Glenn Beck: Forest through the trees

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GLENN: I was walking to work today, I was walking with a friend of mine and he said to me -- he said, Glenn, I don't think any one of these guys, McCain or Barack Obama, are making any headway on any of this stuff with oil. And I said, well, why do you think that is? Well, because I don't think either one of them has it right yet. No. It's that neither one of them have said anything that they really truly believed in quite some time. Last year everybody was all on the global warming bandwagon. We weren't on the global warming bandwagon. Stu, you been on the global warming bandwagon?

STU: All over, Glenn.

GLENN: Yeah. We were on the global warming bandwagon so much that we had RFK, Jr. calling me a corporate toadie and a shill and, you know, basically just one in a long list of people who should be imprisoned because our viewpoint was criminal. I don't really care. See, what we need is politician that doesn't really care. You don't like him, oh, well, you don't like him. Don't vote for him. That's what we need. Somebody who actually says what they mean and mean what they say. But these politicians, all they do is they say what's politically expedient at the time. Political expediency, that's all there is. That's all that matters to people now. "Well, wait a minute, what do the polls say? What do the people say? Why, you can't say that. You'll offend this special interest group over here." I don't really care. That's what I believe. I mean, how stupid do you have to be?

I'm reading a new book called Petro State. Putin, Power and the New Russia." Just listen to the back cover of this and tell me how much trouble is coming our way if we don't wake up on oil. This is from Marvin Kalb, the Moscow bureau chief, CBS news. This may be Golden's best book and that's saying a lot, focusing on Putin's Russia with a scholar's commitment to deep and meaningful research and reporter's eye for detail of color. Goldman has explained why and how Russia has again emerged as a global power. The answer is oil. At inflated prices it leads directly to inflated national aspirations and further down the road to dangers of a totally unpredictable nature. Read and learn. This one comes from professor of politics, Princeton University. Few developments are likely to reshape the contours of international -- excuse me. Why am I hearing something in my headphones, please? Could we have that fixed today, Dan? Excuse me. I'm sorry. All of a sudden my headphones just start picking up another show.

Few developments are likely to reshape the contours of international politics over the next decade more than Russia's ascent to an energy superpower and no one can tell the story, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Superb and readable description, yada, yada. The KGB is back with oil and petro dollars. This is a resurgence of Russia's power base, based on petro dollars.

We don't -- nobody's paying attention because all that John McCain and Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and everybody else, all they do is pay attention to today. They don't look at what's coming tomorrow. You know, they are looking either at today or what's going to come in 1,000 years from now. I got news for ya, gang. 1,000 years from now I hope we have better solutions. Look at what the world was like in 1008. You know, I don't think we could have sat back. Can you imagine -- can you imagine the arrogance of the people that were ruling the world in 1008. Well, what is this going to mean in 2008? What kind of policy should we make now in 1008? That's ridiculously stupid. "Well, I don't know. Is this ink that we're working on right now here in the Bible, is it good for the environment, or will the polar ice caps melt in 1,000 years? Oh, what will those people do while they're trying to scribe in their Bibles in 1,000 years." That's ridiculous! But that's all our politicians are talking to us about. 1,000 years from now or today.

Here's what I care about today. I care about the next one year, five years, ten years, 50 years. What we do will affect those years. What we do today will not affect today. It may affect a little bit tomorrow, a little bit more in five years, a lot in ten, and a huge amount in twenty. But everybody just wants to fix everything today. I'm sorry, but the Constitution didn't come from McDonald's. Some of these problems we have to look at, why is Russia going over and trying to buy -- this is a story that I found two weeks ago. I can't find it any place else. Nobody's paying attention to it. You've got to ask yourself why. Why is Russia going over to Libya and trying to buy all of their oil? Why is it that their minister of energy has said we are only interested in carbon energy now? Because they're looking to the future. Because Putin doesn't have to answer to the public. Oh, sure. I mean, he's got those elections he has to worry about. I was looking through this book last night. I mean, Stu, you're -- this is your kind of book because it's got all kinds of charts in it. It's got all kinds of charts and graphs, and it's talking about all of the gas companies and all of the -- and all of the heads of the media and the oil companies and everything else from the beginning of -- you know, from the fall of Russia, and it's absolutely amazing. I'm trying to find one of these things. It's absolutely amazing because if you look at them and you see what happened to each of these guys that were running, these companies -- I can't find it now. I can't find it now. It's hysterical. It's, you know, so-and-so arrested, so-and-so killed, so-and-so arrested, so-and-so arrested, and they're all -- these are the CEOs, and Putin all of a sudden appoints someone. Clean. No more problems. No more arrests. All of a sudden the oil company starts to just get everything done. It's amazing what this country has done. This country, Russia, sees the future. They know what's coming. Meanwhile we are playing games in Washington for power and it is short-term power. Somebody in Washington has to stand up and say what they mean and actually mean what they say.

Is it too much to ask, is it really too much to ask? Just tell me what you really mean. Now you have Barack Obama coming out and saying, well, we're not going to do the oil drilling. Well, I mean, we will if we have to compromise to get something done. You're not going to do it. If you're President of the United States and you have Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in congress and you're controlling Nancy and Harry as well, you're not going to drill. Why not just say that. Why not just, why not -- if you really, truly believe it, say it and damn the consequences. I am convinced that somebody who really says what they mean and mean what they say, somebody who just, they don't care, they just don't care. They know what's important. 

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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