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.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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