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.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.