Glenn's 'guru'



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GLENN: I mean, look at the size of this Washington Post article?

PAT: It's printed out. So it's one, two, three, four? Four pages, printed.

GLENN: I mean, four full pages.

PAT: I don't know what it looks like in the paper.

GLENN: It's huge.

PAT: At least a two page, three.

GLENN: It's huge.

PAT: Amazing.

GLENN: Now, I want to read this to you because remember the politics of the past are over. You've tried to destroy me personally. Then you tried to destroy my business. Then you tried to destroy me and drive a wedge between me and Fox News. Then you tried to destroy Fox News. Well, none of those things have worked. So now what you have to do is destroy everybody around me to isolate me as much as gee, that sounds like Saul Alinsky. Isolate me. Make sure nobody will talk to me. I got news for you, man. Except for the White House my phone is ringing all the time. I can't tell you how many people are coming out of the woodwork to squeal on the corruption that is going on. We're working on stories now that will boggle your mind. I think we have one maybe coming out today, maybe. If not today, then it's going to be tomorrow. And tomorrow I unveil the blue, the blue curtained chalkboard. Tomorrow I show you the radicals that are around what it all means.

All right. Listen to this. Beck's guru proves no PR man is anile. Okay. Beck's guru. Who would you say, if I had to ask, who do you think my guru is? I mean, I guess, I guess maybe the only one I would ever consider a guru would be Jon Huntsman, and that's a personal guru. I mean, that's a guy who's teaching me how to live as an honest, decent man. I think that's the only one. Can any can you guys think of anybody that you would consider my guru?

STU: Satan, Hitler?

GLENN: Okay. Well, besides those obvious ones.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Sure.

STU: No, I don't think so. I don't think of you as a guru type of guy.

GLENN: No.

STU: I mean, you have people that you

GLENN: I look up to.

STU: You look up to.

GLENN: I really

PAT: Carrot top. Carrot top has been a long time guru of yours.

STU: And, of course, you've obviously said before that your two favorite political philosophers, one of them is Mao.

GLENN: No, uh uh.

PAT: Isn't that the speech you turn to most?

GLENN: No, uh uh. Would you even put Jon Huntsman, Sr. as a guru?

STU: I would.

GLENN: Would you?

STU: He's a guy who has influences the way you do business, influences the way you live your personal life, not politics. But I think those two personal things he definitely does.

GLENN: Yeah. And that's as close as I get.

PAT: I would say, I mean, you look up to him, of course, as many of us do, but have you changed anything based on what he's done?

GLENN: No. I think of him all the time. But I think of him all the time. I think of I mean, he is the business philosopher that I think of most, to quote Anita Dunn, although she was saying political and it was Mao. Mine is business and it's just one of the most ethical men I know. You know, and he hasn't killed 70 million people. In fact, he's saving lives, but that's a different story.

So that's the closest I mean, other than that I'd have to go back to, like, Michael O'Shea from when I was 16 years old as a guy who taught me how to do radio.

STU: Right. Guru to me seems like someone who's leading your life in a certain direction.

GLENN: Teaching you.

STU: Right?

GLENN: No, I just watch Jon Huntsman. Okay. So here it is. Beck's guru proves no PR man is anile. Now, listen to the destructive force of this, and this isn't named at me. A few weeks after September 11th, 2001, Glenn Beck, a young Tampa Bay disc jockey I wasn't a disc jockey in Tampa. I was a talk show host.

STU: I mean, that's your first sentence is not even factual.

PAT: It's an attempt to diminish.

GLENN: Diminish.

PAT: Because disc jockey sounds a lot worse than talk show host.

STU: It's worth playing songs. To be a disc jockey, you have to be playing songs.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: A young Tampa Bay disc jockey eager to break into conservative talk radio. I was in talk radio for a year at this point, over a year.

PAT: More than that.

GLENN: A year and nine months.

STU: So we're two sentences in and we have already two actual errors.

GLENN: He called his new Manhattan agent George Hiltzik to help arrange a visit to Ground Zero.

PAT: He wasn't even new then.

GLENN: No. 1999.

PAT: Yeah, two years old by then.

GLENN: Hiltzik directed Beck to his 29 year old son Matt who had returned to his job with a Tribeca based studio head Harvey Weinstein after electing Hillary Rodham Clinton to the U.S. Senate. I wasn't sure of all of his positions at the time, Hiltzik said of Beck's enthusiastic conservative views. I knew he was not like a big Democrat. Washington Post says, to say the least. In the years since their first encounter

By the way, do you find it ironic that the Washington Post engages in this kind of stuff when the Washington Post is the one that had the cojones, the only one that had the cojones to expose Nixon? Everything that is said about me now was said about the Washington Post everything that's being said about Fox was said about the Washington Post. Everything that was said about me was said by the Nixon administration and their allies about Woodward and Bernstein.

PAT: It's perfectly

GLENN: Not saying I'm Woodward and Bernstein any stretch of the imagination but isn't it weird that the same battle is going on and the same words are being used.

PAT: I'm sure it's completely consistent because Nixon was a Republican.

STU: Yeah. It's ideological, right?

GLENN: In the years since their first encounter, Beck had become arguably the most influential and incendiary critic in America. He's called President Obama a racist, compared him to Hitler I don't think I've ever compared him to Hitler.

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: And forced the firing of several administration appointees. I haven't forced the firing of anybody. I've asked questions.

STU: And they have been very clear, he stepped down.

GLENN: Yeah, he wasn't fired. Even though I've read a memo lately anyway. This month the White House retaliated against Beck's wait a minute. The White House retaliated? No, I thought they were just stating facts. Retaliated against Beck's outlet, Fox News Channel, but the resulting controversy has only boosted Beck's notoriety which is Hiltzik's professional concern.

By the way, if Matthew Hiltzik was so good at a PR agent, you'd think we would be reading that we were now the number 2 TV show in cable news.

PAT: I haven't seen that anywhere, even though we are.

GLENN: I mean, it's no big deal, but it's 5:00 in the afternoon.

My job is to look out for his personal business interests and try to weave them in well with his partners, said hill sec, whose boutique PR firm hill sec's strategy's boutique. Oh, Matthew, stop catering to the elite. Has represented Beck since 2007. We give strategic counsel which includes managing the profile of business. When I'm ticking politicians, employees or business partners, I focus on their character and not their political parties, Beck said in a statement, and I know that I trust Matthew's character.

Now, you would think that that might be important. What was it, oh, yeah, content of a man judge a man by the content of his character, not the card of his political party.

The close friendship and lucrative business relationship has developed between the 45 year old conservative fire brand oh, jeez, am I turning into John McCain? And the 37 year old former Democratic operative shows how partisan media personalities get discovered, promoted and catapulted in the political stratosphere even when the talent and the talent broker have opposing ideologies. Yeah, it's called America. But for Hiltzik's former Democratic allies, the alliance is still mostly shocking.

PAT: Wouldn't you think this would be a good thing?

GLENN: You would.

PAT: To these liberals who are so open? All night long it's diversity and inclusion.

GLENN: I'm a uniter, not a divider. I have many varied voices around me.

STU: Bringing people together, Glenn.

GLENN: That's all I'm doing. Now, I will tell you that I will bring a Democrat into the in fact, I have several liberals that work for me, and I don't have a problem with it. I love it because they're open minded enough to think out of the box, and they help me think out of the box. I think that's fantastic. Now, I'm not so diverse that I include Marxist revolutionaries in my circle of influence.

PAT: Maybe you should look at that.

GLENN: Yeah. "It's surprising," said Bill de Blasio, who ran Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign, for which Hiltzik served as the go to liaison to New York's Jewish community. "He worked for the state Democratic Party, he worked for Hillary Clinton in 2000, he is as solid a Democrat as you can imagine. Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer who benefitted from Hiltzik's help

PAT: Here's a guy you want to listen to.

GLENN: Yeah, and I wish I would have known about this. I'm questioning Hiltzik's character here. Helped him break through in 1998 to win and become the attorney general was astonished. They went to Eliot Spitzer. "I hire on character." They go to Eliot Spitzer. He was astonished that the guy he knew as the state party's lead spokesperson was now representing the man who some in the White House see as public enemy number one. Spitzer called Hiltzik a friend and a thoughtful reasoned advocate certainly at the time. Matthew's just not into hookers. That's the deal. For the Democratic principles that I was running on and most of my colleagues believe in, Matthew was there. Other Hiltzik allies resort to strange bedfellow teasing. Listen to this. Imagine, imagine a conservative saying this. "Everyone knows they're dating," joked Harvey Weinstein, who called his former right hand a deeply religious, brilliant guy. "It must be that kind of attraction, you know. I can't see any other reason."

STU: Oh, so it's a gay joke?

GLENN: So it's a gay joke. I think it's a gay joke. I'm not sure.

STU: We understand, that's okay, Harvey Weinstein.

GLENN: You know, it would be interesting to see I mean, besides gay attraction who called his former right hand man a deeply religious, brilliant guy. Hmmm. Maybe I'm not a religious bigot and I respect people for their character and people who live their religion no matter what it is, and I look for very smart people to put around me. Hmmm. No, it can't be that. We must be gay.

His voice turning more serious, Weinstein said that there was perhaps a simple reason Hiltzik felt comfortable representing Beck. Okay? Here's the other reason. Instead of me hiring smart people and not being a religious bigot and looking for people who live their religious values because that shows me their character, instead of that, he has another idea.

I had a lot of actors Matt came in contact with, Weinstein said, and I just think Glenn is another one. So I'm a fraud. I'm an actor.

STU: So you're gay or you're a fraud. Are those the two

GLENN: I'm a gay fraud.

STU: You're a gay fraud. That's true. I should have allowed that third possibility.

GLENN: The ribbing and occasional

PAT: Not that there's anything wrong with gay frauds.

STU: Of course not.

PAT: You know.

GLENN: We're open, we're diverse.

PAT: Open, we're tolerant.

GLENN: Sure.

PAT: I don't have any problem with gay frauds.

GLENN: Hiltzik who also represents Katie Couric, Alec Baldwin, Annie Leibovitz and Don Imus said he has no problem weathering this storm. As a general rule, Hiltzik explains, I stand by people and I don't make decisions based on what other people think. Amen. An election maestro, a little in Hiltzik's little in Hiltzik's background suggests that he would end up in Beck's side. He grew up in affluent New Jersey suburb of Teaneck, New Jersey, and commuted to the exclusive Manhattan Jewish day school, blah, blah blah where other future Clinton operatives matriculated. He graduated from the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University where he eagerly attended the many speeches of Hillary Clinton.

I've got to fire this guy today. As a law student at Fordham, Hiltzik became politically active. He volunteered for a successful bid to congress for somebody, inspired by her commitment to gun control. He also got to know people in politics and scored a gig as spokesman for the New York State Democratic Committee, helping Chuck Schumer unseat Senator Al D'Amato.


His success in getting Democrats elected caught the attention of Weinstein, the co founder of Miramax Films, who wanted to widen the footprint in Democratic politics. Miramax films, imagine this.

PAT: Interesting.

GLENN: Miramax films wanted to widen their footprint in Democratic politics. Hmmm. So he invented, Weinstein did, he invented a hybrid job for Hiltzik that would put the movie Honcho in the middle of the political action. Just sit back and just chew on that one for a while. In fact, I'm going to take a quick break and we'll come back. You just think about that one. Miramax films, without any problem from anybody. Remember talk radio is dangerous because we zombify you. Talk radio is dangerous because we talk politics and opinion and we tell you we're telling you our opinion the whole time. You're coming here for politics. But the Washington Post doesn't even see a problem. They don't even hesitate to say, wow, that sounds like propaganda. Putting political messages into films, where you are not going necessarily to get the political message. Maybe you're is there a... I mean, is... I mean, it could be prop, I'm no, don't think about it anymore.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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