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.

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.

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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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