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GLENN: Arguing With Idiots. You know, I really got to learn the name of this damn book.

PAT: That would be good.

STU: Arguing With Idiots.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? Once you see the cover of this book, you don't have to we are about the name. Somebody said to me ‑‑ they actually didn't say to me. They said to one of the ‑‑ the book editor said that he was talking to somebody and they were like, oh, my gosh! They are going to rip this cover apart! Look at ‑‑ why would he do that? Why would Glenn pose like that? That will be ‑‑ they will show that cover on every TV station and magazine and everything.

PAT: Oh, no.

GLENN: Over and over again.

PAT: Don't do that, please!

GLENN: I hate that. I hate that.

PAT: Bad to see it on ‑‑

GLENN: You really don't even have to worry about the names. You really don't even have to worry about the names. Arguing With Idiots, new book, comes out September 22nd. Arm you with the facts. In fact, there are 25 pages of fine print footnotes at the end of the book because I learned from the last book we did that, you know, your kids will take this and they will take these facts, or you will be quoting. There's so many facts there. You are going to be quoting them to your friends, and the last thing you want to do is when they say, "Where did you get that fact?" Say "Glenn Beck." So we gave you all the footnotes so we can do your own research so you can quote the New York Times.

All right. This is going to enable you to win the arguments that you find yourself in inevitably when your idiot friend says something like...

PAT: Yeah, Mr. Beck, can you hear me?

GLENN: You are sitting right next to me. Yes, I can hear you. Of course I can.

PAT: Well, I was listening to your show. Hello?

GLENN: Yes, you're there.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Go ahead. You're in the room. I don't know if you ‑‑

PAT: Oh. Well, yeah, okay. Well, anyway.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I'm detecting that, you know, you are doing your usual nasty sarcastic blowhard routine today; am I right?

GLENN: No, no. I mean, what are you talking about specifically?

PAT: Well, as if you didn't know. Barack Obama's latest genius move when you are not even talking about.

GLENN: What is that?

PAT: Ben Bernanke. He's done such a wonderful job overseeing and fixing the worst economy since the Black Plague of the early 15th century. He is continuing now as Federal Reserve chairman. I've noticed you've conveniently not talked about this brilliant move on the part of the president.

GLENN: Yeah, are you saying that Ben Bernanke's fixed this economy?

PAT: Oh, as if you didn't know that. Are you this stupid? Are you that blind? Is there a panful of pork chops blocking your view this morning?

GLENN: I mean, is this really necessary? I mean, tell me exactly how Ben Bernanke has fixed the economy.

PAT: All right. Let me talk super slowly so you can understand.

GLENN: Is this Bill Maher?

PAT: We have an incredibly low unemployment rate of 9 1/2% or so right now.

GLENN: I can't wait until some idiot makes this one. Really? 9.5%, that's a low unemployment rate, huh?

PAT: You know it is, Mr. Beck. Don't pretend. Had Ben Bernanke not acted in the masterful way he did, you know this as well as I do, we would have lost about 294 1/2 million jobs. Our unemployment rate would be well over 39% right now.

GLENN: Right, right.

PAT: If you do the math.

GLENN: Why are we even talking about unemployment? What does a Fed chair have to do with those numbers? How about this one? You know, he's responsible for telling the truth. He lied about not monetizing our debt to congress and nobody's really talked about that. How about the fact that the Fed has spent and lost track of $9 trillion since just last fall? $9 trillion. Is that a job well done?

PAT: Look, if filthy rich cats, fat cats like you would just pay your fair share, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.

GLENN: See, this is when you'll say, oh, I love that he brought up the fair share thing. As you can see, spelled out right on the top of Page 191 of the new book Arguing With Idiots, the top 1% of wage earners in this country pay 40% of the total tax burden.

PAT: Oh, boohoo, and they have, what, like 99% of the wealth.

GLENN: We can find that on Page 191. Try 18% of the wealth.

PAT: Oh, okay. Let me go to Page 38 billion 329 million of I Hate the Hateful Hate Monger Hater Glenn Beck! He's a big fat lying liar who lies, tub of fat lying dude. Fat, lying...

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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