Glenn talks with O'Reilly

Bold & Fresh Tour

It's time for the truth -- straight up, whether you like it or not. Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck are teaming up and going on tour. Your town may never be the same.

GLENN: But I can tell you who disagrees with me, I'm sure, that it's being pushed. Mr. Bill O'Reilly. Hello, Bill.

O'REILLY: I don't disagree with you, Beck.

GLENN: Come on.

O'REILLY: I think our alone but I don't disagree with you on it. No, I mean, a progressive agenda is basically do whatever you want. There's no such thing as God. So you don't have to worry about that. And society stabilization, we don't really want a stable society, progressives don't, because we want everybody to do whatever they want. Not about society; it's about you. So —

GLENN: Hang on. Because this is the difference between you and me. You and I both agree on that.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: That they are pushing, that they don't want a stable society.

O'REILLY: Absolutely.

GLENN: But my contention is that they want an unstable society because they want to be the stabilizing factor. It gives them power and control because if you can't manage yourself, well, somebody has to be there to help.

O'REILLY: That's an interesting theory. Power and control, yes, sure. They want it. Do they want to weaken individual mettle? Maybe. But I think it's more of a philosophical thing with them. They do want the power and they do want the control, there's no doubt about it. And they will do anything to get it, and I mean anything. They will smear, they will destroy people, they will — you know, it's disgusting. The progressive movement of the United States is just flat out disgusting.

GLENN: Have you followed what's been happening in Washington this week with the America's Future Now?

O'REILLY: No. Those — I leave that to you guys. I've got to deal with the big boy in the Oval Office. That's where I'm dealing with.

GLENN: Come on. He's a puppet.

O'REILLY: He's not a puppet.

GLENN: Yes, he is.

O'REILLY: This guy is a true believer

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GLENN: The only thin he doesn't have is little sticks on his hands while George Soros is making his hands move while he talks.

O'REILLY: No, you're wrong on that. This guy, Obama, he's a powerful guy. He's too powerful in my opinion right now and, yeah, he uses Soros and he uses these guys, but he uses them. That's the keyword. They don't use him.

GLENN: So wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. So wait. He's the architect of all of the power behind him? He's the guy who —

O'REILLY: Not the architect of the power but he is the decider much more so than George W. Bush was, although Bush did exercise a lot of power in that Oval Office, particularly in foreign policy. But he ceded a lot of power to rove and people like that. Obama, you know, it looks like he's skiing power to Rahm Emanuel and Axelrod, and I used to believe that.

GLENN: Oh, I don't think so.

O'REILLY: I don't believe it anymore.

GLENN: No, I don't believe that.

O'REILLY: I think this guy is in charge.

GLENN: Center For American Progress.

O'REILLY: And I think Michelle Obama is the second most powerful person.

GLENN: Oh, I would agree with you on that one. I would agree with you on that.


GLENN: So Bill, what do you suppose that Van Jones meant this week when he said this. He was speaking in front of the America's Future Now and this is where they started throwing things at Nancy Pelosi. These are the radical progressives.

O'REILLY: That's are the real loons.

GLENN: Real loons. They started throwing things at her and Van Jones gets up and he gives one of the keynotes and he says, look, I've got good news for you. This week is going to go down in history as a week of change because this is going to be remembered in the future as the week when the administration chose to be a progressive again. And he talked about this president is behind you. You've got to get in front of him. You've got to be pushing because he'll do it. And he talked about that something had changed. When we see the president coming out and saying, hey, I've got, you know, I'm going to see whose ass to kick, he was sending a message to the real left loons, not to America but to the left loons that, "I'm going to take care of things." Do you believe that something has changed?

O'REILLY: No. I don't — look, Van Jones is basically a posturer. He postures. I don't believe Van Jones has any access to anybody. Did he know anything. I think Obama did the butt kicking thing, and we're going to talk with you about this on The Factor tomorrow primarily because his poll numbers are catering. When you've got 69% of the public saying you are screwing up you've got to do something and so he decides to be a macho man with Matt Lauer. That's all that was to me and I didn't see any extension of anything else.

GLENN: Did you watch my show last night?

O'REILLY: I did watch a little bit of it, yeah.

GLENN: Because you sit in your office and you —

O'REILLY: I peruse.

GLENN: I know. I'm thinking about taking — because your stuff from your show, you know, you write your talking points.


GLENN: Sometimes they are in the computers early.


GLENN: We hacked in one day.

O'REILLY: You could steal my stuff.

GLENN: I was thinking about it.

O'REILLY: Radio and television.

GLENN: I know that you watch at least the first minutes — I know you are sitting at your desk at 5:00 and I thought, wouldn't it be great if we just started, and here are the talking points tonight.

O'REILLY: And when I use the tape at 8:00 and say, hey, who do you think is plagiarizing my show.

GLENN: No, no, I figured it ended this way. About 5:15 there'd be a box by my studio door and somebody would come down with a security guard and say, get your stuff and get out, Beck.

O'REILLY: It would be me. I don't use surrogates.

GLENN: We're going to be out in Columbus, Ohio and also in —

O'REILLY: Let me do this plug, okay?

GLENN: I mean, it's —

O'REILLY: I want everybody in St. Louis and Columbus to listen up right now. Everybody in Illinois, everybody in Missouri, in Ohio and the surrounding states there. Beck and I, you hear us on the radio but you've got to see us in person. You just have to. There's a 45 minute Beck/O'Reilly, we do separate deals and we take intermission, then we come back. And O'Reilly and Beck are basically debriefing each other, asking Q&As. We never know where it's going to go, we don't know what's going to be said.

GLENN: Well, we do know I end up the victor every time.

O'REILLY: You know, your six people are cheering to my 8,000 going God almighty, why does O'Reilly share the stage with the man.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: But it is really something you'll never see on television and radio because we don't have 45 minutes to do that.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: So we want everybody to go and check us out in Columbus, Ohio on the 18th of June. Great Father's Day gifts by the way and then the 19th in St. Louis. We're only going to do one other date in the summer because Beck has to get a lot of time off. That's July 31st at Westbury and that will be sold out by Monday, those of you listening on WOR. So you want to see us, this is it for you guys. You've got to get in. So we're looking forward to it, coming out to Ohio and to Missouri. There's going to be a lot of fun. We hope everybody comes to see us. I have never had a complaint on one of those shows, have you?

GLENN: Let me ask you something. May I? May I?


GLENN: Where are we going to be? We're going to be in Columbus, Ohio and where? Where else?

O'REILLY: St. Louis.

GLENN: St. Louis what?

O'REILLY: Missouri.

GLENN: Oh, okay. Because the last time you said Missoura and I was wondering where the A is.

O'REILLY: You can say it either way. So I alternate.

GLENN: What did you say?

O'REILLY: You can say it either way. So I alternate.

PAT: You can put an A in the word Missouri?

GLENN: I don't think so.

O'REILLY: In the southern part of the state as you guys probably know

GLENN: No, I don't.

O'REILLY: that's how they say it.

GLENN: Missoura?

O'REILLY: In the northern part of the state and central, they say Missouri.

GLENN: So why do you alternate? Why don't you just pick one?

O'REILLY: Because I want the whole state to come see us, Beck! That's why!

GLENN: Like that's going to be it! Like they're going to go, I wasn't going to buy tickets but he said Missoura.

O'REILLY: Yeah, and he said it the right way. So all the southern Missouri people come up, Missoura people come up and then the northern people get theirs, too!

GLENN: All right. You can get the tickets at —


GLENN: May I have —

O'REILLY: Again, sure.

GLENN: Could I get a word in edge wise?

O'REILLY: Come on, Beck, you've been bloviating on your show for two hours. You're exhausted. Go ahead.

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, thank you for being on the program. We'll talk to you tomorrow, my friend.

O'REILLY: All right.

Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

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