Glenn Beck: Edwards punished with a baby




John Edwards awarded 'Father of the Year'

GLENN: Let's go to Ben in Philadelphia who has accepted the challenge that you believe you can beat up on John Edwards more than he's beaten up on himself?

CALLER: Well, Glenn, I don't mind beating up on him but I'm glad it's not his baby because I don't want him punished with a baby.

OBAMA: I don't want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: Maybe you know what, maybe that's what Barack Obama was talking about. Maybe he was talking about the Edwards triangle, you know. John Edwards, his friend, and a mistress that they both shared. Maybe that's what because that would make sense.

Stu, just putting it into context. Let's say I'm Barack Obama and I say, "Look, we all make mistakes, you know. Who hasn't had an adulterous affair and shared the mistress with your friend. We all make mistakes."

VOICE: Why.

GLENN: I don't because we're human.

VOICE: Why?

GLENN: John, shhh, I'm trying to help out here. We all make mistakes, but... but...

VOICE: Why.

GLENN: No, I'm playing Barack Obama, Dan. You are supposed to be a mind reader. Let me do it again.

STU: We've lost the mood.

GLENN: We've lost the mood. Okay. Stu.

STU: Yes.


GLENN: I mean, who are you to judge.

STU: Right.

GLENN: We all make mistakes. We're all, you know, "Okay, so John Edwards had an affair and he apparently was sharing his mistress with his good friend."

STU: We all take a different path.

GLENN: Right. And his other friend took $400,000 in campaign money and completely unrelated to that, has been giving that mistress that his two friends have shared $15,000 a month.

STU: Different strokes for different folks.

GLENN: Exactly right. Who are you to judge. Okay, they made mistakes, but...

OBAMA: I don't want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: It works.

STU: It does work, in that context.

GLENN: (laughing).

VOICE: Why, why.

GLENN: I don't know. I don't know. I don't really Frank, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn.

GLENN: Hi.

CALLER: In the spirit of the Olympics, I think the silver medal goes to John Edwards.

GLENN: Silver?

CALLER: The gold goes to Jesse Jackson permanently.

GLENN: Why do you think that? I think there's extenuating circumstances.

CALLER: He worked hard for that.

GLENN: Who? Jesse Jackson?

CALLER: I think he gave more money by far.

GLENN: Did his wife have cancer?

CALLER: Ooh.

GLENN: Yeah. See what I mean?

CALLER: I'm still going to give it to him. It was much longer and much seedier.

GLENN: How do you more seedy than sharing her with your friend?

CALLER: Well, maybe. I didn't think of that one.

GLENN: See what I mean? That's why you are not an Olympic judge. You see what I mean?

VOICE: Why.

GLENN: I think we know why he is not an Olympic judge. He's just going to higgledy piggledy give the gold to Jesse Jackson. Who by the way I hope John Edwards is getting spiritual counseling from Jesse Jackson. No, I do. You know, this sounds so horrible. I feel really bad because, look, if it's John Edwards having an affair, bad. I don't know of a more hurtful thing than that. And I'm certainly not going to sit in judgment of anybody that has made that mistake, God knows. However, I think you cross a line when she's I mean, you cross a line having an adulterous affair, but you cross the line when she's got cancer, you know.

VOICE: Why?

GLENN: Well, I just think it's a little and then you have the, you're running for President and you have your wife go out and do campaign speeches for you, you know? I think you cross the line into eternal damnation.

VOICE: Why?

GLENN: I'm not one to damn anybody but that may be the one. I'd just be interested to be up at the bench, you know, when, you know, the Lord says, "Next." And you have the chance of going before John Edwards or after John Edwards. It's just a number system. Doesn't know. Do you look at John Edwards and go, you know what? You look tired. You go first. Don't you think? Don't you think the Lord is kind of like, "Are you kidding me? I was just, 20 minutes with John Edwards. You're in." I mean

STU: It's like going through customs after the Grateful Dead.

GLENN: Here's our number, 888 727 BECK.

(OUT 9:42)

EDWARDS: We will never have the America that all of us deem of, the promise of America which has been available to so many of us will not be available to our children and our grandchildren.

VOICE: Why.

EDWARDS: And I take this very personally. I watched my grandmother who I love dearly.

VOICE: Why.

EDWARDS: She would cook, walk her way to the mill, come home and take care of us again.

VOICE: Why?

GLENN: I don't know.

EDWARDS: My grandfather who was partially paralyzed would go to work the graveyard shift in that mill and come back in the morning when we would have breakfast together.

VOICE: Why.

GLENN: I don't know.

EDWARDS: My father who's here with me tonight.

VOICE: I don't know.

GLENN: I don't know.

EDWARDS: Worked 36 years and my grandmother

GLENN: What?

EDWARDS: Hard, tedious, hard, tedious work. Why did he do it?

VOICE: Why, why, why.

GLENN: I don't know.

EDWARDS: Why did he struggle and sacrifice? Why did your parents and grandparents struggle and sacrifice. They did it?

VOICE: Why?

EDWARDS: So that I could have a better life. God bless you. Thank you for everything you've done. We are in this fight together. Thank you.

GLENN: All righty then. Let's go to Chris in Pennsylvania. Picking up the challenge. John Edwards said on Friday, you can't beat up on me more than I've already beaten up on myself. I believe he threw down the gauntlet, quite honestly. Let me go to Chris in Pennsylvania. Pick it up, Chris.

CALLER: Good morning, Mr. Beck.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

CALLER: Outstanding. Your show, too, was really great, that special you did with the executive guy. Thank you very much.

GLENN: Thanks.

CALLER: It was great. Why?

GLENN: I don't know why.

VOICE: Why.

CALLER: Listen. Lawyer, ambulance chaser, millionaire, okay? Are you surprised? I'm not.

GLENN: No, see you left out you put millionaire for some unknown reason, like you can't trust rich people.

CALLER: No, no, no. You can trust rich people. You know what I mean? Look at how you act.

GLENN: No, but you left out an important one. Politician.

CALLER: Well, yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. You've got lawyer, politician.

CALLER: Pardon me.

GLENN: I mean, you know what? Here's why this is important. And really it's not that important at this point other than where was the media.

CALLER: Sure 6789

GLENN: Where was the media on this one? I don't need to know about John Edwards and his sex life and everything else now except that the guy still wants to have credibility. I believe he's still lying. It doesn't make any sense. Why if the Stu, again your wife, remission. She had cancer. You've been cheating on her.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: You cheated on her and you shared her with your friend Dan.

STU: Obviously.

GLENN: Dan, you are still having dinner with that woman that you had a baby with but you for some reason haven't visited the baby.

DAN: I don't want them punished with a baby.

GLENN: Pardon me?

DAN: I don't want them punished with a baby. So why is it that, Stu, you would be visiting the baby at 2:00 in the morning?

STU: Why? I don't know.

DAN: He's a good friend.

VOICE: Why?

GLENN: 2:00 in the morning.

STU: Well, have you ever seen Cheaters? The show. They run it late. It's in syndication. It's fantastic. It's in Dallas. It's on late and a lot of times they will run them in the big blocks, several episodes in a row. Once you get going on one, you can't stop. So you are probably there. That would make sense from, like, 9:40 to, like, 2:40 and you are just watching Cheaters.

GLENN: Look at these people. Look at these people. Man, these people are so stupid. Oh, crap, look at the time. I've got to go. But he was holding the baby. At 2:00 in the morning. Maybe she do we know? Does the mistress, does she have arms? No, she was a video camera person. Maybe that's why she was fired.

STU: Armless.

GLENN: She, like, loss her arms in a you know what, because he's the common man, he was out there in the flannel, hey, I'm just like you, I'm a farmer. Maybe she fell into, like, a combine machine.

STU: Just her arms.

GLENN: Ripped her arms off. Hey, could happen. I lost my cousin, my cousin lost an arm in a bread mixer. She might have lost both arms in a combine accident.

DAN: It apparently caught her face a little, too.

GLENN: See, now, that's not see, that's unkind.

DAN: That's just being accuracy in the media, Glenn.

GLENN: Let me go to Linda. Hi, Linda, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, I wanted to comment about John Edwards.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And his gauntlet that he threw down that he can't beat up on hip self more than I can beat up on him. I think he's a coward because his first response was to run away which is a pretty pathetic statement for somebody who wanted to be President of this country.

GLENN: Well, here's again here's the problem. The guy is what are you hiding from at this point? Just get it out and just be done with it. Just be done with it. I mean, you know, I think America does not have a problem. We all make mistakes, all of us, some bigger than others. And America doesn't have a problem with somebody who says, "I made a huge mistake and I have done everything I can to make up for it and learn from the less on, and here's what I've learned. Nobody has a problem with that.

You know, I remember when I watched Hillary and Bill Clinton in the first 60 Minutes interview and they held hands and he said, look, we're telling the American people we've had problems in our relationship, and I think they know what we're talking about, but we went through them and we went through them together. I remember on the air saying enough, enough, the guy it's asked and answered; we don't need any more. Unless it's a recurring pattern.

But here's what I love about the media. The media, first of all, why would you do an hour on where was the media on this one? The media does nothing on this story and now they are all coming out and saying it was his arrogance. And yet the media doesn't seem to have a problem with somebody flying around with O Force One.

GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Where was the media on this? Where is the media on the Olympics and what's really going on in China? Where is the government and the media on Georgia? Believe it or not, I can tie the John Edwards, the Georgia and the Olympics all together. I'm going to do it next and then we're going to spend an hour on it tonight, CNN headline news, headline prime. Don't miss it.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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