Glenn Beck: Face Transplant

 


First US face transplant recipient revealed


An Ohio woman who was the first US recipient of a near-total face transplant unveiled the results of her surgery which restored key features after she was shot by her husband five years ago.

GLENN:  Have you seen the pictures of the woman, what's her name, Connie Culp?  She's a woman with a full face transplant?  From the Cleveland Clinic in the State of Ohio?  I have to tell you when I first saw the photos which are up on GlennBeck.com.  If you go there now, you can see it in the picture of the day.  Honestly I looked at the photos and I went, okay, this is just mean.  I really thought --

STU:  Like some PhotoShop job? 

GLENN:  Like some PhotoShop job and I went, come on. 

STU:  It doesn't seem like. 

GLENN:  Neither face before or after at this point seems real. 

STU:  Yeah, we make fun of all the mistakes that scientists make but I mean, that is -- it's incredible. 

GLENN:  This is the most heartbreaking, heart‑wrenching story and miracle story I've seen.  This is unbelievable.  Apparently her husband shot off her face with a shotgun.  So she didn't even have any of the bone structure in her face.  And if you go to GlennBeck.com and you click on this and then you click through to the story, you will see -- see if we can send this out, Stu.  Send the side shots.  Have you seen the side shots? 

STU:  I can't --

GLENN:  No, come here.  Just -- I know, I know, come here, but you have to see this.  Look at the side shot.  Hang on, let me bring it up here.  If you look had he side shot, Stu, you can see that she has no bone structure.  You really can't, you can't look at it, can you?  If you look at the bone structure, Stu, you'll see her forehead is coming down.  So it's like it's --

STU:  Yeah, yeah. 

GLENN:  Where when they put the new face in, her forehead lift, is lifted back up.  It's like her whole face was, her lower jaw and her forehead were collapsing into each other. 

STU:  Yeah, absolutely.  I mean, that is unbelievable.  The thing that makes me think of -- the thing that it makes me think of is I hope something worse happened to the husband.  I hope it was worse. 

GLENN:  You know, it's amazing that we don't know anything about the husband. 

STU:  It's got to be -- I saw the pictures. 

GLENN:  It's not there. 

STU:  I'm sure there were details, he probably went to jail or could be shot, I don't know anything. 

GLENN:  She said yesterday let's not concentrate on me, let's concentrate on the person that donated the face. 

STU:  That's amazing. 

GLENN:  A team of 11 surgeons performed the operation in Cleveland.  Yeah, let's get to universal healthcare right away.  In Cleveland --

STU:  Wow, what a surprise, it happened in our horrible medical system, the one we're told all the time is terrible.

GLENN:  This is the first one.  This is the first one. 

STU:  In the world. 

GLENN:  Yeah.  They transplanted 80% of her face using facial tissue from a dead woman.  How weird would that be?  I mean, it's just, it's just, I don't know.  Your identity is in your face and -- you know what I mean?  So they took her bone structure, I guess, and the tissue and put it into her face from her upper lip to the top with an exception of -- no, no, no, with an exception of the forehead and the upper eyelids.  So the lower lip and the chin and the forehead is hers.  Everything from the lower lip is not hers. 

STU:  It's so much a commercial for not putting your self‑value in your image because here's a woman who has to -- she's got someone else's face.  She better know who she is because when you're talking about something like that, you have any value of your actual -- any value of yourself in your image, in your appearance, it's got to be gone like that.  And to be -- you are going to have to rebuild essentially. 

GLENN:  But imagine being here.  I mean, you look at her before the transplant.  She couldn't, she couldn't drink, she couldn't eat.  She said, I'm here today five years later.  My doctor told me, I'll get you a nose.  It is the most complex functional restoration in the world today.  She can now function normally.  She was unable to eat or breathe without a tube in her windpipe.  And when you see it, I mean, how did this woman -- oh, I'd love to talk to her.  I'm sure she's not doing interviews. 

STU:  I believe -- because I saw some clips of this and I believe she actually was speaking and everything. 

GLENN:  No, she is.  She's doing interviews.  I mean, she was doing press conference, but she doesn't want it to become -- she said yesterday in the press conference, I guess, she wants it to become about the dead woman. 

STU:  That's great.  You know. 

GLENN:  You can't even see where they stitched it on.  I mean, if you look at -- oh, my gosh, I've never seen anything like this. 

STU:  Yeah. 

GLENN:  How did that woman feel when they took her nose and everything else and seeing herself in the mirror.  How did that woman not want to kill the son of a... you know what I mean?  What is she like inside? 

STU:  Oh, my God, are you kidding me?  I'm scanning here to find out what happened to this husband.  I can't even, I can't even say it out loud.  If this is true, again I'm reading a story.  This is back from 2005.  So there may have been updates to this.  And please, Lord God, tell me there are. 

GLENN:  What happened? 

STU:  Tom Culp shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.  Tom Culp will spend seven years behind bars. 

GLENN:  You've got to be kidding me.  If that's true, he's out now.  He's out. 

STU:  2005.  From 2005. 

GLENN:  Seven years, uh‑huh. 

STU:  Again this is a local news story. 

GLENN:  He was given seven years.  Who thinks he's still in jail?  Four years, time served. 

STU:  No, no, please don't tell me that. 

GLENN:  I'll bet you. 

STU:  I can't take it. 

GLENN:  I'll bet you.  This is in Ohio.  Find out.  Anybody in Ohio.  Somebody's got to know. 

STU:  Again I'm not up on this story obviously but it's just, it can't be.  I can't believe it.  No, wait, hold on.  I'm getting another update here.  There's another site saying that it was only five years that he got sentenced to. 

GLENN:  Then he's definitely out. 

STU:  Well, not definitely. 

GLENN:  It's been four years!  Nobody serves the whole thing. 

STU:  Yeah, I'm seeing five years.  I have lost a little faith in certain things in this country and I really want to -- 

GLENN:  Stu, do me a favor because tonight's TV show is all set.  Will you do me a favor?  Find out about this guy.  We'll do it tomorrow on radio and television.  I want to find out about this guy.  I want to find out if this guy, this dirt bag is walking free.  How did you only get five years for doing that?  

STU:  I have absolutely no idea.  I don't know why we would have any laws if the person who did that is free after five years, or maybe less.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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