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.

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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