Glenn Beck: The Red Phone finally rings



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GLENN: Yesterday the red phone rang. Yesterday is a date that will live in infamy. Yesterday at the end of the show, I get into the last commercial break and the phone rings. Now, the phone doesn't ring. It never has. Usually, they test the phone before I arrive on the set, you know, they plug it in and they test it, I don't know, about 45 minutes before I arrive.

PAT: Because the White House has never used it. So we have to make sure it still works.

GLENN: We have to make sure it works every day.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, two days ago or something like that, we were having problems with the phone or something and Harry called it right before the show? The phone rang for the first time that I had heard it, and it freaked me out. And Harry just, Harry is our boom operator. And so he just says from the back, from behind the jib, Glenn, that's me, that's me; don't panic, that's me.

PAT: And for those of you not in the know on TV camera talk, a jib is a big camera on a long thingy.

GLENN: For those of you who would like, I could of have just said boom. But I thought people would understand that more so I changed it to jib because I thought people in the press will write about that, that I don't even know what a jib is. This is how insane our life is.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: So he's a camera operator.

PAT: And the stories were already being written, too.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: It's that insane.

GLENN: So anyway, he says, it's me, it's me, it's me. But it made everybody on the set, it made everybody's heart race. We're like, oh, my gosh.

Now, last night in the last commercial break, the phone rings and the entire floor stops. And Harry just says from behind the camera, "That's not me." Now, Tiffany, our producer, says in my ear, everybody in the control room is freaking out, and Tiffany said I thought she said, that's us in the control room. But what she said was, that's not us in the control room.

So I pick it up kind of flippantly. I said, hello.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And on the other end was a voice that I knew was not someone from our control room that very sternly said, is this Glenn Beck? And I said and I knew. And they were very stern and I thought, you think you are going to get into my face? And I said, who is this? "Is this Fox News?" And I said, who is this? "Is this Glenn Beck?" Yes, it is. Who is this? And he said what's his name? Do you have it?

STU: His name is Tim, Tim Griffin.

GLENN: Tim Griffin. Okay. You are reading that from a news story, aren't you?

STU: No, this one is the e mail from trying to get in touch with him.

GLENN: So Tim, he says, this is Tim Griffin. And I said, how can I help you, Tim Griffin? He said, is this really Glenn? And I said is this really Mr. Beck? And I'm still thinking that it's the White House. Now, I'm told later that everyone in the control room is freaking out.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: And they are like and they are trying to get it patched into the control panel so we can go on the air with it. But it had been so long, it's been like a year. Nobody even remembers how do we, what wires do we have to patch into the control room to be able to get it. So they are all trying to figure that out and they are in the control room and they are like, who is it, who is it? Tell us who it is! And so I said, how can I help you, sir? And he said, well, I just want you to know I'm from Texas and you held your phone up today and on the bottom of it was writing. So I stopped the TiVo and I looked at the writing, and it's the phone number and that's I picked up the phone and I looked at it and I'm thinking who's I'm thinking who's writing the phone number on the bottom of this phone. And he said, I waited until a commercial break because I didn't want to wreck the show, wreck the pacing of the show here. He said, but I had to call you right away to let you know because I'm not the only one in America, I'm sure, that did that and that phone is going to ring all the time now.

And then we went back on the air and he was still on the phone, and I asked him to stay. And we still couldn't figure out how to patch it. So I have to thank Tim for doing that because I did. I held up the phone last night. I just picked you it up off the desk and held it, and apparently, you know, there's a piece of tape on it and it had the phone number on it. And I can't imagine how many people would have stopped it eventually and, you know, luckily it happened live.

STU: That is absolutely amazing. It's a cool thing for the guy to jump in and

GLENN: What are we going to do for him? We've got to do something really great. I told him, I said, we're going to send you some stuff. We have to send him something.

PAT: A refrigerator/freezer! A washer/dryer set! A new car!

STU: No, none of that stuff.

PAT: None of that? A player piano!

GLENN: A player piano.

PAT: No?

GLENN: No, I don't think so. I was thinking a book.

PAT: A book or a T shirt, something like that? How about the shirt you are wearing today?

GLENN: This is the this is the prototype of a shirt, a polo shirt that I'm having made as a special limited edition for the fundraiser for the special ops warrior foundation. If you let me may I model it?

STU: Oh, yes.

GLENN: May I model it?

PAT: Oh, my.

GLENN: This is the actual prototype and they are all going to be hand done because we're not making them en masse. They are kind of expensive but the proceeds go to the troops. Just keep that in mind. You see here it's well, let me see. Here's which camera do you want me to turn to? Here, take 4, please. Here is the

PAT: For Insider Extreme members, if you are on radio, just

STU: Completely ignore.

GLENN: Picture a polo shirt with a number 17 on it.

GLENN: On one side it has the number 17. The other side it has George Washington. This is all cut out. It's layered fabric and all hand stitched. And then this is the number 17 and it's got a little, kind of little things on it. And then on the side it says 8/28 and there's the merit patch on the shield. See that? And then on the back

PAT: It's a delicious number 91.

GLENN: 91. And I'm not sure if anybody's going to get the numbering thing. Oh, and there's one more thing. There's this here.

PAT: That's really cool.

GLENN: This is George Washington's actual signature, and it's sewn on.

STU: Now, he didn't sign it specifically.

GLENN: No, he died the last thing he did was agree to be a part of this fundraiser.

STU: And then he died.

PAT: Wow.

STU: It's important to let people know that he was not actually here signing the individual shirts.

GLENN: All right. No, that's a sewn tag and it is that George Washington signature, and it's on the outside.

STU: Glenn Beck baselessly claims a dead president is signing his shirts! Ahhhh!

GLENN: So it's 1791, the year of I didn't think it was the year no, I think that was the year we made popcorn for the first time.

PAT: Oh, was it?

GLENN: We were like, those Indians, they have been eating it right off the cob.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: You should put it off as kernels and pop it over a fire. It's much better. So this will go up for sale, I don't know, in a couple of weeks from now or something when we can and so you know, as obvious because I'm wearing it, we are making fat man sizes.

STU: (Laughing). So what's the future of the red phone? Do you get, like, a new number? Do you get rid of it?

GLENN: No, we're changing the number today.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Changing the number today and we have to do what we did last time. I think with Anita Dunn or somebody was in, we had to special messenger or what do you call it when you registered letter to the White House and let them know the new number.

STU: Who should we send it to in the White House?

GLENN: I think they are

PAT: Sending it to Pfeiffer?

GLENN: Pfeiffer, I think.

PAT: Is it Dan Pfeiffer?

GLENN: Yeah, because we did it to Anita Dunn and then when she left, we gave it to Dan Pfeiffer. We sent it again to Dan Pfeiffer. So we'll send another one to Dan Pfeiffer.

STU: I mean, we could send it to Dan Pfeiffer but I mean, it doesn't have to be. Obviously once it gets in the White House, it's going to be passed around. I mean, maybe if Shirley Sherrod gets a job, maybe we send it to Shirley.

GLENN: I would like to send it to Shirley. I have a few questions for Shirley.

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

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.