Glenn Beck: Jack Bauer goes green?

24 Going Green PSA - Kiefer Sutherland

GLENN: Last night were you watching 24? Because here's what happened. The very end, I'm going to blow it for you -- no, I'm not. Here it is.

VOICE: Here at 24 we are committed to reducing our impact on climate change. We believe we can't solve this problem in 24 hours. By making energy-conscious decisions on our set, we are contributing to a solution. Please go to to learn more about how you can join 24 in helping solve the climate problem.

GLENN: I want to know if that website got a single hit from anybody who watches 24.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I want to know. I mean, unless you were sending an e-mail to them going, you dopes, don't you know who your viewers are? I can't take it. I can't -- the only thing that's worse is if it would have been global, "And we also want you to know global warming is not caused by Muslims."

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: "Oh, gee, really? Okay." Jeez.

DAN: Glenn, for those who clicked on it, there's an exciting statement on the site about how 24 has become the first ever carbon-neutral television production.

GLENN: You know what, look this up. I remember reading this story two years ago when they changed the set over. Look this story up. There was controversy around it and it wasn't because, you know, what, are you stupid? They were playing some, it was some carbon shell game if I remember right. It's been two years since I've read it but look at it. Remember it's been two years since this show's been on and so when they did, they said, "This next episode is going to be all, it's going to be carbon-neutral." Oh, shut up.

STU: All carbon-neutral. It's all a shell game. There's never an exception to that rule.

GLENN: So look that story up and give it to me tomorrow, will you?

DAN: It says they reduced its Season 7 carbon footprint by 43%.

GLENN: Mmm, that's fantastic. Well, it's 43% better than.

STU: It's better than what? Better than not doing a television show?

GLENN: Season 6.

STU: Evil Season 6.

GLENN: Oh, evil Season 6, I mean, made children in Ethiopia hungrier.

STU: Is it one of those things, though, where you have to pick your battles? I get upset about a lot of things, but 24 is a very positive thing in my life. I enjoy it quite a bit.

GLENN: Favorite line last night, favorite line last night.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Let's see if we can all think about it in our head. Say it, Stu.

STU: You're weak.

GLENN: Yes. "You are weak." You weasel. You weasel. You watch. You watch. That senator, he's going to be crying. At the end he'll be crying. Weasels.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • " was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.