Glenn Beck: Lawrence O'Donnell is a coward

GLENN: We have the new theme from the Lawrence O'Donnell show.

(Music playing)

GLENN: He was basically calling GOP GOP's Michael Steele a minstrel that was

just dancing for his master. So I think this should actually be the new theme.

Can we we should just, we should start it here for the for NBC. You know,

Lawrence, why don't you just send Michael Steele a pair of white gloves,

seriously. Man, if Lawrence could just dress Michael Steele up as a lawn jockey,

wouldn't that be great? You'd use that, maybe you'd just make that Lawrence, why

don't you just make that into your logo of your show. You just have Michael

Steele, you know, in the little corner of the for your logo. Just, that would be

I don't think that would be racist at all to say.

STU: Wouldn't be racist. I just it would crowd out the masturbation theme a

little bit, and that's an issue.

GLENN: Okay, stop. You know, the interesting thing here is I'm going to continue

to torture him because that is exactly what the left does. I don't think that

Lawrence O'Donnell is a racist, I don't think he meant that it was a minstrel

show. I don't think he meant that reference at all, but they would never, ever

give that credit to anyone else. Ever. Ever.

PAT: Nobody on the right would ever get the benefit of the doubt.



MSNBC’s O’Donnell to Steele: ‘Mr. Chairman, I Sincerely Apologize’

GLENN: No. And he immediately came out and


he apologized and said I didn't mean it that way, blah, blah blah. And what

would they do? They would continue to say, it doesn't matter; I know what's in

his heart. So Larry, we know what's in your heart. You're an evil, evil racist,

bigoted man.

STU: (Laughing).

STU: And he did actually apologize, Pat?

GLENN: Yeah, he did.

STU: Really?

PAT: Yeah, he did.

GLENN: But he only apologized after he had to.

PAT: Well, he got a call immediately, he talks about this, and he even plays we

have the audio.

GLENN: Oh, you do?

PAT: Yeah, if you want to hear it.

GLENN: But if we play it, only Lawrence O'Donnell has heard this happened on the

show?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Only Lawrence O'Donnell heard this.

STU: Assuming he wasn't wearing noise cancelling headphones.

GLENN: He may have.

STU: If he was, then no one heard it.

GLENN: Yeah, he may have. All right. Go ahead.

VOICE: We actually prerecorded the interview with Michael Steele a few hours

before the show. So he did not have a chance to hear those words in that

introduction.

GLENN: Wait, you mean the words of when he called him a minstrel, just dancing

for his masters?

PAT: Right.

STU: This is great. He pretapes the interview, then talks tough in the intro

like he's this big tough guy.

GLENN: Sarah, what would be an appropriate song to lead the Lawrence O'Donnell

show every night? Do you have any, any suggestions at all?

(Music playing).

GLENN: Huh, all right. This would be an interesting selection. Go ahead.

O'DONNELL: At 10:00 p.m. he called me and left this voice mail.

STEELE: Hey, this is Chairman Michael Steele calling. I wanted to touch bases

with you and follow up on the interview yesterday. First, the disappointment

that you would refer to me in effect as a slave to the RNC by referring to the

RNC and the, you know, leadership of this party as my mastor

GLENN: Hold on just a second, just a little just a little Al Jolson for

Lawrence. Hey, Larry, we all love going back to 1930 whatever, when race

relations were the way apparently you want them to be. All right, go ahead,

Michael Steele.

STEELE: I'm not really appreciated, you know. I've had to put up with that crap

my entire political life, you know. Really disappointed in your reference there

and would appreciate a correction to the record because you can imagine if, umm,

the RNC referred to Barack Obama as a, you know, a slave to the Democratic Party

or more appropriately as you put it

GLENN: A minstrel dancer.

STEELE: you know, the Democratic Party is masters to Barack Obama, you would be

hitting the roof on the air. So I think we need to check that.

O'DONNELL: I called him back immediately and apologized for using the word that

he found offensive. Those of us who are not descended from slaves can never know

the full impact of the word "Master" in the ears of an African American man.

Michael Steele told me, quote, sort of stung. He could not have been more

gracious and forgiving. He also told me, quote, the interview was a lot of fun;

I loved our give and take; I will be back on the show. I invited him on the show

tonight so that I could apologize to him directly in front of everyone who had

seen the interview. He said that wasn't necessary and that the apology on the

phone was more than anyone else had done who had sleighted him in the past. He

shared with me a bitter memory about a congressman who four years ago in the

heat of a campaign publicly accused Steele of slavishly reporting the Republican

Party.

PAT: Oh, boy.

O'DONNELL: Michael Steele is still waiting for a personal apology on that one.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

O'DONNELL: As to the rewrite, what I should have said is

GLENN: Yes.

O'DONNELL: as the first congressional election during his party chairmanship

approaches, Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can trying to charm

independent voters and tea partyers

GLENN: Hold on just a second.

O'DONNELL: while never forgetting.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. So he should still use the dancing minstrel thing.

He's still a dancing minstrel. Charming people. Okay, all right, Larry. I think

you've learned your lesson. Yes, go ahead.

O'DONNELL: His job title, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

PAT: All right.

STU: By the way, who

GLENN: Turn this up. This is the best part.

(Music playing)

GLENN: Now, Lawrence, Lawrence O'Donnell talks about the slavishly the reference

there. Can you help us out with that?

STU: Yeah, there was a congressman who called Michael Steele, said he was

slavishly supporting the Republican Party, and that was a completely racist mark

by Republican Steny Hoyer who came out and really

PAT: Steny Hoyer's a Democrat.

STU: You say these things over the line, Pat. Don't defend him because he's a

Republican.

PAT: No, I'm not.

STU: Steny Hoyer, he shouldn't have said it.

PAT: He's not a Republican.

STU: Steny Hoyer?

PAT: He's the majority leader in the House for the Democrats.

STU: Currently?

PAT: Yeah, currently the majority leader.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I'm wondering if Lawrence O'Donnell thinks that...

thinks that maybe Michael Steele could dance and do this, the whistling thing?

That's pretty cool. I'd vote for any candidate.

PAT: Huh?

STU: Nice.

GLENN: That was you, Pat?

PAT: Yeah. But I wasn't dancing at the same time.

GLENN: Wow. What candidate do you want me to vote for?

PAT: Christine O'Donnell?

GLENN: Really?

GLENN: Yes.

GLENN: She wants to ban she wants to ban masturbation.

PAT: I know. That's because it's evil, but I want you to vote for her anyway.

GLENN: How are you going to have the masturbation police come in? I heard it on

the Lawrence O'Donnell show.

PAT: They are going to break down doors all over the country.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And you're for that?

PAT: And just shoot people.

GLENN: And you're for that?

PAT: Of course I'm for that.

GLENN: Are you a Fabian socialist?

PAT: No, but I'm just, I'm a person who's got moral values.

GLENN: So I don't understand the connection there. You're just for anybody with

moral

PAT: I'm just for anybody who is doing something that evil to be shot dead.

GLENN: Huh, really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: Yeah. It's in the Bible. I'm still in the Bible here. I'm still in the

Bible text.

STU: Thank you, Jeremiah, for that.

GLENN: I appreciate that.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: When you said it was in the Bible, I thought it was like that other guy

that wanted to make sure that your wife only answers to you in Florida, you

know, that Grayson is losing to. You know.

STU: That's right.

PAT: Yeah, by what, seven points?

PAT: Seven points.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Does he even need to have his name on the ballot or can it just be Allan

Grayson: The other person.

STU: Right.

GLENN: The other person, not Allan Grayson.

STU: You know when you're an incumbent and you're rocketing up to 36% from your

own constituency, you are a good you are doing well.

PAT: On fire.

STU: You're doing well.

GLENN: By the way, MSNBC, I don't know if the rights to this music still

available. I mean-- but you should check into them for the Lawrence O'Donnell

show. But they're also doing something else very special. Can we play the

Declaration of Forward, their new ad campaign. And listen to this.

(Ad campaign playing)

GLENN: They're showing all pictures of...

VOICE: We hold these truths to be self evident.

GLENN: Yes, what are they?

VOICE: That all men and women have certain unalienable rights.

GLENN: Given by who?

VOICE: Life.

GLENN: Life.

VOICE: Liberty.

GLENN: Liberty.

VOICE: Pursuit of happiness.

GLENN: Yes, but who gave them?

VOICE: And the freedom to believe that while history has gotten us this far...

our best days are still ahead.

GLENN: Yes. Yes?

VOICE: We are the United States of "come as you are."

GLENN: What?

VOICE: Our differences are what unite us. So starting today maybe ideas that

advance our country, no matter who or where they come from.

GLENN: Oh, even communism?

PAT: As long as they come from progressives. Lean Forward.

GLENN: Lean Forward.

STU: Who is that an ad for?

PAT: MSNBC.

GLENN: MSNBC. That is their new ad campaign, it's called Lean Forward.

STU: They intentionally did that?

GLENN: Yes, it is the Declaration of Forward is what they're calling it and, you

know, that all men have certain inalienable rights.

PAT: They just do.

GLENN: Created equal.

PAT: They just do.

GLENN: They just do.

PAT: Okay?

GLENN: And our differences are what unite us.

STU: You are missing the part where they corrected the Founding Fathers, though,

because the stupid racist, hating Founding Fathers were just men.

GLENN: Can we use it for a stupid racist hating kind of people?

STU: We probably do, yeah.

GLENN: Oh, here it is.

STU: I hear it now.

GLENN: That's like Lawrence O'Donnell, the bigot?

STU: No, they said men and women are created equal because the hateful Founding

Fathers left out the women.

PAT: Yeah, because they hated all women.

STU: And they correct them by getting rid of that stupid creator part and we

didn't need that.

PAT: That's only for superstitious people.

STU: Exactly.

GLENN: Lean Forward. We can make progress. Ah, okay, all right.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, thank you, MSNBC, and go masturbation.

Our sponsor this half hour

STU: That's another slogan possibility.

GLENN: It is, it is.

STU: There's a lot there.

GLENN: Lean Forward... and masturbate.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Can I tell you something? Jesus would be very disappointed in my

broadcast today and so would Gandhi.

STU: Probably.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But they would be laughing at least.

GLENN: Yeah. You no. No, they wouldn't.

STU: They wouldn't find it amusing as us.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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