Glenn Beck: Frog-gate




Did Glenn really throw a frog into a pot of boiling water?.... No.

GLENN: So last night I showed, you know, the fable, and it is a fable. In fact, it was in the original script before I threw the frog in, and I removed it and because I didn't want to telegraph that we knew. But it is a fable that you throw a frog into boiling water and it jumps out. That's not true. I don't know who did that experiment but maybe PETA should look into them. So we threw this fake frog, and we filmed it beforehand, and you'll see all the behind the scenes tonight. But we filmed it beforehand. We filmed the me reaching in to grab the live frog beforehand. And I'm telling you, Sarah, who is our director, she it was like Steven Spielberg last night. I actually, I actually walked over to open up the frog thing. Then they went to the videotape, the close up of my hands. I had then closed the thing and walked back towards the camera and I look up at the monitor and I see that my hand is still in the thing, you know, because of the videotape. I ran back to the thing and put my hands on that frog thing so when they went back to us, I was at that position and walked back.


STU: I was watching it on TV. I wasn't in the studio at the time.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Because I was in the meeting where we planned this thing.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And I was like, I hope he comes out and clarifies. It looked too real.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It did. It was seamless.

STU: I couldn't believe how real.

GLENN: It was really good. It was really good. She was Steven Spielberg last night. So I throw this fake frog. I say, you know, you throw it into the boiling water, and I have this little plastic frog, and we throw I throw it into the water and then for comedic effect I just pause and have that WKRP "I swear turkeys could fly" moment and I just said... "Okay, forget, bad example." And then I go back in and I say, forget about just like forget about the Republicans because many of them are fake, they're progressives. Forget about the Democrats because they're fake. I then say, the next line in the script was forget like the frog, forget about the frog because it was fake. I then also later say in that same segment that we knew that it was a we knew that was a fable, that they don't actually jump out, blah, blah blah, made a point. I come back, I fish the frog out. I didn't want to even take it out because I wanted the cameras to catch me fishing it out. I take the frog out, the rubber frog. I give it to John Bolton and I said, would you verify, ambassador, that that is a plastic frog. And he said, oh, yeah, it's plastic all right.&n bsp; So that's what happened. But even the Christian Science Monitor didn't do their homework. Their story is, if I may read the headline, Glenn Beck boils cute little frog to death.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: The story goes on to say conservative commentator was trying to illustrate a point on TV but it didn't work out for his point or for the poor little prop. Beck was trying to explain the size of President Obama's programs are so massive and coming so fast, the American people couldn't handle it, the American people are fighting back. How best to demonstrate this? Frogs. Beck likened the conservative uproar to Obama's initiatives to frogs that are thrown into boiling water, the experience is so shocking that frogs jump out. It's too much, too fast, he said, and the frogs, conservatives, aren't taking it. No, the American people aren't taking it. If the water was cooler, he says, it would gradually heat up and we would get the analogy, but it doesn't quite work. We know where he's going. Fail. The problem is his experiment failed.

STU: Did it?

GLENN: Beck had a pot of boiling water.

STU: Did it, media?

PAT: Idiots!

STU: Did it fail or are you proving it 100% correct?

GLENN: Beck had a pot of boiling water on his stage as well as a container of cute little jumpy frogs. He appeared to grab an unlucky one to begin the lesson, Barack Obama has galvanized the country, blah, blah blah, like, Beck tossed the little frog into the water. Oops. The problem is the frog stayed put.

STU: Oh, my gosh, did it?

PAT: Oh, no!

GLENN: So did we witness the senseless murder of an innocent frog, writes the Christian Science Monitor. Shame on you, media. Shame on you! Maybe you should watch tonight at 5:00. You want the truth, America? You can't go to the same old sources.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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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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