Glenn Beck: TSA 'men in black' intimidate man?

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GLENN: We want to talk a little bit about what's happening with the TSA and first I want to go to the college student who is in the Salt Lake City airport last week. You saw on the Drudge Report the picture of the kid, the video of the kid taking ‑‑ his dad taking off his shirt. But there's more to this story. And Luke Tate is on with us. And then we go to the host of Freedom Watch, a fantastic show with a very good friend of mine, Judge Andrew Napolitano, weeknight 8:00 every night on the Fox Business channel. So let me go to Luke first, the college student who took this video. Luke, tell me what you saw at the airport.

CALLER: Well, basically what happened was I was standing in line and had my stuff on the conveyor belt and was just waiting in line at the checkpoint, and you kind of, always just kind of glance at the front and I saw the father and son. And I saw the boy basically, one of the TSA agents was trying to give him a pat‑down but he's kind of shy and so he ‑‑ I guess the TSA agent couldn't really, you know, get a full pat‑down on him. So the father came over and kind of helped with the boy and the TSA agent. He held up his son's arms the first time and the TSA agent kind of gave him a little pat‑down and the father ‑‑

PAT: Luke, did he set off, did he set off the alarm? Is that why he was getting the pat‑down in the first place or not?

CALLER: You know, from what I remember, I don't remember him setting off the alarm ‑‑

GLENN: No, I have ‑‑

CALLER: ‑‑ when I was watching.

GLENN: Here's infor ‑‑

CALLER: I know TSA's come out and said that he did.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: No, here's the truth.

CALLER: (Inaudible).

GLENN: Here's the truth, and I have it from a refounder. Here is the truth: He did not set off the alarm. He was wearing a baggy shirt and that's why they did it. And the reason why the father had to help is because the child is autistic.

CALLER: Oh, wow.

GLENN: And so they couldn't get him to cooperate and so the father just was finally like, just take the shirt off, and took the shirt off.


GLENN: That's the truth and that's not been released. It has now.

PAT: And so after you took the video on your, just an iPhone or whatever, then the TSA approached you, right? What did they say to you?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, once I got through the checkpoint and picked up my phone and my bags from the conveyor belt, I was going to walk over to the father and the son and kind of talk to him a little bit, let him know that I had recorded what happened to him. But before I got there, there was a man in a black suit who came up to me and he asked if he could speak with me and I said that was fine. And so I kind of took me a little ways away from where the father and son were and he asked me why I was taking video of TSA procedures. And I said, well, it was a crazy situation going on, you know. I had never seen that before, a young boy with his shirt off getting patted down at a TSA checkpoint. And he, you know, then kind of starts to, you know, basically interrogate me asking me, you know, well, why did ‑‑ you know, why are you taking this, what are your plans with this, what are your motives. And I'm just like, I don't know what you're talking about. I just took the video and I don't really have any plans for it right now. And at that point I didn't, you know, before he talked to me. I didn't have any plans for the video. And so he says, well, I'd like you to delete the video. And I said, well, I'm not going to do that. And then he says, well, it's an invasion of their privacy and they're upset about it. And I said, I feel like their privacy has been invaded up to this point and I didn't see you speak with them. So I don't know how you can tell me that they're upset with me taking a video of the situation. And then he asked, well, I really want you to delete the video and so will you delete it here in front of me? I can't command you to delete it but I'd like you to delete it. I said, no, I'm not going to do that. And that's when I went to my gate.

GLENN: Now, they claim that this is not true. You know that?

CALLER: That the man in the black suit approaching me is not true?


CALLER: Oh, wow.

GLENN: They claim that that is ‑‑

CALLER: I wish I would have had that on video, too.

GLENN: I wish you did, too. However I have independently confirmed this with an official in the TSA, very high level, that it did happen exactly as you say it did. But you will see if you read reports that they are saying that it did not happen. That you're making that up.

CALLER: Yeah, it definitely seems like they are trying to discredit everything that I've said.

GLENN: Are you an activist in anything?

CALLER: What do you mean?

GLENN: Are you, like, you know, are you college Republican, are you, you know, a communist, you know, are you Organizing For America? Do you ‑‑ what do you ‑‑ are you an organizer for anything?

CALLER: No, a pretty simple college student. I just study finance and go to UVU, you know. I'm not really a member of any association or group or things like that, you know.

GLENN: Why did you ‑‑ why did you release this? Because you sent this to your brother. After you heard the men in black come to you, you sent this out to your brother right away, right?

CALLER: Yeah. Well, you know, at first I was just totally shocked that that guy came up to me, you know, and he was really adamant about me deleting it and, you know, trying to be intimidating to me. And I just thought that was super weird. So I called my brother and I told him about the situation and he said, hey, send me that video, you know; I want to see I want and so I sent it to him. Because he said it might be something that people want to see because it's a really big issue right now. And so I sent it to him and it was at that point after he called me back, you know, we're talking about it and then I got here into Oxford, Mississippi where I am right now and was talking to some of my family and they said that it was going on, that it would be a good idea to let people see it on YouTube.

GLENN: You should ‑‑ I'm going to put you on hold and I want you to get one of the names and the e‑mail addresses and phone numbers of one of my producers, but Luke, I'd be interested to see if you ever have a problem at the airport or the TSA or anybody else, if anything else happens to you, you just make sure you call us, okay?

CALLER: Sounds good.

GLENN: All right. Luke, God bless you. Thank you so much.

CALLER: All right. Have a good day, man.


Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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