Glenn Beck: Bill Clinton says he's not a racist

GLENN: I was just America's first black President. He's not savior of the universe. Bill Clinton was a master at saying, "Hey, I've got to tell you something," and latching on and finding the extreme and saying, see, I'm not as extreme as this. "You know, I'm crazy but I'm not that crazy." And that's what Bill Clinton would do, and it was good. Now, this time it's Obama. The guy who's hanging out with, you know, Reverend U.S. of KKKA Wright who is coming out against reparations for slavery. I don't know if you read this story at all but, you know, most people just heard that, oh, he's again reparations, Barack Obama, he's against. That's what the headlines are saying, he's against reparations of slavery. We're supposed to believe that Obama is saying, damn the torpedoes, you know, I don't care what these black churches say, I don't care what people like Reverend Wright say, I don't care what Jesse Jackson says. I'm against. I'm against reparations. The problem is if you read the story, it doesn't really work out that way. It's obvious to anybody who actually thinks about it that reparations are ridiculous. You are taking money from people who didn't commit the offense and giving it to people who weren't victims of the offense. But still it has a surprising number of supporters. Two dozen members of congress are now cosponsors of different legislation that create a commission to study reparations. The NAACP supports the legislation in cities around the country including, what a surprise, Obama's hometown of Chicago have endorsed the idea of reparations. So has a major union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. So shouldn't Obama get credit for standing up against these powerful, powerful lobbies? A lot of people might notice this quote from the co-chair of the national coalition of blacks for reparations in America, and it would sound familiar to anybody who followed the Reverend Wright saga when -- do you remember when Reverend Wright said he's just basically a politician? Obama's being a politician, he's got to do what he's got to do. This is what the co-chair of the national coalition of blacks for reparations in America said. Quote: Let's not be so naive. Senator Obama is running for President of the United States. So he's in a constant battle to save his political life. "In light of the demographics of this country, I don't think it would be realistic to expect him to do anything other than what he's done." When are people going to pay attention to this. How many people have to say the same thing about Obama before people start believing it? How many people are going to say a variation of, well, of course he believes in our crazy ideas but he can't say that once he's running. Once he gets in, he'll do it; don't worry. You combine that with the horrible ideas that he is admitting to and it's a wonder that anybody is really willing to vote for him. But even that isn't the real story. The real story on Barack Obama being against reparations is why he's against reparations. This will blow your mind. Not because they are a punishment against the innocent or that handing out checks to people not directly victimizes ridiculous. You know, not that it's a race lottery, that that's a race lottery isn't the best idea to, you know, encourage healing or that cash payments based on race are a little over the top. He's actually opposed to reparations because they don't go far enough. If you actually read where he stands on race reparations, it's unbelievable.

Back in 2004 he told the NAACP: "I fear that reparations would be excuse" -- listen to this -- "Would be an excuse for some to say we've paid our debt and to avoid the much harder work. Hang on just a second. I'm trying to figure this one out. We paid our debt. Stu, I don't have a debt to pay.

STU: Well, when you had those slaves.

GLENN: No, I didn't have any slaves.

STU: You shouldn't have done that.

GLENN: No, I didn't have any slaves.

STU: No, when you had a plantation.

GLENN: I didn't have a plantation. Jim Crow, I didn't know any of those laws. I didn't pass any of those laws, I didn't vote for any of that.

STU: No, what I'm saying is the biggest problem that you have trying to win this argument is when you flew over to Africa and picked up those people and then bring them back against their will.

GLENN: No. Why would I fly over and then ship them over? It would take too long and it would be -- I didn't do any of that. Anyway, so it would be an excuse for somebody to say we've paid our debt and to avoid the much harder work. What's the more -- what's the most -- what's the hard work there? What would -- what hard work would we be avoiding? You see, Barack Obama, reparations aren't out of, you know, out of the mainstream idea with him. They're just not enough. They're too moderate. Reparations, too moderate. We need so, so, so, so, so, so, so much more. He's worried that the validity of race-based victimization goes away if we just start handing out a payment. What he wants is much more significant, systematic, much more expensive and most importantly less obvious, change.


GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Here's a clip from Bill Clinton over the weekend. Listen carefully to what he has to say.

CALLER: Do you personally have any regrets about what you did campaigning for your wife?

BILL CLINTON: Yes, but not the ones you're saying. And it would be counterproductive for me to talk about it. Yeah, there are things that I wish I had to do, things I wish I said, things I wish I hadn't said. But I am not a racist, I never made a racist comment and I didn't attack him personally.

GLENN: Unbelievable. He went on in the same thing to say a year from now year going to be a lot freer to speak our mind and say what's really on our mind. Really? A year from now? Why? You mean if Obama wins we'll be freer, you'll be freer to and I your mind? A guy who now, the first black President, has to defend, "I'm not a racist, I'm not..." listen to this. I'm not a racist. I've never thought Bill Clinton was a racist. I thought that Bill Clinton was a political slime machine that would say whatever he had to say to whoever he was standing in front of and he would use whoever he would have to use. But a racist? I don't think he's a racist. But even Bill Clinton has to defend himself and say, I wasn't a racist, I wasn't a racist, I never made a racist comment, I didn't attack him. Where do you think you're gonna fall in the food chain if Barack Obama wins? Where do you -- how do you think you're gonna defend that you're not a race -- if Bill Clinton has to say it, how are you going to defend yourself? How long do you think we last? Ten minutes, ten days, ten weeks? How long do we last before we're racists because we disagree with his policies? If Bill Clinton has to say it, unbelievable.

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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