Glenn Beck: Earth Hour = Failure

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GLENN: Dude, how awesome was Earth hour this weekend? Rockin'. For almost an hour on Saturday, cities and people were encouraged to shut off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about energy conservation and the threat from climate change. Don't tell me you missed it. How could you? I mean, people were shutting off their lights... and stuff. It was probably like really dark, you know, and hard to see. Really? You missed it? It's so weird. From what I'm reading in the media, it was a huge success and Reuters said billions of people took part in the event. They also say that because of a couple of cities, you know, turned off lights for an hour that, you know, they also, they had a mandate and governments had to follow that. So still not ringing a bell, the whole Earth hour thing, huh? Of course, even though billions turn off their lights, there was still a few hiccups that the activists don't want to mention. You know, they were minor, you know. And probably good explanations for the hiccups like Times Square in New York City. Apparently it was still pretty bright with the lights off there because well, I mean, it just looks like there were a lot of lights still on. We put the pictures of what New York City looked like during Earth hour and it was well, you'll see it in the newsletter. Sign up for the free newsletter at Maybe the city had already laid the guy off who was supposed to turn the switch off or more likely it was, you know, a nonunion person that was asked to switch the lights off and that person mysteriously disappeared minutes before Earth hour. So the lights on Times Square, they still looked like they were blazing, but that's all right because billions of other people, you know, they all participated in by the way, Las Vegas turned their lights off on the strip for an hour. Pictures at and in the newsletter. The problem as far as, you know, making the point on energy conservation and global warming, when you look at that picture, you can see an endless line of cars. I mean, the cars were still I guess they could have turned the lights off on the cars as they were still driving around but I don't know if that would have so the problem is, you know, now that the 80 bajillion lights in Las Vegas are running 24/7 again, you know, really kind of makes that whole hour that the environmentalists got kind of I mean, did they turn the slot machines off? I'd like to know that. This did he turn the bells and the lights off inside where there were people playing with the slots? And in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off their lights you know what, hang on. I've just got to turn off the lights here in the studio. Well, now I can't read any of it. Okay, I've got to turn the lights back on for just a second because I can't anyway, in an effort to illustrate just how much people can save by turning off the lights and conserving energy, the UN said that they saved $81,000 by shutting down the outside lights for an hour. When they got called out on that, the actual number came to no pun intended came to light. It was a bit smaller. It was well, it was close to $81,000. It was $102. Of course, I mean, the UN was just probably factoring in the usual added cost of corruption and bureaucracy in that $81,000, you know, an hour figure. It was probably just you know, we were funneling money over to anyway, I'm not sure exactly. But finally perhaps the final nail in the coffin that Earth day was an epic failure even though billions participated, I mean, not that it was a failure. I mean, it had a couple of hiccups. Drew Johnson, the president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research took a little drive by Al Gore's mansion during Earth hour. You may remember Al Gore. You remember, he's the guy that started the whole global warming movement. There may have been some global warming breaking news or something, some documents that had just come through and Al Gore had to read them because Al Gore may have left a few lights on. The spotlights that usually illuminate the mansion were off. I mean, he keeps them on all the time? That's weird. Are you sure they're spotlights, not just in some sort of angelic glow? I'm not Gore had his TVs on. You could see the bluish hue and the light movements. I mean, you stalkers know exactly what I'm talking about. And, of course, even Al Gore during Earth hour can't shut off the all important flood lights that shine on the trees on the driveway leading to the mansion. I mean, if he didn't light up his trees, how would everybody know that he loves trees and he's so green?

Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya

Update, Al Gore said he did honor Earth hour. National Post asked a spokesperson if the Gores were asserting that Drew Johnson was mistaken about seeing the lights at the residence. They responded, correct. Let there be no light, said Al Gore, and there wasn't.

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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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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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