Glenn Beck: Joe Klein destroyed by Bill O'Reilly

Joe Klein destroyed by Bill O'Reilly

GLENN: I want to play from Bill O'Reilly last night Joe Klein from Time magazine.

KLEIN: But I think that your pal Glenn Beck is peddling a lot of hateful crap.

O'REILLY: But he is doing it in a funny way. What's hateful about it?

KLEIN: I thought the part where he describe the president as intentionally steering the airplane of state into the ground.

PAT: At least, but at least he got the analogy that it wasn't an actual airplane and he wasn't trying to actually kill people.

STU: Right. He didn't realize it wasn't the, what was it, the of state? It was about the economy.

PAT: Right, it was.

GLENN: Isn't it interesting, isn't it interesting that Arianna Huffington and Joe Klein in the same weekend.

PAT: Both.

GLENN: Used the same analogy.

PAT: So weird.

GLENN: That's been out that piece has been out for, what, months?

PAT: Long time.

GLENN: Months.

PAT: May I also point out that's not hate!

GLENN: That's opinion.

PAT: It's an opinion!

GLENN: Right.

PAT: There's nothing hateful about it!

GLENN: Right.

STU: That's a good point. They just put hate next to anything that anyone on the right size, yeah.

PAT: If you disagree with him, you hate him.

STU: It's a hate of opinion.

PAT: Stupid!

GLENN: Let me tell you something one of my favorite websites is Mediaite and there are times they take me down hard, they don't like me at all.

PAT: They have, yeah.

GLENN: They have taken me down hard. But there are other times that they defend and it's not because they are fans or not fans. It's because that's the way they see it and they are not just ideologues. Listen to this: Bill O'Reilly debates Joe Klein on the Glenn Beck phenomenon. Bill O'Reilly started this week not only by taking on Republican critics to President Obama but also factoring in some liberal guests into the fold. One of those, Joe Klein from Time magazine, has recently had a back and forth with Glenn Beck and O'Reilly took the chance to offer a defense of sorts to his colleague. Klein wrote an column recently criticizing Fox News and really stupid Americans. That got a 15 minute epic takedown from Beck last week.

I love the article they wrote last week on the epic takedown. They said, you want to know why Beck is successful? Watch this, the best 15 minutes you've ever seen.

After discussing several issues with Klein, O'Reilly brought out Klein's FNC criticism going back to last year as well. You don't like Fox News much, says O'Reilly. Klein says he respects Major Garrett and even O'Reilly, those are good guys, I think you are a good guy. We come from the same neck of the woods, said Klein but surprise, surprise, your pal Glenn Beck is peddling a lot of hateful crap. Klein said sarcastically the stuff about Obama not being an American citizen, that was hysterical.

Now listen to this. Go ahead and play what else Klein said.

KLEIN: It's hilarious and the stuff about Obama not being a

O'REILLY: He's got a phone to the White House. Look, he is every man sitting on a barstool. Why shouldn't he have a show?

KLEIN: No, no, no, he is Father Coughlin.


PAT: Father Coughlin.

GLENN: Father Coughlin

PAT: The socialist.

STU: What is it? Coughlin or Conklin? Conklin or something? It's not Coughlin, is it? That's how it's written but that's not how it's pronounced.

GLENN: I don't care how it's pronounced. The only ones that know this reference are the people at MSNBC and the Huffington Post and Media Matters. They are the only ones, and they get it wrong every time. The guy was a socialist. The guy was I mean, look him up on If you look at Social Security, he's there.

PAT: He started out a huge fan of FDR.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And the reason that he turned on FDR and became so vehemently opposed to him

GLENN: Because he didn't go close enough! That's me.

PAT: Oh, that's a perfect comparison to you.

GLENN: That's me.

PAT: Perfect.

GLENN: The reason why he says he's Father Coughlin is twofold. One, Father Coughlin was a populist. I'm not a populist.

STU: I don't think so. People have leveled that claim against you for a long time.

GLENN: Not a populist. What I happen to say is popular now. I happen to believe in the little man, but that's not a populist stance that I need the big government. Populist stance combines the big government with it. I don't want the big government protecting.

STU: Right. And you've been criticized for

GLENN: Leave me alone.

STU: Right. You've been criticized for being a big friend to the evil elite rich people forever and then all of a sudden now you are a populist. I don't know how that happens.

GLENN: All right. So and that's what's happening is now the progressives are going to take this. Which is what they are really in many ways, they are Father Coughlin. That's who they are. They are a bunch of Marxists that want redistribution of wealth. They don't think Obama has even gone far enough. And also, by the way, the reason why they compare me to Father Coughlin is because in the end he was supporting the Germans against the Jews.

STU: Right.


STU: Blah blah Nazi, blah blah.

GLENN: And I just want to point out I'm so much alike that Benjamin Netanyahu told me that I will be remembered as a friend to humanity for what I have done and said about Israel and Iran.

PAT: Okay, dusty Rhodes!

STU: Your reference!

GLENN: So here's what Joe Klein, you know, he continues on and Bill O'Reilly, you know, just leaves it as the joke that it is. But let me read what Mediaite says: First of all, Beck is so far from a Birther, it's absurd for Klein to even cite in his argument. It proves he doesn't even actually watch or listen to Glenn Beck.

STU: Great.

GLENN: See article, Glenn Beck thinks Birthers are dumb. Glenn Beck is a lot of things. He thinks a large portion of the Obama administration are Mao loving progressive radicals intent on forcing the social is regime change.

PAT: Only because they said so.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Other than that.

GLENN: But he's not that. Also on O'Reilly's defense that Beck is every mayonnaise is disingenuous as well, Glenn Beck, his appeal is that he's doing things that no one else can do. Maybe the every man can identify with what Beck is saying but Beck is the guy leading the charge quite literally in some cases. There's a hyperlink to that. I've got to see what that is. And that makes him uniquely loved and hated. Besides, Klein, who led the show as guest number one, San Francisco Gavin Newsom made his Factor debut last night, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

PAT: So Klein started out the show by accusing Fox News of lying. Then in his dissertation on you, comes up

STU: And he only came up with two things, one of which was a complete lie, the other was saying an analogy that was incorrect. I mean, he didn't come up with one accurate thing. How did he come up with what?

GLENN: But he only had a week to respond to the epic takedown of Time magazine. Remember when Time magazine used to have credibility? I know, I know, it was

PAT: When was that?

GLENN: It was before they put me on the cover.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.