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GLENN: Oh, we're getting there. Did you see where they do we have the audio of Al Gore and the whole

PAT: And the whole thing?

GLENN: Yeah. Let me play just a little bit of Al Gore. Now, remember this is in a room full of journalists, okay? This isn't like, yeah, well, I just buy my ticket because I just love Al Gore. This is journalists that he's speaking to and asking questions of. Here you go.

VOICE: Judge in the British high court after a lengthy hearing find there were nine significant errors. This has been shown to children, have you do you accept this

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Hold on just a second. Don't you think that English and Irishmen can just say anything and it's just so charming?

STU: And smart, too. It always sounds very smart.

GLENN: Well, no, the Irish don't sound smart.

STU: I disagree.

GLENN: No. English sound smart. Irish are just charming. It's like

STU: Yeah, the Lucky Charms guy doesn't sound smart.

GLENN: No, he doesn't.

STU: He does know where the lucky are but

GLENN: No, he doesn't know where they are: What have you done with my Lucky Charms, who's stealing my Lucky Charms. He doesn't even know what happened to his Lucky Charms.

STU: Is that how it goes?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Isn't that the Hamburglar? I think it

GLENN: I don't know. They may be related. I don't know.

PAT: Either that or the bunny with the Trix bunny.

GLENN: Trix are for kids.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: That guy's just crazy.

GLENN: Get your hands off me Lucky Charms, that's what he says, I think.

STU: Is that I don't think he says that at all.

GLENN: I remember those cereal commercials now apparently being very violent. Get your hands off me Lucky Charms before I chop them off!

STU: It's not a serial coup. It was a charming commercial.

GLENN: It's cereal, man. Relax! It's a stale marshmallow. That's all it is. So they're not smart per se or don't sound smart. They just sound charming.

STU: They are always after me Lucky Charms.

GLENN: And they're paranoid.

STU: It's more of a black helicopter thing.

GLENN: No, they are. We're going to listen now to a guy who thinks that they're always after his breakfast cereal. Of course that's what Al Gore should have said to this guy. Really? Yeah. You come from a country where everybody thinks they're after your breakfast serial all the time when you can buy plenty at the store.

STU: That actually is better than the argument he came up with.

GLENN: It is.

STU: It is.

GLENN: Okay, go ahead. Here's the question.

VOICE: Judge in the British high court after a lengthy hearing find there were nine significant errors. This has been shown to children. Do you accept those findings and have you done anything to correct those errors?

GORE: Well, I'm not going to go through all of those. The ruling was in favor of the movie, by the way, and the ruling was in favor of showing the movie in schools and

GLENN: Can we stop for a second? Can we stop for a second? Hang on. Stu, didn't we talk to Lord Butterwick or whatever the hell his name was?

STU: Monckton, Lord Monckton.

PAT: Lord Butterwick was very close to Monckton, though.

GLENN: Yeah. Did we talk to him? He was the guy who did this lawsuit.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Didn't they pull this movie from the schools?

STU: I believe that I I'm testing my memory here.

PAT: That was my understanding, too.

STU: What I remember of it is they had to either not show or correct those nine things.

GLENN: Right.

STU: What I believe, they had to there's supplemental material that had to go along with it or something.

PAT: When he says, it was in favor of the movie, by the way, I mean, that's not accurate, is it?

STU: No, I don't no, I would say that's not accurate.

GLENN: That was a pretty good imitation of him.

STU: That was better than I thought you could do.

GLENN: Go ahead.

PAT: What? I'm actually receiving praise from the two of you? I shan't be doing it anymore.

STU: It's an expectations game, Pat.

PAT: Now the expectations are higher and now I'm not going to do it. So, yeah.

STU: Because we know you do a great Yoda and we know you do a great Arlen Specter and then occasionally you'll jump into one that we think is going to be really good and then it's not there.

PAT: See, now you think it's going to be good. So

GLENN: Okay, tell me, how would Yoda have answered this question?

PAT: What was the question again?

GLENN: The question is the courts in England said that there were nine factual errors, and there were pretty big errors.

PAT: Errors there were not. Ask me this you won't anymore, yes?

GLENN: Is this a Jedi mind trick?

PAT: Believe my movie you do, yes, yes. Afraid you will be if ask me again you do, hmmm? Yes? Yes. I think that's what

GLENN: That's when I look at him and go, your Jedi mind trick doesn't work on me.

PAT: It would work on Al Gore, please.

GLENN: All right. So anyway, so here's Al Gore. He goes off on some answer that doesn't make any sense. Go ahead.

GORE: The ruling was in favor of the movie, by the way. The ruling was in favor of showing the movie in schools and that's really the bottom line on that. There's been such a long discussion of each one of those specific things. One of them, for example, was that polar bears, if I remember correctly, it's been a long time ago were that polar bears really aren't endangered. Well, polar bears didn't get that word. So

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Polar bears?

STU: Yeah, his defense is just to make a joke and not address the actual clip.

PAT: This is unbelievable.

GLENN: That is what the White House is doing right now! That's what they are doing to Fox News! That's what's happening! This is the way they do it. They make it into a joke. They don't actually say anything. And then they smear. And then when that doesn't work, they just shut you down. Oh, let's see if he does all of those things.

VOICE: Well, the number of polar bears have increased actually.

GORE: You don't think they're endangered, do you?

GLENN: Stop, stop.

PAT: The answer to that is no.

GLENN: It doesn't matter!

PAT: But the answer is, no, they are not endangered.

GLENN: They're not endangered. The number has increased.

PAT: Five times.

STU: Five times.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So now he's saying, well, you don't think it is? It doesn't matter what I think it is. Let's stick to the facts.

STU: Right. I mean, you know, it's such a he just keeps pointing out here that they have gone literally from 5,000 to 25,000. It's gone the opposite direction in the last 35, 40 years?

PAT: Something like that.

GLENN: You know what's in danger is if you protect the little polar bear anymore, the little baby seals that you won't let me club

PAT: Are all going to be eaten.

GLENN: All going to be eaten. I swear to you you have to do this to if you have small children, you must start the indoctrination early.

STU: This is not good advice.

GLENN: This is great advice. I give my kids, I give my kids a baby seal hug every night and then they come up to me and then they put their arms around me and they slap my shoulders and they go, rrrrrrr, and then I whisper in their ear, who eats baby seals? And then they say, polar bears. And then I go rrrr, and then I wrestle them to the ground. I want them to know from birth, polar bears eat cute cuddly baby seals. They're bears. It's fantastic. Start the indoctrination early because the other side is. All right, go ahead.

GORE: You don't think they are endangered, do you? Do you think they are endangered?

VOICE: The number of polar bears have increased. If the number of polar bears increase, surely they are not endangered. A judge did a lengthy hearing

VOICE: We have to move on.

VOICE: No, I mean Vice President Gore hasn't, vice president

VOICE: We're not doing a debate here.

VOICE: No, answer the question. He hasn't answered the question.

VOICE: We have 10 minutes left for these people.

VOICE: I would appreciate his answer to the

PAT: Then they cut his mic off, yeah.

GLENN: Then they cut his mic. Now, there was no one in a sea of journalists that stood up and said, excuse me, he didn't answer the question. Answer the question and then we can move on. How is it these journalists can sit here, laugh when somebody says, can you imagine if I said, if I said, you know, progressives are an endangered species. No, there seems to be more and more progressives every day. So you think the progressives are an endangered species? No, I really don't. (Laughing). Who would sit there, who would sit there until the audience and say, no, wait a minute, hang on just a second. Do you have any evidence? Do you have any evidence that progressives are endangered species? Do you have any evidence that what you're saying is true?

STU: You notice he doesn't at any point say that the polar bears have not increased in their population five times.

GLENN: Right. Nowhere does he state any fact.

STU: No. He just makes a joke and then tries to shut the guy up, try to make him look like an idiot when he won't even address the fact what the guy's saying which is that there's been a large increase in the polar bears. Remember, too, that even if all this stuff were to happen, far more polar bears die because of hunting and eating polar bears is somewhat common in certain regions. These things, if you wanted to protect polar bears, you could address that side of it if you wanted to. But, of course

GLENN: I want to go on a polar bear hunt.

STU: That still occurs.

GLENN: I want to go on one.

STU: You could do it.

GLENN: I want to go on one.

PAT: If you are Indian, you could do that.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I want a blood transfusion.

PAT: Get a little Inuit blood in you?

GLENN: Yes. Is that possible?

STU: I'm sure it is possible.

PAT: Probably.

GLENN: I mean, I don't think that technically changes me on the census but I'm willing to give it a whirl.

STU: Well, we haven't started with government healthcare yet. So that's probably still possible.

PAT: In addition to hunting polar bears, you may also receive a casino. So it might have a dual purpose. It might be good.

STU: Might. Although the casino would be in Northern Alaska and that's not well attended.

PAT: True.

STU: By the way, Glenn, the specifics here on what they have to do. Gore is right. They still can show the movie in classes. But they have to do the teachers have to do three things. Number one, announce that the film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument.

PAT: It's in favor of the movie.

STU: Pretty good. I stand by it.

GLENN: No, it was better left alone the first time.

PAT: They are killing the planet.

GLENN: The memory of the first impression is so much better than the actual impression.

PAT: I knew that's where we'd go. So why do I try. Why do I try.

STU: I'm with you, Pat. I still support you.

PAT: Thank you, Stu. Stu.

STU: Number two, if teachers present the film without making this plain, they may be in breach of Section 406 of the Education Act of 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Number 3...

GLENN: Listen to that. Listen to that.

PAT: In favor of the movie?

GLENN: This in favor... they are all in favor of the movie.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It's a political film that only shows one side and if you show it without making that announcement, you are guilty of indoctrination.

STU: Yet even when you know that it's only showing one side of the argument and it's a political movie and you are guilty of political indoctrination of children if you don't say that, you still, in addition to that, have to do number three, which is 11 inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of the schoolchildren.

PAT: Oh, it's not nine? It's eleven?

STU: It's eleven apparently.

GLENN: See, this guy who asked the question, he only said I think nine.

PAT: Yeah, he did.

GLENN: So smearing Al Gore with saying that there's nine when there's actually eleven. Why should we listen to this guy at all or any of his smear questions?

STU: Maybe it's been updated. Maybe two of them turned correct in the last couple of years.

GLENN: I don't think so.

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: Because it was global warming.

STU: I think he started at nine and went to eleven, in fact.

GLENN: Global warming, and it's awfully darn chilling lately.

PAT: I love the BBC story, though, where they are talking about where is all the global warming, what on Earth is going on. And then the next line is the next two lines: Climate change skeptics who passionately and consistently argue that man's influence on our climate is overstated say they saw it coming. They argue that there are natural cycles over which we have no control that dictate how warm the planet is, right? Here's the next sentence: But what's the evidence for this?

GLENN: I don't know, the ice age?

PAT: What's the evidence? I don't know. Do we have history books? Do we have science from the foundation of the world's I mean, supposedly all the way up until today?

STU: Yeah. There's certainly evidence that that occurs.

PAT: Isn't there evidence that there's ice ages?

STU: Eleven ice ages in the last, what, 700,000 years?

GLENN: That is because you are forgetting that every once in a while there is a naturally occurring umbrella that lodges itself in between the Earth and the sun.

STU: There is?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: I didn't

GLENN: But then when primordial man came out of the soup of lizard stock

PAT: Six billion years ago.

GLENN: He went and he was like, that's a nice umbrella; I'd sure like that. And he reached up and he took it, and he broke it.

PAT: Oh, boy.

STU: Wait, who did this?

PAT: Man.

GLENN: Slimy man.

PAT: Before he even cleaned off?

GLENN: Before he was even cleaned off, he was like, what's that? That looks like a nice umbrella, and then broke it.

PAT: Was he a man at this point?

GLENN: No.

PAT: He was just man?

GLENN: He was slime man. He was still a little slimy and I think he may have had one fish foot and one lizard arm.

STU: Was he still slithering like a slithering sort of motion?

GLENN: He grabbed it good question.

STU: Thank you.

GLENN: He grabbed it not with his arm, his lizard arm.

STU: Right.

GLENN: But instead he grabbed it with his snake like tongue. And he was just like, gee, that looks like... sssssunny up there and he and the tongue went out, grabbed the umbrella.

PAT: That's good tongue sound effect.

STU: Right.

GLENN: That is, isn't it?

PAT: That is. That's good tongue sound effect.

GLENN: I always wanted to work for Hanna Barbera. When I was a kid I was like

STU: I'm going to have to say, Pat, but I think the tongue sound effect

PAT: A little better than the Al Gore, I have to admit it. Solid.

STU: That's what the liberal media won't teach you, that a tongue and the umbrella

GLENN: And they don't want to teach you that. They will say the tongue sound effect discussion is over. And then it just right into something else, some sort of propaganda, like Goldline.

Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed recent reports that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, wasn't the only family member to capitalize on his connections to land an unbelievably lucrative job even though he lacked qualifications or experience.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Joe Biden's younger brother, Frank, enjoyed the benefit of $54 million in taxpayer loans during the Obama administration to try his hand at an international development venture.

A lawyer by training, Frank Biden teamed up with a developer named Craig Williamson to build a sprawling luxury resort in Costa Rica, which claimed to be on a mission to preserve the country's forests but actually resulted in the decimation of thousands of acres of wilderness.

The then-vice president's brother also reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as the front man of a for-profit charter school company called Mavericks in Education.

The charter schools, which focused on helping at-risk teens, eventually failed after allegations of mismanagement and a series of lawsuits derailed the dubious business venture.

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Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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