Glenn Beck: Senator voices support for 'Fairness' doctrine return




Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman wants the Fairness Doctrine back

GLENN: Now, you don't think that freedom of speech is on the run? I want you to listen to this interview with a senator out of New Mexico. Listen carefully to what the senator is saying here.

VOICE: Talk radio listeners are concerned about the Fairness Doctrine. Do you think there will be a push to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR BINGAMAN: I don't know. I certainly hope so. My own view is --

VOICE: Do you support it?

SENATOR BINGAMAN: I think --

VOICE: I mean, you would want this radio station to have to change?

SENATOR BINGAMAN: I would. I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view instead of always hammering away at one side of the political --

VOICE: I mean, do you -- I mean, in this market, for instance, you've got KKOB, in you want liberal talk, you got Air America in this market, you got NPR. If you have satellite radio, there's a lefty talk station and a righty talk station. I mean, do you think there are people who aren't able to find a viewpoint that is in sync with what they believe?

SENATOR BINGAMAN: Well, I guess my thought is that radio and media generally should have a higher calling than just reflect a particular point of view. I think they should use their authority to try to -- and their broadcast power to present an informed discussion of public issues. You know, KKOB used to live under the Fairness Doctrine. Every broadcast outlet --

VOICE: Yeah, we played music, I believe.

SENATOR BINGAMAN: Yeah, but there was a lot of talk, also. Used to be --

GLENN: I can't take it. I can't take it. This is Senator Jeff Bingaman. He's from New Mexico. Surprise, surprise, he's a Democrat. Let me ask you, do you think if Air America would have been successful, they would have been talking about this? No. No, they would have reclassified right talk stations as hate speech and they would have still tried to drive right talks. Nobody would have been talking about balancing Air America. They wouldn't have done it. They are not interested in free speech. Go back to what Al Gore has been telling us for the last five years. The discussion is over! If you believe that global warming is not happening, you are a Holocaust denier. They don't believe in free speech! "Well, I believe that we used to have the Fairness Doctrine. We all lived under that." Well, we also used to have slavery and we lived under that. Oh, well, we also used to be segregated and we all lived under that. Times change. Times change. I'm passionate about this because this is my job, but you know what? Honestly, I have stopped looking at my job as my job about a year and a half ago. It's not my job. It's my passion. I love this. But also I see this profession, not necessarily me but this profession, this outlet, these radio stations as quite possibly the last string of our Constitution, the last thread of our Constitution. If you can't get here, if you can't get it on the Internet, you ain't gonna get it, gang. They have got to silence the voices. They have got to silence the dissent. They have got to -- you look at the listeners of talk radio. You look at the people and then you look at the average person. The average person isn't informed. If they can keep you uninformed, they got you in slavery. How do I know that? What was punishable by death back before the Civil War? What was a crime? A crime was teaching a slave to read. You didn't educate slaves, and that's what talk radio does in many ways. It informs, it entertains, and it educates.

I was in radio. I've been in radio for over 30 years. I didn't care about the Fairness Doctrine for years and years and years because as the Senator Jeff Bingaman pointed out, "Well, I think we lived under it, this station, lived under the Fairness Doctrine." Yeah, we played music. We played music.

You know, I don't know how many people really know this, but Rush Limbaugh saved the AM dial, and I know it because I got into FM in 1981, maybe 1980. I got into FM radio. FM radio was brand-new. I remember growing up in Seattle and listening and KYYX came on the radio and everybody started listening to the FM and then shortly after that, a new station came on. It was called the Northwest New 93 FM. That's the first station that I first worked in the major market. I was 15 years old, couldn't even drive and worked at 93 FM, KUBE. That's the station that changed, in Seattle that's the station that changed people from the AM band to the FM. People were listening to KJR at the time, they were listening to King. They were AM stations. The FM came on and blew those stations out of the water because nobody wanted to listen to an AM radio station for music. It was over. The days of the AM were over.

I remember standing in an engineering office. This is back in the late Eighties, mid-Eighties, and we had an AM station. I was on the FM. The AM was a piece of garbage. The AM, we had two AMs. One of them actually sold to the company for $1. $1. Nobody was listening. And I remember standing in the engineering office and they said, "Yeah, well, we're thinking about going AM Stereo." I said, "AM Stereo, what's it going to sound like?" They said, "It's the AM band except it's in stereo." I said, oh, so you could lose it under the bridge and it would be all staticy but you'd get two channels of that? Whoa. It was ridiculous.

Here in my office I've got an AM stereo radio made by Sony. It's a collector's item. It was AM stereo was the way to try to do something to save the value of these radio stations. Well, while everybody was talking about AM stereo and people were starting to build AM stereo transmitters and turning their radio stations to AM stereo, which you can't pick up, a guy in Sacramento decided to do radio just the way he wanted to do radio. His name was Rush Limbaugh. He was a success. At the time satellites weren't even important. Satellite time, who was using satellite time? There was no real network radio. There were no shows broadcast on radio. At the same time Rush was doing his thing in Sacramento, another guy was let go by ABC Radio, and he negotiated a deal and he said, "Hey, I'm leaving and, you know, you owe me all this, why don't you just pay me in satellite time." And ABC Radio went... okay, sure, we'll pay you in satellite time. So he had all these hours and hours and endless hours of satellite time. All he needed to do was find something to do with it. He heard about this guy in Sacramento; called him up: "Hey, I tell you what, why don't we put your show on a satellite." They did. It was the Rush Limbaugh Show. Because that voice had not been heard, no one, no one will ever beat Rush Limbaugh, no one. Sean Hannity and I, we could battle it out for the number two spot forever. I mean, it's not much of a battle right now, but we could battle it out forever. We're never gonna battle it really with Rush Limbaugh. Why? Because he has almost every AM station in America. He is on in every market in America. He's sometimes up near 600 stations. You can't do that anymore. You just can't do that anymore. He was the Coca-Cola. He is the Coca-Cola of this industry. Why? Because when he went on the air, his stations had a zero rating and they would rocket to number one. Why would they rocket to number one? Because he was different.

Why do you always hear people say, "Oh, yeah, well, he's just a Rush wannabe." Well, why would you want to be Rush Limbaugh? I mean besides the $35 million a year and the jet and everything else, but why would you want to be Rush Limbaugh? You wanted to be Rush Limbaugh because he was successful. It's the Lemmings things. It's the same. It's happening with the market right now: One person goes in and then they're successful, they pull their money out and they've saved themselves and then everybody else is like, "Yeah, we've got to do with that guy did." Because he was so wildly successful and he saved the AM band, there was no other programming like it and so stations all across the country said, "Can you do that? You get on. You do things like that." He changed the AM band.

If you add the Fairness Doctrine in, these radio stations will go out of business. They won't be able to have the ratings. I've seen it happen. Clear Channel, for all of the horrible things that people say about Clear Channel, oh, they're just bad with the Bush administration. Do you know who partially funded Air America? Do you know who went on and put more Air America stations on than any other company? Clear Channel. Clear Channel. They saw the same thing that we've been talking about on this program for quite a while. We're dividing ourselves. We've got to unite. And you know what? It doesn't hurt the AM band. The real theory was it doesn't hurt the AM band if you can bring the other half of the population to the AM band. Why do you come to the AM band? You come for talk radio and you come for news radio. That's why. You come for these two things. "Well, didn't we used to have the Fairness Doctrine?" "We played music at the time." "But I remember there was an awful lot of talk, too." Yeah, you know what it was? "95 KJR. Good morning, it's Charlie Brown." That's what it was. That's what it was. It wasn't this. We've never had this. And these people are going to try to snuff out your voice.

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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