Glenn Beck: Battle of the Headlines - VP debate

VOICE: Barack Obama, John McCain. Two candidates, one winner. The Battle of the Headlines is about to begin. First here's the pregame analysis with Ted Stantley and Gary Veckers.

STU: I tell you, very exciting debate last night between the two presidential candidates. Gary, what do you think -- how do you think this will translate to the headlines?

DAN: I tell you what, it's a great debate but I'm going to have to say the maverick's maverick pick of a running mate paid off in maverick proportions last night. I think the press will have to give the win to the maverick of the two. She was so mavericky that I thought I was actually watching Top Gun she said maverick so many times.

STU: I don't think that's what she means by maverick.

DAN: I think it was. You could see the maverickosity on the stage. You could see the history, singing the crazy songs, you lost that loving feeling and one admiral's daughter, you know, Penny Benjamin.

STU: You might be watching a little bit too much TBS, Gary.

VOICE: The battle starts now. Here's Glenn Beck with today's headlines.

GLENN: Headline number one for John McCain. Palin's not ready. Headline number two, Palin struggles to keep up with Joe Biden. Headline number three: Palin all attitude and image to Biden's facts and focus. And headline number four: Perky Palin lacks seriousness.

VOICE: It's time for halftime analysis with our own Ted Stantley and Gary Veckers.

STU: Wow, do I hate the media. Doesn't it sound like the -- that's the amount of --

GLENN: I was just saying the same thing. Unbelievable, these people.

STU: Wow. Doesn't it sound like the press was very impressed?

DAN: No, it doesn't. But Ted --

STU: It's so true. I just can't take any more. I just can't take it anymore! Hey, Gary, let me ask you this: Doesn't it sound like the press was very impressed with your maverick?

DAN: You've got to never leave your wingman there, Teddy, never, ever leave your wingman.

STU: If you make another Top Gun reference I'm going to have to tell you that I pray you end up like Goose.

VOICE: The second half starts now. Once again here's Glenn Beck.

GLENN: Barack Obama headline number one: Biden strategy edges Palin's style. Headline number two: Biden's ready for the job. Headline number three: Poll says Biden the winner. And headline number four: Biden polished. Palin short on substance.

VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top. Gee, what a frickin' surprise.

GLENN: Stu, let me ask you a question.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: When the end comes, do you think that there's enough people in America that know that I'm not part of the media? Because I just think that they're gonna come, I just think that they're gonna come with torches for these people at some point.

STU: No, you're in trouble here. You have to make sure you make that -- because I think a lot of people when they look at you, they think, wow, mainstream media. Maybe not. Perhaps not. It is unreal. It was interesting to watch last night of the coverage afterwards. It's like, you -- people don't pay attention to what happens anymore. It's just, if you're on this side, then you remain on that side. If you are on the other side, you remain on that side. You just walk down. When you find someone who actually -- look, I'll tell you last night I thought Joe Biden was really good. I thought he did a very solid job. I think he did everything that he had to do. Now, he does -- boldface lies several times but he doesn't have to do anything better than that. He's just maintaining. I thought Palin was great.

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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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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