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GLENN: Could we play now — again this is from a speech this weekend and I want you to listen to what he says and ask yourself why is Playstation and XBOX in this? It's a diversion. Listen to this, what the president said.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Meanwhile you are coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads and XBOX's and PlayStations, none of which I know how to work, information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.

PAT: Emancipation?

STU: Emancipated from your pants.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.

PAT: We don't want pressure put on our democracy by those XBOX's.

GLENN: Okay, now listen to this, listen to a couple of things and then listen to it again with new ears. Cass Sunstein is one of Barack Obama's close confidantes. He is I believe the most dangerous man in America. Nobody sees him coming. He is the head now of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, information and regulatory affairs. He oversees the policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs. Know that our government, our DOJ under Holdren right now or Holder, is arguing in the courts that you have no reasonable right of expectation of privacy in your e mail, privacy of location if you have a cellphone because they can triangulate you. Without a warrant they want to be able to read your e mail. Without a warrant. This is the same group of people that today or over the weekend Holdren came out and said — I'm sorry, Holder came out and said that he wants the Miranda rights also to go away for, you know, if you are involved in terrorism. Excuse me? If you are an American citizen? I don't think so. So Cass Sunstein overseeing policies relating to privacy and information. He said that the government needs to employ teams of covert agents and pseudo — I'm quoting — independent advocates to cognitively infiltrate online groups and websites as well as other activist groups which advocate views that Sunstein deems, quote, as false conspiracy theories about the government, end quote. He said that they should all be discredited, even though some of these conspiracy theories will be right. This would be — you ready for this? Designed to increase the citizens' faith in government officials and undermine the credibility of conspiracists. The paper — let's see — also advocates that the government's stealth infiltration should be accompanied by sending covert agents into, quote, chat rooms, online social networks or even real space groups. He also proposes that the government make secret payments to so called independent credible voices to bolster the government's messaging, on the ground that those who don't believe the government's sources will be more inclined to listen to those who appear to be independent, while secretly acting on behalf of our government.

This guy's actually got a job with the president! This is his job now!

This program would target those advocating false, quote, conspiracy theories which they define to mean an attempt to explain an event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people who have managed to conceal their role. Sunstein's 2008 paper was flagged, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

So he says there are five steps: One, ban all conspiracy theories, even those that turn out to be correct. Ban them. Two, tax conspiracy theories. I would be a conspiracy theorist according to Cass Sunstein. I'm also — this is his language — also anti government. If you disagree with the policies of this administration, that doesn't mean you disagree with the president or his policies. Cass Sunstein wants it to be known that you are anti government. Watch the coverage on television. Fox does not call the tea party members anti government. Every other network does. Anti government tea parties. Where did that come from? Cass Sunstein.

Third proposal: Government engage in counterspeech.

Four: Government hires neutral people, quote/unquote, for counterspeech.

Five: Government might engage in informal communication with conspiracy theorists. The main policy recommendation, cognitive infiltration of conspiracy theories. I find it interesting this weekend on Twitter the big thing was somebody who calls themselves Beck girl is using the N word left and right and all of a sudden all the people on the left are saying, look at Glenn Beck won't even speak out against this person.

First of all, I'm not playing your game. Second of all, I'm not responsible for my listeners and what — there are crazy people in every audience, in every walk of life. There are crazy people that are fans of Obama. Most importantly, of course I don't agree with that. So I'm not even going to address it. But most importantly here is gosh, that sounds like Cass Sunstein. Doesn't it? Infiltrate, online, pose and discredit. Gosh, that sounds like Cass Sunstein. Cass Sunstein, free press, free press also trying to shut down the Internet. Not to shut it down, not to turn it off but to shape, to make sure. As Mark Lloyd who's now at the FCC said that important Democratic revolution couldn't have happened if they hadn't have controlled the press. The Venezuelan important Democratic revolution. That's interesting, isn't it?

Oh, by the way, Bob Bennett, according to the Washington Post, Bob Bennett, he didn't just lose. That wasn't a loss this weekend for Bob Bennett. According to the Washington Post, how did they describe it, Pat?

PAT: I don't have the story right in front of me. I'm trying to think. Oh, a nonviolent coup.

GLENN: A nonviolent coup. The Democratic process is now a nonviolent coup. Do you see what's happening? And by the way, let me give you a quote out of Rules For Radicals by Saul Alinsky. I want you to understand who you are dealing with. I want you to understand who these people hold up. Rules For Radicals. Remember, the ends justify the means. There is no wrong. You can do whatever you want. You do whatever's necessary. You get the job done. Rules For Radicals.

May I quote: Lest we forget, at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical, from all of our legends mythology and history, the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom. That radical was Lucifer, end quote. Saul Alinsky. I'm sorry. We're looking to the devil. We're looking to Lucifer as an example of at least he got his! We're looking and using as an example something that now under the Obama administration the Department of Education is telling students to read this book. In it Saul Alinsky holds out as an example of, hey, let's not forget the first radical was Lucifer! Wow.

I said it about an hour ago. I've been reading a lot over and over and over again the Moses story. There's a lot to be learned there. The take away today for me is the simple step that Moses was told to do, put a snake on a stick and said, you want to live? Just look at the snake. People didn't do it for a myriad of reasons, one of which it was just too easy. What was the lesson? Please, dear God, don't dismiss it. The lesson was look to God to live. We are entering unbelievable times. Look to God to live.

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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