Beck vs. Games


Glenn was once an aspiring magician... In the days before video games and internet blogs, nerds were limited to other activities such as magic and radio...

Glenn:  Hang on just a second.  Speaking of losers, we have Stephen on the phone.  Stephen?

Caller:  Yes.

Glenn:  Yes.  Go ahead.

Caller:  Yeah.  How many spots on CNN have you had this year on the game, the video game DTA, Glenn?

Glenn:  I believe.

Caller:  So, you would consider that to be news?

Glenn:  That's why it's at 20 after.  It's some news, yeah.

Caller:  It's got to be news.  So, Glenn, recently you commented in your M ‑‑ rated M for money segment ‑‑

Glenn:  Yes.

Caller:  ‑‑ that video game bloggers are losers.  I might fully classify that, because a blogger is just a person who maintains a web log.  So, therefore, they maintain news about video game.  They automatically become a loser?

Glenn:  No.  This is really much more, Stephen, to irritate people like you because listen to what you're doing right now.  I mean, it's a video game.  Don't you have a life?

Caller:  Glenn, I do have a life.  I'm a web developer.  I'm a voter.  I'm a fan of your show or possibly former fan of your show and I'm an official member of the Nintendo generation.  I've been playing video games since '88, buddy.


Glenn:  Okay.

Caller:  So, if I'm a gamer, I'm automatically a loser?

Glenn:  Stephen ‑‑

Caller:  If I went to a web blog about news, I'm a loser?

Glenn:  Stephen, you're spending your time obsessing over three segments on a television show where I say, I'm not blaming Grand Theft Auto for all the ills of asset, but you can beat a prostitute to death with a baseball bat.  In the following segment, because all of these people are taking me apart of these blogs go, Oh, Glenn Beck, look at him.  They didn't even listen to what I said.  I'm not blaming the society ills on Grand Theft Auto.  I think it's really a bad idea to use the technology developed by the Pentagon to teach people to kill to then just, you know, let people just play these all the time.  I'm not saying pull it from the shelves.  I'm not saying everybody who plays it it is going to turn into killer.  I'm saying we should probably look at this as one of the very many factors that is causing our society to break down.  Because all of these bloggers started coming after me, you know, in some sort of witch hunt, I decided, oh, okay.  I offhanded said, in a joking fashion, they're all losers, I even said, to piss them off and now look at you.  You're so obsessed with it.  What time did you get up this morning to make sure you could call?  How many hours have you spent thinking about this?

Caller:  Actually it was about 15 minutes, Glenn.  I logged on to one of my favorite blogs.  You're on the front page.  Do you know what ‑‑

Glenn:  I'm on the front page?

Caller:  Yes.

Glenn:  Doesn't that say something?

Caller:  I was disappointed to hear that come out of your mouth.  You're basically labeling a whole lot of us.  I don't care about Grand Theft Auto.  I'm playing Nintendo WII.  If I want a hooker, I'll go to a different part of the city.  Who cares about that?  But you're labeling a lot of us reporting news as losers.  That so broad.

Glenn:  So disrespectful and so opinionated, which I never engage in opinion.

Caller:  Yes.  I understand.  You have an opinion, but I just think you kind of crossed the line there, Glenn.

Glenn:  And blogs, I hate to get into ‑‑

Caller:  Grand Theft Auto, I understand that, but you're labeling way too many people.

Glenn:  The video bloggers.  I know.  I'm nervous about the video blogger industry.

Stu:  You've got to watch yourself.  All he's doing is trying to annoy you.

Glenn:  No, I'm not.  I'm serious about these.  These video bloggers, he's a loser.  You could never hold down a job, Stephen.  Stephen?

Caller:  Yes.

Glenn:  Yes.  If you weren't in your mother's basement right now, you would never be able to ‑‑

Caller:  I'm in Florida, baby.  There's no basement.

Glenn:  Your mother's garage she converted into a little, you know, Star Trek kind of ‑‑ what was that?

Caller:  I just happen to have been playing video games since 1988, Glenn.  I just happen to be a member of the generation.  I've got my subscription.  I've got my wife.  I've got my house.  I've got my big salary.  I just happen to frequent video blogs because I want to know about the latest video blogs and when you are on the front page blog calling us all losers, I'm disappointed in you.  What can I say?

Glenn:  I love you people.  If that's not the definition of a loser, I don't know what is.  Front page news on your blog?

Stu:  Why are you torturing these people?

Glenn:  Because they're so easy to torture.

Stu:  Just leave them alone.

Glenn:  If I was dressed up in sort of a sexy outfit, he could beat me to death with a baseball bat.  What?  Video bloggers are never going to do anything.  They're never going to get violent.  Anybody who plays video games who could never get violent.

Stu:  I mean, you know I disagree with you on this Grand Theft Auto for the most part, but, honestly, getting that fired up over you just trying to needle them ‑‑

Glenn:  That is exactly ‑‑ did you see the segment will where I said, oh, I'm going to die.  Stu, the whole show is booked for tonight.  We've got to squeeze it in.  Somehow or the other, I've got to squeeze in ‑‑ what else can I say about video blogs?  I've got to have something that ‑‑ I've got to insert something in tonight's show ‑‑

Stu:  We should put something in like, you know, these people who are playing video games are playing games like Pac Man and they are eating ghosts.

Glenn:  Do you know what?  Here's the thing.  Here's the thing.  There's a food shortage on and it's because of these video bloggers that they're not out working the farm land like they used to.  All these young men who are out there that should be working the farm land, they're in their mom's basements making video blogs instead and that's why we've got a foot shortage and they're solely responsible for the food shortage because you know what?  If they didn't have all their ‑‑ if they didn't have all of their Mrs. Pac Man video games down in the basement, mom would have had a place for her catch up.

Stu:  That's pretty good, although is Pac Man officially married?  I think she's Ms. Pac Man.

Glenn:  Oh, is she Miss?

Stu:  Yeah.  She's not Mrs.

GlGlenn:  She's a feminist?  Hey, chicks can eat ghosts just as fast as any guy can do it.  And how come it's not Mr. Pac Man?  Why is it Pac Man and Ms. Pac Man?  Why isn't it a mister?  Where's the respect? And by the way, you notice they keep them in little separate mazes.  Do you know why?  Because the guy would kick the Misses' butt.

Stu:  This is controversial talk here, Glenn.

Glenn:  This is front page news on video blogs.  All right.  Let's see.  Let me take a break here for a second.  I'll give did you responsible sponsor.  You know, I want to talk to you about what's happening in Philadelphia.  I mean, I've got to go away from the front page news on what I said about Grand Theft Auto 4 and, more importantly, I want to go into the news of what happened in Philadelphia.  What happened in Philadelphia is ‑‑ who's surprised by this?  By the way, why have all of my television sets turned to some guy who's dressed like a priest but isn't a priest and he's talking to ‑‑ I mean, what ‑‑ I mean ‑‑ is there a message that I should be getting here?  I've got, like, all of the television sets, the networks have been taken over by some ‑‑ like ETW.

Stu:  I was going to say, what it's hackers?

Glenn:  Oh, my gosh.  It could be video blog hackers.  It could be.  Those guys rule the world from Dad's garage.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.