The Radicals on the Left Want You to Shut Up

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I've been watching the media watch the town hall protests — remember the initial reaction: "Astroturf! Fake grassroots!" Sen. Boxer said the last time she saw such nicely dressed fake protests was in 2000 in Florida with Al Gore.

Fast forward to today: The "fake grassroots" are obviously not fake. So, the media has bailed on that strategy and have changed their opinion from "this is fake anger" to "man, these people are so angry, they are dangerous!"

Here's the One Thing: The radicals of the left, many of whom now work or meet at the White House, have co-opted the media and they want you to shut up; and they'll do anything to make it happen.

This is a game. And people like you are new to this game. We are used to having lives and working. But the community organizers are doing what they do best and this protesting stuff is right in their wheelhouse.

For regular Joes like you, it's "OK, we're here. Now what?"

But the media sees you as anything but a regular Joe; more like a regular "BTK" or a "typical rich, white person."

You're nuts. You're evil. You're crazy. You're annoying. You're racist — even "un-American" according to the speaker of the House! That's quite a departure from 2003:


SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to disagree with any administration.


Now, let's take a look at one of the violent protests of President Bush in 2002; here's what happened, as Bill Sammons reports on

"Protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting 'Bush is a terrorist!', the demonstrators bullied passers-by including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis."

There were also signs that read "Christian fascism," complete with a swastika in place of the letter "S" in each word. And of course, angry demonstrators wielding "9/11 — you let it happen" signs.

But remember: You're crazy, you're violent, for having a couple of overzealous idiots who yelled a bit much.

I don't advocate yelling — be respectful and polite — but a little yelling compared to what happened to Bush in 2002 doesn't exactly measure up. Yet, here's how the media reacted back then to the violent protests of Bush — first from NPR:

"The residents of southern Oregon who came out to see the president unveil his plan are clearly fed up with living next to wildfires. People here say they are sick of the road closures, the threatened evacuations and the five weeks of brown haze that has filled the valleys."

And this one from "The Today Show:"


CAMBPELL BROWN, NBC: The demonstrators were protesting against fires, President Bush's foreign policy and also his new forest initiative.

MATT LAUER, NBC: That's right. About 500 protesters in all. There were five arrests.


The people who needed to be pepper sprayed and were arrested by police don't get called crazy, like you do. No, the issues they are angry about get brought up. You're crazy — even though President Obama's approval rating is now down to 47 percent and 50 percent disapprove of how he's handling health care, while only 43 percent approve.

Why are you being attacked? Because you are ruining that universal health care dream and you will pay a price for that. Because you must understand there are billions of dollars at stake and massive control of power.

There are a couple rules in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" being used against you, right now:

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy."

"Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions."

Sound familiar? Have you heard anyone talk about what's in the bill lately? Yeah, me either.

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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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