Glenn Beck: Caught



Caught


by Harlan Coben

GLENN: A year ago Harlan Coben was on. He is the number one New York Times best selling author. How many number one New York Times?

COBEN: Two, three, something like that. I'm not nearly

GLENN: Rookie.

COBEN: A rookie.

GLENN: A new book called Caught. Great book. It is about I mean, it's one of these where you kind of correct me if I'm wrong where you kind of see yourself going, "Well, I don't know. I mean, that kind of makes a good point. And you just get crapped into this web and you're like, oh, dear God, look what's coming my way.

COBEN: That's exactly. That's the kind of feeling I want to give you as a writer.

GLENN: Yeah.

COBEN: I want you to pick up that book at 9:00 and say I'm going to read like 30 minutes. Next thing you know, it's 4:00 in the morning, you are bleary eyed.

GLENN: I want to thank you for that.

COBEN: I love that, love keeping you awake at night.

GLENN: No, I appreciate that, like nothing else keeps me awake at night. But I want to get into this here in a second because there are some interesting things that I think you can bring light on, we've been talking about how we're in a situation here where I think the American people are being set up. They are just being set up. And the opening few lines of the book express that with, you know, the character going, "But no, it's not me. It's not me."

COBEN: Yeah, the very first sentence was, I knew opening that red door would destroy my life. That's how it works.

GLENN: So we'll talk about that in a second. But first, a year ago you came into studio and you said, hey, Glenn, I've got to tell you about a friend of mine. I mean, you know, he's running for governor in New Jersey and he's great.

COBEN: Yeah.

GLENN: And I'm like, who? Chris what? And I'm thinking, good luck with that. You got the Corzine thing coming at you. That ain't ever going to be able to be derailed. And remember you said to us that you've known him for a long time and he's a good guy, et cetera, et cetera. I have to tell you I've been watching him and I think I mean, if you are going to be honest, you know, because I'm in the media and I'm, you know, quote/unquote pressed now, I think I'd have to say how did he get so fat?

COBEN: (Laughing).

PAT: I can help you with that. I can help you with that.

GLENN: Really? Because I think I'm doing the same thing. Here's what I do want to say. This guy appears to be and I don't take anybody at their word anymore, you know? Blah, blah blah. Everybody says they're going to do it. He's actually doing the right things. I mean, he's really taking it on.

COBEN: Well, you may agree or disagree with him. When he says he's going to do it. You know, I remember during the campaign I was talking to him at one point. I'm like, you know, Corzine's going so negative on you personally, why aren't you saying X or Y. He said, I'm not. I made a commitment I'm not going to go negative personally and but he really wanted to keep these promises. He won't break the promises. You know, he will have other weaknesses, but whatever he says he's going to do.

GLENN: Hang on, I think we're on a scoop here. What are his other weaknesses?

COBEN: Oh, no, there are none. I'm sorry. There's none. He's absolutely

GLENN: So I mean, how is he going to be able I mean, you are taking on New Jersey.

COBEN: Right.

GLENN: That's not like taking on Texas where you've got a lot of people. He's got the unions and the the mob doesn't exist but let's say the mob existed in New Jersey.

COBEN: Right.

GLENN: I mean, how is he going to survive this? Does he worry about that? Does he think, I mean, I'm up against a machine.

COBEN: I think he figures the only way is to be strong and just go after it. I think he thinks the system is broken and it really needs to be smashed. You know, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette is what he would probably tell you. It's painful and all these choices and things like that. But he thinks New Jersey you have no consolidation. You only have two towns that share will that will have two separate fire stations that should have one or something like that. And he's I think his hope is that these people will start consolidating in a way that both left and right will kind of get on board but right now, of course, it's all

GLENN: Yeah. And that is both left and right. The average American will do the hard work but unfortunately you've got such corruption and such power and money involved that I mean, he's a meat grinder, man, he's a meat grinder.

COBEN: Yeah, there's a lot of bureaucrats, a lot of people that are overpaid by these weird pension schemes that are going on for years in New Jersey and everybody I know, I mean rightwing or leftwing, everybody I know agrees that those are abuses and have to be thanked changed.

GLENN: Stu, have we ever tried to get him on? Oh, he doesn't come on with us for some reason?

STU: I don't know that he's made that call as a policy but when we tried to get him on, he wasn't available.

GLENN: Wow. Let's take Harlan hostage. You ever want to see your friend again, you call in.

COBEN: May be one friend less when I leave here.

GLENN: All right. I just can't believe that it's been a year and we were dismissing, you know, your friend.

COBEN: Yeah.

GLENN: A year ago and here he is, and he looks like one of the guys who is, I mean, there are so few and far between.

COBEN: Right.

GLENN: That he's one of the guys.

COBEN: Cool, thank you.

GLENN: Let me get into one of the premises in the book Caught which, if you're like you know, if you like to be thrilled and kept awake at 4:00, Harlan is the guy to do it to you.

COBEN: Thank you.

GLENN: One of the concepts is, and I think it relates to kind of what we've been talking about on the show today is these, you know, opening the red door, you are a guy who's walking into, you know, what is that predator?

COBEN: You know, I was watching one of those catch the predator type shows on TV and I thought what would I knew if I saw somebody I knew being caught, somebody I loved, trusted, who insisted they were innocent wouldn't have a chance on that show to prove they were innocent, that was one of the ideas that started for this book. I mean, what would you do?

GLENN: So answer that a little bit because I think the American people are being set up to be radical terrorists, you know, angry mobs, racists, everything else. And the media is just, I mean, they are hammering that.

COBEN: Right.

GLENN: I really think that we're being set up. How do you fight that?

COBEN: Try having showing a little bit of respect for discourse. It's old school, isn't it, that we just should listen to each other once in a while, not just scream at one another?

GLENN: Yeah, but they are not.

COBEN: Neither one of you, that's the media but we're the media, aren't we right now? It's all sides. It's just, let's take a step back a little bit, let's stop the demonization on all levels, I hope.

GLENN: When you were exploring this in your own head and you thought, okay, a friend. Let's use the governor. The friend is on TV and you know him. You've known him since high school.

CALLER: Yep.

GLENN: So you've known him forever and you know he wouldn't do that.

COBEN: Right.

GLENN: Would you play it out in your head?

COBEN: I hope I would. But the doubt that creeps in is part of the problem. Once you make an accusation, once something is said and out there, it stays out there. It's really hard, especially in the viral community. I mean, you know. I'm sure you've been an example. People say something, it's put on the Internet and that's fact.

GLENN: Yeah. The latest is I hate Jesus. I love that one, I hate Jesus. And it's everywhere.

COBEN: Yeah, even on a small level. Another show I said this morning, I made fun of being a political science major. It's a euphemism because I was a political science major for having no idea what I want to do in my life, which it was. And somebody started twittering hysterical, how could you possibly say that things. Who cares? I mean, get over yourself a little bit. Everybody just take a step back.

GLENN: What do you think a year ago when we met, what do you think the road that we've traveled in the last twelve months?

COBEN: I'm not as pessimistic as everybody else. I have a theory man plans, God laughs, you know. I think whatever we think is going to be going on in the next couple of months is not going to play out the way people think and that's why

GLENN: I would agree with you on that.

COBEN: That's what's made this last year interesting. No one could have predicted where we would be a year from today and no one's going to predict hopefully when I come and see you next year, no one's going to be able to predict what's going on then, either.

GLENN: Unless you open that red door.

COBEN: That's right.

GLENN: Unless we'll be saying here, I mean, I know him but I don't know, I think he I think he did it. Let's leave it at that.

Harlan Coben, the name of the book is Caught. It is available in bookstores everywhere. A great, great read.

COBEN: Thank you. Thanks very much.

GLENN: Talk to you again. Back in a minute.

A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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COO of vegan food giant Beyond Meat arrested for CHOMPING man's nose

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A top executive at Beyond Meat, a plant-based food company, was arrested for reportedly biting a man’s nose in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend.

Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey faces charges of terroristic threatening and third-degree battery after allegedly chomping down on a man's face and "ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose" during an altercation following the University of Arkansas football team’s victory over Missouri State.

According to reports, Ramsey was attempting to leave the parking garage in his Ford Bronco when a Subaru “inched his way” in front of him and made contact with his front passenger’s side tire. Ramsey allegedly “punched through the back windshield of the Subaru” before attacking the Subaru driver with both fists and teeth.

Ramsey “pulled [the Subaru driver] in close and started punching his body,” then “bit the owner’s nose, ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose,” according to reports.

The irony of a vegan food executive trying to make a meal of a human being's face was not missed by those jokesters on Twitter.

BlazeTV host Stu Burguiere is a vegetarian and also just happens to be the executive producer of the Glenn Beck radio program. Glenn joined "Stu Does America" to do a taste test of the plant-based "McPlant" burger, a Beyond Meat product, to see how it fares against the competition. In case you missed it, this was without a doubt the most ridiculous (but hilarious) plant-based food review so far.

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The stock market recently had its worst day since the early days of the pandemic and, just like in September 2008, many investors fear a dangerous chain reaction is starting on Wall Street. But that's just a small part of the bigger picture. The housing market is also taking a historic hit, grocery prices are out of control, energy prices are skyrocketing across Europe, and America is close behind.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck compared this year's stock market trends with what happened before the 2008 crash, detailed Europe’s bleak energy outlook, and explained why he believes they’re heading for economic "hell."

"Europe is about to go through hell," Glenn said. "A nightmare is about to hit. But, please, fear not. The heavens are engaged. Are you engaged with the heavens? You are not going to convince God to be on your side. We must be on his side. Realign everything in your life, now, so you can be on his side, and together we will weather all of these storms."

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