Caller sets Glenn off

Glenn has really mellowed over the years, here is a classic Get Off My Phone (GOMP) moment from 2003...

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Let's go to Rich in Atlanta. Hello, Rich.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, I'm calling about two things. One, I think what you're doing for the border patrol agents who are in jail, I think that's great. I followed the story both on your program and on Lou Dobbs' program and I think it's terrible that that's happened to these families. One thing I wanted to point out, too, was and you had the families on the radio call in about an hour ago. Both of them have issues with their kids that are medical issues and you talked about how because they didn't have medical insurance it wiped out their life savings. And my point is if you don't have health coverage in this country, there's some type of safety net for people who don't have insurance otherwise, would be better off -- 

GLENN: Yeah, we do have -- excuse me. We do have that. It's called Medicare and Medicaid. We do have that.

CALLER: But families have to give away all their possessions to qualify for Medicaid.

GLENN: Because that is the way that -- it should be, quite honestly, that if you are a dire, dire situation, then you can come to the government as your very last resort. Just in this situation they do have people that can help them out. Now, they're in -- there's two families now in dire situations. They've made it for, what, two years on their own? They've made it. Other people, the communities rallied around them, their friends, their family. Some of them were living with their -- one of the families, living with their mother for a while. That's the way it's supposed to happen. But this family, these two families I believe have been targeted. They have been targeted unjustly. That is the real, the real problem with this story. These guys have been targeted unjustly. And now to sick the IRS on them. It's just -- no, it's classy. It's really, really classy.

CALLER: I think that is -- my point was if you had universal health coverage, this mother wouldn't have to be going to the hospital to beg and scream for help for these kids.

GLENN: And if you had universal health coverage, you would also have some of the worst health coverage because we are -- 

CALLER: That's not accurate, Glenn, they have health coverage in England and if France -- 

GLENN: Excuse me, Rich, do you really want to -- Rich! Do you really want to get into the healthcare of France? By the way, sir, you are paying outrageous prices for healthcare in France and then on top of it 70% of the population also has to have private healthcare insurance to cover the stuff you can't get from the government! So please don't come on with your bullcrap universal healthcare socialist plans that don't work. You tell me, Rich, why there are cases in the Canadian Supreme Court right now, people fighting because the government want give them healthcare. You tell me, Rich, about the great stories that are happening in England right now if you are not a producer. If you are somebody who is overage, you are not getting kidney dialysis, you are not getting expensive healthcare coverage because you no longer produce! So I mean, you want to talk about healthcare, let's talk about the wonderful system of the 12-hour wait in hospitals now in London. 12 hours people are waiting to get any kind of healthcare. So the government said "That's unreasonable; you can't do that. You can't do that. This is government healthcare. You should have government healthcare. You should be able to see a doctor within three hours." So what did they do to fix it? Now if you call an ambulance and you get into an ambulance, they cannot keep you waiting for a doctor for more than three hours. So now they haul your butt to the hospital in an ambulance where you will sit in an ambulance for nine hours and then they will say, "Oh, the doctor's about to see you," and then put you in under three hours in the waiting room. It is a shell game, sir, and if you really want to know the truth, all you have to do is read the papers out of England and when you start reading the papers out of England and see the government suddenly saying, "You know, we need to privatize some of these hospitals." Wait a minute, isn't that privatization, isn't that a damn, a damning statement on socialized medicine? "Oh, no, no, we just think there are some things that the private sector can do to help out the..." it's bullcrap. It's socialism. It is bad healthcare. And if you really want to know the facts, sir, they're there. But you could just give me the socialist agenda. Thanks for calling. Get off my phone. Oh, jeez.

You know, here's another thing. You know the -- you know one of the founding members of Greenpeace, one of the founding members of Greenpeace -- got to have Greenpeace. Got to do it. Got to do it. Then they started -- they decided that they wanted to ban chlorine. It's on the periodic table of elements. Man's not made -- it's not like a Dow Chemical. Chlorine. It's an element. "We've got to ban it." You can't ban an element! We've got to ban it. He left. You're crazy. You're crazy. What are you trying to do? You can't change the laws of the universe. "Yes, we can." You're nuts; bye-bye. The guy who first said, "Global warming, global warming, global warming, global warming, we've got to pay attention to global warming," nobody will talk to him in the environmental movement anymore. He's a pariah. Why? Because there's one clean energy. It's called nuclear energy. No! We can't have any common sense. Global warming, it's so much better if we have no energy.

How many people, how many people do you read about in your beloved Europe, that died in the heat wave? Why? Because they didn't have air conditioning. They died in the heat wave. How many people do we hear about that are freezing to death in the cold? Yeah, let's not get any more oil for heating. Let's not have any more nuclear power plants to make sure people can stay warm or cold at the appropriate times. No. Let's just worry about the planet. You tell me. Every single one of these crazy ideas, the people who started them are off. Your beloved healthcare in Canada. One of the guys who started it is now against it. You want to -- you want to know the truth? The truth is out there. But nobody will do it.

You know there's a story today that is going around now about Barack Obama, saying that I have become a symbol of American traditions. First, first glance at this is, you've got to be kidding me. This guy is the biggest egomaniac on the planet. But then you actually read it in context. That's not what he's saying. What he's saying is the crowds are not coming for me. The crowds are coming for an image. The crowds are coming -- this should scare the crap out of you. The crowds are coming for a dream. And they're just putting that dream in me. Wow, Obama, I didn't think you got it. You do. Nobody is listening to what he has to say. It's dream, it's hope, it's change. It's the idea we can be a better person. But Ronald Reagan actually told us how to do it! He's not. It's not about him. He is the unnamed Democrat or the unnamed Republican that everybody always says, "Oh, yeah, well, I'd vote for the unnamed Democrat because he's great." Nobody's actually looking at this guy.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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