Fish out of Water: Glenn @ Time 100

GLENN: Okay. So last night I'm at this Time 100 most influential people and like, everybody's there, everybody's there. Lorne Martin Michaels, I talked to him last night from Saturday Night Live. He was a very nice guy. And the guy who's with me said, wow, he's a fan of the show. I said, what makes you say that? He said before we left, you know, "Hey, you just keep stay on the air, brother, just stay on the air." And I said, not a fan of the I'm good for comedy! I'm good for their comedy! It's not it's like Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart's not thinking, "Yeah, get that guy off the air." I'm good for him and his ratings. Please. But he was very nice.

Seth, what's his name?

STU: Seth Meyers.

GLENN: Seth Meyers, really kind, very nice. He might have been making fun of me the whole time, I don't know. But he seemed to be very kind and very nice. And who's the other guy with the glasses that's on Saturday Night Live that did "In a box"?

STU: Andy Sandberg.

GLENN: Hysterical.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Hysterical. Didn't meet him last night because I didn't know him. I don't watch Saturday Night Live. I just watch clips once in a while. Didn't know him and so I didn't get a chance to talk to him, but he was funny last night. He did a roast of a few of the people on the Time 100 list. I was surprisingly one of them. But it was very, very funny.

I'm trying to think who else was Bill Clinton talked about the unsustainable Earth.

PAT: There are just not enough fat chicks. There are just not enough fat chicks to sustain life.

GLENN: You know what it seemed it was weird. It seemed like it was 1,000 years ago that he was

PAT: Did you get a little nostalgic? I mean, when I see him sometimes, it's almost like, "Oh, please come back."

GLENN: Oh, it was I swear to you

PAT: Oh, please.

GLENN: If I didn't know how entangled they were in, you know, all of the things that are going on.

PAT: You'd think, wouldn't you?

GLENN: I would. You'd be like, oh, man.

PAT: The days of Bill Clinton, those were great days.

GLENN: Remember when we just were in constitutional crisis?

PAT: Remember that?

GLENN: Those were the days.

PAT: Oh, selling secrets to the Chinese and

GLENN: What I'd give just for somebody selling secrets to the Chinese.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: What I'd give for just the days when we were only worried about impeaching the president of the United States.

PAT: Oh, those were the days. Man, those were the good times.

GLENN: Life was simple then.

PAT: Good times.

GLENN: So but, boy, he's really aged. He really, he's aged. But it was nice to see a president deliver something without a TelePrompTer. Last year I was there and Michelle Obama had a TelePrompTer. It was like, we should just, we should put those things, you know, just like make them so they come off their legs. You know what I mean? Just like a bar that comes off of their legs, their thighs and then another bar comes up with a TelePrompTer right there. I think that's what we should have. But anyway, but beforehand we're standing around and I'm just trying to get to the bar. You know, I'm not going to drink but I just, I wanted to at least be near the liquor. And they put it all the way on the other side of the room. I just want to stand, take a long time to make my choice. I don't know, you have looks like you have Sprite there and club soda. What other nonalcoholic beverages do you have? Just drag it out as long as you can so you don't have to talk to anybody at this thing. And Joe Klein comes up and I at first I think he's, you know, I don't know. Maybe he's Robert Reich. You know, I'm really bad with names and faces and everything else. And so I look down. You know how somebody just kind of inserts themselves into your conversation and they stand uncomfortably close to make sure you notice them? And this person did that and then so I kind of turned to him and I had to look way down because I think he's about 3 1/2 feet tall. And I'm thinking, oh, short bearded man, it's Robert Reich. And then I go you know, it's one of those things like, you know the face. And so I smile and I'm like, hey. Because you never know. You never know, do I really like this person; do I not really like this person? I should have remembered I was at the Time 100, so I probably odds are I don't like this person. But I didn't know who it was and so I'm like, hey, and I smile. The guy I'm talking to and I don't even remember who that was he said, "That's Joe Klein."

STU: You should point out to the audience that Joe Klein is a writer, right, for Time.

GLENN: Used to be. Or maybe currently still is.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: You know.

STU: But

PAT: This is one of the things he said about you.

MATTHEWS: Now, she said it was just his policies, not him. But those words are license words. They are permission words.

KLEIN: You know, I did a little bit of research just before this show — it's on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of "sedition" which is: Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and, to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right next — right up close to being seditious...

GLENN: I feel bad for him, I really do. I feel bad for him. He was so desperate to be important at all.

STU: Yeah, and that's what he's doing in that clip. Like, he is not doing that because he believes that. He is doing that because he's very angry that you have humiliated him numerous times, embarrassed him to the point that his mother would not want to talk to him

GLENN: I think that's

STU: On national television.

GLENN: I think that's what happened because the guy standing in front of me said, that's Joe Klein. And I said, "Oh, hey, Joe." And the guy thought, I think he thought he was going to humiliate me and make me uncomfortable. And he said, "You got your pipe? Because you should do your professor thing now in front of him." And I said and I just looked right at Joe and I said, anytime, anytime.

STU: You are not afraid

GLENN: If I had my pipe, I would have done it: "Oh, hello, Joe, how are you, sir?" And then he just got all in my face with his finger and then he's, you know, doing some Hulk, you know, strongman grip on my arm and I just do this. And he said, yeah, maybe we should let go of each other's arms. And I'm like, you are a jerk! And I said, "Joe, I never have once questioned this president's birth certificate. I have never questioned that."

STU: And he knows that, of course.

GLENN: Of course he does. I've never questioned it.

PAT: Repeatedly.

GLENN: Repeatedly. Stop it! You are wrong, you know you're wrong; stop it. And he said he said, "Oh, you don't question his..."

PAT: Policies, didn't he?

GLENN: No, he said you don't question his you don't question his legitimacy? You question his policies and say that his policies don't seem American to you. That's questioning his legitimacy!

STU: Unbelievable.

GLENN: And I said, oh, my

PAT: You can't question a president's policies?

GLENN: Can't question his policies!

PAT: According to Time magazine's Joe Klein, it is wrong in America

STU: Wow.

PAT: to question the president of the United States' policies?

GLENN: His policies. His policies.

PAT: That is unbelievable!

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That is unbelievable.

GLENN: That's Cass Sunstein. That is Cass Sunstein. Cass Sunstein says if you question the policies, that makes you anti government.

STU: Yeah, well, he says though only that

PAT: That's anti American.

STU: That you should be that Cass Sunstein advocates infiltrating groups that do such things.


STU: Where Joe Klein is accusing you of sedition which has penalties much higher than just having people infiltrate you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah. So I just said, "You are wrong in almost everything that has ever you've ever written. You are just wrong, and stop it." And I walked away and I said, okay, that Sprite, can you put some Jack Daniels in this? Not that I'm going to drink it, but is it can I ignite it?

STU: Now, when you said he got up in your face, was he standing in a chair?

GLENN: I say he attempted to reach my face.

STU: Okay, all right.

GLENN: He attempted to reach my face.

STU: What was the angle? Was the angle like 80?

GLENN: No, he brings he has like a little no, he has a little stepladder.

STU: Oh, okay, that's cute. That's adorable.

GLENN: And you know what's nice? He arrived in a little clown car.

STU: Really?

PAT: That's cool.

STU: How many of him got out?


STU: Oh, just the one?

PAT: Must have been roomy, really, really roomy.

GLENN: Yeah, lot of room. For a man his size it was like an Escalade.

STU: (Laughing). We have to say, though, yesterday's program, Pat and I talked after the show yesterday and we decided we really like the program mainly because your attitude, you were so sort of ornery and angry and just ready to go at everybody. So we decided to just, just try to just ignite that every day.

PAT: We're going to poke you with pickle forks before every show.

GLENN: That's very good, thank you.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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