Mark Steyn Interview

GLENN: A guy that I just found recently because of his book, America Alone which is, I mean, it's eye-opening. It is skin-peeling. You've got to read America Alone. When did that come out, Mark? When did you originally put that out?

STEYN: The paperback should be out, I think in a couple of months' time.

GLENN: Okay. It's fantastic stuff. But anyway, Mark Steyn is the writer. He is a columnist, a syndicated columnist in how many papers around the country I don't know. But he's very well read. Very smart. Very astute and you know what I really like, I've actually started to talk to Winston Churchill's grandson as well here recently and it's interesting to see people who come from England and their view of America because they can distill things sometimes a little faster. First of all because they see oh, my gosh, guys, wake up, you're making the mistakes we made 20 years ago.



America Alone


by Mark Steyn

Description: Provocative and often humorous book about the West’s unwillingness to confront Islamist extremists and why America could be the last country standing against this force.

Glenn's Comments: Scary stuff, right on target, fits right in with Glenn’s take on the world dynamics at this time.

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STEYN: Yeah.

GLENN: And then also because you have a different -- you just come at it differently than we do. I'd love to pick your brain here just a little bit on what you're seeing here in America, Mark, on politics.

STEYN: Well, you know, I nearly drove off the road the other day when I heard your McCain-Away hypnosis thing because, of course, that's exactly what my neighbors in New Hampshire did. You know, we're a state that we're not evangelical Christians or anything like that but we like low taxes and we believe in free speech, live free or die. So what do we do, we voted for a guy who voted for tax cuts and introduced McCain/Feingold. It seems to be that -- it's interesting, I think, what New Hampshire did because they voted for someone who has nothing going for him other than that he's totally the kind of president we would like. In other words, he's cranky, ornery, contemporary, you stick him in a plaid coat and he seems like a rather mean, bitter, twisted guy who might fit in in the Granite State. So I think it tells you something about what the Republican base would like their candidate to be totally.

GLENN: But you know what? But wait a minute. Hang on just a second. The exact opposite is true with Mike Huckabee.

STEYN: Yeah, I think that's true but I think Huckabee's thing is slightly overstated. I was amazed by the total of lack of balance in New Hampshire and in a sense he feels -- I hate to seem like I've got the political version of ADD but he seems very less thirsty to me, Mike Huckabee right now. To take another comparison, Mitt Romney, for example, his policies are much more congenial to conservatives but I just get all this mail, I'm sure you do, too, saying he's just this ridiculous plastic Ken doll and I think in part because of the comparison conservative thing of George W. Bush who's reviled as a cowboy even though he goes around saying he's looked into Vladimir Putin's soul and all the rest of it. I think a segment of the Republican base just wants someone who appears tough even if they then cave on a lot of these things.

GLENN: The plastic thing on Romney is incredible to me because I think where it comes from is he's a CEO. He is the guy, if you are running a company, he's the guy you want because you'll never tube your stock price by saying something stupid.

STEYN: No. This guy made $200 million out of caroling at the winter Olympics. That's a sport nobody likes, nobody down here likes in Canada they are crazy for it. You can have a 3,000-channel cable package down here and you can't get the caroling channel. You can get everything else. You can get the Dennis Kucinich channel, you'll get everything but you won't get the caroling channel. This guy Romney made $200 million out of caroling.

GLENN: So who do you think -- let's pit some people against each other. Let's go. Romney/Clinton, who wins?

STEYN: I think Romney's got a chance against Hillary Clinton. In a sense, you know, Hillary's thing is that she's got such high negatives that I think Romney's actually viable against someone like Hillary. So Hillary gets the nomination. There's no reason that she shouldn't. I think Romney could actually do a good job and win.

GLENN: This goes into my theory of he's everybody's number two.

STEYN: That's the problem after New Hampshire. He became a decent number 2 in Iowa. He came a decent number 2 in New Hampshire. That's beginning to look like a patent and it's easy to see him being everybody's second choice and winding up with a nomination and then being America's second choice in November.

GLENN: Right. But see, this is where I disagree. If you are up against, if you are up against Hillary Clinton who has such high negatives, there will be those people who will go, gosh you know what, I mean, he is not my favorite but I just, I don't trust her. You know what I mean? If he's everybody's number two, you can be number one. Does that make sense?

STEYN: I think that's right. In a sense he is running as the sort of, the elevator music candidate. He would be relatively easy to live with for the next four or eight years, right?

GLENN: Tell me what you think Huckabee/Obama, who wins?

STEYN: I think that's much more difficult. I think one of the interesting lessons in New Hampshire and Iowa is that in Iowa, in the caucus thing you have to vote in public and I think there clearly was some pressure to see how can you stand up and vote against the first viable African-American candidate for president. Well, in the privacy of the voting booth in New Hampshire, quite a lot of people felt differently not because they are racist but because Barack Obama, if you take away his sort of identity group exhaustism, he just talks in these kind of platitudes all the time. The hope, the change, the change you can believe in, the hope of change, the hope of a belief in change, you can believe in all this. That is actually something that is not going to go the distance. He is an exotic cipher but he is a cipher and that's where Hillary can actually open up quite devastatingly on him because if you can't define yourself, then your opponent gets to define you for you.

GLENN: I've got 20 seconds. Tell me who you think the candidates are going to be.

STEYN: I think it's always foolish to bet against the Clintons. You know, as my former senator Bob Smith said after the impeachment trial, Clintons won, he always wins, let's move on and it's easy to see that shaking out that way in November.

GLENN: 10 seconds who is going to be the Republican candidate?

STEYN: I have absolutely no idea. At this point we either need to get behind Alan Keyes or shoot ourselves.

GLENN: Mark Steyn, thank you very much. Talk to you again soon, my friend.

STEYN: Always a pleasure, Glenn.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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