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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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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