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.


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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