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?

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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