Glenn Beck: Edwards punished with a baby




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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.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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