Glenn Beck: Scott McSellout


Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spills the beans about the Bush administration... and you can read all about it in his new book which retails for just $27.95!

GLENN: Let me switch gears to the McClellan thing. McClellan, what is absolutely amazing is have you seen how McClellan is being treated by the press? He is being heralded as a hero, as somebody who is just absolutely incredible, he's the best -- first of all, McClellan and his new book, it was published by the same guy who has published six books from George Soros. He also -- the publisher is associated with the Nation magazine which is from the very far left. He also is the publisher of the Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. This is the left of the left that published this book. They did an interview with him yesterday, the publisher and he said he was involved. He was involved writing part of the book. So you can count on, that's a very -- that's very fair. The media is holding Scott McClellan up and saying, thank goodness somebody is finally, somebody's talking. Except if you go back and you read some of the articles and you look at some of the transcripts, when George Stephanopolous came out, Margaret Carlson wrote an article in 1999, All Too Human, a Political Education. Margaret Carlson and Time magazine called Stephanopolous a turncoat when he came out against George W. Bush, called him a backstabber, called him an ingrate. Meanwhile McClellan's getting a standing ovation.

Here's one from NBC: It will be known as the latest example of disloyalty at the top, an attempt to cash in on trickle-down celebrity with an instant book. Really? Nonstop round of interviews. George has been hit with scathing criticism. On NBC Katie Couric asked him how he felt to be called a turncoat whose take on the President was "Kind of creepy." Over at CBS Mark McEwen said the author was being called a backstabber and an ingrate. On CNN Mandy Grunwald noted that the President -- if the President hadn't given George the opportunity of a lifetime, George might still be a Capitol Hill aide, not a multimillion dollar book writer and commentator. Carville says Washington has become the Truman Show, broadcasting President Clinton's private life is something approaching realtime. By the way, George Stephanopolous, commenting on Dick Morris' memoirs, George Stephanopolous said you have a responsibility not to embarrass the President. It hurts the country. It's stupidity and weakness. He may have been disloyal enough to take nearly $3 million to write the book.

Here's how I feel about this. And you can quote me on this. Scott McClellan, why all of a sudden if he had all of these grave concerns, why didn't he raise them sooner? This is how long after he left the administration? Now all of a sudden he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had? I think you have to look at the facts. One, he's bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He's written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote the book. And certainly let's look into the politics of it. I mean, can we look at the politics of it? By the way, you shouldn't quote me because I just plagiarized. That's Scott McClellan, that's an exact quote he said about former secretary of the treasury Paul O'Neill on his book The Price of Loyalty. So... you had all these grave concerns, Mr. Hero, why didn't you bring them up then.

You hear stuff like that, you're telling me you're not moving to Montana? Come on. All these people, these people spin things, the truth doesn't matter anymore. You tell me that the country is on the right track. The country's not on the right track. The people aren't on the right track. At least the people who are running the country are not on the right track.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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