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  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 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.

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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