Glenn Beck: Fed makes record 'windfall' profits

GLENN: Hey, I want you to know that the Fed has made a little bit of a profit this year.

PAT: No big deal, though.

GLENN: Yeah. It's only, it's only just a little bit more than Exxon made last year.

PAT: Let's not blow that out of proportion, though. That sounds on the surface like it's a lot of money.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: But it's not even $1 trillion.

STU: Right. It's way less.

PAT: $46 billion. ExxonMobil made 45.

STU: If you say $46 billion, you are not including $100 million because it's 46.1.

PAT: It's easy as change.

STU: But that's nothing. That's just thrown on top of it.

GLENN: So they made $46 billion.

STU: 46.1.

GLENN: $46.1 billion last year, the Fed did, a private corporation where we don't even know who really owns the Fed.

PAT: Are they fat cats?

GLENN: No, no.

STU: They are definitely not corporate fat cats.

PAT: All right, I shouldn't have even brought that up.

GLENN: So they made $46.1 billion. ExxonMobil last year made how much?

STU: Well, when it was a big controversy, 2008, they made record profits of $45 billion.

GLENN: Not $45.1.

STU: Well, let me you know what? That's a good point.

GLENN: You better check, because

STU: $45.22 billion.

GLENN: $45.22 billion. And remember it being on the front page of Drudge. They called them in front of congress.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: You know what this liberal's going to do. This liberal's all about socializing.

STU: Please play it. Thank you.

VOICE: And guess what this liberal will be all about. This liberal will be all about socializing... will be about

STU: Something else, about something else, something else.

VOICE: Basically taking over.

GLENN: Taking over, like that's better.

VOICE: And the government running all of your companies.

STU: Oh, there you go. See, that's quick on your feet.

GLENN: Yeah. Very good cover. Very good cover. Okay, so she was saying that because people were paying a lot of money for gasoline.

PAT: And they were making these outrageously obscene, sinful, outrageous.

STU: Hurtful.

PAT: Hurtful, thank you, profits.

GLENN: At a time when the American people need help.

PAT: They were suffering, suffering.

GLENN: What did they do? They made these obscene profits.

PAT: Obscene.

GLENN: So the Fed was supposed to protect us from a bubble.

STU: That worked. I mean, if you think about it, that worked out very well.

GLENN: The Fed was supposed to oversee the banking fiascos.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: And sort of head them off at the pass?

STU: They did see it. They saw it.

PAT: Nobody could do that.

STU: Impossible, impossible.

PAT: Nobody could do that.

GLENN: Then they were supposed to bail out these banks so people could get loans at the banks, which isn't happening.

PAT: Well, nobody could do that.

STU: Impossible.

GLENN: But they are only making more money last year.

PAT: They tried, Glenn, but the fat cat bankers just wouldn't do the things that were supposed to be asked.

GLENN: Hang on a second. The Federal Reserve is a collection of banks.

PAT: But these are good banks.

STU: Really good ones.

PAT: There's a difference between the good banks.

GLENN: We don't know what banks they are.

PAT: It's like are you a good witch or a bad witch. This is, are you a good bank or a bad bank.

GLENN: We don't know what banks they are.

PAT: I just know they are good. They are good banks.

GLENN: You just know that.

PAT: Because they are part of the Federal Reserve and no bad bank could ever be a part of the Federal Reserve. You know that. You know that.

STU: Don't play around, Glenn.

GLENN: So let's say Merrill Lynch is not Merrill Lynch but Goldman Sachs.

STU: Sounds like fat cats to me.

GLENN: Isn't Goldman Sachs part of the Fed? They are rumored to be part of the Fed?

PAT: They can't possibly be. Because I don't think I would call them one of the good banks.

GLENN: You don't think so?

PAT: So they can't possibly be.

GLENN: But Goldman Sachs is in with the president.

STU: Why are you talking about fat cats again? Fat cats. Corporate fat cats.

PAT: Sucking the marrow out of this country! Out of the very nation!

GLENN: So I'm wondering if we could have Maxine Waters ask Ben Bernanke what's been going on? How could you possibly make because I'll tell you what this liberal's all about. This liberal's all about socializing the bank... about basically taking over... the banking industry... and jamming a spike into the chest of this great nation. And then shooting people who disagree. That's what we're and running the oil companies.

STU: You have to look at this in perspective, though, Glenn and I think if you look at this is really a story of the economy as a whole. I mean, when you think about a company as a whole, you think of beating their all time highest profits by 33% this year. I mean, that seems like just the story that every business is telling with all this hope and this change flowing.

GLENN: It is the macro of the micro. That's just the big picture that everybody's going through the roof by 33%.

STU: 33% of your all time highs, that's what everybody is doing right now.

PAT: I thought everybody was pretty much down.

GLENN: No, pay no attention to that. Fat cats are down and they deserve to be down.

PAT: The fat cats deserve it? Okay. So when is the hearing scheduled for the Federal Reserve to find out how they made these obscene profits?

PAT: Well, they haven't scheduled that yet but they are going to do it really super soon, I'll bet.

STU: Super, super soon I think actually, double super.

GLENN: Do you guys have a press release for this?

PAT: No, but I am expecting one in my inbox anytime, at any time.

STU: And it's not super duper soon. It's one of the two, we know.

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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