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.

Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

Watch the video be low to get Glenn's take on the final debate before the November 3 election:


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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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