Glenn Beck: NPR chimes in on 8/28



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GLENN: What does the front page of Drudge say right now?

PAT: It says Beck has a dream, rally set, rally set, Sharpton looms.

GLENN: You know it's never good when you get a phone call and somebody says, better check the front page headline of Drudge, above the fold. And it has your name in it. You know, it's never a good thing, but this one actually I think kind of is. It is a relatively fair, and I say relatively because it's, you know, we understand it's the Washington Post. It's relatively fair story on me, I think. I read it last night about 1:00 a.m. and then there's another one on NPR that I think is worth pointing out. So let's just explore here on what exactly the Drudge Report is showing America on what's being written.

STU: Yeah, you can, actually if you go to the Drudge Report right now, you can see a picture, which, there's not too many pictures out there of the event as of yet. You can see the sign and everything else, everything's set up.

GLENN: You know, may I ‑‑ saying that there's not very many pictures, et cetera, et cetera, let me show you this. This is coming from the NPR article: Stoking ‑‑ let's see. His words, his credentials for hosting a rally on the anniversary and location of one of the most memorable civil rights events are shoddy at exist, nonexistent at worst. Stoking even more suspicions is how secretive Beck is being. Little is known about the event except that there will be speeches by Beck and Palin, and attendees are prohibited from bringing signs. The fear, of course, is that it will turn into a pit of hatred.

STU: (Laughing). Really? A pit of hatred? Wow.

GLENN: A pit of hatred.

PAT: Is that like the pit of despair from Princess Bride? It's the pit of despair. Anyway ‑‑

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Yeah, a pit of hatred. But there may be a glimmer of hope, writes NPR. On May 28th Beck devoted more than a half hour of his Fox program to celebrating the overlooked historical contributions of forgotten African‑American heroes. Yes, more than a half hour. We've dedicated three hours to that. That's not ‑‑ those are three total hours. That's not cobbling things together. We've probably done ‑‑ I bet we've done seven hours in the last year.

STU: Yeah, not to mention additional material on Insider Extreme that you've done on the same topic.

GLENN: Yeah. With the assistance of David Barton, a Christian historian, and Lucas Morel, political professor and author of Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role, blah, blah‑blah, Beck highlighted the accomplishments of black men like Prince Whipple and James Armistead, former slaves who fought alongside general Lafayette and General Washington in the American Revolution. I'm so tired of people saying that it was just white people who founded America, said Beck to a small mixed audience. The audience is always the same size. We have 50 chairs in the studio.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: It's not like that day you just made sure there were going to be like ten.

GLENN: Yeah, there wasn't a lot of people that would show up. There's only 50 chairs. No, why are we intentionally leaving peoples out? If one could get past the host and the co‑host's final points, liberals try to keep black founders out of history books in order to better play the victim card ‑‑ no, no, no. Not so the African‑American plays the victory card ‑‑ victim card. So those who want power can play the victim card. The segment was actually quite touching and certainly not what we've come to expect from a Glenn Beck show.

May I just ask a question? Why not? Why don't you expect that?

STU: You're doing founders Friday. Every Friday you've been doing these things looking back at history in this way.

GLENN: Yes. Try this one. A month and a half later when Shirley Sherrod was fired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after video footage edited her out to make her look like racist and it hit the Internet, Beck broke form yet again. While the White House, USDA and NAACP backpedalled, egg on their faces from their condemnations of Sherrod, Beck complained the NAACP didn't watch the whole video? This woman deserves her job back. Chalk it up to Beck looking for an easy shot at the NAACP.

No, no, no, here's an idea. Why don't we chalk it up to being honorable? Why don't we chalk it up to actually having character? Judge a man by the content of his character. Why don't we chalk it up to doing the right thing, not just trying to take out anybody for any reason because they're an enemy.

STU: Yeah, this isn't you breaking form. This is them not knowing as much about your form as they think they do. And that's a big difference. They just think they have you defined so perfectly, every time they ‑‑

GLENN: They have no idea. Have you noticed that no one is writing about honor? No one is writing a story about the lack of honor in this country? No one is writing any story, no one's writing any story about God. I guarantee you the only stories that will come out after what is happening will be taking the message apart about God. No one will say, well, you know what? Well, that actually kind of made sense. Wow, that ‑‑ you know, look at what ‑‑ maybe we should look into what's happened to our churches, what's happened to our God, what's happened to our faith, who's pitting everybody against each other in faith. Nobody will do that. Nobody will do that. They cannot get their arms around the fact that this is just about honor and God. They can't do it. It's got to be something else.

The story that's on the front page of the Drudge Report talks about how the Republicans are running. They're running from me.

STU: Well, yeah. I mean, at the very least they are being agnostic about the event, and that's fine. I mean, it's not a Republican/Democrat event.

GLENN: I love this that somehow or another ‑‑ did you get the impression that they were saying the Republicans are just lying about not knowing or ‑‑ because they don't know. Nobody knows.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Nobody knows ‑‑ my own staff doesn't know. You know what I'm worried about? I'm worried about somebody ‑‑ everybody has been briefed on their part on what they do and what the parameters are, everybody on stage, but nobody knows the whole picture. So I'm afraid that somebody could get on and say something that is out of whack. I was thinking last night, I've got to have a meeting before we go on stage with everybody to make sure they really, truly understand. Now, I'm being told that everybody does, but I haven't talked to anybody personally who's on stage, and nobody knows the whole picture. So now, why would all of a sudden the Republicans know?

STU: Because you have a phone call every morning with all Republicans and they tell you what to say. You forgot about that.

GLENN: No, that's George Stephanopoulos, the people at ABC and the people in the media with the Obama administration.

STU: Well, yeah, but this is ‑‑ this is typical of what's going on is they are trying to define this event by typical sort of political measures, where they are now trying to ‑‑ Washington Post story which is linked to the front page of Drudge now is talking about how this rally will be a measure of the tea party strength. And while ‑‑ you know, look. Our listeners or a lot of people who are involved in the tea party, understandable. But it's not ‑‑ this is not what this event is about.

GLENN: This isn't a tea party rally.

PAT: Yeah, they also say that it will ‑‑ one of the unanswered questions is whether it will help or hurt Republicans in November.

GLENN: I don't really care.

PAT: Nobody's even talking about that. We're not talking about that.

GLENN: Look who keeps trying to make this a partisan event.

STU: It's not us.

PAT: The press.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: The media.

GLENN: They keep trying to make this a partisan event. I got news for you. If you are coming and you are like, I'm in the GOP and I can't wait because this is gonna really be great for the election, you're going to be sadly disappointed. You're going to be unbelievably disappointed because it isn't about the elections in November, has nothing to do with it. In fact, the whole point of this is unless we restore honor, the elections are meaningless! It doesn't matter! You can change them all from Ds to all Rs and then back again, and we've been doing this for a long time, R, D, R, D, R, D, it makes no difference. We have to change ourselves and then the political landscape will change from that. What do you want to be? What is your dream? What is your dream? Where do you go from here? We're at the end of the road of living it the way we have. So now what is our choice? They've got to make it about politics.

And it kills me. This is going to show the strength of the tea party? How exactly?

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Ross Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways that prove the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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