Glenn Beck: Rangel shocked MSNBC asks a tough question



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RUSSERT: But you are not worried about losing your job?

RANGEL: What are you talking about? Are you just trying to make copy? What job? The one I got?

RUSSERT: Yeah, these are potentially very serious violations.

RANGEL: How do you think I got my job? I was elected. How do you think I lose it?

RUSSERT: Well, there's two ways, you can lose it if your colleagues voted you out of here because of ethics violations or if your constituents don't support you.

RANGEL: What station are you from?

RUSSERT: NBC, MSNBC.

RANGEL: Well, you're young. I guess you do need to make a name for yourself, but basically you know it's a dumb question and I'm not going to answer it.

RUSSERT: How is it a dumb question?

RANGEL: It's allegations made by some people.

RUSSERT: Sir, sir, you did not file taxes on your properties in the Dominican Republic allegedly. If that comes to be true, is that not a problem?

RANGEL: It doesn't really sound like NBC asking these dumb questions.

STU: No, it doesn't.

RANGEL: It just shows what has really happened to a channel that did have some respect.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: Man!

GLENN: Stop! What an indictment!

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: What an indictment!

PAT: Mmm.

GLENN: You know, it sure doesn't sound like NBC. You're right, it doesn't. It doesn't sound anything like NBC. NBC, you should wake up to that. It doesn't sound like NBC. Here's a guy that everybody, every single person who has a heartbeat knows, come on. He hasn't paid his taxes! He's the chairman of the ways and means committee. Does he still have that or did he lose that?

STU: I do think he lost it.

PAT: Temporarily stepped down.

STU: Temporarily.

GLENN: He temporarily stepped down. He's the guy who wrote the tax code. How many times? He filed, they nailed him. He filed again, they nailed him again. It is so clear this man is guilty of ethics violations, so clear, yet they won't finish anything because he is so powerful, and I really, truly believe he knows where all the bodies are buried. Here's the thing. You are either a victim or you are an oppressor. If you are in congress, you are a victim or oppressor. He is both the victim and oppressor. That's a really sweet gig if you can get it. I believe Barack Obama and his administration are the victims and the oppressor. What a great, great gig. He knows where all of the bodies are buried.

Look, this is why I say 8/28 is so important and the idea that we're going to fix this through politics is nonsense. You can't fix this through politics unless you have people who are unafraid. How do you become unafraid? Well, I have to tell you, I can't answer that because I and my staff, I think, spend most of our time afraid. I shouldn't say that. There is an underlying understanding of what we are facing. I believe many members of this audience feel the same way if they are standing up. You know, you know what you're facing. So you're not it's not that you're not afraid. It's that you have commitment. You are committed to something.

Now, I spent most of my life as an alcoholic afraid someone would find out, someone will find out. So if that's what you're afraid of, well, then you're in trouble. You're never going to survive. And that's who we've been sending to Washington, people who have stuff to hide. Get all of that out of your system. Play your cards face up on table. You've got to be a man or a woman of honor and integrity. You have to be somebody that says, you know what? You are going to say whatever you want about me but I know the truth. I stopped doing those things. I changed my life. My word is my honor and when somebody comes in like Charlie Rangel and closes the door and says, let me tell you something, let me tell you something, I know who you are, I know that you did X, Y and Z, you can say, "Yep, and so do my constituents. Get the hell out of my office." Otherwise they are going to smear you and use it and just slaughter you, slaughter you, and they will they won't kill you first. What they will do is they will try to coopt you.

What was it that Trent Lott said about the new incoming Republicans? He said, when we get these people in here, these tea partiers, we must coopt them immediately. Well, how do you think they coopt you? They do, A, Mr. Smith goes to Washington: Now listen, son, you don't understand. You just shadow me for a while and I'll help you out. And before you know it, you've done so many things exactly like Mr. Smith goes to Washington where you are like, no, wait, hold it just a second; that's not what they told me. And then that person who's helping you is standing behind, they are like Trent Lott, "And I just want you to know, son, you didn't know that. Now, I find that hard to believe and so will your constituents." They coopt you that way, or they come into your office and say, you know, son, we all have had sexual problems and we all had those things and, boy, I think that would be awful for that to happen and your family to find out. And that's how you coopt. Who is Charlie Rangel? Charlie Rangel is a guy who can get away with everything because, well, now, son, I hate to tell you this. He's got enough people, enough dirt on enough people, he has enough power now that he can get away with murder. And NBC, you're allowing them to do it! "Well, now, this doesn't sound like NBC." No, you're right. It doesn't. And shouldn't that be the headline in front of every reporter at NBC?

PAT: Yeah, not that he called it stupid, a stupid question. I think the real story there in that little rant by Charlie Rangel is that he said he didn't sound like NBC, meaning NBC doesn't they don't challenge these guys.

STU: They're so sure they won't get a tough question from MSNBC, they can't even define the network by they won't even believe a reporter who identifies themself that way when they ask a tough question.

PAT: Yeah. Stu I mean, what does that say about your news department?

PAT: And Russert says NBC, MSNBC to show the special, the very special liberal credibility there.

STU: And he uses it. Not only is he aware of it, but he actually tries to utilize it to get an answer to the question. I swear I'm a friend: MSNBC. That's embarrassing. You should

GLENN: Play it again, please. This is an indictment of NBC and you know, I know nobody I wish reporters would actually listen. I wish, I wish that they would actually watch and they would have an open heart or an open mind, but they don't. Anybody who's watching is only playing gotcha. Anybody who's listening is only recording from gotcha. I wish people had an open heart and they could see, this is Tim Russert and

PAT: His son.

GLENN: I'm sorry. This is Luke Russert, Tim Russert's son. The guy you revered. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And he asks the tough questions, and the response from Rangel.

RUSSERT: But you are not worried about losing your job?

RANGEL: What are you talking about? Are you just trying to make copy? What job? The one I got?

RUSSERT: Yeah, these are potentially very serious violations.

RANGEL: How do you think I got my job? I was elected. How do you think I lose it?

RUSSERT: Well, there's two ways, you can lose it if your colleagues voted you out of here because of ethics violations or if your constituents don't support you.

RANGEL: What station are you from?

RUSSERT: NBC, MSNBC.

RANGEL: Well, you're young. I guess you do need to make a name for yourself, but basically you know it's a dumb question and I'm not going to answer it.

RUSSERT: How is it a dumb question?

RANGEL: It's allegations made by some people.

RUSSERT: Sir, sir, you did not file taxes on your properties in the Dominican Republic allegedly. If that comes to be true, is that not a problem?

RANGEL: It doesn't really sound like NBC asking these dumb questions, but it just shows what has really happened to a channel that did have some respect.

GLENN: Had respect. Had respect. Had respect. There should be no respect for anyone in congress or anyone in the White House. There should be respect for the office and the institution. These guys are supposed to be guardians of the institutions and our documents. That's what they are. "You used to have some respect. You used to have a little respect, you know. Maybe we have a little get together here and talk about respect, huh?" Oh, yes, we do. MSNBC and NBC, how do you sleep at night? How do you sleep at night? You have gotten into bed with Satan himself.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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