Glenn Beck: Expelled

GLENN:  We have Ben Stein on, who is in the new documentary "Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed."  I'm actually seeing it tonight.  I know Stu saw it over the weekend and has given it a rave, rave review.

STU:  Yeah, they did a great job with it.

GLENN:  I mean, you go to these documentaries and you see them and I don't think I've heard you talk about -- maybe Spurlock you said things in the general area as this, but is this --

STU:  Yeah.  You know, like obviously most of the documentaries that come out are horribly liberal documentaries.  Conservative ones that come out, some of them are good.  A lot of them are just really, they are not entertaining, they're boring, they're not well done.  This one's -- I mean, this is a pro -- you know, this is a pro package.  I mean, it's Ben Stein.  So it's not a surprise.  But I mean, it's really good.

GLENN:  And Ben Stein is on with us now.  This is a documentary that will show that your kids have no chance in fighting Darwin in college universities.

STEIN:  No chance unless -- I mean, there are very few universities, I suppose some extremely orthodox Christian universities like Bible Institute of Los Angeles or Pepperdine but otherwise not a chance.

GLENN:  Hey, are you familiar, Ben, with Professor Robert George at Princeton?

STEIN:  I'm not.  I'm sorry.

GLENN:  You know what, look him up.

STEIN:  Okay.

GLENN:  Seriously, look him up.  This guy's amazing and he's the head of the James had son project at Princeton and he is the main other voice against Dr. Peter Singer.

STEIN:  Well, God bless you.  That's great stuff.  Dr. Peter Singer is --

GLENN:  Nightmare.

STEIN:  A very strange guy.  I don't know where he comes from.  I cannot imagine what his formative aspects were.

GLENN:  You kind of wish that his mom would have harvested his body for organs before he was 2.

STEIN:  Well, I don't wish that, but, you know --

GLENN:  He says there's not a problem with that.

STEIN:  Oh, I know.  Oh, believe me, I'm well affair.  I'm well affair.

GLENN:  So I didn't mean it in a bad way.

STEIN:  Exactly.

GLENN:  (Laughing).  Look at that.  You can't even say -- you say something like that, which I clearly don't mean.  You say something like that and people would say, oh, my gosh, he said that he should harvest his -- why?  He thinks that's a good thing, that if your child is under 2, you can harvest them for organs!

STEIN:  I know.  He's -- there are a lot of people out there that don't really care much about life.  You know, what's scary to me is that there are these professors who are teaching young people and they are not only, it seems to me so wildly off base but so viciously angry.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STEIN:  I got a posting on MSNBC from a professor at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday who is the most angry person I've ever encountered in my entire life if I'm to judge by what he wrote.  And he's teach, I assume, teaching young kids.  That's kind of frightening to see that level of anger.  I mean, and why are they so angry?  They are supposed to be wanting to be challenge.  They are supposed to be wanting to be in debate.  But that's the last thing they want.

GLENN:  You know, that was the thing that really turned my head on professor George was he said, you know what, I think universities need to start teaching their students that you don't want a strawman argument.  You don't go after the weakest argument.  You go after the strongest argument.

STEIN:  Yeah, I don't understand.  You know, I think this has changed very dramatically from when I was in college.  Now, bear in mind I'm a lot older, a lot, a lot older than you.  So this was a very long time before you.  But I don't remember any of our teachers being dogmatic about anything.  I just, I mean, I remember them wanting a debate.  If you could come up with a good point of view, even if you disagreed with the professor, the professor would respect you.  Wow, is that ever not true now?

GLENN:  The Sixties changed everything.  The liberals have always been in the universities but then they decided, well, that guy's not that much more liberal than me.  I mean, sure he's crazy on a couple of things but I mean, you know, hey, all points of view.  And they let these radicals in and get tenured and the radicals were not going to let -- they didn't have an open mind.

STEIN:  No, they didn't have an open mind.  They had basically a Stalinist co-optation theory.  That is, we'll get other people that are more like us and then we won't let anyone who isn't like us.  And the result has been a wildly unbalanced academic system where you can get only one side of any argument.

GLENN:  Are you surprised at all that the film Expelled, per screen, was number 4.

STEIN:  Yeah, per screen was number 4.  I thought it was great.  I was expecting it to do well.  I just hope it can stay in theatres for a while.  I think what we urgently, urgently need is to have people in the faith community come out and see this because it is a movie that I think will cheer up the faith community if they went to see it.  They are not coming out in the numbers we had wanted but there's still time for them to do it.

I tell you what has amazed me the most and this really scares me is to see the level of rage that there is out there when these people are challenged even a little bit.  I mean, and I'm saying this movie, you're going to see when you see this movie, Glenn, it is extremely modest in what it says.  It doesn't call anybody over the coals.  It's very modest and yet it just was like we stuck a pin in these people.  They just went crazy.

GLENN:  I have to tell you I'm seeing it tonight, Ben, and I'm sorry I haven't seen it yet.  I just haven't had a second.

STEIN:  No, I'm deeply honored that you've shown as much interest in it as you have, deeply honored.

GLENN:  Stu saw it and said it's absolutely phenomenal what you do to something.  How they -- you let them expose themselves.  They hang themselves in just remarkable ways.

STEIN:  Yes, but then they get very mad at me for sort of giving them the rope to hang themselves.  They get very, very mad at me and their friends are really, really, really mad at me.

GLENN:  Let me ask you this, and let's be honest.  You wanted a really bad review from the "New York Times," didn't you?

STEIN:  No, I didn't.  You know, I'm a columnist for the "New York Times," Glenn.

GLENN:  I know you are.

STEIN:  And I had repeatedly thought, well, they will say we hate it, but he's a nice guy, we like him but they hate the movie.  No, no, no, not that at all.

GLENN:  This is probably the worst review I have ever, ever read.

STEIN:  Oh, it's a screaming, it's a screaming bad review.  And I don't know that the woman even saw it.  And when you see the movie, you are going to say, what was she talking about?

GLENN:  I can't wait.  I mean, let me just give you a couple of lines out of this, New York Times:  One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time.  "Expelled:  No Intelligence Allowed" is a conspiracy theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry.  The last part is, mixing physical apples and metaphysical oranges at every turn, Expelled is an unprincipled propaganda piece that insults believers and nonbelievers alike.  It's fudging, editing, refusal to define terms, the movie proves that the only expulsion here is of reason itself.  It is rated PG, parental guidance suggested.  It has smoking guns and drunken logic.  Wow.

STEIN:  You know, it's interesting that she says it's insulting to believers.  When I went to the university to various faith-based group, we got shrieking standing ovations and when this movie opened last weekend, people in theatres all across the country stood and cheered.  The New York Times doesn't want you to see this movie.

GLENN:  Right.

STEIN:  All over America people of faith are standing up and cheering and coming back to see it.  We've had families who have driven 200 miles each way to see it.

GLENN:  Ben, it's the New York Times.  When they talk -- when the New York Times says people of faith, that's like, yeah, I've seen the Ten Commandments, I saw it when I was a kid on TV.  Wasn't it on CBS a while back?  Those are the people that the New York Times reporters consider people of faith.

STEIN:  I don't think that the New York Times people would really recognize faith if it hit them.

GLENN:  All right.  Ben, I understand we're going to do a full hour with you next week.

STEIN:  I'm looking forward to it.  I'm coming to fun city just to see you, my friend.

GLENN:  Isn't that great.  Isn't that great.  Pack me in a suitcase and take me some place out of this island, will you?

STEIN:  Well, you could come to visit me in Rancho Mirage out in the desert anytime.

GLENN:  Yeah, yeah.  I think that's a little too close to Hollywood.

STEIN:  No, you would love it out there.  It's a very conservative country out there.  It's mostly good country out there.

GLENN:  Ben, we'll talk to you soon.  Bye.

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author