Producer Blog: I should have listened to Glenn Beck

by Wilson G.

Ok, maybe that title is a little misleading. I listen to Glenn about 5 hours a day. It's my job. I write all the articles you read here on glennbeck.com. I can list every Woodrow Wilson factoid, progressive plan, or caliphate theory that's been on air over the past year. I have encyclopedic knowledge of the Glenn Beck doomsday predictions. And yet when it came to being prepared for Hurricane Irene, I was as unprepared as you could have been.

I was over in Israel volunteering on the Restoring Courage project for ten days, long before a landfall in NYC was a real possibility. I didn't really hear about the hurricane until the Restoring Courage event ended and it would still be a few days before I got back to the US. The gravity of the situation hit me when my friend's flight back to the city was cancelled and I realized I was on the last flight back to NYC.

In the customs line at JFK another Mercury staffer said the line at Trader Joe’s was around the block. There was no water or bread at Whole Foods on the Upper West Side. One of my fellow travelers lived in an evacuation zone.

And I had nothing. No water. No food. No flashlight or batteries or candles or go bag.

If this hurricane was going to be as bad as everyone was saying, I was screwed.

Before leaving JFK I bought $40 of overpriced water. Certainly not the best deal, but at least I had some peace of mind. I took it home and dropped off my luggage, showered and waited for the stores to open.

It took me a while to find batteries and a flashlight, eventually getting a crappy little one from a bodega. I didn't think it would work but it was my best and only bet.

The line at the nearby grocery store was ridiculous. Bread was nearly gone by 8am. Water was gone too. I bought some basic non-perishables and headed to my girlfriend's to hunker down for the day.

I didn't take these shots, courtesy of The Blaze, but its pretty close to what I saw in Queens.

I left just in time to get drenched in the first rainfall. Not a good start to the storm, but it ended up being the worst that happened to me.

I was lucky.

I spent the day keeping everything charged and watching Modern Family. But even though I was spared, others saw their homes and streets flooded, others lost power and some their lives. It could have easily been me.

A lot of papers have been going after Glenn for warning people to be prepared. "Glenn Beck says Hurricane Irene 'a blessing'” has been a common headline in national newspapers and blogs. But is that what he really said? Well, that’s certainly an out-of-context excerpt of what he said.

Is what he said really crazy? Did the media not tell the entire story? What did he really say?

“I've been telling you, don't be in a panic situation. If you've waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you. As was the earthquake last week, it's God reminding you. You're not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you're not panicking. But we need more people to be in the position so others don't panic.”

As someone who was not prepared, as someone who was waiting to get ready despite hearing Glenn’s calls to prepare for hours and hours a day – this certainly was a wake up call.

Should I have a flashlight? Should I have backup batteries? Should I have a couple of gallons of water and canned food lying around just in case something happened?

If I had listened to my boss and just taken basic steps to prepare, I sure would have felt a lot better when I landed at JFK at 5am Saturday morning. It would have cost me less than fifty bucks to just have peace of mind so that if there is an earthquake, storm, or some other event beyond my control I'd be in a position to take care of myself.

You know what’s at the top of my list this week? I’m going to buy a decent flashlight, some batteries, and a gallon of water. It’s not crazy, it’s just common sense. But I guess when Glenn Beck says it - it’s just crazy.

All I know is that the next time I land at the airport hours before a possible natural disaster, I’ll be feeling a lot better.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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