Glenn Beck: Common Sense Porn



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GLENN: But there was something else, Pat. What was it?

PAT: The Chris Christie porn.

GLENN: Oh, Chris Christie porn. Oh, boy.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

STU: Again, can I protest again the name? Common sense porn, which you said it, it was your quote.

GLENN: No.

STU: It's a great way to sell that.

GLENN: No, I think Chris Christie is the key here. Common sense, sure, yeah.

STU: It is common sense.

GLENN: But Chris Christie himself, a politician saying the things that he says? I mean, you know, just dingdong, pizza delivery, man. I mean, it is —

PAT: Come in. Oh, hello, Chris.

GLENN: It really, it really is. Go ahead, give me a little bit of this before we take a break.

PAT: All right.

CHRISTIE: We know that there's over five million people trapped and over 10,000 failing public schools around America and I use the word trapped and I use it directly. They are trapped by an educational bureaucracy, they are trapped by a selfish, self interested, greedy school union that cares more about putting money in their own pocket and in the pockets of members than they care about educating our most vulnerable and needy children around the country.

PAT: Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: Listen to him. Who says this?

CHRISTIE: And by those children, I mean very clearly as you know, more than 50% of those children that we're talking about are in our largest cities and they do not graduate. 50% of the children in our largest cities in America never graduate from high school.

GLENN: That's obscene.

CHRISTIE: Now in New Jersey in the city of Newark we are expending $24,000 per pupil in public money.

GLENN: Holy cow!

CHRISTIE: For an absolutely disgraceful public education system.

PAT: Wow, is that good stuff.

STU: Yeah. One of the things they did in New Jersey, a little bit, might be shady on the details here because I'm kind of remembering it from something I read but basically at one point there were these poor cities that didn't have enough money for their schools and that was the case. That's why they were underperforming. So they started having this sort of New Jersey state fund which all the other communities would dump into and then that money would go only to the poorest schools.

GLENN: You are not saying that it went corrupt.

STU: Not only did it not go corrupt.

GLENN: No.

STU: But also they dumped money. The amount of money they are spending on these schools is a fortune and, of course, it hasn't improved performance at all.

GLENN: Play the one from last week where the teacher stood up who made $86,000 a year and was bitching that she wants to make $82,000 a year at least.

PAT: Yeah, okay.

GLENN: I mean, it was just a — go ahead.

VOICE: You are not compensating me for my education and you are not compensating me for my experience. That's —

VOICE: Well, you know what? Then you don't have to do it. I mean, the simple fact of the matter is —

GLENN: Go to the private sector.

PAT: Yeah, don't do it. Duh.

VOICE: I do it because I like it.

GLENN: The simple fact of the matter is this —

VOICE: Teachers do it because they love it. That's the only reason that I do it.

VOICE: Well, and you — listen. And teachers go into it knowing what the pay scale is.

VOICE: That's right, that's right.

VOICE: Teachers go into it knowing all that.

PAT: Then shut up about it if you knew it.

GLENN: Here's the thing. Here's the thing. If you go to a private sector, you won't have this argument. You won't have it. Because the market will bear the price and the market will also demand performance. The market won't allow you to have a job forever and ever and ever, no matter how much you suck at it. And the other teachers who don't suck at their job and want to be freed up to be able to teach children? Isn't it weird? They will celebrate you leaving. People don't want to be surrounded by losers. People don't want to be surrounded by people who hate their job who are miserable. People don't want to be trapped and not be able to do what they feel is right. People want to be free. Teachers want to be free. Teachers know what the problems are. Go to the private sector, gang. Go to the private sector and you won't have these arguments. "Oh, well, yeah, you got..." $24,000 per student? In New Jersey?

PAT: That's insane. That's insane.

GLENN: Where 50% don't graduate? What are you doing?

STU: Yeah, hundreds of thousands of dollars per classroom.

GLENN: In classrooms.

PAT: It just shows, throw money at it, doesn't work.

GLENN: By the way, our SAT scores have been going down so far, so fast. Started in the 1960s, 1962 or '63, which is surprisingly the same year that we chased God out of the schools. But the SAT scores, do you know when our SAT scores were doing well back in the 1950s, when things were actually happening? Do you know the class size I think was 36? We didn't seem to have a problem with that. Now it's if you don't have a class size of one on one, you're in trouble. And the teachers are complaining. And look, I get it. I get it. It's not the teacher's fault. It's not just the parents' fault. It's all of our faults. But let's actually talk about real change here. Not just spending more money. Giving, you know, another program or giving — it's not going to solve it. It's not going to solve it. It doesn't work. So let's stop doing it. Let's get out of the insane. And let me again quote James Garfield. The truth will set you free but first it will make you miserable. You don't want to deal with these things. We don't want to have these conversations. But we must. If you want to fix it, you've got to look at the truth. And it will set you free, but the first thing it's going to do is piss you off and make you miserable.

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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