Time Person of the Year



GLENN: I don't know if I can do it because I know the answer! I know the answer who the person of the year is going to be. Come on! Who could Time magazine appoint person of the year? Who is it going to be? You know the answer. There's only one possibility. Come on. Say it with me. Al Gore.

You know it's going to be Al Gore. It's going to be Al Gore, it's going to be, who is it Brian Williams nominated? Oh, this makes me want to vomit. Brian Williams, veteran journalist. Of course, he has a really good sense of humor. So maybe he was joking. Brian Williams said, my nominee for 2007 person of the year is a woman, a woman with a history of abuse, a woman who's never run for elective office, someone we all know, someone who makes her presence known on a daily basis in all of our lives and for my money is better than any male alternative. That woman is Mother Earth. You've got to go kidding me, right? This is Brian Williams saying this? "A woman who has a history of abuse." Yeah, she's been vomiting hot lava on people forever. Oh, he meant the other way around. "She's never run for elective office." No. "Someone we all know, makes her presence known on a daily basis." Yeah. Yeah, by earthquakes. "For my money, better than any male alternative." We don't have another choice now, do we, Brian? I've got to tell you, if Father Earth put up a little parallel Earth some place else, I might want to check it out. I want to see what the dude's got going on. You know what I'm saying? Might make a little more sense on that planet.

Go ahead and print it....

You know it's going to be something -- I hate those copouts, too. Mother Earth. Oh. Who did they nominate last year? Oh, I remember. You. You're the person of the year because you buy a lot of crap on the Internet. So you're important. Yes, you are. You are! And now Mother Earth. Could we get some actual people involved? I hate to break it to you, but it's called the person of the year, not the thing of the year, not the planet of the year. And I got news for you. I think the planet of the year should be Saturn. Got a lot of cool rings and stuff, unless that's Uranus. I just wanted to say that on the air (laughing) because I'm 12! Person of the year, Mother Earth. Brian Williams, it makes me want to never watch you again, not that I am watching you because I don't notice when I stop watching you but I ain't watching you, but that's a different story. I can threaten it! And I like Brian Williams, too. He's funny... looking! And I said Uranus!

Aretha Franklin says, there are a number of people who truly deserve this award. However, Bill Cosby is my selection. Wait a minute, hold it. This one might make sense. Bill Cosby is my selection because of his work and involvement in the crisis of the African-American community. Bill's objectives are to alleviate some of the problems and issues facing the community today. Yes! Holy cow. He truly represents a universality and global brotherhood -- oh, can we stop with the global talk? In his heart and soul he cares deeply about people. Aretha, R-E-S-P-E-C-T yeah, right back at you, Retha.

John Kerry, Democratic senator from Massachusetts who ran for President against George W. Bush -- that's the way they said it, too. This is Time magazine. This is their deal: John Kerry, Democratic senator from Massachusetts who ran for President against George W. Bush in 2004. If this was Fusion magazine, it would say, John Kerry, Democratic senator from Massachusetts who ran for President against George W. Bush in 2004... and lost. (Laughing) Uranus. (Laughing). He said, I nominate Marine Lance Corporal James Crosby because it's the most politically correct thing I could possibly do -- I'm sorry, he didn't write that. I nominate Marine Lance Corporal James Crosby, outreach coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, who reminds us what it means to keep faith with our brothers and sisters in arms. Even those brothers and sisters who maimed, tortured, put electrodes and bare wires on genitalia in the fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan. What a pile of dog crap that is.

Three years ago, a rocket attack in Iraq left James with a spinal-cord injury that put him in a wheelchair, but his spirit endures, and he carries on as an inspiration to a new generation of vets.

Uh-huh. Thanks, John. Me think you've been nipping at the catsup bottle a little too much.

Stephen King says -- that's the way they describe him. Stephen King, the author of more than 50 best selling novels, some of which have become feature films. It's Stephen King. Do I really have to put what he does after it? It's like, Jesus, who saved many, was also the Messiah. I mean, I think we get it. It's Stephen King, freak boy. He nominates, and see if anybody understands this one. He nominates Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. They symbolize the media's growing obsession with issues of personality over substance. People care more about the details of Spears' child-custody case than they do about where the billions the U.S. government has poured into Iraq have gone. I'll tell you where they've gone. Into Uranus! (Laughing.) That one didn't really work. It was not really a double meaning there. It really meant that it was in Stephen King's butt. So I apologize for that.

Who wants to -- Stu?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Who's it going to be, person of the year? By the way, we've got to do person of the year from hereon out. Our January issue of Fusion magazine needs to be person of the year.

STU: Well, you just want to copy Time essentially?

GLENN: Yeah, except we'll put the right person on.

STU: I kind of like that idea. An alternative person of the year.

GLENN: Pardon me?

STU: An alternative person of the year.

GLENN: No, it won't be an alternative, not be an alternative person.

STU: It will be alternative to what they name.

GLENN: Oh, okay. Yeah, yeah. I thought you meant somebody who was like, oh, yeah, this is great. Global warming.

STU: No, I don't think that's what it's going to be but that is what, of course, the Time person of the year is going to be, either Al Gore or Mother Earth or something of that nature.

GLENN: Can you think of anybody else?

STU: You know what a legitimate recommendation from me? General Petraeus. You've got a guy who, the surge is --

GLENN: You mean the guy who betrayed the United States of America?

STU: Well, for two reasons. I mean, obviously the surge turning around, you know, whatever, this incredible amount of improvement that has happened in the war but also he has been a big, you know, not by his intent at all but been a big political thing with the whole -- with the ads attacking him and everything else. That was another big story this year. That would be a really good one. They are never going to do it.

GLENN: No. See, here. Stu?

STU: Yes?

GLENN: He would have to beat out Mother Earth and Al Gore. Has Petraeus ever won a Nobel Peace Prize? No. Why? Part of the industrial complex, the military industrial complex.

STU: I just don't think that --

GLENN: No, no.

STU: I just think he is trying to --

GLENN: No, I don't want to hear that Al Gore was part of the administration that, you know, said that regime change has to be our policy.

STU: Well, he was only the second in command of that. He was only the vice --

GLENN: I don't think it's necessary to --

STU: And he is also the vice president with the Kyoto Treaty and they didn't ratify it.

GLENN: I got it, but let's not talk about it. Let's forget about all that.

STU: But I think it's important to --

GLENN: So Dan, who do you think it's going to be?

DAN: Glenn, just hit me. This is another big contender here in the eyes of Time. The undocumented worker.

GLENN: Ooh! That's good.

STU: I can see that.

GLENN: Yeah. All right, help me out on this one. It's got to be Al Gore. You don't win a Grammy, an Oscar, a Nobel Prize, visit the White House -- what else? What else has he done? Made a slide show, you don't have all those awards based on that slide show and not become person of the year unless you're conservative.

STU: Yeah, exactly. It's such a friendly thing, too. I mean, it just seems it's going to be obvious. I mean, they do tend to put -- they had, 2006 was you, as you said, which is just ridiculous. 2005 --

GLENN: I want to thank Time for that honor and I just want to point out to Al Gore that I was the person of the year before he was.

STU: Or at least at the same time because I think you would include him.

GLENN: It didn't say him. It said you.

STU: Yeah, but he also did create the Internet and it was about the information age. You would think that he would be included in that. I'm just saying. George Bush has won it twice.


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.