Glenn Beck: Classic Olbermann




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GLENN: I haven't heard this yet. I've heard that this is classic Keith Olbermann.

PAT: Oh, yes, it is.

OLBERMANN: On the 15th of October, 1894, a fervently patriotic, almost jingoistic French man stepped into the office of the Minister of War, in Paris. He had been told he was simply attending a review and he was still not suspicious even as another man slammed a hand on his shoulder and arrested him for treason. Just 82 days later he was convicted, stripped of his military rank, sentenced to life imprisonment, and sent to a fortress in Guiana. He was, of course, utterly and totally innocent. All of the evidence against him had been fabricated, some of it literally stitched together, with the parts that would have exonerated him, edited out. But religious fervor and xenophobia had gripped his country, and his ethnic group was in the minority, at a time when the majority was trying to paint that minority as evil and subversive and bigoted beyond all reason against the majority. Those in government who knew his innocence stayed silent in a foolish and ill‑fated attempt to govern on behalf of all of the people, even the irrational and the hateful and the prejudiced. Those in the press who did not grab at the circulation and the profits, that the hatred and the scapegoating would bring them, were literally chased out of the country.

GLENN: Stop just a second. Is he making the point that that's what's about to happen to people like us, pause he sits and ‑‑ sits quietly? Is that what he's ‑‑

PAT: Please. That might be valid.

GLENN: Keith, Keith, as anyone who is speaking out is rounded up or is shot in the head or mysteriously has an accident or is chased out of the country or is just driven out of business, whatever the ends are, you should remind yourself of this cute little story. Go ahead.

OLBERMANN: ‑‑ before the man was pardoned, nearly 11 before he was fully exonerated and restored to active service. His name, of course, was Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

PAT: Of course.

GLENN: Of course it was. His name ‑‑ his name, of course, is Richard Alfred Dreyfus. Oh. Why didn't you just say Dick? His name, of course, Dick. Oh, and then your wife would say, who's Dick? Richard Allen Dreyfus. You simpleton. I got my degree at an agriculture school, you simpleton! Now, plow that field! What a dope. Is there more?

OLBERMANN: Devil's island.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

OLBERMANN: Well we need to congratulate ourselves. How far we have come! We can pull a Dreyfus faster than the French could in 1894. 82 days until they sent him to Devil's Island? We did it to Shirley Sherrod in 48 hours. We, the howling fools of the far right, the stand‑aside pathetic bureaucrats of the Department of Agriculture, the whole of the cowering media, this network included, the whole of the government, this self‑defeatingly above‑it‑all president, included.


It is a merciful by‑product of the swiftness with which we can ruin somebody's life, that the real truth will also emerge at nearly the same lightning‑speed. But, no matter how much of a stretch it is to compare Shirley Sherrod ‑‑

PAT: Oh, it is, it is.

GLENN: It is quite a stretch. Shirley, Shirley, tell me about devil's island. Tell me about that. Seriously.

PAT: The hell of talking to CNN for two straight days, tell us about that.

GLENN: Wait a second. Shirley, I take that back. You have been to devil's island. I've been there. I know.

OLBERMANN: Shirley Sherrod has been to her own Devil's Island, and thanks to the perpetual fraud machine that is Fox News, and the scum that is this assassin Breitbart.

GLENN: Stop. Breitbart, tell me about this scoundrel, Arg! He is such a joke.

OLBERMANN: To whom she is forever convicted and ever imprisoned.


I have sat behind this desk for seven years and pushed back at these counterfeit journalists, as a man might stand at the shore and try to push back the tide.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop.

PAT: Push back the tide.

GLENN: I have sat at this desk for seven years and my ratings tell me that I'm not going to be sitting here for very much longer. They've taken one of the worst guys on television and had him fill in for me and they're already starting to hire a staff and make graphics for his show. They could take me off the air and ‑‑ (Laughter.) And it will all be thanks to Breitbart when I'm finished. Thank you, Breitbart, you scoundrel! You scallywag! (Laughter.)

PAT: He is one of the best of all time.

GLENN: Even Dennis Miller was at home going, who the hell is he talking about?

PAT: Dreyfus, what?

GLENN: My stomach hurts. Of course, I speak of Dreyfus.

PAT: Who?

GLENN: And only Keith Olbermann, only Keith Olbermann, would expect that you knew French history. (Laughter.) I've got to give my stomach a rest. Thank you for that history lesson, Keith. You are so far from a joke, you really are.

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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