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GLENN: Here's what the New York Times op ed piece says today: Mr. Beck goes to Washington.

PAT: This is pretty good actually.

GLENN: Entering this weekend, I was convinced that Glenn Beck's star was about to go into eclipse, just as Michael Moore, amid Democratic disarray, became the unlikely face of liberal opposition to George W. Bush, the mercurial, weepy, demagoguic Beck has spent the last 18 months filling the void left by the institutional collapse of the Republican Party. And just as Moore's influence diminished as the Democrats came roaring back, it seemed plausible that Beck would matter less and less as the midterms and then the 2012 elections reempowered actual Republican politicians. But after spending my Saturday at Beck's Restoring Honor rally on the Washington mall, I'm beginning to think I underestimated the man. The Fox News host had promised the rally billed as a celebration of American values that would be explicitly apolitical event, and so it came to pass, save for an occasional "Don't tread on me banner," the crowded mall was nearly free of political signs and T shirt slogans. And there was barely a whisper of the crusade against liberalism that assumes most of Beck's on air hours. Instead Beck served up something considerably stranger. This was a tent revival crossed with a pep rally, intertwined with a history lecture married to a USO telethon, and that was just the first hour. There was piety, endless piety after speaker after speaker demanded Americans rededicate themselves to God, blah, blah blah, blah blah.

So they go in and they're eating a little crow. One could call the rally a gross affront to the memory of Martin Luther King who presumably wouldn't have cared much more Beck's rightwing politics, and he would also call the day strange because it was an unlooked for fulfillment of King's prophecies. 47 years after the "I Have a Dream" speech, here were tens of thousands let's get this right hundreds of thousands of white conservatives roaring their approval of the author.

Do you get that? It wasn't just not racist. They were roaring their approval of Martin Luther King's message of I have a dream.

STU: Yeah, and certainly no knock on you here, Glenn, but the biggest applause of the day I thought was for Alveda King.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. She's a brave woman.

STU: So brave.

GLENN: She is a brave, brave woman. You'll see there's a picture here some place, I think, on in the what are these ones called? On stage, Restoring Honor on stage, Page 3. Let me look if it's on Page 3. There's a picture of Alveda and I praying. She went right before she went on. There it is. Yeah, it's on Page 2 of this. Right before she went on, she came over to me and she said, can we pray together? And I said, yes. And she was very nervous. She hugged me when I first got there and she said, oh, you are a smart man. She said, I didn't even think about wearing a vest. And I was wearing a bulletproof vest. And I said, I'm wearing this for my wife. And she said, do you have another one? And I said, we can get you one. And she stood there for a minute and she said, you know what? I trust in the Lord. I'm going to be okay. And I said, we can get you one. And she said, nope, I'm okay. And then we prayed before we went on. She was terrified.

PAT: Well, and here's a woman whose uncle and whose dad

GLENN: Died. Were killed.

PAT: Were both assassinated.

GLENN: Were killed. And I think she wasn't as terrified as being killed as she was, as I looked at the stage what the media has not reported were the 240 preachers, pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, you name it that were on the stage that represent a small, tiny, tiny fraction. We were running late. We didn't have time to play the messages from huge we have to play them on the Insider Extreme, or on the front page of the website. Huge people like Dobson and Robison and all these people that were greeting people at the rally. And as we finished, these 240 people surrounded me. I mean, it was really an amazing spiritual moment. And they just kept saying, thank you for doing this, thank you for you just keep going, we're praying for you. And I looked at them, each of them. Because they were all crying and I was crying and I just said, it's in your hands now. I pray for you. The gates of hell are going to be opened against most of these people. The gates of hell will be opened because we have opened the door to faith and dedicated that we're you know, while I may talk about politics, and I still am going to do what I always do, that is not the key. You, personally involved and turning your face to God, is the answer. And these people are going to start standing for those things in their churches, in their mosque, in their synagogues. They are going to start standing for those things and saying, all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And they are going to talk about individual liberties. They are going to talk about the religious liberty that is at stake right now. Well, once you do that, you've declared, you've declared war on darkness and evil. And if we thought it was bad before, I want you to know these guys are going to need your support, your help. They are going to stand they will feel they are going to stand alone. The Black Robe Brigade was introduced Friday night, part of it, and Saturday, and it is going to be a growing coalition.

Plus, I want to go over the challenge that I made. I cut one line out of the speech. I was going to end it with, we are 40 Days and 40 Nights away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. I chose at the last minute to drop that line because I didn't want to make it about Barack Obama. And while that isn't, it is. And I chose not to do that. But it is true, and I have regretted now not putting that line in because I know at least that line of my speech would have been covered in the press. They would have said, it got political, et cetera, et cetera, but at least somebody would have said, "Well, what does he mean 40 Days and 40 Nights." No one is covering the challenge that I made the American people, and that was the message.

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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