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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck


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GLENN: Oh, yes. By the way, are we still beating Ted Kennedy's book? I'm not sure. Last night they had a book release party in New York, and Simon and Schuster was there and they came up to me and told me that we're the number one selling audio book, the number three selling audio book and the number eight selling audio book for now 15 weeks they told me. I thought they told me 13 but it's now 15 weeks at number one on the New York Times list is Common Sense. And I think except for Dan Brown, arguing with the idiots is the number one selling book. It's the number one nonfiction selling book at least yesterday on the first day of the release of Arguing With Idiots.

PAT: Figures, did you even mention those? Unbelievable.

GLENN: Yeah, huge.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: So we appreciate it and thank you so much. And it's just a great book. If you want to know all of the arguments on your idiot friends.

PAT: You sure did get slapped down by John McCain yesterday.

GLENN: Yeah, I did get slapped down.

PAT: He was honored to have you say nasty things about it. That's what a pariah you are.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: (Laughing). And he loved your comparison to his hero Teddy Roosevelt. What a burn. You must be proud right now after the smackdown you got.

GLENN: Actually I am proud. Yeah, I am proud. See, you should read about John McCain's hero Teddy Roosevelt. In fact, you can find it on page 214 through 220 on Arguing With Idiots. I have quite a bit to say about

PAT: Like what? Like he was a model Republican? I mean, the conservative, if they were more like him, your party might not be in shambles right now?

GLENN: First of all, it's not my party, not my party. And second, he wasn't a conservative. The first thing he did as president was to fire off 40 lawsuits to try to trust bust and federally control large corporations. He said, he said that he, quote, had the greatest contempt for the rich. He also said, we grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not even enough still quoting John McCain's hero Teddy Roosevelt it is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit a fortune to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefits to the community.

He was all about controlling people, how much money they made, what they did with it. That's not America. Do you want your government deciding whether your money is well used?

PAT: No. I want them to decide that you're just too fat and stupid and pull the plug on your hideous hideousness like a 109 year old grandma with a broken help and no health insurance. That's what I want!

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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