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GLENN: So, can you give me the quote from Ed Schultz here ant fairness doctrine a year ago?
STU: Yes, I can do that for you.
Glenn: Hang on. Let me start with this. This is from yesterday. Here's Ed Schultz from yesterday.
ED SCHULTZ: It is a cultural war that's taking place in America. You're exactly right. And it's being played out over the air waves of America and I hope the Democrats now turn to the fairness doctrine. It's time now for the Democrats --
GLENN: Yes. I know.
ED SCHULTZ: -- to consider the fairness doctrine, when you've got Rush Limbaugh out there saying we've got to defeat these bastards.
ED SCHULTZ: He is now openly admitting this he is going to work against and campaign against the Republican -- against the Democratic party.
PAT: He's been clear on that.
GLENN: He's always been --
PAT: Like this is a new deal for Rush?
GLENN: I mean -- stop, stop, stop, stop. Okay. So, there he is. This is yesterday. Here he is just before the election.
STU: This is -- who talks to -- he's talking to someone who is saying that the censor -- the fairness doctrine is coming back over at News Busters and he said, Who talks to Nancy Pelosi more? You or me? Have you talked to Nancy Pelosi ever, because if he had, once he had ever -- if he had had once ever had he done so more than -- oh, geez. This is just -- this is why I can't speak in coherent sentences. But he responded, quote, Well, I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi and no one wants to see the fairness doctrine brought back.
GLENN: No one.
PAT: No one.
GLENN: Except me.
PAT: No one else.
GLENN: Now that we have power -- I mean, listen to this. He's calling for the fairness doctrine after they've won, not after they've lost, after they've won. They still got it done, with all of the debate, and, yet, they want to shut down the debate. They want to make it even easier than it was. They've won! And they want to shut you up. Imagine what they would have done if they would have lost. Killed us all?
PAT: Does that show you how comfortable they are? It shows how comfortable they are with this bill.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
PAT: They're really uncomfortable. They know something is wrong. They know this won't hold up.
GLENN: What is the difference between this and global warming?
PAT: There is none.
GLENN: There is none. There is no difference between this and global warming. These people cannot handle a debate. Did you notice -- you know, Stu and I were talking. There was a story out that said that I was backtracking on one of the stories -- I don't remember what it was -- I was backtracking. Oh, on the Jim Wallace thing.
STU: Social justice, backtracking.
GLENN: And Stu watched the monolog and he said, Where is the backtracking there? I mean, I went further. I went further. I wasn't backtracking. And I said to him, I said, you know, Stu, this week I have finished up the radio or television shows and there have been moments where I've finished them up and I have said, -- I've looked at the staff and I've said, can anybody make an argument against that? I mean, it may be wrong as far as that's not necessarily what's coming, but can anyone say that's just crazy, because that's all people do. Anybody in the media, he's crazy, he's dangerous, he's an entertainer, he's in it for ulterior motives, whatever it is, but they never address the consent, ever, unless it's out of context.
STU: Right. And I think that's one of the issues is that these people are writing stories in a 20 minute window that they have before they have to pump out another one about something completely unrelated and it's a problem, especially frustrating for us because we sit here for three years hours every day going over these things. We go so in-depth, we talk about, you know, endlessly, theory, how long have we talked about Woodrow Wilson? Can we go any more in-depth about things like that?
GLENN: Yes, we can.
STU: Oh, no. Please don't.
GLENN: We could. We could do it tomorrow. I could add an extra hour to the show tomorrow.
STU: I don't think we should do that, but the point is it's like these people are trying to read one sentence they read on a blog or a report from somewhere else, trying to form an opinion.
GLENN: Here's the amazing thing. If you really wanted -- somebody's challenging me to a debate, notice they're all doing this, Well, I challenge Glenn Beck to a debate. I don't think so. If you wanted to have a real discussion, I would be in, but nobody wants to do that. All they're doing is angling to either, A, sell their books, hype their TV show, or just get him! When are we going to have an actual conversation in America?
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Glenn: I'm just looking up at the headlines. The GOP should just go for it with repeal and reform campaign. That's from President Obama. Then why is he trying to shut it down? Why are all the operatives shouting it down? Let it go. Let it go. The President said they should go for it. Everybody in watch watch said, That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. That's going to destroy the republican party! Wouldn't they want that? Are they suddenly worried about a level playing field and they want to advise the Republicans, don't do any more damage, we need a two-party system. We need you-guys to win once in awhile? Is that what that strategy is all of a sudden? I love this. Yeah. I would like to take my advice from the Democrats. Uh-huh, uh-huh. That's why I would like to also take my advice on what he should do on this program from Ed Schultz, because he's so darn successful and he's got my best interest at heart.
We have Noel Sheppard on? Noel Sheppard from NewsBusters. And, Noel, you are a guy who, God bless you, I don't know how you've done it. You've actually listened and talked to Ed.
SHEPPARD: No, no, no. I've actually never talked to Ed.
GLENN: Oh, good for you.
SHEPPARD: Yeah. No. I'm not sure that Ed and I would get along very well, although, you know, if he invited me on, Glenn, I would certainly speak to him but somehow I don't imagine it would be a friendly discussion.
GLENN: I just wanted to touch base with you because I asked Stu, I said, Has Ed Schultz ever advocated, you know, We've got to get these guys? We've got to throw these guys out of office? Has he ever done that before?
SHEPPARD: Oh, definitely. I mean, as we go back -- what I did is I've compiled a list of some of his greatest hits and most of them are quite recent.
GLENN: Okay. What are they?
SHEPPARD: He made a comment -- and let me see if I can find it. He made a comment --
GLENN: You're breaking news here because this is the first time that anyone but Ed Schultz and you have heard anything that Ed Schultz has said.
SHEPPARD: That's true. We're about to radically increase his ratings. So --
GLENN: Oh, yeah, yeah.
SHEPPARD: -- maybe you ought to reconsider this whole segment, Glenn.
GLENN: Oh. Yeah. It's amazing.
SHEPPARD: As I recall back in January, January 14th -- 15th or 16th, he made a comment on his radio show and this is just before the election in -- the special election in Massachusetts, he made a comment on his radio show that if he lived in Massachusetts, I would vote 10 times --
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
SHEPPARD: -- to keep these bastards out. You've got to love him. I mean, he's honest. Right?
GLENN: Right. Oh, yeah. No. I mean, he is honest in his cheating, yes.
SHEPPARD: He's honest in his cheating.
SHEPPARD: And I think on the same day -- I think on the same day he made a comment that if Brown wins, it will be the end of change as we know it. Now, for many of us, we hoped that that was going to be the case but based on what happened in Sunday and what's happened the rest of this week, apparently Brown's victory didn't end change as we know it, did it, Glenn?
GLENN: Ed, I would like to -- if I may quote the President, Some people are talking about this whole bill as Armageddon.
GLENN: I mean, that's what he said about Scott Brown. It's going to be the end of change.
SHEPPARD: The other beautiful thing is so the bill has been in effect for a couple of days, three days, whatever it is and Obama is out there saying, See, they said the world was going to an end if this bill was signed. Of course, nothing's been enacted yet. So, it's kind of early for the world to end.
GLENN: Yeah. No. It will probably be -- if we can make it to 2014 --
GLENN: -- it will probably be 2014
SHEPPARD: Yeah. And then hopefully Obama is out of office at that point. So, it --
GLENN: It could be blamed on the Republicans. No, it will be blamed on the Republicans.
SHEPPARD: Oh, no doubt. There's no doubt, but here's another one I think you'll like. I found this. This goes back to September when Ed Schultz said on his MSNBC show -- again, we're probably now talking -- more people are learning about what he said at this moment than actually witnessed it while it occurred.
Glenn: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. No, wait, wait. Let's get this right, because I believe in accuracy and fairness. More people are hearing about it now than have watched MSNBC the entire lineup for the last month.
GLENN: All right. Go ahead. (Laughter.)
SHEPPARD: Should we rethink? We're doing this man a favor.
GLENN: No, no. I mean, please. There's not anybody who's listening to this show that thinks this guy is anything but a pin head. All right. So --
SHEPPARD: Last September, around the 24th and Ed makes the comment on his MSNBC program, the Republicans lie, they want to see you dead, they would rather make money off your dead corpse, they kind of like it when that woman had cancer and they don't have anything for her. Oh, you've got to love him. Right? And they're talking about the angry rhetoric Tea Parties, right, and the angry rhetoric on Capitol Hill this weekend.
GLENN: And that's on MSNBC.
SHEPPARD: And Ed Schultz is claiming the Republicans want people to die.
GLENN: It's unbelievable. I don't know why he's not successful. I just can't imagine why he's not successful. Ed, we're just -- Ed, I just want you to know, we're leveling the playing field for you. That's all we're doing. We're -- I'm giving permission, anybody that could listen to Ed, you go right ahead. If this sounds attractive to you, you go ahead and go over there
SHEPPARD: Well, the other thing, more recently he made a comment -- and this was actually in response to a News Busters piece that I wrote, Glenn. He made a comment that we ought to rip Dick Cheney's heart out. Now, this is the tolerant left. Right? We ought to rip Dick Cheney's heart out. That was only about three weeks ago. That was February 24th or 25th he made that comment, maybe 23rd.
GLENN: What was happening in the world where Ed all of a sudden --
PAT: I think it was -- it was -- wasn't it right around the time Dick Cheney had a heart attack?
PAT: And I think that's when he said it.
GLENN: So, you instead of sending flowers, you rip his heart out? These guys are good. No. They're good people.
SHEPPARD: Well, maybe he was being kind. He was saying, Dick, that heart obviously doesn't work. So, maybe you ought to rip it out and put in a new one?
GLENN: Yeah. There you go. There you go. We're giving him the benefit of the --
SHEPPARD: It's the health care reform thing. If this Obamacare goes through, Dick Cheney won't have all of these heart attacks because we'll rip his heart out. We'll give him a new one!
GLENN: Right. And do you know what? Let me tell you something. Those are the kind of doctors we're going to do that are just, I'll fix it. I'll rip it heart out and then I'll jam another one in.
SHEPPARD: But I think what's going to happen then is everybody is going to be given a liberal heart. Just imagine what it will be then.
GLENN: I don't believe liberals have hearts. They have hearts. They don't no brains. That's how it is.
SHEPPARD: They have hearts. They have no brains. So, there won't be any brain transplants coming from liberals. Right?
GLENN: Well, thank you very much, sir, and, Noel, keep up the good work.
SHEPPARD: My pleasure. Any time you need me, sir.