Glenn Beck: Channeling Saul Alinsky




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GLENN: And here is the audio now of the next day on the air with Roland Burris about ACORN. Do you have that?

PAT: Yeah, coming right up. Any ‑‑

GLENN: I thought I had it.

PAT: I did, but we had it so long ago that ‑‑

VOICE: Let me ask you something else. There's a continuing story and it seems to get worse and worse as we go, and it may have changed since you voted on that particular issue and that is ACORN. You are one of the very few senators who voted to continue funding for ACORN. Why did you vote to continue that funding?

BURRIS: It is unfortunately that I was the only senator, and I'm very upset with my Democratic colleagues. ACORN has done a great deal for America, done a great deal for Illinois.

GLENN: Tons.

BURRIS: And they are dealing with the homeless, they are dealing with housing. I know ACORN in Illinois. And because you have a couple of rotten apples that's set up through ‑‑

PAT: For a prostitute, bordellos.

BURRIS: ‑‑ probably a scheme that just carries a question as to whether or not it's entrapment.

GLENN: Entrapment.

BURRIS: Then you get a situation that's done by Fox News which has no love for the president and always wanted to do that because ACORN helped register voters.

GLENN: That's all.

BURRIS: It's a political agenda.

GLENN: Right.

BURRIS: And my colleagues ought to be ashamed of themselves for voting against it. And I supported ACORN on the second vote and therefore ACORN will continue to get my vote because, okay, how about Blackwater? Why didn't they cut off the funds for those companies who not only defrauded taxpayers but these people didn't do anything.

VOICE: Let's go back, we're talking about ACORN here ‑‑

GLENN: I can't take the Blackwater thing anymore. I can't take any of it.

PAT: I mean, Blackwater, he accused Blackwater of killing U.S. soldiers? When did that happen? Blackwater, where does ‑‑

GLENN: I don't know. You know what? Can you play the Chavez clip from yesterday? Listen to this and see if you see the same tactics happening. Change the subject. Change the subject. Listen.

VOICE: Question. Many people are very confused about your friendship with President Ahmadinejad because he denies the Holocaust, one of the horrors of the 20th century and his forces were seen killing people on the streets of Tehran and other places after the election. Can you explain your friendship with him so that people understand what you're doing?

CHAVEZ: Where do you come from?

REPORTER: I work for Fox News.

PAT: Here comes a change of subject.

GLENN: Okay. Hold on just a second. Stop for a second. Now, remember what he did was, what do you think about Ahmadinejad? What do you think about Ahmadinejad, okay? What do they do? They attack Fox News. Listen.

CHAVEZ: I love when I see people from, a lot of you, you know how Sean Penn calls you?

PAT: Oh, there's a reliable source, Sean Penn.

GLENN: Yeah, Sean Penn says. Now, notice what he first does, okay? This is Saul Alinsky. What does he do? You have the question: What do you think about Ahmadinejad? He's denying the Holocaust. What do you do? You identify the target: Who are you from? What difference does that make? Who are you from? Fox News. Mock. Identify and isolate the target. Then you mock them. "I love when I meet people from Fox News." Continue. That doesn't work and then what happens?

CHAVEZ: Fox News, that's the way they call you. Not you, not you. Of course not. Fox News, the question is deficient. Your mind has many confusions perhaps.

GLENN: You are mentally deficient is what he's saying here, if you work for Fox News or you pay attention to Fox News. You are mentally deficient.

REPORTER: Sir, yesterday we heard Ahmadinejad denying the Holocaust.

GLENN: He doesn't say anything. He doesn't say anything. He just keeps going: Look, I just want to talk about Ahmadinejad. Then what happens?

REPORTER: And, sir, we saw the pictures coming from Iran, people getting killed in the streets of Iran. Please explain. My mind is fine. I think the people who ask you ‑‑

CHAVEZ: Have you seen the images in Iraq, how the Americans are killing people in Iraq? Have you seen those? And have you seen those? Your channel, your Internet has everything and your president ‑‑

PAT: That's right, right to Iraq and Bush. Iraq and what Bush did.

GLENN: What's wrong with that?

PAT: Yep, and you are only attacking because Barack Obama's black.

GLENN: Of course. That's the only reason.

PAT: Good stuff.

GLENN: That's the only possible reason that you would be attacking. Isn't that what we just heard Roland Burris do? Isn't that exactly what just happened with Roland Burris? He just says, what about ACORN? Well, what about Blackwater? Excuse me? What does Blackwater have anything to do with ACORN? You want to say, okay, fine, I'll give you Blackwater. Yep, should have Blackwater. I don't believe that but let's just say for the sake of argument, yep, should have gotten Blackwater. Now let's talk about ACORN. They don't want to because they can't. This is why talk radio works. This is why Fox News has huge ratings. Because we can stay focused on the point. Listen to this. This is from yesterday. This is Dick Durbin on the floor of the Senate where they're trying to move forward on these czars and hold these czars responsible. Listen to what Dick Durbin is saying.

DURBIN: For several weeks there's been this new interests in the czars and czarenas in the Obama administration according to Mr. Beck and some others. Some members have serious questions about the makeup of the White House staff, the bulk of noise being heard right now began first with partisan commentators like Mr. Beck suggesting that this is somehow a new and sinister development that threatens our democracy.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Let me just ask this question. First of all, I'm a partisan commentator. Which party am I for? I'm a partisan ‑‑ I'm a partisan commentator. Help me out. Which party am I for? I'm ‑‑

STU: The Green party. I believe you are a Green party commentator.

GLENN: All right, good. And then I am suggesting it is somehow a new and sinister development that threatens our democracy. Have I ever said that?

STU: You just said it then. You were just quoting that guy and you just said it again.

GLENN: I was quoting Dick Durbin. I believe I was the guy who pointed out that FDR had them. We went all the way back. Nixon had them. Reagan had them. What, do you think I don't remember William ‑‑ not William Bennett? Who is the drug czar? Was it Bill ‑‑ no, he was education. I'm trying to remember. But I remember the drug czar. That was the first time I had ever heard of a czar was under Ronald Reagan. But they all had them. But the one that really did it well was ‑‑ he didn't call them czars. He called them dictators. I believe I was the one who said that. So gee, it's not new. I certainly knew that, Dick Durbin. Maybe you should get your facts right. And you should also tell me which party it is that I'm supporting. Give me Cut 2, please.

DURBIN: I was trying to clarify how many czars are in that Muscovite conspiracy because one of his colleagues from Texas, Senator Hutchison, identified 32 as did Mr. Glenn Beck, and they included ‑‑

GLENN: Okay, stop. This Muscovite conspiracy. Well, I'm glad to see that Dick Durbin at least will admit that Van Jones was a communist even though he's ridiculing that fact.

Go to Cut 3, please.

VOICE: Political Wiseman Glenn Beck found 32 as well but went on to say that on his website ‑‑ he is a major champion on this issue incidentally ‑‑ that, quote: Since czar isn't an official job title, the number of czars in the Obama administration is somewhat in the eye of the beholder, close quote.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Isn't that acknowledging that you are covering it fairly?

GLENN: No. Only on my website. I went on to ‑‑

STU: No, said that.

GLENN: No, uh‑uh. Cut 4, please.

DURBIN: The noted guru Glenn Beck has identified 32 czars as well.

GLENN: Okay.

DURBIN: So I'd just like to ask.

GLENN: Go to the next cut, please.

DURBIN: I've been told that using the definition of "Czar" that Mr. Beck, a political advisor to some, Senator Hutchison ‑‑

GLENN: Okay. Hold on. Is anybody noticing that Dick Durbin is pointing out how many czars there are according to me like 18 times now? And what was that last one? Glenn Beck, the political advisor to some? Senator Durbin, can you help me out with that? Who am I a political advisor for?

STU: I know.

GLENN: Who? I mean, who's taking my advice? Who's following my advice? Who in Washington is following my advice? Who am I directing and moving their movements?

STU: Well, I think you are clearly some sort of advisor at some high level.

GLENN: Really?

STU: To Barack Obama. I mean, if you look at it, you know, Van Jones, you clearly were an advisor on that. Healthcare. You started this tea party movement that stalled healthcare.

GLENN: No, I really didn't.

STU: No, you did. That's what I heard in the media. How about Yosi Sergant. You talked about that. So you obviously had a meeting with Barack Obama and told them to fire that guy.

GLENN: No, I didn't.

STU: ACORN, all that stuff, they are all getting defunded and stuff. That was, of course, you obviously had a meeting.

GLENN: That was entirely me. That was entirely me, yeah.

STU: You probably had a beer summit, you know what I mean?

GLENN: I probably did.

STU: On a picnic table.

GLENN: It's weird. You're right. I may be a political advisor to the administration, maybe. Maybe that's what he meant. And could I just ‑‑ give me the last one. Who is it that's ‑‑ I don't know what you said. Great David Vitter?

GLENN: Is it Senator Vitter? Just give me the audio now, after Dick Durbin goes on and on yesterday, give me David Vitter. I understand that.

VITTER: I want to underscore three points. Number one, maybe we can talk about some other universe when we debate the Beck amendment, but we're not debating the Glenn Beck amendment today. We're talking about the Collins amendment. We'll get to vote on the Vitter amendment.

GLENN: I think that's fantastic.

STU: The Glenn Beck amendment. I like it.

GLENN: Look at this. These people are so lost, they must have an enemy. You can't actually talk about the facts. You've got to have an enemy. Let's talk about the facts. And the facts have nothing to do with the czars. The facts as individuals, they have everything to do with who are these people? Who has approved these people? And in the case of Cass Sunstein and others that have been approved, what the hell were you thinking, congress? What the hell were you thinking? You live in some parallel universe where you don't even get it. You're there to guard it. You are the cops! You are the ones that are supposed to guard the Constitution! That's your job! What do you do? You just, you open up the gate for every single person that comes in and wants to rape the Constitution. Come on in. No, he's in with me. Okay, sure. Sure, he's been saying for years that he hates the Constitution and blotty, blotty, blotty, blotty. But I think he's fine. That's just hyperbole. Really? Gee, thanks, guardians. I mean, if you want a Glenn Beck amendment, I'll give you a Glenn Beck amendment but I don't think these clowns in Washington want one. It involves the military coming in and asking a few questions. What? Maybe I should suggest that to President Obama. Maybe he would do that. After all, those tribunals, they have time now, don't they?

PAT: I think so, now.

GLENN: We're not using the military tribunals. Why not send a few up and say, hey, we've got some questions for you clowns in Washington. You know that whole protect and defend the Constitution thing? Yeah, come on. We're going to take you one by one. Come here; talk to us for a second. Let's see who's actually doing their job in Washington.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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