Glenn Beck: Context matters



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GLENN: Here's Shirley yesterday on CNN.

VOICE: I had at least three calls, telling me the White House wanted me to resign.

VOICE: So the pressure came from the White House.

VOICE: And the last one asked me to pullover to the side of the road and do it and that's exactly what I did.

VOICE: Are you willing to name names?

VOICE: Oh I can tell you that was Cheryl Cook, the deputy undersecretary. She called me and I said "Cheryl, I've got a 3 1/2 hour ride to get into Athens," she called a second time and I said I'm just getting through Atlanta. She called me again and I said I'm at least 45 minutes to an hour from Athens. She said Shirley, they want you to pullover to the side of the road and do it because you're going to be on Glenn Beck tonight.

PAT: I mean, it was so imperative for her to get out of there. She's driving to Athens, taking a 3 hour and 45 minute trip, they wanted her to pullover to the side of the road and tender her resignation, whereas again, van Jones is a communist revolutionary radical and for months it goes on.

GLENN: They may have found out that she's an 9/11 truther.

PAT: They could have, or they found that she called Republicans an a-hole.

STU: Can we stop just a moment, and revel at how deeply you're burrowed in their heads. They are thinking about your programming before you ever announce it. They're firing people based on what you might say on the day's show.

GLENN: They are so frightened of this audience. They were so frightened.

PAT: And then we didn't even do the story.

STU: Then when whey did it, we came out in her favor.

[Laughter]

GLENN: I know. It's great. It's just great. You know what's amazing is we can see them coming. We can see them coming. We see them coming. They can't. see us. It's like we're --

PAT: They don't understand us at all.

GLENN: No. They don't. They don't understand us at all. You know, you can get in the mind of a revolutionary. The reason the press doesn't understand them is they don't think like revolutionaries. We can think like revolutionaries, all we have to do is read their words and take them at their word. That's where the press gets it wrong. They don't take them at their wrong. So you can see them as revolutionaries and then you know exactly where they're moving and how they're moving. There are things that they do that they can't figure out. But they can't figure out the basics on us. They have no concept. They have to project themselves into our positions. Can like what would we do.

PAT: That's why they think we have Zionist Masters who call us and coordinate that stuff.

GLENN: Because they do. Because George Soros is on the other end of the Blackberry. That's why. We don't have anybody. They don't want to lose their stuff, their position, whatever. I will. Okay. Whatever. I mean, they just don't. That's why they'll lose in the end, that's why they will lose. Maybe not to me, but in the end, they will lose because they're revolutionaries and that's just not what American is all about. I don't know how we get out of it, I don't know how long it lasts but it won't last. America will not be wiped off the face of the Earth. The Constitution will not be lost. Now, it may not be practiced the way we -- it wouldn't be a joy if it wasn't practiced the way it is now -- but the Constitution will not be lost. And that's the really, really good news but just a note to the White House, yes, we are on to you. Yes, we should be deep into your head. You should be thinking all the time what does he know? What does he know? What is he going to say about in? How do we get this around him? Go ahead, keep thinking it, brother. You know what's weird? We know actual conversations that are actually private from the White House. Whoa. How do we know that?

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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