Glenn Beck: Koran controversy



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GLENN: Look, you know what's amazing, what's amazing to me is and this is the point, America. The media is going to do what the media does, and I am I got to this place over the holiday when I was when I was on vacation last week, when I was headed out to the boat and somebody said, umm, Glenn, the ambassador to Pakistan would like you to come out against the burning of the Koran.

PAT: Had that same problem over the weekend, didn't you, Stu, with the ambassador of Botswana.

STU: I believe he's the am bass tore to Belize was yeah, all of them.

GLENN: I just turned around and I said, the what? Huh?

STU: That was bizarre.

PAT: That is weird.

GLENN: It is totally bizarre, totally bizarre.

PAT: Have you ever seen, I can't remember I was thinking of that over the weekend. I don't think I've ever seen an ambassador from another nation call on a television or radio host to denounce anything.

GLENN: Never, never.

PAT: We really need Glenn Beck to

GLENN: You know what that says. You know what that says. A couple of things. One, that's how much trouble America is in on leadership, okay?

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: That's the real message you should get here. But the other is, the rest of the world is looking at America, and they are seeing lack of leadership. So who has the ear of the American people? Who has any influence with the American people? Well, the Pakistanis apparently believe I do.

Here's the best news. When I heard that about the Pakistani thing, first of all, I did, I wrote

STU: Yeah, he should subscribe to the e mail newsletter because you

GLENN: Yeah, I wrote something, what, two days before, the day before.

PAT: On vacation?

STU: Did you get paid for that? Did you get paid for that? I want that donated to Pakistani charities.

GLENN: (Laughing). So anyway, what I realized was, over vacation because I had time to get away from everything. It's almost sad to watch the once great lion of the republic, the press, just implode. And he just don't they're flailing. They don't know what to do. They just don't know what to do. They don't know how to explain it, they don't know what's going on. Time magazine wrote something gosh, I saw it on Saturday going up to Alaska. What was it, in oh, it was on 8/28. It said Glenn Beck, he gathers all these people here, but he didn't even know what to do with them. He left them all confused and going home. No, no. The only ones that were confused were the reporters. You are so out of step and out of touch with the American people that you don't it's sad. So the message that we need to be focusing on on the media is, they are so far behind in your rearview mirror, it doesn't matter. You have already won. You've already won. Now it's just making sure that you're consistently doing the things that you say that are important to do. I believe faith, hope and charity. I believe these are the things that are going to turn and transform the country. And it doesn't, it doesn't matter. Just don't you be ashamed of what you believe. Don't do it anymore. Don't be a mouse, don't be like, well, I really don't want no. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Say it with love in your heart. But remember Jesus turned over a few tables himself. You don't go there's no reason to burn a Koran. Those who want to burn books will destroy themselves. And those who want to chop people's heads off because they're homosexuals and the Koran says that that's well, they will destroy themselves as well. As long as you do one thing: Know what you believe and take a stand.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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