Hero or Hades?



GLENN: So, yeah, there you go. Sorry to inflict that on you. All right. So let me talk a little bit about Joe Horn here.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: The Chronicle, the headline is, "Police say Horn shot two men in the back."

GRAY: Yeah, not misleading, is it? And what a surprise from Houston's hometown Pravda, the Chronicle. And I know every city's got one. Every city's got their own hometown Pravda. This happens to be ours. You know, it starts out that way with that kind of headline and then it goes on to describe what really happened and that these two guys were illegal aliens, that they crossed not only across the neighbor's yard but also his yard. If you read that in there, they actually crossed into Joe Horn's yard. Well, at that point, I'm sorry, but you're defending your own property.

GLENN: Right. And it also, one of the guys was shot in the side, and I'll get to the most stunning fact here in a second.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: Shot him in the side, not the back, because he was actually moving towards Joe.

GRAY: Yeah.

Is Joe Horn a hero?

GLENN: The way he was positioned, he was actually moving towards him and as anybody who is into security or anything, it happened -- they can kill people. Anyone can be dead within a fraction of a second. You don't have time. If somebody's moving towards you and they wish -- and you think they may wish you harm, you've got to act now because if they're on top of you, it's over.

GRAY: Well, you know, that's reminiscent of Ramos and Compean and the whole thing there with him turning around and showing them a shiny object and all of that. You know, they had to act. You know, you don't have time to ask questions and get whatever he's got in his hand under a microscope and all that.

GLENN: All right, hang on. So you've got the Chronicle saying they shot them in the back. Not true. Not true. I mean, it's misleading.

GRAY: It is.

GLENN: It's misleading.

GRAY: It's disingenuous at best.

GLENN: Yes. So you've got that statement out there. Then you have the 911 tape. And to me this still does not sit well with me but when you look at the rest of the facts we'll get into here in a second, you kind of look at the 911 tape and go not so much. But I want to play this tape again. This is the 911 tape that came in to 911 in Houston, Texas from Joe Horn.

(911 tape playing.)

GLENN: Well, there it is. There's the third one from the 911 tape from Joe Horn. The part that bothers me is he said, I'm going to kill somebody, and I happen to agree with the 911 operator. Property, stuff, is just not worth killing somebody over or being killed for, but you can hear his frustration: "They're getting away, they're getting away." Now, first let's go in, Pat. Give me the stats on these two guys. Correct me if I'm wrong. In Houston when they were shot, was the media not saying these are two good family men?

GRAY: Oh, oh, every day, every day.

GLENN: Tell me the good things that they said about these guys.

GRAY: They paraded their families out, they showed that this was a husband and a father and here's the grieving widow now and look at the young son. All of this, all of that kind of stuff. And that just went on for days and so, you know, that's the way in which the rest of the country had an opportunity to see this presented as if he just gunned down these two good family people. And he's doing it inside somebody else's home. Plus they were --

GLENN: Hang on, hang on. That is exactly what -- I mean, everybody was saying, well, wait a minute, good family men don't break into somebody else's house and steal stuff. But I said on the day of the shooting, I'll bet you these guys are illegal aliens because they never say if they're legals or not. Now, that's nowhere to be found. And when asked specifically, no comment.

GRAY: Right.

GLENN: So you could just guess that they were illegal aliens. But these were not just illegal aliens.

GRAY: No, they were part of a driver's license and drug ring that according to local law enforcement officers who speak off the record on a regular basis, nobody wants to really get in front of this thing and be the person that's meeting it head on, but many have said off the record, this happens every night somewhere. This drug ring and this driver's license, these guys are out. This Colombian ring are out every day in Houston breaking into people's homes.

GLENN: Okay. These guys are from Colombia.

GRAY: From Colombia.

GLENN: They have already been deported once.

GRAY: Yeah, how did they make it back into the country? Isn't that astounding? How did you get back? That border is so tight and secure. How, how did you possibly make it back into the country? And somehow he managed. Somehow he managed. He's right back here breaking into other people's homes, again. So, you know, and initially we were told they were Puerto Ricans. I think they had false documents from Puerto Rico. What a surprise. You know, they're Colombians. They are part of this drug ring. They are not good family guys. They're lifetime criminals.

GLENN: Yeah. Really bad, really, really bad guys. Now, here's the interesting thing.

GRAY: Very, very fascinating aspect of who saw this all happen.

GLENN: Wait. Hang on, before we get to that. The target, the home that they broke into, Vietnamese immigrants. The reason why they targeted this home is because they believed they were immigrants and they felt that immigrants were an easier target.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: These are illegals breaking into legal immigrants and they did it because they're easier targets. That's how good of family men they are. Now, when the Houston Chronicle writes "Horn shot two men in the back," you have to read all the way down to the bottom to find out who was watching this. How do they know what exactly happened?

GRAY: Right.

GLENN: Who was there?

GRAY: A plain clothes detective whose name hasn't been released yet, actually parked in front of Joe Horn's house when he responded to the 911 call. And he didn't jump initially out because the situation was so volatile, he didn't want to get shot. He didn't want to have to start shooting. And he kind of watched the whole thing unfold.

GLENN: Yeah. He didn't want to jump out of the car because he was afraid Horn would see him.

GRAY: And he would think he was the getaway car, he was the driver.

GLENN: Correct. He sat there and watched the whole thing.

GRAY: It would have been probably even -- it would have thrown a monkey wrench into the whole situation. Who knows what would have happened at that point. So he kind of watched it unfold, in fact at one point ducked when he heard the shots ringing out because he didn't want to get shot. And so apparently the officer watched the whole thing. He saw these guys head towards Horn. He saw them cross Horn's yard. He watched the entire incident unfold.

GLENN: Okay. So now here is the interesting thing that maybe instead of police say horn shot two men in the back, maybe it should read, police witness shooting; did not arrest Horn. What do you say?

GRAY: That would be -- what kind of weird spin are you trying to throw out of this?

GLENN: Oh, I know. I'm just trying to say if police were there and you have an eyewitness and it's a police officer, kind of credible, and he watches it happen, he sees it unfold and he doesn't go over with his gun drawn and say, Mr. Horn, down on the ground and doesn't handcuff that man and haul his butt to jail, well, then it seems to me that Horn was acting in a responsible way.

GRAY: Yeah. And we absolutely know that was not the case. Horn is still a free man today. There's still going to be a hearing of some sort but, you know, you have an eyewitness account in the Pasadena police department to back up his story.

GLENN: Now you have another story in Houston that an elderly man shot and killed somebody for breaking into his house in Houston just last week and police didn't arrest him, either. I mean, this seems to be something that happens in Texas where people use their gun to defend their own home and they don't get in trouble.

GRAY: Yeah.

GLENN: Almost the way it, you know, seems to be written in the Constitution.

GRAY: I can think of something like five times since September that it's happened where burglars have been shot and killed inside people's homes or on their property. And in fact, a guy in Dallas shot down two men in the last, I don't know, this just happened within the last two months. He shot and killed two people at his place and he has just been hounded as some kind of out-of-control radical. Well, he's defending his property and he has every right to do that in this state. If you don't -- you know, good safety tip again. If you don't want to be shot burglarizing somebody's house, don't burglarize somebody's house. Maybe that's just me.

GLENN: You know, I think it comes down to two things, Pat. One, did he break the law in Texas. According to Texas law, it doesn't look that way.

GRAY: It doesn't look that way.

GLENN: It's going to a grand jury. So it doesn't look like he violated Texas law. So the law is the law. The second question is do you shoot people over property. Well, if the law says you can, well, then I guess you can which, burglars, beware. It would probably cut down on crime in Joe Horn's neighborhood if you can shoot somebody coming into your property or your neighbor's property.

The second thing is do you shoot yourself, and that's a personal question. You can get away with it apparently legally and so then it just becomes a personal choice. And my personal choice is, I don't think so.

GRAY: Yeah, me, too.

GLENN: I don't go out -- would you have gone out the doors, Pat?

GRAY: No, I don't think so.

GLENN: I don't think so, either.

GRAY: I don't hunt deer. It would not be something I would be prepared to do, unless you're in my house and you're --

GLENN: Wait a minute. You are saying you wouldn't have done it because you don't feel that you would have been a good shot or --

GRAY: No, I would have gone out there and I would have gotten shot because I wouldn't have been willing to pull the trigger at that point.

GLENN: Well, there you go. You never pull a gun unless you are willing to kill somebody.

GRAY: If you are in my home and you're threatening my family, that's a different story.

GLENN: Oh, you're dead.

GRAY: Absolutely.

GLENN: You're dead.

GRAY: But, you know, I'm not willing to condemn Joe Horn for doing something within the law.

GLENN: No, as long as he was in the law, and it appears -- I mean, the most damning thing I've heard to these, you know, crybabies who are, you know, crying over these two. And look, again I wouldn't have made this choice and as long as he's in the law, he has a right to do it. I wouldn't have made that choice to do it, and I wouldn't have done it because I can't handle a gun. I wouldn't have done it because I'm not going to kill somebody over property. But that's -- you know, to each his own, you know? You've got a right. As long as you've got that right in Texas, he exercised that right. You know, the real thing here is the police officer being an eyewitness. If the police officer saw it and didn't arrest him, that speaks volumes.

GRAY: I think it does.

GLENN: Speaks volumes. All right, Pat, thanks a lot.

GRAY: Thank you.


This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.


In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.


Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?


In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.


By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.


In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.


In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.


In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.


In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.


In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.