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.

[ OVERLAPPING SPEAKERS ]

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 SSI.gov. 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.

GLENN: So

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.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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