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GLENN: I saw the Barack Obama speech last night anytime telling you blood shot out of my eyes which did -- first of all, let me just, may I have an ADD moment here before we get into the meat and potatoes of everything. Is it bothering anybody else about the TelePrompTer? The TelePrompTer is really, really, really bothering me only because I have never seen -- I mean, we're looking for a guy who's real, who's himself, who's just like -- well, I got news for you, gang. I do three hours a day without a TelePrompTer. You know, the president is worried about, you know, well, one word can, you know, trip him up. Well, you don't think people like me or Rush or Sean are worried about that as well? You don't think people in talk radio know that there are people that have been hired to transcribe every word I say to be able to distort it, to take it out of context and use it against me.

STU: Their entire form of governing has been targeting words taken out of context of Rush Limbaugh.

GLENN: Yeah. So I mean, it really bothers me, this TelePrompTer thing. Last night I said -- I was watching it and in the middle I said, because I know a little bit about TelePrompTers because on television I do use a TelePrompTer from time to time and I'm watching, I'm watching his eyes. Did anyone notice that he wasn't looking at the camera? And I said, "They put the TelePrompTer down on the ground." And somebody who was with me said, "What are you talking about?" And I said, that TelePrompTer is not a regular TelePrompTer because he's not looking at the camera. I believe -- and this is -- I put it on pause for a second and looked at his eyes. He wasn't even looking at the camera. And I said, I believe this is to combat -- and I don't know this part. I don't know if this is to combat the fact that he keeps looking off to the side and never at the camera. You know, when he's giving these speeches lately, have you ever noticed he never looks at you. He looks to the left, then he looks to the right, then he looks to the left, then he looks to the right. He's never looking at you. That's the problem. Because he needs to look me in the eye. Well, last night this was my conjecture that they were trying to overcome that and get him to look right at a camera. There are cameras that are built with the TelePrompTer on the lens. He didn't use that. We found out after the speech that he used this giant flat screen television just under the camera. It bothers me that this man doesn't -- this man is always on prompter. I mean, can you imagine if any other president -- if George W. Bush was always on TelePrompTer, can you imagine what people would have said? Have you ever heard a president compared to first JFK, then FDR, then Lincoln? Have you ever heard of any president that just went through all of them? I mean, the only thing he hasn't been compared to is, well, Tyler, he wasn't been compared to Taft yet. My theory on that is because we don't know who he is, because he may not know who he is, or he knows who he is but every time he reveals a little bit of that, nobody wants him to say that. I don't know what the answer is but we don't know who he really, truly is, and that bothers me. Imagine -- I mean, have you ever heard any other president do that? They're only comparing him to others because they're trying to say, "Yeah, well, he's kind of like that guy." Well, no, I don't want to know who he's kind of like. I want to know who he is. How do you get to a man's -- I don't know. Just bothers. There's something wrong. There's something wrong, something wrong. Yeah?

STU: On the TelePrompTer thing, though, is there some degree of -- because I think it's -- I like it and it's a funny story to me because this guy was sold to us as so much smarter than everyone else.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And, you know, but there's, to some degree is there a tendency to overreact on that because every speech is written for these people.

GLENN: Look --

STU: They are all quoting words of other people. They are all reading speeches. Now, it's not to the degree of Obama.

GLENN: Yeah. I am totally fine with him -- like at the beginning of this speech, this press conference last night, I'm totally fine with him having a TelePrompTer. I really am. When he has an address to the nation, I have no problem. He's doing a state of the union, he's doing an oval office, he's doing the beginning of a press conference, I have no problem. But I never see this man off of a TelePrompTer unless he's taking a direct question from the stars and stripes. I mean, no offense to the stars and stripes. I've gotten several stories from the stars and stripes. Nothing wrong with the stars and stripes, but can you imagine if George W. Bush avoided taking questions from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times and asked questions of a blog and the stars and stripes? Hello? At the same time he's saying how important newspapers are, at the same time we can't lose this critical link to newspapers, he goes to the Politico.com. He's proving the opposite point, which he's right on, but he's proving the opposite point.

Which is he? Is it the land of new media or are newspapers vital to a country's existence? Which one is it? I don't know because the TelePrompTer keeps telling him what to say. So don't get me wrong. I have no problem being on TelePrompTer. I mean, all of the words that I say on television, all of them I've written. So -- and like last night the monologue at the beginning, part of it was in TelePrompTer, part of it wasn't and I said you know what, when I got on, you know what, just cut all that stuff out because I'd just rather say it off the top of my head. I've written the words. But I want to make sure -- because I'm so riddled with ADD, I want to make sure that it's all there. There are other times I can just say, turn that thing off; I don't want it. And it's not because I'm worried about anything. I do three hours of national broadcast every day without a single TelePrompTer. So I'm not afraid of it. I just want to make sure it's right. And the president has to make sure it's right. But not in every scenario, not in every case.

I swear, why doesn't he just -- he should have like a belt around him with, like, little bars that come off of his hips with TelePrompTers so he can just walk around. He can be in the kitchen: Well, I'd like a cheese sandwich, please. And then look to the other TelePrompTer: And a glass of milk because you're just like the average American.

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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