Glenn Beck: Caller argues for Obama

GLENN: All right, let me go to Brandon. He's in Kansas listening to us on KZRG. Brandon, you said that you want a guy who doesn't have Washington experience and no experience as a governor because you want to get -- and break the cycle of our politicians. And I agree with you on that. I like the idea that a guy is not beholden to a party, et cetera, et cetera, and he's just a regular schmo. However, when I pointed out how big the United States is, you would -- and that you're a shareholder in the United States, as a business, the size of the economy, you told me that you would never put a guy up with absolutely no experience of running a business as the CEO of Exxon. They can have all the advisors they want. Why would you put someone in, what is the experience that Barack Obama has that makes you say, okay, he doesn't have Washington experience, which I count as a good thing, but he has this experience. What has he done in his life that shows you he has the experience of running something big?

CALLER: Well, I feel like he has almost like it's that he has done is that I feel like how smart, how I feel how smart he is.

GLENN: Okay. So wait a minute. Hang on just a second. Wait, wait. Wait, wait. Brandon, I'm not going to let you just roll off a bunch of stuff. Let's take it one line at a time. Okay. You just say that it is because he's so smart, not what he's done in his life but just that he's so smart. Do I understand that first sentence right?


GLENN: Okay. Tell me, why couldn't -- why wouldn't you hire somebody who's really, really smart to run Exxon with absolutely no business experience?

CALLER: You would hire someone extremely smart with Exxon.

GLENN: With no business -- so as a shareholder --

CALLER: But you wouldn't do that as business --

GLENN: Wait, wait. As a shareholder you would be fine to have somebody with no business experience running ExxonMobil if he's smart? You would make a case and campaign for that guy if you were a major shareholder in Exxon?

CALLER: I don't know if you forgot but we're talking about running for President, not running for ExxonMobil.

GLENN: I'm telling you -- you tell me the difference, Brandon, between running the largest economy in the world, you tell me the difference between running a company that is big but nowhere near the size in employees, in benefits, in impact as ExxonMobil. So you're right, we are talking about running the United States and not ExxonMobil. The United States is much more complex, much bigger, has a much bigger impact not only on taxpayers, the shareholders, but the entire world. So you are right.

CALLER: And how many -- if you're CEO of ExxonMobil, you better run that by yourself. If you're President of the United States, you've got to have the judgment to pick, to pick people to help you to pick sound advisors. How many advisors does George Bush have in his White House? You're able to pick the brilliant, the most -- the smartest and most brilliant advisors at that particular subject to help you, help with your decisions to run the country. And I --

GLENN: Okay, I just want to make sure. So you're disagreeing -- so you're disagreeing with your first idea that you would not hire someone to run your company that had no experience. You said that you'd never do that if it was a big company but you're now telling me that that premise was wrong because you would; you'd just let him hire really good advisors.

CALLER: No. For a company, a company. I'm talking about the presidency, not a company.

GLENN: Does anybody -- hang on. Is it just me? What is it that you don't understand that a company is smaller than the United States government? You will not allow someone with no experience to run something that is smaller and doesn't have the impact on every human's life on the planet but you will accept a lower standard for the United States President. I don't understand that, Brandon.

CALLER: The only experience that counts is someone who has run ExxonMobil?

GLENN: No, Brandon --

CALLER: I mean, it's just --

GLENN: Are you this stupid? I use ExxonMobil because it's the largest corporation out. There you could use Wal-Mart. You could use Sears. You could use, you know, a Citigroup. You could use any large corporation. The size of the United States government dwarves all of the biggest corporations on the country combined. It is a bigger project. I mean, give me the experience of Barack Obama running anything, anything. Tell me where he's got experience running anything.

CALLER: Can I say one thing?

GLENN: Can you answer the question?

CALLER: Oh, experience, experience running, running anything. No, I don't know that he has ran anything. I don't know that he has been a CEO of any company.

GLENN: No, he's never -- hang on just a second. It's not that he's just not been a CEO.


GLENN: He's done -- he's not run anything. He has no experience being the CEO of anything but yet you're willing to do that. What this is akin to is if I said to you, would you want somebody who's never driven a car running NASCAR? And you'd say, of course not. But you're willing to put them on a highway where they affect the average everyday citizen, all of them. You're willing to just say, no, they can get on the highway. You know, if they have no experience, you wouldn't let them in the car when they can do giant damage. You would at least say, let me see a little bit of their driving experience. The man has none and you're okay with that.

CALLER: I'm not -- I am okay with the person who would first ask an American to graduate at the top of his --

GLENN: Oh, okay, so it's race.

CALLER: Harvard Law Review, I don't know if I got that exactly right. But very first, he's really smart. And I'm tired of our senators and our governors having a monopoly on the experience needed to run for President. In my personal opinion is that we should put, you know, one of our own and one of our own American citizens in there, really smart, someone that we would want to teach us a college class instead of somebody I'd rather drink a beer with in college like we have right now with Bush.

GLENN: I got it. I got it. So Brandon, what we've got here is some -- an African-American that ran the Harvard Law Review -- so somebody who's a lawyer, and a lawyer, that's important. An African-American that was the first to run the Harvard Law Review. Also someone who could be a professor -- see Woodrow Wilson -- and somebody also that you could have a beer with. Well, sounds like the qualifications that make sense. I think anyone historically speaking would look back at this time and this conversation and say, "You know what, Brandon knew how to pick em. He really had his priorities in order and he understands the history of lawyers, professors, and people you can have a beer with." That's bringing a stick to a gun fight, for the love of Pete. If you are a college student and you're for Obama, I'd sure love to hear from ya. I'd love to hear a great case on why you should vote for Barack Obama.

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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