Glenn Beck: Congressman offers pathetic apology

Congressman Bob Etheridge

GLENN: Congressman Ethridge, we played the video for you of him being grilled by college students as he was walking down the street, they ask him -- cover your children's ears -- do you fully support the Obama administration's agenda and you can see why it was fist to fury. To me this is -- not just to me. Legally this is assault. I wonder where the college students are. I will tell you that there is enough of a wonderer to begin to wonder, with this story being as huge as it is, why haven't they come to table, why haven't they revealed themselves. Interesting to me. Not that it would excuse the Congressman's actions, but where are they, because you've got them dead to rights. Where are you? Who are you? Oh, my gosh. Does that sound fair and balanced, like I'm actually searching for the truth, without an agenda. That's weird.

PAT: Whoa.

GLENN: But that doesn't -- again, it doesn't excuse the Congressman's actions at all. Now, let's continue with what MSNBC was saying.

VOICE: -- under false pretense. One of these so-called camera men at one point reportedly identified himself as a student. So, there is discrepancy over who these individuals are but for the record, the Congressman --

GLENN: Hold on. Hang on. So-called cam cameraman? He was holding a camera?

STU: The only thing required of being a cameraman is holding a camera.

PAT: No. There is an official cameraman union

STU: Oh, there is? You can be professional, but that doesn't mean --

GLENN: Oh, wait a minute. Stu, you just said something that's interesting.

STU: I'm interested.

GLENN: What you said was a professional cameraman or professional journalist. You see, what a lot of people have a problem with in Washington and those who are wanting power or have power is an end to these so-called citizen journalists.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You know, the citizen journalists like Ben Franklin.

PAT: They don't know what they're doing.

GLENN: No, they don't. They haven't been trained.

PAT: No.

GLENN: They don't know what they're doing.

PAT: You have to be trained to ask questions like was the most enchanting thing during your administration, you know.


PAT: What about your administration has surprised you the most, what enchanted you the most.

GLENN: Usually you would think that that could become a -- that's the question of an eight year old girl.

PAT: No, but the --

GLENN: That's an insult to eight year old girls.

PAT: You have to go to school for that. So --

GLENN: Right. So, a citizen journalist, Stu, is something that we could shun

STU: Really, because I think that would be important for citizens to --

GLENN: That's an old, outdated idea, Ben Franklin.

PAT: You're living in an old, America.

STU: Ben Franklin is. I mean, that's an older example of that, but there's also a lot of important things going on now that we wouldn't have found out about, like, for example, that ACORN wanted to bring prostitutes into the --

GLENN: Yeah, but that didn't matter, did it?

STU: I mean, we were giving them a lot of money and --

GLENN: It doesn't matter. We're still giving them a lot of money, just under different names.

STU: But isn't it important that we learn about that kind of thing?

GLENN: No, not if it doesn't matter, not unless it fits into the right agenda.

PAT: Plus, they were set up.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: They were set up by someone asking them to --

PAT: Uh-huh.

STU: -- just asking them a question?

GLENN: Clearly the guy was set up. He was walking down the street and then somebody jumps out -- well, they didn't jump out but they say, when he's at a great distance, Congressman, Congressman, then he smiled and they say, we have a question. Do you fully support -- again, cover your ears -- do you fully support the Obama agenda.

STU: That's a legitimate question, right, from a citizen?


PAT: That's hate-filled rhetoric.

STU: No. I'm saying for a citizen for to just ask a representative, Sir, do you agree with the agenda of a particular president --

GLENN: Please stop spewing the hate speech.

PAT: Stop mongering your hate.

VOICE: Just by releasing these written statements of apology at least regarding his actions, not, certainly, those of the people who some would categorize it as an ambush interview, ambush attach.

PAT: Some Democrats are -- I loved her report because some Democrats were blasting the students and some were saying that these two students ambushed this poor Congressman.

GLENN: Ambushed? Jumping out -- I've had this happen to me. Jumping out of the bushes is an ambush.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Standing on the sidewalk as somebody is coming down the street and you're, like, Hey, Congressman, that's not an ambush. That's not an ambush. Okay? Jumping out from behind a pillar, that's an ambush. Hey, I've had that happen before.

PAT: Or hiding in the bushes at shooting someone when they walk through a certain place, that's an ambush.

GLENN: That's a real ambush.

STU: This is sniperish.

GLENN: This is someone standing on the street with a camera.

STU: In full view.

GLENN: And all you have to do is just walk on.

PAT: But MSNBC had some more help for Congressman Ethridge

VOICE: So, a lot of Democrats are saying, wait, hold on. This was a setup, this guy was intentionally put up by the republican party. We don't know if that's true or not, but it's more interesting that we do not know who the folks actually took the video are this late in the process, you would think they would want some notoriety, especially if they're perpetuating this cause against the Obama agenda.

PAT: Does it matter if the guy was set up -- let's say the Republican party did send him out to say, Hey, ask him about the President's agenda.

STU: Right. The bottom line is --

PAT: -- that's an excuse. They didn't force him to act like that.

GLENN: That's like the Republicans, the Republicans got Monica Lewinsky hired as an intern. Okay, but the Republicans weren't there saying, Hey, do you know what you can do with this cigar? Let me show you

STU: But Monica Lewinsky was a willing participate in that. These guys were just standing there asking questions and got hit.

GLENN: Yeah, but the Congressman was a willing participant, as well.


Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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