Recovering progressive calls Glenn

GLENN: Let's go to Brian in Albany. Hello, Brian, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I have a couple of thoughts for you this morning. First off, I'm Jewish and I'm shocked at how many friends I lost in 2008 because I refused to vote for Barack Obama and how many, how many of them have yet to come back and say "I was wrong." It's scary and how I completely lost touch with my rabbi over it just because he was just so in the tank for Obama and didn't even bother hiding it. It was kind of frightening. You know, as a recovering progressive, it's been a process trying to stay the course.

GLENN: Tell me, Brian, hell are you doing? What step are you on, on recovering progressive?

CALLER: I'm on Step 4 but, you know, every now and then I have a crisis, I have to call my sponsor who's my wife.


CALLER: And she has to talk me back down and keep me on the straight and narrow.

GLENN: So you are still making a list of all of the things that you've done wrong as a progressive?



CALLER: Yes, that's right.

GLENN: Well, you are kind of doing Step 5. Here you are admitting to the world. If you'd like to complete Step 5 at any time when you are done with 4, you come on the program and you can bury your soul as a recovering progressive.

CALLER: Well, thank you. And, you know, one of the things I did wrong, in college I was a history major and my Senior thesis was on Woodrow Wilson.

GLENN: Ooph.

CALLER: And how terrible it was that the U.S. Senate wouldn't ratify the Treaty of Versailles and just how —

GLENN: Oh, gosh.

CALLER: — his thoughts on internationalism were so great.

GLENN: Brian, Brian, Brian, this is — you are a case study for me. I would like to just probe and experiment on you for a while. What turned you?

CALLER: Well, first I got a — I grew up and got a job and I had to start looking at the real world. But a lot of it, honestly my wife kept saying to me, you don't understand, you don't understand. And probably about a year and a half ago, you know, I started to turn.

GLENN: Now, wait. Was your wife progressive, too?

CALLER: No. No, no.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: My wife's always been a conservative.

GLENN: How did you get together?

CALLER: Well, I'm not entirely sure why she put up with me back then, but I think she just knew that there was something in me she could change. I mean, like most wives she kind of figured there was something about me would change and, you know, she — I know this is a shock. She was right. She likes to hear when I say that.

GLENN: All women do.

CALLER: I know. But it really, you know, after the election I started, you know, saying, like, I can't believe people voted for this guy and I started listening to you and I was like, you know what? You know what? This makes a lot more sense to me. And, you know, it just, it took me time. It's probably taken me about a year and a half to really admit that I was wrong and come to terms with it, but it's —

GLENN: You know what? I tell you, Brian, I have so much respect for you. Anybody who will take something that they firmly believed and examine it, just doing that step is huge, to honestly examine it and say, well, let me look at the other side. For you to examine it and then admit I was on the wrong course is gigantic. I mean, kudos to you. Massive, massive kudos.

CALLER: Thank you. Well, kudos to you because you've turned me into a reader again.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. We've had him on long enough. They have traced the call. They are coming down to get Brian. It's a progressive that is turning! Quick, pick him up off the streets!

CALLER: You know, sometimes I wonder how far we are from that. I really do get scared sometimes and I'm reading Atlas —

PAT: They are not far. They are coming for you now.

CALLER: That's true.

GLENN: You are reading what now?

CALLER: "Atlas Shrugged" and I'm not very far in and I'm reading it and I'm like, this makes sense. Like, I can see, this looks too familiar.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: You know, and it just —

GLENN: You know, it's amazing to me, Brian, that more people, especially in, you know, your situation being a Jew, more people are not just wide eyed. I mean, we've promised each other not to forget. And not only are we not forgetting, we're helping cover the truth and we're helping usher in globally new — or renewed vigor for these lies against Jews. It's incredible!

CALLER: It is. And like you said, how does Helen Thomas have a job today? I don't understand it.

GLENN: I have been watching the TV and there's only one network that continues to play the video of her.

CALLER: That's ABC, right? No, NBC? It's got to be one of those, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.


GLENN: It is truly remarkable. Can you imagine? I mean, this is the problem. Those kinds of comments are horrible. It doesn't matter if it is Pat Buchanan that would say it, if it was me that would say it, if it was Ronald Reagan that would say it. It doesn't matter. If those kinds of comments are said and it is something that you know is part of who they are, there's no excuse. There's just no excuse. It doesn't matter left or right. It's right or wrong.

CALLER: Well, and much like the president, you know, it's the spontaneous remarks that reveal somebody's true character. And that's exactly what we saw from Helen Thomas. That's what we see every time the president goes off of the TelePrompTer, you know.

GLENN: I would love to see — Brian, I thank you so much for your call and God bless ya.

CALLER: Thank you, Glenn. God bless you.

GLENN: You bet. Keep up the good work.

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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