Glenn Beck: Olbermann making a fool of himself


MSNBC's Keith Olbermannn

GLENN: I have just read the review have you read the review of the Christmas Sweater in the Chicago Tribune?

STU: No, I have not.

GLENN: Boy, it's a surprise that things there's two articles in the Chicago Tribune today. It's a surprise that those in Chicago in the media don't like me.

STU: I didn't know what you were going to say and I was stunned.

GLENN: Yeah. I think the guy liked it. He called it tedious. He compared me to Kathy Lee Gifford and Wham! He also said it's a lot like the Pac Man Christmas.

STU: What is the Pac Man Christmas?

GLENN: I don't know. Apparently it was a Christmas special. It says, the performing this is how it ends. Listen to this: The performance is actually a rerun of the performance from last Christmas but when it's over, Beck in a suit now welcomes on stage a handful of fans who found themselves facing their own storms, drugs, cancer, et cetera. You feel yourself slipping away further from Christmas. This guy doesn't understand what Christmas I think he thinks Christmas is about snow and elves and

PAT: Santa, presents, uh huh.

GLENN: Christmas to me is the beginning of redemption. That's why the baby was born, so he could redeem all mankind.

STU: Baby, born, what are you talking about? We're talking about Christmas.

GLENN: No, no, I'm talking about made up stories. Beck's attempts at inspiration calls to mind that all star single for hunger relief. Do they know it's Christmas, and its clueless lament that there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime. Tears? Of course. So often you start to notice that there isn't much difference between Beck the actor sweating through his shirt and rolling on stage in a fetal position and Beck the commentator, convinced ACORN is the downfall of the United States. That said how often do you hear a line like, "oh, Eddie, it's a Christmas miracle" delivered sincerely. The folks at my screening liked it, and I didn't hate it, either. Oh, it was tedious. Listen to this. I don't even know how to understand this. Oh, it was tedious but it was sincere, in a way only the oblivious or disingenuous can be sincere.

STU: Wait

PAT: That doesn't even make sense. Disingenuousness is by definition insincere.

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: I think that's what it means.

GLENN: I'm not sure which Beck is: Clueless or opportunistic, but he is effusively empathetic.

PAT: Can't you be both clueless and

GLENN: Opportunistic?

PAT: opportunistic?

GLENN: And he does spot redemption in even the weakest attempt at sincerity. After all, isn't that what Christmas is all about? What, a weak attempt at sincerity?

PAT: This is weird.

GLENN: No, I don't oh, Glenn, you are joy, The Christmas Sweater, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

PAT: I would also like to mention, I like Wham! I mean, wake me up before you go go? Don't leave me hangin' on like a yo yo? That's deep.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It is pretty deep.

GLENN: I think I'm going to have to know that one.

PAT: I think that was a compliment.

STU: By the way, Glenn, are you aware Keith Olbermann was criticizing you about the Christmas Sweater sales, which is interesting because it's, I believe, and we're getting the numbers now. They are not final, but it's the best selling

PAT: Well, he's got those. He's got those numbers.

STU: Well, I'm sure he does.

PAT: You want to hear them?

OLBERMANN: Remember the big Lonesome Roads Beck extravaganza last

GLENN: Lonesome Roads again.

PAT: Lonesome Road, I love that.

GLENN: This is the amazing thing. Lonesome Roads, there are several attacks on me but once you understand what they are, you can categorize them. The Lonesome Roads attack is a movie made by a communist?

PAT: By a communist, yes.

GLENN: By a communist.

PAT: Communist.

GLENN: In the 1940s, I think, Forties or Fifties. A communist film on a guy who seemed sincere on television.

PAT: It was total cynicism.

GLENN: But it was totally false. He was only in it for the money, okay?

PAT: As all capitalists are.

STU: Of course. They're evil.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: You cannot, you cannot say these things and actually be truthful. So there's one of the attacks on me. You will see this. The other category is, he's insane! Am I sincere and insane?

STU: You're either a calculated, brilliant or completely idiotic and insane.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Well, there's the third Father Coughlin thing which is, he was a fascist sympathizer.

GLENN: Right. Who was against the Jews.

PAT: Who was against the Jews.

GLENN: This one you'll also hear. They will quote this in stories that I'm Father Coughlin who was a guy who

PAT: 1940s, very popular for a time. First started for him and then wound up against him.

GLENN: But then was against him because he wanted more!

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Wanted more.

PAT: He was the total opposite of everything

GLENN: He was for the Nazis.

PAT: And against the Jews, yeah.

GLENN: So that was a problem with Father Coughlin. So these don't work. But these are the strategies that they use to take me down, okay? I either believe it and I'm a fascist, I am

STU: Just brilliant screaming opportunist.

GLENN: Right. Or I'm just crazy.

STU: Absolutely insane.

GLENN: Okay? But it can't be that I mean what I say, I love my country, I don't want violence, I'm just trying to stick to the Constitution and I tell the truth to the best of my ability. And I may get it wrong from time to time, but I lead with my mistakes.

STU: None of those things should be considered.

GLENN: None of those things should be considered.

PAT: Okay. So here's your

GLENN: Yeah.

OLBERMANN: Remember the big Lonesome Roads Beck extravaganza last week, a half lie, half movie version simulcast

GLENN: Not a movie.

OLBERMANN: of his book The Christmas Sweater, that rip off of The Gift of the Magi that was shown in theaters nationwide?

PAT: It was a rip off of The Gift of the Magi?

GLENN: I didn't know.

PAT: For one thing, isn't it?

GLENN: No, no, no. Not in Copen hoggen.

PAT: It's Magi? Okay. So there's another one.

GLENN: All right. How is it a rip off of The Gift of the Magi?

PAT: It didn't remind me of The Gift of the Magi at all.

GLENN: I'm sorry. I'm not Keith Olbermann. I can't quote every...

OLBERMANN: It sold 30 tickets. In Washington D.C. 30 people bought tickets to see Beck cry. In New York and Boston it was 34 but that was combined. Of course, you say, New York's all socialist, fascists, communists. What about where the real people are like in Rockwall, Texas? 94 tickets in Texas, 94 in the theater. On top of which Beck's ratings among younger viewers for the first week of this month, down

PAT: This is so great, this is so great. On top of it all your TV career's over, too, because among your younger listeners.

STU: By the way, not any demographic because I've looked at the actual demographics that we measure and this statistic does not exist. I don't know where he's pulling it.

GLENN: Was he talking about how my career was over last night, on the same night that I was on Barbara Walters ten most fascinating people? Okay, go ahead.

OLBERMANN: From the first week of last month. Next time he cries

GLENN: Wait, wait, I'm trying to this is a new ratings period for me. I'm sorry. Shakespeare may have done ratings this way but I don't know, we don't do it like that now.

PAT: Nielsen doesn't.

GLENN: What is it, my younger viewers, youngest or younger?

PAT: Younger.

GLENN: Younger viewers.

PAT: We don't know what demographic category that he's using.

GLENN: Younger viewers in the first week of this month to the first week of last month.

PAT: Down 30%.

GLENN: 30%?

PAT: 30%.

GLENN: Holy cow.

STU: What's interesting is that first week of last month was the Fort Hood tragedy.

PAT: Right.

STU: Which did draw quite a few people. But still, even with that I cannot find where he's getting this statistic from.

PAT: Not the mention the first week of this, you were gone I think two days of the week?

STU: Well, yeah, you were gone.

PAT: That he's talking about?

STU: It's funny is you were gone for the Christmas Sweater. You were out one day for the Christmas Sweater in which we had a ratings

PAT: And one day for something else.

GLENN: I don't know if I was. Anyway, it doesn't matter.

STU: Well, I look at a bunch of this. Anyway, so he's literally making stuff up there. And then just so we could talk margin of error here, Glenn.

GLENN: Yes, yes.

STU: I've looked at some of these big failure ticket markets.

GLENN: By the way, I just want you to know, and I don't want to quote anything. This is, these live events, they're done by many different celebrities, many different comedians and everything else. It is my understanding that we are I'm just going to be safe and say top five.

STU: Yeah, easily.

GLENN: In all live events.

STU: But interestingly enough, number one, he took these numbers directly from a blog with no other sources, no other sources. We have the actual numbers, of course, and the average margin of error I found in the first few that I've checked is over 2,000%. 2,000% margin of error is what I discovered.

PAT: From Keith Olbermann? No.

GLENN: I wonder if he would put a phone on his set where we could call him. If he would put a phone, because if I had the ability to call him and I had the facts on how wrong he was, why wouldn't I call him in the middle of the show to correct him?

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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