Glenn interviews Bill O'Reilly




Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama


by Bill O'Reilly

GLENN: And Bill O'Reilly is joining us now. In case you don't know who Bill O'Reilly is, he does a cable show apparently at 8:00 p.m. on a network called the Fox News Channel. He is also the author of several number one books that are number one forever and ever and ever, and he is I mean, he will have to be destroyed. But that's something that we'll discuss after he leaves the phone. Bill O'Reilly, welcome to the program.

O'REILLY: Now, are you going to mention the book that's out today, Beck? Are you going to do that?

GLENN: Well, I was but now you are getting a little hostile. I don't know if I

O'REILLY: Well, I was. When? When were you?

GLENN: He is the author of Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. Now, Bill, I'm judging a book by its cover. It's got a picture of you and Barack Obama on the cover.

O'REILLY: Correct.

GLENN: If I'm judging, if I'm trying to follow here first of all, it's a picture book. Second of all, one of you is the pinhead and one of you is the patriot.

O'REILLY: Well, wait a minute, Beck. I mean, when we go out on the Bold Fresh Tour, there are pictures of me and you. Is that the same thing?

GLENN: Well, no. That's called the Bold Fresh Tour, yes. One is bold, one is fresh.

O'REILLY: One is bold and one is fresh. One's a pinhead and one's a patriot.

GLENN: I would say you're implying that President Obama is a patriot.

O'REILLY: No, that's absolutely wrong. That's why you have to read the book.

GLENN: Really? Okay.

O'REILLY: Yeah, you've got to read the book to surmise. Then

GLENN: I'll know that

O'REILLY: Then you'll and, you know, on the Obama front

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: He can be both a patriot and a pinhead depending on what the issue is.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: For example, today he's a patriot because he's telling school kids how to handle bullies, and he did it in a pretty good way. Yet, on the spending issue he's an unbelievable pinhead.

GLENN: Let me ask you this: Isn't he how would you classify him? Is it enough to say he's a pinhead when the way he's handling this mosque business? I mean, you've been following this mosque

O'REILLY: Oh, it's ridiculous. He's a major pinhead on the mosque, no doubt.

GLENN: Just a major pinhead?

O'REILLY: On the mosque issue absolutely. We broke the story last night, you know, in conjunction with the New York Post.

GLENN: I know.

O'REILLY: About this con, an assistant imam tied in with the 9/11 imam, the Ground Zero Imam Rauf, and his con's a 9/11 denier, a Truther. And now we find out that, you know, all of this benevolence that the Ground Zero mosque community center people pulling out was, you know, what about this guy? He's Rauf's close associate. He says Al Qaeda didn't attack us on 9/11.

So look. There's a lot of stuff in, but the interesting part of this book that you should read is that I compile

GLENN: Wait, wait. What makes you think I haven't read your book?

O'REILLY: Because you were with Sarah Palin hunting moose for the last few weeks, were you not?

GLENN: Okay, good. You are right, yes. Yes, I haven't read it. But it is on my list. I am going to read it. I'm starting to read it tonight.

O'REILLY: Because it's all facts. This book is no spin.

GLENN: Okay, wait a minute, wait a minute. It's all facts.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: So that would mean that there's no opinion in it.

O'REILLY: No, it's light on opinions.

GLENN: It's like an encyclopedia?

O'REILLY: Well, no, no, let me amend that. When I deal with Obama who is the centerpiece of the book.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: It's all facts. Fact, fact, facts, facts, facts.

GLENN: As opposed to

O'REILLY: And then you decide although I do call him a pinhead and a patriot on certain things, you know, when the facts are overwhelming. But there's a lot of it where the reader, I ask the reader: Okay, here are the facts; what do you say. But then there's a chapter on a whole bunch of people in history, presidents, movie stars, icons, people like Elvis, Marilyn Monroe.

GLENN: Tell me what you think

O'REILLY: I give you stuff you don't know about them and then I say, okay, make the call. And then I, of course, make it as well. So there is a lot

GLENN: Let me ask you this. Because I'm doing a special on George Soros.

O'REILLY: Pinhead. He's in the book.

GLENN: I know, I'm looking at it right


 


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O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: I mean, can we have just a conversation? Do you always have to be I mean, really

O'REILLY: Do I always what?

GLENN: You are always a little hostile.

O'REILLY: Hostile in the eye of the beholder, Beck.

GLENN: No, I think you are the only one

O'REILLY: I have to keep you in check now that you are the nation's guru. That's how I'm now describing you.

GLENN: Is that what it is? The nation's guru?

O'REILLY: You are the nation's guhu guru.

GLENN: Guhu?

O'REILLY: Guhu guru ru?

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: That's you.

GLENN: That's me.

O'REILLY: Who else can get 300,000 people to go to Washington?

GLENN: 300? I don't know. We got probably 500 or 600.

O'REILLY: Well, I think it was two million. Who else could have done that? Right?

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: In August to go to D.C. but you?

GLENN: Right. Not a lot of people because

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: The Maharishi couldn't have done it.

GLENN: No.

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: So I'm not in the I'm not in the book?

O'REILLY: No, you are not in the book. Because, you know, you're my pal and I don't want to have to tell you the truth in the book.

GLENN: Well, I don't know if you're not see, I don't know if we are pals because like Chapter 8, loathing Obama.

O'REILLY: Right, loathing Obama.

GLENN: He's a socialist. He's a socialist. The Greek chorus cries.

O'REILLY: Oh, I get into that very deeply, Beck. You are going to love that chapter. I get into the socialistic thing.

GLENN: Wait, wait, you don't think he is.

O'REILLY: I just lay it out for you.

GLENN: You don't think he is a socialist?

O'REILLY: No, not as far as what a true socialist is.

GLENN: You are exactly right.

O'REILLY: I mean, you can make him socialist lite.

GLENN: He's more socialist lite?

O'REILLY: You know what he is? He is a socialist like gelato is ice cream. You know, it's not really ice cream but they call it ice cream.

GLENN: All right. So what would you say he is?

O'REILLY: I would say he is a far left guy committed to social justice and he's going to do whatever he can to impose it.

GLENN: Anticolonial kind of thing? Does that play a role? Did you read what's his name?

PAT: Dinesh D'Souza

GLENN: Dinesh D'Souza? The article in Forbes?

O'REILLY: Yeah, I have it right here in Forbes magazine.

GLENN: Have you read it?

O'REILLY: I've read part of it.

GLENN: You should read it. It is a really, really good case. I'd love to hear your opinion on it.

O'REILLY: Well, I will read it then. I mean, if you feel that strongly about it. I mean, I have it right in front of me. I was looking at it.

GLENN: You're reading I'm asking you to read, you know, a three page article in a magazine. I have to what is this? Holy cow, this is 240

O'REILLY: I'm the program that keeps America in check every day, you know?

GLENN: This is 242 pages. I tell you what, give me the best three pages of Pinheads and Patriots and then you read the three pages of and we'll call it even.

O'REILLY: Well, you read I want you to read the whole book of Pinheads and Patriots because you'll like the book.

GLENN: Then you have to read all of Forbes magazine.

O'REILLY: Because again this book is meticulously researched. The most fun part of the book is the chapter, the second to last chapter where I just go over all the people in history that you talk about

GLENN: Is Woodrow Wilson in there?

O'REILLY: No, he's too boring. But Lincoln, Washington, RFK, Eisenhower

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait. Wait, wait, wait, you've got Janis Joplin in there.

O'REILLY: Far out, man. Far out.

GLENN: Who is talking about you make fun of me saying nobody talks about Woodrow Wilson, nobody even knows. Janis Joplin, where is the big Janis Joplin outcry right now? How is she affecting our lives?

O'REILLY: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, the whole Sixties thing, Beck, that you wouldn't understand because you're 27 years old.

GLENN: Well, I should, I should be

O'REILLY: There's a big message there for people on drugs. So that's why I put it in there and you know that. You are just being contentious this morning.

GLENN: No, that's you job. I'm the fresh part, you are the bold part.

O'REILLY: But the other part of the book that is really interesting is my interview with Obama in 2008.

GLENN: You are never going to inter

O'REILLY: And what he said to me and then what he's done.

GLENN: You are not implying

O'REILLY: It's all there.

GLENN: No, wait.

O'REILLY: This is what he said and this is what he's done.

GLENN: You are not implying that he's been less than honest, are you?

O'REILLY: Well, I mean, look. I'm not going to make that implication because I don't have to make it.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: The words are on the page.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: Here's what he said, here's what he's done.

GLENN: You realize that you are never going to do another interview with him again?

O'REILLY: No, it's a fair book. He should like the book. Obama should like the book.

GLENN: Have you sent him a copy?

O'REILLY: I haven't sent it to him. He can buy it himself. Are you kidding me?

GLENN: Well, you are richer than he is.

O'REILLY: So what.

GLENN: You wouldn't even notice the money that he's going to take from you.

O'REILLY: It's not about the money. It's about saving the country, Beck. I'm on the same plane as you. You are the guru.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: And I'm the hammer.

GLENN: I don't think a guru carries a hammer, does he?

O'REILLY: No, no, no. You are the kind of nice guy, and I'm the guy that's saying, hold it: When you've got to get the big hammer in, here I come.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I would just like everybody who is now working and being paid for by George Soros to understand I'm not the guy. You've got to go after Bill O'Reilly. Because he thinks you're a pinhead.

O'REILLY: Soros is the worst. And I'm glad you, I'm glad you are doing a big special on him.

GLENN: You think because people have asked me, and I know you lay out the facts because I just, you know, I'm looking at the facts here. People ask me all the time, you know, really is Obama I mean, what is where is the real, where's the real source of problem in politics right now, and I think it is George Soros.

O'REILLY: Well, he's bad. I mean, people have got to really understand what this guy is doing.

GLENN: Why is he doing it, Bill?

O'REILLY: Because he wants a socialistic nation. I mean, George Soros, the guy who makes money all the time manipulating currencies and buying up dubious investments and all of that but, you know, for whatever reason Soros wants a socialistic world, one world where everybody has the same except George Soros who has much more. That's what he wants. And he's used his billions of dollars to create these things like Media Matters and moveon.org that just assassinate people with whom he disagrees, verbally, innuendo, gutter sniping. I mean, it's awful. It's awful. And George Soros has been to the White House a lot since Obama's been president. That disturbs me.

GLENN: No, that's a different George Soros. That's... he's air conditioning mechanic, friend of Barack Obama. You're thinking of a different George Soros.

O'REILLY: It is. Just, I thought he might have been the exterminator with all those bugs that you pointed out. I don't think he wants them around.

GLENN: All right. The name of the book is Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama, by Bill O'Reilly. Number one New York Times best selling author. And thank you, Bill, for releasing this right before I release mine because now I don't have a

O'REILLY: Look, you know, you ever heard of the book of the month club? That's you, all right? You have a book every month. Anyway, read the book, Beck, because I'm going to talk to you about it on The Factor on Friday.

GLENN: You got it. Thanks a lot. Bill O'Reilly, Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. Thanks, Bill, talk to you tonight.

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

(Left) Image source: video screenshot/ (right) Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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