U.S. Americans



GLENN: I want to go over this, the beauty queen, the teen beauty queen. I feel bad for her quite honestly. Her name is Lauren Upton and she was on -- she's Miss Teen South Carolina and I guess she was on Miss Teen USA with Mario Lopez. And Stu, for those who -- I'm going to pretend I don't know who Mario Lopez is.

STU: Who's going to believe that you don't know?

GLENN: Is that Jennifer Lopez's brother?

STU: I don't think so.

GLENN: Husband, ex-husband?

STU: What if they just weren't related at all?

GLENN: Weren't related at all?

STU: Yes. What if they just weren't related at all?

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: Like you are doing a really good job acting like you don't know who he is here because you are just throwing out random possibilities.

GLENN: Well, I'm confused.

STU: Right. You're acting like you're confused.

GLENN: Is he one of the Mario brothers?

STU: No, I think you're --

GLENN: Anyway, who is he?

STU: He is the guy, he played on Saved By the Bell. A. C. Slater, Saved By the Bell, Glenn.

DAN: You never watched Saved By the Bell every day.

STU: You are faking that position.

GLENN: So Mario Lopez asked this question on Miss Teen USA and is the question included? Here it is. Listen to this. I warn you, I'm going to have to stop it halfway through her answer, maybe several times through her answer because you are not going to be able to take it. Your head's going to hurt. You're going to be so embarrassed.

DAN: Well, Glenn, also in here, too, is kind of, he sets up what this means, this part of it. So you really get into the moment here. Just the pressure that Miss Carolina --

GLENN: I feel bad for her because it is a lot of pressure. It is a lot of pressure and you can see anybody just crumbling on it, but good heavens, here it is.

SPEAKER: That is the round of competition that ultimately determines their fate. The "Make it or break it" moment. The ladies will have to demonstrate their ability to answer a thought-provoking final question. Sound simple? Easier said than done, especially when the whole country is watching. Here's how it works. Our panel of judges have prepared their own questions. So now we will ask each finalist to pick the name of the judge, who will then ask a final question. Ladies, you'll have 30 seconds before you hear the sound of this bell (bell sounding.) Good luck. We begin with South Carolina. (Applause)

SLATER: Hello, South Carolina, please pick out the name of the judge. Thank you. Judge Number 5, Amy Teegarden.

JUDGE NO. 5: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map.

GLENN: Stop. A fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a map. That is -- Stu, I want you to look that up.

STU: Yeah, I don't believe that.

GLENN: That is incredible if that's true.

STU: Yeah, you can convince me that they can't place states, you can convince me they can't find Iraq or the U.K.

GLENN: How do you not find America on a map?

STU: Just, I don't see how that can be.

GLENN: Home schooling. I'm just saying. I mean, how is that possible? Well, if you don't believe it, here comes the answer.

VOICE: Why do you think this is?

VOICE: I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so --

GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop. She personally believes that U.S. Americans? Okay, I won't nitpick. So U.S. Americans can't do it because -- this is what she personally believes. Because...

VOICE: Miss South Carolina: Because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and --

A scene from the Miss Teen USA 2007 competition.

GLENN: Stop. (Laughing). So some people don't have maps and you can think to yourself, okay, she's going for a poverty thing. Some people just -- some people are so poor in this country, they can't afford maps, and we need the Government to provide maps for every child in America so they can locate America on a map. No, no, that's not what she decided to do. Instead she went this route.

VOICE: Miss South Carolina: And that I believe that our education such as South Africa and Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should -- our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. -- or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries. So we will be able to build up our future for our children.

VOICE: Thank you very much, South Carolina.

STU: That's a great response: Thank you very much. What else do you say? What else do you do after that?

GLENN: What do you say? And you know what it was? She was bound and determined, she was trying to do what politicians do. No matter what they ask you, no matter what they ask you, you get in South Africa and Iraq. That's what she's doing.

STU: That's great.

GLENN: Those are the two politically correct things to do. You just -- I'm worried about the children in Iraq, I'm worried about this war. You look deep, go for a depth charge. I'm worried about South Africa, whatever I have to say about South Africa. I'm from South Carolina; I'm not racist. I care about South Africa, okay? So that was the advice. I can guarantee that was the advice: Just work them, no matter what they ask you, just go for this. You just have to say this.

So why don't they have maps? Because a lot of people can't afford maps, but that's why we should have education to help people in South Africa and Iraq.

STU: What? I feel terrible for her, though. Because this is like the big, you know, youtube. Can you put this in the news letter today, Dan?

DAN: Oh, yes.

GLENN: Oh, no. I feel bad, I do.

STU: You need to see it, though.

GLENN: She's a teenager. I feel bad for her.

STU: They're legitimately pressured.

DAN: This is the American Idol thing. You guys said you don't feel bad. She's putting herself out there.


GLENN: You don't have to -- she's going to be Owen Wilson by the end of the evening.

STU: No, no. I mean, look. It's a bad moment for her but I'm sure she has a lot of stuff going, going on in her -- her life is going to turn out good, I think. I think she's going to -- I think it's all going to turn around.

>> Miss South Carolina: I believe that they should --

GLENN: Do you believe that, Stu?

STU: I firmly believe she's got a shot at possibly --

GLENN: What I really believe is, and that's another thing, they said start with what you really believe. She's bluffing when she says, I firmly believe, she's thinking, what do I believe, what do I believe, how do I work in South Africa? Maps, maps, nobody told me that there would be a map question. I firmly believe... that nobody told me there would be a map question? That nobody... Africa. Good night, everybody.


Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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