live in Greenwich, Connecticut?

GROSS: I live about eight miles. My kids go to school in Greenwich. So I'm pretty close.

GLENN: Are you independently filthy rich, money shooting out of your butt and stuff?

GROSS: I don't know, but I do pay -- my property taxes are high. I'm on the New York side. So I pay the property taxes, not the Greenwich side.

GLENN: Holy cow. Do you believe -- because you're on the liberal side of things which is, you know, totally fine. I won't have to eat you. But do you believe in trickle-down economics?

GROSS: No. As long as you ask, no.

GLENN: Okay. The Greenwich situation as I see that melting down, I mean, it's, wow. I mean, there are $20 million homes just sitting there empty.

GROSS: Oh, well, I believe in reverse trickle-down economics, absolutely.

GLENN: That's what I want to ask you. How come you believe -- how come liberals believe in it in one direction but not the other direction?

GROSS: I guess you're right. I mean, clearly -- and I'm just sort of personalizing it with my book. I mean, one of the things -- the book I'm working on now actually because it's centered here is very much into the collapse of this economy, not just the economy but of people, as you say, that had $20 million homes and now, you know, literally can't even go and, you know, don't want to even be seen shopping in the local stores. You know, it's had a huge, huge psychological deflation on the town and I think the town is just emblematic on one level of what's happening across the board. You know when the rich people are, you know, caving in that everyone out there is feeling the pain. So --

GLENN: Yeah, when you -- I mean, when the rich people -- and Greenwich is such, you know, such an exaggerated example. I mean, it's almost a cartoon. Greenwich is just -- I mean, it is the greatest concentration of wealth I think in the country.

GROSS: It is, it is.

GLENN: It makes Beverly Hills look like paupers.

GROSS: You know, the joke about Greenwich is anyone who's ever been there -- I'm sure not a lot of your readers have -- there were cops on every street corner that would manage the traffic all the way down so it could take 20 minutes to go five blocks down. Now there's no cops in town anymore because nobody even comes here. So, you know, it's --

GLENN: Right. Wait, wait, wait, that's a joke but is it serious? Have you guys gotten rid of the cops?

GROSS: Not that there's no cops in town. There's no cops on Main Street managing the traffic. Nobody's here anymore.

GLENN: Really? The last time -- I was there a year ago Christmas and I had never seen the cops and they wear the white gloves and everything else and, you know, some old Greenwich guy with, you know, his Basset Hound and his Ascot and he was like --

GROSS: Hey, listen. What I like about Greenwich quickly is the following: My books are really about people that your readers would know. They are about --

GLENN: I know they are.

GROSS: Yoga moms or they are about dads that run up and down the sidelines cheering their kids on.

GLENN: Yeah.

GROSS: They just might be CEOs. And so I like the orbit to New York, I like the fact that it's a power haven, you know, it's not really just about the wealthy but it is about influence and power and corruption.

GLENN: Yeah. And see, that's -- you know, because you say about, you know, the corruption, you know, when it was hand in hand with war, et cetera, et cetera, how can people who understand corruption be for empowering the government to get even bigger?

GROSS: Now you are asking a question. How much time are you going to give me on the show? I'm not sure --

GLENN: Not enough for you to look good in the end.

GROSS: You know, I think right now people are placing their hopes in government. Now, not everybody, but I honestly believe you see the polls that they are. And so you know, I just got off the phone a little while ago. I actually ran a business for years. I ran Head, which is a large ski apparel, ski company and tennis. So I'm not totally one-sided on this thing.

GLENN: Right.

GROSS: But on the other hand, you know, I think right now the situation is so dire that we have to place our trust in government. And if government fails us now, I think we're going to be living with that feeling of betrayal for the next 20 years in this country.

GLENN: I happen to agree with you on that. And I will tell you, America, Andrew Gross's books, The Dark Tide, was just riveting. Couldn't put it down. Same with the new book, Don't Look Twice. Pick it up. It's in bookstores everywhere. Thank you, Andy, appreciate it.

GROSS: Thanks, Glenn, appreciate it.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

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On his Friday Exclusive show, Glenn Beck took Monitor Racism's white privilege test, administered by psychologist Dr. Karlyn Borysenko. The test is comprised of 26 questions designed to assess how much white privilege plays a role in the test-taker's life.

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Dr. Scott Atlas, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and former chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to cut through the confusion and politics clouding our understanding of COVID-19 and to give the facts about the so-called second wave of this pandemic.

"I think everything should be done by looking at the data, instead of just models, or even just allowing fear to go into the exchange. So if we look at the data, we see there's no question that [COVID-19] cases are increasing in many states. And that's to be expected, for a few reasons," Atlas said.

"Of course, when we test more, we're going to detect more cases. And when they have thousands and thousands of people in the streets protesting, and screaming, and sharing megaphones, we're going to have more cases," he explained. "The question really is: What is the significance of these cases, and how we're going to handle these consequences?"

Atlas noted that the overwhelming majority of people getting COVID-19 in this "second wave" are younger, healthier people who are not at significant risk, according to "evidence from all over the world, including the United States."

"The overwhelming majority of people recover fully from the infection, so that's not really the issue. In fact, the issue is only two-fold," he said. "We need to protect the elderly high-risk people, particularly in nursing homes ... and prevent hospitals from being overcrowded. This is the point of the policy. The policy was never to stop all cases of COVID."

Dr. Atlas argued that political policies need to focus on protecting the most vulnerable without destroying the lives of those with extremely low risk.

"Frankly, one of the most egregious failures of the policy people is, not just allow[ing] fear to infiltrate their own thinking and do lockdowns, which are severely harmful," he emphasized. "But secondly, they have failed to reassure the public about the facts, and about the relative risk here. It's a very serious dangerous disease — for a group of people. And we know who those people are. They are high-risk, elderly people with comorbidities. Everyone else, it's not a high-risk disease."

Glenn asked Dr. Atlas to weigh in on whether or not schools should be opened in the fall.

"This is a slam-dunk issue," he answered. "There is zero science to back up claims that the schools should be closed or even opened with any constraints whatsoever."

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Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences

Terrorists

  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.

Terrorist

  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.

Traitors

  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

This story has everything: secret meetings, spies, glamorous European locations. Glenn puts all of the pieces together and interviews the man who was an eyewitness to all of it — former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Specifically targeted by this Deep State coup, his reputation and life may never be the same. He reveals the names of those he believes were behind his setup and the coup against the president.

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