Glenn Beck: Political Geek Update

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GLENN: Stu, I can't wait for the good news on which states you are going to call not for Obama today. You've gone way out on a limb.

STU: I really have, Glenn, and with 100% accuracy so far. I mean, you can never predict the future.

GLENN: Sure.

STU: But there's no reason to believe this will stop. It's a tidal wave of accuracy.

GLENN: What do we have today in political news?

STU: Well, the third debate is tonight, the final debate for the presidency. What are the things he needs to hit?

GLENN: He definitely needs to kick his ass.

STU: He can't just kind of --

GLENN: Stop with socialist ideas, he should probably say I'm going to unleash Sarah Palin like a pit bull in congress.

STU: I like that.

GLENN: Just sayin'. I'm gonna, you know, I'm gonna take a real strong look at that Fed and the Treasury and say I don't think we should give them all this power, and then take it back. I'm going to build a time machine so we can go back and -- these are just some of the things that I'm thinking. I'm just, I'm free-wheeling. We're in a safety tree, right?

STU: We're totally in a safety tree.

GLENN: We're just brainstorming here.

STU: Let it flow. You're freestyling.

GLENN: How about, you know what? I'm going to give it to -- I'm going to give it to Romney. I think I'm going to give it to Romney because I think he would probably have a better handle on the -- make people feel a little more comfortable on the economy.

STU: You are suggesting he ejects himself from the presidency?

GLENN: Yeah. Just, hey, that whole thing, you guys were wrong. That whole thing. I mean, I know you are already ahead, you are thinking I'm going to vote for Obama. You are wrong on that one, too. So I'm going to do the right thing.

STU: This is quite an interesting list. None of it's supported by polling, which is what I was going to give you a couple of --

GLENN: Okay, go ahead. What's the polling say?

STU: Well, let me give you two examples. Number one, a recent poll now says that Democrats are trusted on the issue of taxes 47-42%.

GLENN: Well, let me ask you this: When I say to you California is on fire, can you tell me which --

STU: Texas, Texas is also having all those huge economy problems.

GLENN: No, Texas isn't.

STU: Oh, they are the reverse?

GLENN: Yeah, when I say California is on fire, which -- do I mean in a literally or figuratively?

STU: That's a very good point.

GLENN: Both. It's a trick question. All right, anyway, go ahead.

STU: So 47-42 in taxes. McCain is not going to win this election if he can't convince people that Republicans have better tax policies. Of all things in the world, he's got to hit him on this 95% thing. He's got to hit him on this capital gains tax. He released a few very good proposals today. So hopefully he can actually articulate those to the people. Also in five swing states polling going on from Rasmussen which I believe is the most accurate pollster has every one of those states has more people extremely comfortable with Obama than they are with McCain. Again, can't lose on those two categories. So he's got a tough road to --

GLENN: Can you give some happy news?

STU: By the way --

GLENN: I mean, I'll invest in rope here in a second.

STU: We have our moment of hope here in a second. I shall --

GLENN: This is the moment of change?

STU: This is the moment of change, change in programming. In Hour 2 we have Scott Rasmussen, the pollster, on.

GLENN: Oh, good.

STU: For a half hour talking all sorts of polls, history, what's going on now. So that should be interesting.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Our moment of hope, 80% of CEOs think that McCain has a better economic policy. And, of course, as we know Democrats have been telling us for years, CEOs are evil and run the world. So if that's true, then he should be cruising to victory.

GLENN: Right. But he's strangely not. More importantly on that, that's from Chief Executive Magazine. They did I think 751 CEOs, they asked him which one are you for. None of them were for either. They were for -- they were actually for Mitt Romney. They were just, "If I have these two to choose from, it's going to be McCain." And the question, the second question or third question was which presidential candidate do you fear, if any. 64% said Obama.

STU: Wow. You'd think, though, if CEOs run the world, then Mitt Romney would have been the candidate. I don't know how that didn't work out. Let's call our states here, Glenn. We've got to make sure. Very important. Projected winner. We can now with 100% confidence call Washington D.C. for Barack Obama and Louisiana for John McCain. Our electoral vote count, John McCain 64, Barack Obama 20.

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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