Glenn Beck: Hillary busted


Hillary 'busted'... get it?

GLENN: Hang on just a second. What is your title exactly?

CALLER: Hello? Do you have me?

GLENN: Yes, I have you.

CALLER: I was the -- apparently I was the -- I used to have a different role but I'm the advisor of Remembrance for Hillary Clinton in her campaign for 2008.

GLENN: The advisor for Remembrance?

CALLER: Yes. The -- I advise Hillary on what happened to her and how to describe that to the media.

GLENN: Okay. Well, we're having a hard time because she's described an event where she was running out of an airplane and --

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Ducking.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Trying to avoid fire.

CALLER: Sniper fire. That was terrible.

GLENN: She was just on a Tarmac. She was fine. Everything she described didn't --

CALLER: No, that's exactly, exactly what she described. She did run. She had run. They didn't show that. And, you know, she was just running over --

GLENN: She was walking out with her daughter who was --

CALLER: There was an 8-year-old child who had candy. They were dropping several of them and she ran over to help them.

GLENN: That's not what she said. In fact, do we have the actual CBS -- I mean, this is saying something.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: This is CBS news.

CALLER: Yeah, I know.

GLENN: That's reporting that.

CALLER: It's conservative mainstream media always taking the Clintons down. As you know, they are always the target.

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: -- of media bias.

GLENN: I understand, especially at CBS. But here's the CBS evening news report about what happened to Hillary. Maybe we should get your comments on this as we go.

CALLER: No problem.

GLENN: All right.

VOICE: It was supposed to be an example of Hillary Clinton's battle-tested experience.

HILLARY CLINTON: I remember landing under sniper fire.

REPORTER: In the speech last week senator Clinton was referring to her visit to Tuzla, Bosnia in 1996 as First Lady.

VOICE: If you could just hold off for one second. As you said there, I don't know why people are having problems with this. She said she was landing under sniper fire and all that needs to qualify for that statement to be true is that some sniper somewhere in the world at a higher elevation at some point in that general time frame had shot a bullet and that we found that to be true.

GLENN: I don't think that she --

VOICE: Also --

GLENN: So in other words you're saying if there were, like, snipers in, like, Denver.

VOICE: Definitely. That's much higher.

GLENN: She could be landing in Bosnia.

VOICE: Also. She would be technically under. Also, the Earth, depending on how the Earth was rotating at that time, you could make the case, depending.

GLENN: It was in the day. So she would have been up on top.

VOICE: Right.

GLENN: Unless the sun is actually beneath us. I don't know.

VOICE: Yeah, there's no scientific consensus on this.

GLENN: Who's to say what's up and what's down.

VOICE: You have to remember, too, though. Sniper fire, a lot of people are commenting on that. The fire, there were fires. Obviously people were cooking. Snipers are people, too. They cook their food. You have to heat it up.

GLENN: So in other words, you say that they have been, like, snipers having a barbecue at a higher elevation?

VOICE: Would you believe either one of those or -- I mean, which one would you be more like -- let's just throw them out there. Which one?

GLENN: The Denver one.

VOICE: That's exactly which one.

REPORTER: The brutal war was over but hostilities continued and though the trip was exactly 12 years ago tomorrow, the memories seemed etched in Clinton's mind.

HILLARY CLINTON: There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.

REPORTER: Problem is that's not what happened and we should know. CBS news accompanied the First Lady and daughter Chelsea on that Bosnia trip. That's Senator Clinton talking to me on the military flight into Tuzla and these are the pictures we recorded of the greeting ceremony when the plane landed. Compare that to Senator Clinton's account.

HILLARY CLINTON: I remember landing under sniper fire and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened.

GLENN: Run to the cars. Stop for a second. Saying that we were told to run to our cars. They had an 8-year-old girl reading poetry to the First Lady there on the Tarmac. She didn't run to the car. She was -- they read poetry to her.

VOICE: Well, you know, these types these days. You've been taking attention to these video games?

GLENN: What are you talking about?

VOICE: These video games these kids are playing.

GLENN: You are saying that the sniper fire was coming from the kids?

VOICE: I'm just saying if you think about it, I don't know if you've watched any of the Grand Theft Auto.

GLENN: No, I haven't.

VOICE: These kids these days, think murder people for fun. This is what they do. So when you see an 8-year-old walking toward you --

GLENN: That's not what she's talking about at all.

VOICE: Luckily the next President of the United States was able to survive. Hold on, let me -- these are the same people that were making up fake things about George Bush.

GLENN: What, the Clintons?

VOICE: CBS, they were making up things about George Bush at the last election. Dan Rather, you remember that. Would you be --

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on --

VOICE: Would you be interested in either one of those explanations? Which explanation would you say that you'd believe more?

GLENN: Coming from you, neither, but I think that the CBS one is probably a --

VOICE: Yeah, that's exactly the one she was talking about.

GLENN: But that's totally in --

VOICE: When she was saying that her head was down --

GLENN: It's in --

VOICE: It has to do with --

GLENN: That's not what she said before.

VOICE: The 8-year-olds work for CBS. That's the problem. The 8-year-olds are working for CBS.

GLENN: Back to the videotape of CBS here.

REPORTER: There was no sniper fire, either, when Senator Clinton visited two army outposts where she posed for photos. And no sniper fire back at the base.

VOICE: Never said that.

GLENN: This is her singing.

REPORTER: Where she sang at a USO show starring Sinbad and Sheryl Crow.

VOICE: Right there. Listen very closely. Not only did she have to sit through Sinbad's comedy but also Sheryl Crow's voice, and you put those two together, it's more dangerous than sniper fire.

GLENN: Really? Sinbad's comedy and Sheryl Crow?

VOICE: That kind of whiney? Oh, God. What a -- makes me shiver.

GLENN: May I ask a question? May I ask a question?

VOICE: Yes.

GLENN: Do you think this story is more inconvenient for people who didn't know the Clintons made things up, or do you think this will hurt the campaign more with soldiers who may have forgotten how bad things were under the Clintons to where they're having the First Lady come out and tour with Sheryl Crow and sin bad in a war zone and she sings?

VOICE: Wow. Harsh utterance. You know, that's a very interesting question that I'm not going to answer. Well, I think you're making false statements as you in the mainstream media do.

GLENN: How am I making a false statement?

VOICE: You are saying that the Clintons -- what were you saying about the Clintons?

GLENN: You are the worst --

VOICE: I'm sorry. You said Hillary Clinton was making stuff up about her past and --

GLENN: I don't remember even saying that.

VOICE: Yeah, you said she was -- you said is it worse that people know that the Clintons are making things up.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's true. That's what they do.

VOICE: But that's not true. That's my job. I wouldn't have a job if they were making their own things up. I'm writing them for them. See, so again you're way off the mark.

GLENN: So I've twisted it.

VOICE: You are way out of her league and Hillary Clinton remembers the last time you punched her in the face when you saw her in the hallway.

GLENN: I've never even met her before.

VOICE: Well, that's what Hillary remembers. She remembers when you came up and you slugged a woman, a woman in the face, a woman who's bordering on elderly.

GLENN: I don't -- what? She's an elderly woman?

VOICE: Hillary remembers when she was born in the 1920s and she's now 88 years old. That's what she's remembering right now. What are you going to say about it? About an elderly lady? Hillary Clinton also remembers she had minority parents. Are you attacking minorities? Hillary remembers she had minority parents. Why are you attacking minorities?

GLENN: She just seems to be the typical white person to me. Yeah, can't get out of that one, can you?

VOICE: Wow.

GLENN: Oh, no, you play that both sides.

VOICE: I don't like Obama. Yes, that was a horrible comment by Obama and it shows that Hillary should be the next President of the United States.

GLENN: Thank you very much. I appreciate your --

VOICE: Hey, thank you. Thank you. Hillary remembers you fondly.

GLENN: Thank you very much. I appreciate it. That's how insane it's becoming!

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The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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