Glenn Beck: Political Geek Update


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VOICE: Electoral votes, control of the Senate, popular vote count, the latest poll, control of the house, up-to-the-minute rumors and falsehoods, fancy buzzwords and more. It's a political geek election report on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: Yes, indeed. And we now go to our political geek, Steve Burguiere.

STU: Thank you so much, Glenn, I appreciate it. We have a little presidential electoral update today. Here's the basic -- it's not good, by the way. Can I just start with it's not --

GLENN: Got happy news after you do.

STU: If you happen to like John McCain, not good. Glenn's going to cheer you up in a minute. Basically going to have 40 states that are going to go the same way without any real likelihood of them changing. So you take 40 out of the picture, they are all going to go for Bush like they did for Bush and Kerry. You have 10 that can flip sides. The problem is all 10 of them are red states. That's a slight to major issue for the McCain campaign. As of right now --

GLENN: May I just hop in and give you the happy sunshine news? It's never over until it's over and here's the happy news.

STU: Was that the happy news?

GLENN: No. Ronald Reagan was losing to Jimmy Carter at this point.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: It didn't break until the last few days. Now, I'm not saying that John McCain is -- and my apologies to everyone who even watched Ronald Reagan on TV, let alone his family. Which actually includes John McCain. Well, he's one of his foot soldiers. Anyway, that's a different story, "My friends." It didn't break until a couple of days before the election for Ronald Reagan. In this particular case I don't think we're going to know until we know.

STU: Yeah. Especially when it's a one-on-one battle. Anything can happen.

GLENN: Oh, and for the first time in my lifetime, I can't tell you which one is a worse candidate because they're -- no, come on. Because once is Marxist and that pushes him over into the category of, what, are you kidding me? I'm to the point now where I was driving, I was listening today to the radio. I'm driving in and I'm thinking to myself, you've got to be kidding me. You know what? I get to the point where I'm like, America, you're gonna get what you deserve if people don't wake up to this. But then I thought, John McCain, do you really know what he's going to do? For the first time in my life, I don't know what either candidate is actually going to do when they get into office. Do you?

STU: God no, who knows.

GLENN: You don't know.

STU: Well, we do know -- I've got a good idea what Barack Obama would do and I'm pretty sure it's not something I want.

GLENN: But let me ask you this. Do you -- do you.

STU: Do you.

GLENN: With what's happening with the markets and what's coming in the economy, I think he's going to nationalize everything. However, can he really do these things? Can he really -- healthcare, et cetera, et cetera, you could have a filibuster, but we're damn near broke. I mean, we were called the richest country on the Earth? Really? We borrowed $2 trillion a day. Is it trillion or billion? I don't even know. Joe, what is that number that we borrow every single day?

STU: We only have $9 trillion of debt of actual.

GLENN: And it may be roll over kind of stuff.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, you are not rich when you're like, "Hey, brother, can you spare a dime?"

STU: I'd just like to point out that I just said on the air we only have $9 trillion of debt. I actually just said that as a sentence like it was a limited point.

GLENN: It's $11,000. It's raised it to 11.

STU: And what is it, 60 in reality? But anyway.

GLENN: We're rich.

STU: We're going off of the beaten path of the geek update, Glenn.

GLENN: I was trying to give you happy news and it didn't turn out, did it?

STU: No, not at all. I'm actually more depressed than I was at the beginning.

GLENN: Stock tip, invest in companies that make rope, because you listen to this program for very long and you're going to need rope. There's going to be millions of people going, "Honey, did you see that rope? I just thought I would throw it over a beam in the garage." "Oh, no, I think, I think Billy used it after he was listening to the Glenn Beck program." "Okay. Then he has to go to the store and buy rope." Invest in rope.

STU: All right. So we have -- right now if you just take out the states that are in actually like pretty much done, you've got 252 electoral votes for Obama already, meaning he needs 20. Now, he gets Florida or Ohio and it's over.

GLENN: He's going to get Ohio.

STU: Again with current, the way it's standing right now.

GLENN: He is going to get Ohio because they have stolen the election in Ohio. Did you hear the latest in Ohio with the pizza deliveryman?

STU: No.

GLENN: This is amazing. There's two people now that are testifying against ACORN that say that one signed 15 different slips himself. Another guy said he did 80. And they were doing it because they were like, look, man, times are tough and I'm just getting -- I've got a family and I get paid by the signature. Can you just help me out? And they did it. Yeah.

STU: Isn't that happy? Well, Glenn, if you are going to have to defend 20 votes, it's going to be very difficult. But right now he trails in Florida 48-45 McCain and in Ohio trails 49-45. There's a bunch of other states. This 10 is somewhat depressing. The only one he leads in, he's tied in a couple. The only one he leads in is Indiana 49-46. So as of right now, it's not particularly good. And his pick-up states aren't good, either. So bottom line is right now, 20 electoral votes away for Obama. Every day on this segment, by the way, I will be calling two states. They are over. As I call them, I will call them with 100% accuracy.

GLENN: Really?

STU: This is the only show you are going to hear this on. I'm calling two states today, Alaska and Delaware. My official electoral vote count is now 3-3. Write it in the books.

GLENN: You know what, may I call New York or is this only --

STU: No, Glenn, I'm looking at these numbers.

GLENN: It's too early?

STU: It's too early to call in New York.

GLENN: It's close in New York and New Jersey, I bet.

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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