Glenn Beck: White House definition of misinformation



Video: Obama says he wants single-payer  healthcare

GLENN: The White House put out a three-minute video in response to an actual video clip of Barack Obama admitting in 2003 in his own words that he wants to see a single-payer healthcare system. Barack Obama, in his own words, a single-payer healthcare system where private insurance-- how do you get your private insurance? Through your employer? Where private insurance wouldn't be eliminated immediately but over time. Here is what he said unedited.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Universal healthcare, a single-payer healthcare coverage, universal healthcare coverage. That's what I'd like to see, but as all of you know, we may not get there immediately because, first, we got to take back the White House and we got to take back the Senate and we got to take back the--

[APPLAUSE]

GLENN: Okay. So let's see they take back the White House. Did they take back the House? Did they take back the Senate? Yes. It seems like we've checked all the boxes. Does that seem clear to you? Do you understand what he just said? Well, you're wrong. You're wrong. That wasn't clear. You did not hear. Listen to my voice carefully. You did not hear what you just heard.



Video: White House responds

VOICE: Hi, I'm Linda Douglas. I'm the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform. And one of my jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that's out there about health insurance reform. There are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there such as this one. Take a look at this one. This one says uncovered video. Obama explains how his healthcare plan will eliminate private insurance. Well, nothing could be farther from the truth. You know, the people who always try to scare people whenever you try to bring them health insurance reform are at it again. And they're taking sentences and phrases out of context and cobbling them together to leave a very false impression. The truth is that the president has been talking to the American people a lot about health insurance reform and what is at stake for them. So what happens is that that because he's talking to the American people so much there are people out there with a computer and a lot of free time and they take a phrase here and there. They simply cherry pick and put it together. And make it sound like he's saying something that he didn't really say.

GLENN: May I just, may I just play what the president said, unedited, one more time. Here he is.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Single-payer healthcare coverage. Universal healthcare coverage. That's what I'd like to see. But as all of you may know, we may not get there immediately because first we've got to take back the White House. We've got to take back the Senate.

[APPLAUSE]

And we've got to take back --

GLENN: I have five minutes of audio over and over again of not only him but his cronies saying exactly the same thing. They are taking down the last thing that you think you can trust. Right now you know you can't trust the House. You know you can't trust the Senate. You know you can't trust anything coming out of the White House. You can't really trust our Supreme Court or our jury system. You can't really trust your two-party system. You can't trust the Republicans to say what they mean and mean what they say. You can't trust the Democrats. Let me ask you something: You can't trust the banks, can you? Can you trust corporations in this country? They are now taking down the very last thing you can trust. And that is your eyes and your ears. Nothing is real. To Linda Douglas, the Minister of Truth. In news-speak no now means yes. Up is now down. War is peace and I'm for single payer healthcare means I am not for single payer healthcare. America, when was the last time you read 1984 by George Orwell? Winston was you. Winston what is two plus two? Four. Wrong answer Winston. He was told by big brother that he who controls the past, he who controls the past controls the future. But our government, our administration, no one in this government would ever try to control or change the past, right?

VOICE: And Barack knows we're going to have to make sacrifices. We're going to have to change our conversation. We're going to have to change our traditions, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.

GLENN: We're going to have to change our traditions and our history. Here's your problem, America. You can't even trust yourself. Don't even believe yourself. They know better than you do. You're being sent, unbeknownst to you, to town hall meetings by gigantic insurance companies. That's who's doing it. You don't even know. During an off-camera session in his office yesterday White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said, "I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astro turf nature of grassroots lobbying." That is Gibbs, smug arrogant little way of saying that the protests at these town hall meetings are not un-American, they're just artificial. During Obama's campaign we heard what a wonderful grassroots movement it was. We saw the video of him standing in front of ACORN and talking about the grassroots movement that's been developed in communities all across this country. The grassroots movement, people, regular people getting together. That's what that election was. Millions of regular people organized and contributing to Barack Obama's campaign. Just the little people, tiny, really, people, like barely even worth mentioning. U.C. Berkeley who donated over $1.5 million to him. Some minuscule company called Goldman Sachs. It was only a million dollars. I don't even know who these Goldman Sachs people are. Harvard was right behind them, followed by Microsoft, Google, CitiGroup, JP Morgan Chase. Gee, these names seem to be playing a role today. Time Warner. Stanford. IBM. Columbia. Morgan Stanley, and oh, oh, what a stunning surprise, one of the little people, of course. G.E. But spokesperson minion, buffoon, Pillsbury spokesboy, Robert Gibbs, says that your outrage, your outrage, and this is where you're just too stupid to even know that you're being used. Your outrage is, quote, manufactured anger. Manufactured anger. Wow. You bet. I wonder who's manufacturing that. Where do they print that up? It has to be overseas because we're closing down factories here. Manufactured. But not by Aetna. Not by Blue Cross/Blue Shield or even AIG. Those guys couldn't be manufacturing it, because they're too busy there in the Oval Office with the president and SEIU. No, it's not Blue Cross or Aetna or AIG or G.E. no, it's being manufactured by the.

PAT: Red bastards!

GLENN: Thank you, Pat.

PAT: Thank you. Need me to do it again. Red bastards!

GLENN: Fundamentally transform the greatest nation on earth. Those who haven't even read the bill. I can't even say this right. Those who have read the bill -- those who haven't even read the bill will transform the nation.

PAT: Those who haven't even read the bill will transform it.

GLENN: He's just doing that because my wife said not to get my blood pressure up. So I just have a stand-in screamer for me. These same morons have the arrogance to tell us that we're not legitimately angry. You know, what, I'm pretty clear -- Pat, are you pretty clear on your angry.

PAT: I'm angry.

GLENN: Legitimately angry.

PAT: Legitimately angry.

GLENN: No astro turf anger.

PAT: None.

GLENN: I can't take the Nancy Pelosis or Dick Durbins of the world anymore. I can't take the -- I can take a fair fight. I can take a fair argument. I can lose in a fair fight. And I'm okay. I'm a big boy. I can't take the lies. Dick Durbin crawled out from whatever rock he has been enjoying in the last few years to say this:

VOICE: I hope my colleagues won't fall for a sucker punch like this. These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television. They want to show thousands of people screaming socialism. And try to overcome the public sentiment, which now favors healthcare reform. That's almost like --

GLENN: Stop. I can't take it. I can't take it. First of all, the big insurance companies are in the Oval Office. The big insurance companies are for this, because they will put their small competitors out of business. This is about big business. Big business. And I would like Mr. Durbin to show me one poll -- I'm sorry, Pat.

PAT: Show me one poll where the people favor this.

GLENN: Thank you, Pat. Show me one. Just show me one. When representative Lloyd dog get of Texas set up a town hall meeting in Austin to discuss healthcare. Here's what happened.


[CROWD]

GLENN: Now let me ask you this question. Where are the Obama legions here. Where are all the Democrats to welcome their conquering healthcare hero? The Democrats can bust the dead illegal Norwegians into the polls to vote twice, but they can't seem to muster up a couple of supporters of the socialist bill to show up on a summer day in Texas. But was dog get moved by the outcry? You judge for yourself.

VOICE: A fringe group committed to doing anything they can to disrupt and stop this healthcare reform legislation.

GLENN: There is a fringe group. That's all you are. You're a fringe group. And it's not even as if this was an isolated incident. There were 10,000 people in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday who showed up pretending to be angry, but the media didn't even cover that. Kathleen Sebelius and Arlen Spector faced the astro turfer in Philadelphia.

VOICE: I see this healthcare plan I see nothing that's about health or care. What I see is a bureaucratic nightmare, senator. Medicaid is broke. Medicare is broke. Social security is broke, and you want us to believe that a government that can't even run a Cash for Clunkers program is going to run one-seventh of our US economy.

GLENN: Well, these people, these people are just little people. They have to be fed this information. They can't read on their own. And when they tried to make their case, the crowd wasn't exactly receptive.

VOICE: I have never seen members of Congress work harder. It is unacceptable to me, because -- [CROWD]

GLENN: Arlen Spector.

VOICE: Hours and hours, if people say they haven't read it then go back and read it.

VOICE: My practice -- when you have a bill and you have a more than a thousand pages of healthcare and we divide up the bill, we have to make judgments very fast [CROWD]

GLENN: We have to do it quickly. We gotta go fast. We gotta -- we don't have time to read 1500 pages. Is it really hard for these neo progressives to believe that the American people do not want to fundamentally transform the country that we love? I think we all understand that our current system has flaws. But we also see that whenever some two-bit dictator from Botswana develops a brain tumor after raping his people, exhausting his nation's salt and soda ash resources and spends all of his US AIDS relief money on a fleet of goldplated diamond crusted Mercedes limos for he and his collection of mistresses, he hops on to his G550, does he fly to Cuba for treatment? No. No. No. That's crazy. How about France? That would be horrifying. It's crazy talk. You and I and the administration all knows where he goes and why. It is the same reason why these new dictators in Washington will not agree to take the same healthcare system that they're jamming down our throats. We also know that it defies all reason to pass a 1200-page transformative bill that no one who has voted for it has even read. We know the government can't be trusted to run a senate cafeteria with a budget of $1.5 million let alone a healthcare system that's one-seventh of our entire economy. Have you read Common Sense? Please, dear God get it from a library. I'm begging you to read when will someone stand up and say, "Traitor." When will someone stand up and say, "Thieves." You know this can't be paid for. They know it can't be paid for. We are sick of being taxed into oblivion. We're not even taxed into oblivion yet. But we know it's coming. We're being spent into oblivion. The American way of life is being systematically dismantled and destroyed. The republic is in danger. We are tired of everyone in the US Congress, Democrats, Republicans, everyone, and they don't care. But believe me they better start. Otherwise, as I said on O'Reilly last night, we are entering the most dangerous time in American history. My fellow American, it is not time to pick up guns. It is not time. It is not time to blow anything up. It is time to be extraordinarily wise. It is time to be extraordinarily smart. It is time to do your homework. But it is time to stand up. It is time to let them know we surround them, not the other way around. It is time to go to Washington. It is time to stand or sit in the middle of the street, if you have to. We are living in an extraordinary time. The paradigm is about to change. The question is: Which side will win? There are only two sides. One that believes in freedom and the Constitution and the rule of law and common sense. Or people who will play by their own rules, do what they want, represent you in a fashion because you're too stupid to really understand. They will take your rights away. They will make the decisions for you. And they will become wildly wealthy, because they will do it with gigantic global corporations. America, it is time to figure out which side you stand on.

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.