Glenn Beck: Obama's media plant



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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. So how in the bag is the press for President Obama? Well, they were discussing it yesterday at the White House because Obama had a gathering of close friends and family and loved ones yesterday afternoon. Well, I mean, I think they are calling it a press conference. He hasn't done real well with the press conferences as he does with his big speeches. You know, he's got the speech thing down pat. The press conferences, kind of boring. Kind of like watching Bob Ross paint except, you know, with Bob Ross you get, you know, the furry little critter in the end and you have to watch him paint the whole time. You get a good painting. You are like, oh, my gosh, it does look like a mountain. Apparently to improve his press conference, the president thought it would be a good idea to plan a question ahead of time, with one of his favorite news sources, one the president "Follows closely," the liberal blog site, the Huffington Post. Here is the report: In what happened to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post Nico Pitney during the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran. Here it is. Do we have the audio?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Since we're on Iran, I know Nico Pitney is here from Huffington Post.

PITNEY: Thank you, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Knee co all across the Internet we've been seeing reports come directly out of Iran. I know that there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question?

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GLENN: This is amazing. This is the president of the United States acting. He didn't just call on Niko. He predicted what Niko might have: I know all across the Internet we've been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran. There may I don't know, there might be. It's crazy. There might actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet that maybe I can help out. That's just kind of I'm just sensing that might, maybe, might be what's happening. Do you have a question, Niko?

PITNEY: Yeah, I did. I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian. We solicited

GLENN: Stop just a second. Stop, stop. I mean, of course he has that question. Let's get the scope of what he's doing here. He's contacting a media source ahead of time to plan a question for a live press conference. Who thought the media was in the tank for him? Who, booboo? He's contacted a liberal blog site to do it. He reveals that he follows the liberal blog site closely. And to top it off, he calls them second in the press conference. By the way, ADD moment. Which one of these things just doesn't belong? Associated Press, Reuters, the Huffington Post? It was a trick question. They all suck. This is outrageous, and nobody's making a big deal out of this. Do you remember, "George Bush is planting questions." This is planting and acting! We can't even trust our own press conferences now.

Guys, you are watching a puppet show. Bill O'Reilly said to me last night, he said, I just don't understand, Glenn. He said, I watched your show tonight this is last night: I watched your show tonight and you didn't even, you didn't even do anything about Barack Obama's press conference. No. He said, do you think he's irrelevant? And I said, no, there's just nothing new here. What is he saying? I don't need to watch a puppet show. I guess what I do need to do is show you that it is a puppet show. But I think you already know, too. The White House is talking to these reporters every day behind the scenes. All that one has to do is just go and meet with one of his adoring fans in the press and then it's like an Obi Wan Kenobi scene in "Star Wars," "You want to ask a difficult question." You want to know about Michelle's arms? Move along, move along. "Gee, I wonder about Michelle's arms." Move along, move along. He might have gotten away with this, too, if the reporter didn't blow it, and here's how here's how he bl ew it. Remember what President Obama just said: You know let me quote him here. I love this. Niko, you know, I know you and across the Internet we've been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran. I know there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question, Niko? And here's how he responded.

PITNEY: I did. I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian. We solicited questions last night from people who are courageous enough to be communicating online and one of them wanted to ask you this.

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop.

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GLENN: A little worried about the script? Who would respond to a question like that? Who would respond to, "You know, Niko, I know a lot of people brave enough to be on the Internet over in Iran and maybe they have a question. Niko, do you have a question directly from Iran?" "Yes, Mr. President, I wanted to discuss this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian." "Well, gee, how did I know that?" Deputy press secretary Bill Burton responded, "We did reach out to him prior to a press conference and tell him that we would be paying attention to what they have been doing on Iran and there was a chance that he would be called on, and he ended up asking the toughest question that the president took on Iran." Uh huh, uh huh. In that absence of an Iranian press corps in Washington, it's an innovative way to get a question directly from an Iranian. I'm not even sure how to respond to these two things. One, the toughest question was a planned one. It shows how soft on the president the press really is. I don't agree with it, by the way. I don't know if you I don't know if you saw Major Garrett from Fox ask. It was pretty intense. The second thing is you had the hardest time answering a question you knew was coming? Shouldn't that have been the easiest one? Even the question, you know, that was like what's for, you know, $4 billion.6479 minus I mean, thanks for that question. Of course, it's just a shade over $617 million. I mean, you should know that question! At least it was the liberal hack site, you know, the Huffington Post, you know. Not so bad that we have, you know, so called credible journalism outlets like ABC doing infomercials promoting the White House or anything. At least we don't have that going on. Of course, how does NBC feel? How do you think NBC feels tonight? They are like, you've got to be kidding me, man! We've been kissing your butt for two years. You give this to ABC? I mean, how much more how many more boots do we have to lick? Don't you think that they are over there going, come on! We made Tom Brokaw kiss a ring. Really? You are giving it to ABC? I'm just, it's not a prediction. I'm just thinking that maybe MSNBC might want to try a different route in promoting the news.

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GLENN: Wow, we've got Major Garrett at 10:30 today? Is that right, Dan?

DAN: Yes, that is correct.

GLENN: You've got to get the audio for the other side of this commercial break, get the audio and play because he really smoked Barack Obama. I think he was pissed at Major Garrett. Did you see it, Stu, by any chance?

STU: Yes, I did.

GLENN: Do you agree?

STU: Oh, yeah, he went after him and, you know, I don't know if Barack Obama not a fan of Fox News.

GLENN: I didn't get that.

STU: It's weird. And does not appreciate being questioned by the media. Does not appreciate when someone asks him a difficult question.

GLENN: So we'll have Major Garrett here in just a second. I want to ask him if he senses a sea change at all with the press because I think the press is beginning, just beginning to maybe push him a little harder like, I don't know if that belt works with those shoes. You know, not on anything important but on fashion.

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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