Interview with Anderson Cooper

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. It's our yearly prediction show where we make all kinds of just wild predictions on speculation, you know, and then we see how right we were or how wrong we were. I stand by that sometime in the last year during a 30-day period Britney Spears did wear underpants. That was last year's prediction. I stand by at some point that happened.

STU: Blatantly wrong, totally wrong on that.

GLENN: You have no proof that she --

STU: You have no proof that she did wear them.

GLENN: For a 30-day period in a whole year, you don't think she was wearing underpants in a 30-day period?

STU: What evidence do you have that she's done that? None.

GLENN: We go to Anderson Cooper now. Hello, Anderson.

COOPER: What evidence that she was wearing them in the perfect place, possibly on her head.

GLENN: Okay, I didn't say where she was wearing them, Stu.

COOPER: See, there you go.

GLENN: You think she was wearing underpants where underpants usually belong in a 30-day period?

COOPER: I think that's probably a safe bet for at least a day or a couple of hours.

GLENN: I never said that, either, Stu. I didn't say she had to wear them the whole day.

STU: I should have unfocused you more here.

GLENN: See, Anderson, you are a good man. You are a good man. How are you?

COOPER: I'm doing all right. How are you?

GLENN: Very good. You and Neil Cavuto, my two favorite people in television. I think you're just spectacular people and I just enjoy you and it's an honor to have you on the program.

COOPER: Are we here to talk about your butt surgery again?

GLENN: Did you see it on TV today again?

COOPER: I heard it was on TV. I'm looking for the transcript.

GLENN: Can we stop with the butt surgery? I thought it was I'm talking about politics today and they are like, and coming up, Glenn Beck had butt surgery. I'm like, why is this continuing?

COOPER: Well, you know, a lot of people want to get a hold of your butt, I guess.

GLENN: This is an uncomfortable conversation. Can somebody call HR? By the way, thanks for putting me on last night, although, Anderson, I don't think anybody in your audience likes me.

COOPER: You don't think so?


COOPER: I don't know about that.

GLENN: Really?

COOPER: Well --

GLENN: You see, it's like the underpants thing.

COOPER: I ran into Chuck Norris once. He told me he likes to see you. He saw it as something we did together.

GLENN: Really?

COOPER: Although maybe that was on your show.

GLENN: Is Chuck -- yeah, I think it was on my show. It was on my show.

COOPER: Yeah, I think it was.

GLENN: Yeah, Chuck Norris is a fan of my program. Is Chuck on today? I heard Chuck Norris was supposed to be on today. No? No, on radio today. Sylvester Stallone, is he going to be on tomorrow? Yeah, he's going to be on?

COOPER: Really? That's cool. Have you ever talked to him?

GLENN: No, I never have. Have you?

COOPER: No, never. I'm curious.

GLENN: About what?

COOPER: I don't know. Just what he would be like.

GLENN: Like what are you doing? What have you been up to? I have to tell you, Anderson, I told you this the other day and I don't know if you remember because you were in the middle of the election coverage but my daughter and I sat and we watched your piece on 60 Minutes on Sunday about the Congo. One of the most unbelievable stories I have ever, ever seen, systematic rape to keep an entire population down.

COOPER: Yeah, it's pretty shocking. I mean, what's incredible about the Congo is some four million people have died there in the last ten years and no one really knows about it, really seems to care that much about it and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped and most of them gang raped. It's hard to believe it's happening.

GLENN: I mean, from little children to grandmothers, and I saw that and it was so hard to watch. My daughter and I just kept -- it was like a horror movie. We watched it, you know, through our fingers and I mean this sincerely. How the hell do you do it? How do you do it and not kill yourself? How do you go to these places and see the things that you do and then come back to New York and you're standing on the set, you know, a couple of days later going, yeah, so Britney Spears, wearing underpants or not. How do you do it?

COOPER: Well, to be honest if I had to talk about Britney Spears, that's when I probably would kill myself. But, you know, I feel lucky frankly to be able to go to these places and, you know, tell these women's stories. I mean --

GLENN: What's the hardest thing that you've ever had to witness or do or talk, a person that you've had to talk to?

COOPER: You know, it's really this story is among the hardest. I mean, talking to women about rape is never easy obviously and in this situation, you know, there's cultural barriers and, you know, you don't speak the same language and you're asking them incredibly, you know, horrific personal questions and you're trying to do it in a way that's sensitive and through a translator. So for me this was pretty, as pretty much as bad as it gets. Not in terms of, like, physical safety but just in terms of, you know, the subject matter.

GLENN: All right. So tonight you're running a special on CNN, race and politics.

COOPER: On Monday night. I know you're going to be thrilled by it.

GLENN: You know, this pisses me off. Well, you know, we talked about it. This pisses me off. I don't know why this is a story. I don't know why -- I mean, do we not live in a country where an African-American can be elected? Do we not live in a country where a woman can be elected, where a Mormon can be elected? What kind of country are we living in?

COOPER: I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. I mean, I think we'll see. But, you know, I think race clearly plays a role whether we like it or not in a variety of ways I'm not sure we know all the ways it does play a role. That's one of the things we'll be looked at on Monday night. But I hear you. Who wants to be talking about hyphenated Americans. We should -- everybody would like to be in a place where there are no hyphens.

GLENN: Here's where I think everybody in the media's missing it. Race plays a role when race can help win an election. That's the only time. For instance, Condoleezza Rice, I mean, conservatives love Condoleezza Rice. Colin Powell, they love Colin Powell. May not like his policies but love Colin Powell. And you don't ever hear about all the, you know, "Where's my stars and bars." You don't hear about those people with Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and yet when it's on the other side, when it's a liberal, then all of a sudden race plays a role. Why.

COOPER: I don't know that that's entirely accurate. I mean, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice are not running for anything and, you know, we live in an age where it's the politics of division. People get elected by catering to divisions.

GLENN: But wouldn't you say that Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell have been wildly accepted, generally speaking?

COOPER: Absolutely, but they would never ask for your vote. I mean, I think there's plenty of people who are doing jobs who, you know, no one talks about their race or widely accepted but I think asking for a vote is a different thing.

GLENN: So what have you -- you've been working on this for a while. What have you uncovered? What have you found?

COOPER: You know, I don't know that there's anything all that revolutionary that we've uncovered. I mean, we're basically just trying to look at so far in this race how the issue of race has come up and played a role.

GLENN: Are you going to speculate at all? I mean, this is a prediction show. Are you going to -- I know yours isn't but it should be. Are you going to speculate at all on how nasty it will become. Right now you saw -- I mean, you saw the Democratic debate where all of a sudden they won't even turn to each other. Their body language. Did you see that on Monday night?

COOPER: Yeah, I did. I did.

GLENN: Their body language, they hate each other.

COOPER: Right.

GLENN: They won't even turn to each other.

COOPER: You know, I think there's a lot of hatred frankly on both sides. I mean, from what I understand no one's a great fan on the Republican side of Mitt Romney of the other candidates.

GLENN: I've heard that, too. But hang on just a second. But those guys will admit. I mean, they'll just, they're tearing Mitt Romney apart. But when it comes to -- when it comes to Obama and Clinton and John Edwards, they won't even turn to each other but to save the party, they'll stop calling each other names. But as soon as -- if Clinton or Obama win, gender and race will play a huge role because they'll make it. They want that division between the conservatives and the liberals. They want it. They'll need it. They'll use it as fuel.

COOPER: I don't know about that. I mean, Barack Obama more than anyone has talked about and seems genuine about sort of overcoming divisions and I'm not sure it's in his interest to talk about race. Do you think so?

GLENN: I'm going to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt because he seems like a decent human being. I disagree with him almost -- I mean, you know, he was talking about giving animals rights the other day. So I don't think I could get further away from Barack Obama politically speaking, but I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. But I don't trust political operatives on doing whatever they have to do. For instance, Huckabee. I mean, you know, now Huckabee is like, hey, gee, let's not be -- meanwhile his political operatives are, throw them under the bus. They will do whatever they have to do and take the gloves off and be as rude or as divisive as they have to be if they have think it would make the difference between the White House or not the White House.

COOPER: Yeah, politicians, that's, you know, that's what they do and certainly the people under them are probably more than willing to do it because they are not in the public eye. You know, I think that's what people look for in a leader is someone who's able to transcend that and someone who's able to at least convince us that they are not like that. I mean, those seem to be the people who ultimately we try to vote for.

GLENN: You know, I'm not going to ask you your political leanings or anything like that because I wouldn't do that to you. But have you seen somebody that you say, that guy I could vote for or that woman?

COOPER: You know, I don't -- I haven't made up my mind personally and I'm not -- you know, I wouldn't even say who I would vote for obviously if I had. But at this point I haven't made up my mind.

GLENN: Mitt Romney, really?

COOPER: I'm sorry?

GLENN: You'd go for Mitt Romney? That's what you're saying? That's -- well, you heard it here first, America.

COOPER: Wait, no, wait. Got to go --

GLENN: All right, that's Monday night with Anderson Cooper. Anderson, thank you so much, my friend. I appreciate it.

COOPER: My pleasure.

GLENN: 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.

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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.