Glenn Beck: VP debate bias?


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GLENN: All right, there is also the Gwen Ifill story, and Stu and I have differing opinions on why this is important. We both think that it's important -- am I farther than you? I don't think she should be a part of the debate. Do you think she should be part of the debate?

STU: It's inexcusable that she is. I mean, it's not like she didn't -- it's not like she wrote this book two days ago.

GLENN: Right. Here's the thing. Both Stu and I think that this is -- John McCain knew about this for a long time. The other side knew about this for a long time. They're using this to put pressure on her to make sure that here the day before the debate we know -- we're watching you, Gwen.

STU: Right, to put pressure on the journalists to not act like journalists usually do.

GLENN: Yes. Don't show your bias here because we're watching you. And we now have planted a seed that this whole thing is dishonest because you've got a book out. So one way or another, they win. But one way or another we lose. I don't think she should be part of the debate even though -- look, if this were 1988, it would be a part of the debate. I mean, Gwen Ifill, does anybody think that she's a conservative? Does anybody think that she's, "Oh, my gosh, I'm open-minded." No, we know exactly who she is. We know exactly who she's voting for. She's written a book on Barack Obama. She's making money on Barack Obama and making money on Barack Obama winning or losing. Okay. That's kind of disturbing. But if this were 1988, "Whatever." But it's not 1988. Do I believe Gwen Ifill could be fair in a debate? Yeah, I think I do. I think I could believe that Gwen Ifill could be fair. We have one moment of her going, "I'm sorry, Ms. Palin, but your time is up." And everybody will go, "Oh, my gosh," anything this woman says at this point is going to be scrutinized and is going to be taken by one side or the other as playing politics.

STU: And you could say conservatives are overreacting. The woman is writing a book of praise about Barack Obama and how groundbreaking he is.

GLENN: Can you imagine --

STU: And she's a financial investment -- like she will get money, literally get more money if Obama wins. That's insane.

GLENN: So imagine if Tim Russert, a guy that you trust, if Tim Russert was still with us and would have written a book pro John McCain and was talking about how his military service is just, he is a different kind of guy, he's a different kind of candidate and would get money if he won. Can you imagine anyone saying the left? This from the people who won't even go on Fox. They want to have debates, but they won't even go on Fox. I'm sorry, but Fox has had the most fair debate I have seen. And this coming from a guy who's got a CNN employee badge. CNN has done a great job on the debates, but you know what? When you look at the hard core -- Chris Wallace, you're telling me Chris Wallace is not a hard core journalist? Come on. These guys will go on MSNBC but not on Fox. Hmmm. Okay.

So here's the thing. She has got to be off the debate not because she is going to do something and she's going to make Sarah Palin look bad, because I have more faith in Gwen Ifill -- and this is, whoa, am I way out on my faith credit line. I mean, I may not ever be able to -- I mean, honestly my trust bank may call me today and say, "Glenn, we've got to -- you're way overextended on your trust credit line here. You gave trust to Gwen Ifill."

STU: Someone's coming in and buying you out today.

GLENN: Somebody's coming in. I'm about to collapse on trust. But just because of pressure and everything else, she cannot look biased. She can't.

STU: She will anyway. It's my --

GLENN: She must not be a part of the -- if we lived in a sane world, she would not be a part of this debate for this reason. Close your eyes for a second -- unless you're driving -- close your eyes for a second and imagine tomorrow night's debate, okay? You've got politicians, you have journalists, you have TV networks, you have an audience full of partisan supporters. Who in this room do you really trust? Who in this room do you really trust? Now, happens to be the night of Sarah Palin. I happen to trust Sarah Palin. But the only reason why I trust Sarah Palin is because she feels like she's more like me. She feels like -- to me, when you've got your husband's best friend on television saying, "Yeah, he's just a regular Schmo" and your husband's best friend is on television wearing a hoodie, I'm okay. I'm okay. These are close -- these people are closer to us. Now, that doesn't mean you vote for her. That doesn't mean she has the right answers. She's got to have the right answers. But I only trust her because she seems like me. Beyond that who do you trust? You cannot do anything else to sow the seeds of disenfranchisement. You cannot make us not trust this system any more. Ohio, what the hell is happening in Ohio? Ohio now, you can go and vote today. I can go and register and vote. I don't -- "what? What? No. Trust me, I'm Glenn. No, no, no, seriously. That's me."

You've got ACORN. This story is absolutely unbelievable to me. For people who don't know what ACORN is, ACORN has over and over and over again been falsifying voting registration. This isn't like, "I think they're falsifying." This is, they have been caught falsifying -- I'm sorry. They've been caught turning in false records. In Washington State they took the phone book out and just started registering people. They said the hardest thing in Washington State to get people registered was making up the names. Every time they turn in a group of people, they'll turn in thousands of registrations, almost every time they're rejected because they're bogus. This is the group -- you know how the politicians said, "We're going to have profits. We're going to make money on this bailout. It's going to be fantastic." 20% of those profits in the original bill, 20% of that money was to go to ACORN. By the way, ACORN was an employer of Barack Obama. Barack Obama helped train their volunteers. ACORN and Barack Obama have both called each other family. Well, I know Barack Obama's family which I believe for a while there until he got caught included Jeremiah Wright: "I could no more disown him than I could my own family." Does that include ACORN? According to your words it does. There's no trust.

A year and a half ago, year and a half ago I told you that we were headed towards what could be the Great Depression. I don't know if we're going to hit the Great Depression. I no he that we are going to hit a massive recession. We are headed for real trouble. Whether it's the Great Depression I don't know. Remember, the stock market crash was not the Great Depression. The Great Depression was great because of what government did. Government introduced the new New Deal. It was over in the rest of Europe and the rest of the world. It was over. It didn't end here in the United States. Why? Because business didn't trust each other. Business didn't trust government. Government started getting involved. They started socializing things. Nobody trusted anybody. Nobody trusted the government to stay out of the way. Ask yourself: Have you heard any stories about any oil company going out and going out onto the coast to get that oil? You know those coastlines have been open? They were opened up, what, last week, the week before. Where are the companies going to get that oil? I'll tell you where those companies are. They're sitting at home. They're not going out into those coastlines to get the oil. Why? "Oh, because the big oil, they just want to make money." No. Because they know after the election the congress and the new President is going to ban any exploration. Why waste the money? They don't trust the government. They let that just expire. They don't care. They're coming back to put that ban back on after the election. That's why you can't get anything done, because nobody trusts anyone.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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