Thirty years ago, the world was a much different place and journalists used to be brave. Back then, Tucker Carlson built an impressive career writing for some of the biggest names in American journalism. But now, it would take a miracle for any of these politicized papers to feature his work again. The acclaimed Fox News host joins Glenn to discuss just how much has changed — as he's documented in his new book, "The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism." Tucker sets the record straight on his true opinions about the latest topics the corporate media is trying to skewer him with: Afghanistan, Hungary, fascism, and more. And he and Glenn break down how our leaders' newfound love for conformity has played out in the COVID-19 era as the government has fueled division and, Tucker believes, even spied on people like him who don't fear being bullied for disagreeing.
Was the Nord Stream explosion sabotage? And who was behind the attack? Was it Russia? Ukraine? Or Germany? No matter who was behind the move, Glenn explains, it puts us ALL at risk. Because destroying civilian infrastructure now is 'on the table' for Vladimir Putin, and this may give him enough reason to 'take his gloves off.' The stakes here are real, Glenn says: 'Water, electricity, oil, pipelines...ALL of our infrastructure is at risk.'
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GLENN: Okay. So I -- I am not sure, because of the hurricane, I can't get a -- a good grip on how America is feeling about this Nord Stream bombing. But that's what it was. We know that this was sabotage.
There's no natural explanation for it. And it would have somebody diving about 200 -- 220. 230 feet, below the surface. That is not something that your average diver can do. And this is encased in concrete.
So this is blowing up the concrete and getting to the pipeline, to blow that up. This is -- I mean, it's not -- you know, it's not going to the moon. But it is, you know, rather difficult to do.
So who did it? This is an explanation that it is so important for you to understand. This is now a non-military key infrastructure, that has been destroyed.
If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, nukes are now on the table. That gives us a green light to use nukes. Forget about nukes for a second. Because if that happens, we all have 18 minutes. I'm going to the bar. I'm going out with a drink in my hand. But you've got 18 minutes. Family, meet me at the bar.
My wife would probably already be there. I've been there for months. Living with you.
Anyway, so forget about nukes for just a second. And let's talk about, what other things can Russia do.
This is non-military key infrastructure. Outside of the borders of Ukraine.
To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets, hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or Special Forces. But the target menu, now includes key civilian infrastructure: Electricity, water utilities, energy production.
That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true, no matter who carried out the attack.
The midterms are just one month away, and the stakes for our republic have never been higher. If Democrats keep their current control of both the House of Representatives AND the Senate, America may never been the same. In this clip, Glenn and Stu run through the latest numbers: The races currently leaning left, those leaning right, and the ones that are becoming closer each day. These are the races Republicans MUST win if they want to take back control…
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GLENN: Average income lost under Joe Biden is $4,200. Gas prices have risen now, this is the sixth day in a row. And numbers are falling for the Democrats. But is it showing up at the polls yet?
STU: Yeah. Yeah. I think -- I just some of the early Democratic momentum pitch, that we have heard has started to fade quite a bit. We went through this on Stu Does America on Friday. We did our first sort of chalkboard magnet. All the states break down the Senate look. So give you a quick picture of this. The lay of the land, before any elections even start is 36 Democrats and 29 Republicans. That's because all the seats aren't up for election. So they start with a nice lead here already. In the likely category, probably not going to change. There's at least eight races there for the Democrats. There are 13 races on the Republican side, that are likely not really going to be all that close or competitive. Which brings you to 44-42. Some leaner races: Leaning Democrat right now, we have Colorado and Washington, which are two states that are -- the polling is favoring Democrats by a decent amount. You know, Republicans really like their candidate in Washington, for example. So there's some reason to watch those races. Though, they're favoring Democrats. Also, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, we have in the leaning Democrat. Now, Pennsylvania as we've covered is completely insane.
If that's the way they go, they have a man who can't speak, as their candidate. But still polling showing them five points or more up in most of these polls.
New Hampshire just finished the primary. Right now, Maggie Hassan seems to have about an eight-point lead in that race.
Though, that one I can see tightening. It's been tighter in races before the primary, so we'll see how that goes.
Leaning Republican, five races there. A couple of just sort of weird races there. Which is Alaska. Alaska has the situation with the rank choice voting, going on. But it's really Republican versus Republican there. But then again, one of the Republicans is Lisa Murkowski. So do you count that? I don't even know.
GLENN: Yeah, Democrat.
GLENN: But how is she performing in the polls?
Because the others dropped out, to kind of coalesce around Murkowski's --
STU: I believe Murkowski gets beaten when it actually occurs.
The fact that this woman ran a write-in campaign from the Senate and won. She won, a write-in campaign for the Senate.
The name goes a long way in Alaska. Murkowski. It's almost all Democrats voting for her.
I mean, that has really become the Democrats and moderates sort of going that way, where Republicans are going towards the Trump-favored candidate there in Alaska. So you'll get a Republican out of Alaska and for the Senate. It just depends on if it's Murkowski or not. I mean, she's one of the weakest Republicans you can find. Another weird one, we've talked about a lot, is Utah, with Mike Lee. He's running in a race against an independent. There have been some close polls in this race.
GLENN: I don't believe it.
STU: I don't believe it. I still this is a strong Republican scene. I think Lee will win there. It's closer than I think Mike wants.
GLENN: Mike always -- even when he's not running for reelection. He's like, you know, I have to listen to the people, because the people they can throw me out of office at any time.
STU: Yeah. Sure.
GLENN: And I think there's a part of Mike that, you know, wouldn't mind it, if it's okay, it's over. Go make money. Go do something with your life.
STU: That's got to be the feeling of a lot of people.
GLENN: Yeah, I think so. But he takes it seriously.
STU: Oh, yeah, and look, he should. This is a new tactic from the Democrats. This is what they're rewarding in Utah, if you vote for Evan McMullin.
It's a new tactic. Instead of just running a Democrat, they run a guy who says he isn't a Democrat, but just will vote like the Democrats every time. You can have that if you want. Normally that's done under the D banner. It's now done under the I banner.
GLENN: And they didn't run.
STU: The Democrats dropped out of the race completely, and just are letting everyone vote for --
GLENN: It's crazy. It's crazy. And you will see this in every election, if it works this time.
STU: Yes. Especially in deep red states. They will try to knock off Republicans, by running fake independents in this case.
Missouri is out there as well. Eric Schmidt has a pretty solid size of a lead, he should win there.
Florida is closer than I think it should be with Marco Rubio.
You know, oddly, he's -- most of the polls only have him up four or five points.
GLENN: You're kidding me!
STU: Yeah. And this isn't a race where obviously DeSantis is likely going to win handily. Val Demings is the candidate in Florida, going against Rubio, who was mentioned as a VP candidate for Biden. Somebody thought highly of her, on the Democratic side.
GLENN: She has brain damage?
STU: No, I don't know.
GLENN: She'll never have a leadership role.
STU: And Ohio, we talked to JD Vance last week. He's opened up a lead in most of the polling there. I think he'll win that race. But still too close to say it's a likely race by any means. So it's five. So, basically, what you have there is 48 Democrats. Forty-seven Republicans. If you include the lienors. And five toss ups for the Republicans to take advantage control of the Senate, they would need to win four of these five races. Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Georgia. Their best hope right now, probably North Carolina, where they are relatively consistent, but small lead there.
Nevada seems to be pretty much toss-up. Though Adam Laxalt seems to be moving ahead slightly there. Ron Johnson has had good polls in Wisconsin, lately.
It looks like he might be a slight favorite there. Arizona has narrowed, though still favors the Democrats.
Although, it's hard for me to understand the polling there. You see polling where Blake Masters is down by seven or eight points. And Kari Lake, who is supposed to be the most extreme, crazy person in the world, which she's not. We've had her on the air. She's running for governor. With the same voters, and they're saying, she's only down by one. So it's hard for me to understand how Masters would be down eight, and Lake would be down only one.
GLENN: Name recognition.
STU: And she might be. She might just be a really good candidate, and Herschel Walker in Georgia well. The polling has bounced back and forth. Both very close. Really a pure toss-up race at this point.
GLENN: Oh, jeez. For the love of Pete, get everyone you know. Dig up your father, your mother. Bring them out. I mean, let them air out a little bit.
STU: Democrats do it all the time.
GLENN: Yeah. What's the problem with that? Make sure that everyone goes out and votes.
Joe Biden — whether due to illness or age — seems to be mentally incapacitated which, according to Merriam-Webster, means ‘an absence of mental capacity.’ But it’s not just Joe. In fact, Stu argues that the mental abilities of current Senate candidate John Fetterman may be even worse. Plus, Kamala Harris can barely string together a cohesive thought, and Nancy Pelosi incoherently babbles as well. This leads Glenn to a very important question: With these mentally incapacitated Democrats, WHO THEN IS RUNNING AND CONTROLLING THE PARTY?!
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GLENN: All right. So let's take a look at the upcoming elections. How are things shaping up in the Senate, Stu?
STU: Very, very closely, Glenn. Very, very close races. A lot of toss-up states. A lot of very tight back and forth.
GLENN: Can we start with Fetterman, please?
GLENN: Okay. Is it still really, really points? Is he still like three points ahead, or five points ahead?
STU: Yeah. Yeah.
GLENN: How is that possible?
STU: Thank you. Thank you.
GLENN: How is that possible? Sara, do you have that clip?
VOICE: The Eagles are so much better than the Eagles. Oh, my gosh. This guy can't function. Now, look, I mean, I'm wondering, who is really running the show? Who is running the Democratic Party?
Because you have Joe Biden who is -- I mean, he's there occasionally. You know what I mean? He's mentally there, occasionally. Other times, no idea.
Kamala Harris, no. She's not --
STU: She just blathers on and says nothing. We have an entire thing at Veepthoughts.com, of all her idiocy. She continually tries to talk, but can't say anything.
GLENN: Right. But Feinstein, gone.
STU: They've basically admitted, she isn't even doing the job anymore. Nancy Pelosi is hammered, half the time, allegedly. When she's making any speech.
GLENN: Hammered. Either that, or she just doesn't know what he's talking about. But I think it's hammered.
STU: And Fetterman is -- we constantly beat on Joe Biden's ability to get through speeches. He's remarkably better than John Fetterman at this, right now. John Fetterman can't speak. This is a deliberative body.
GLENN: So can I ask you a question?
And no offense meant here, by people, who are in this. But I don't want a special ed. class running my country. And that's pretty much what we have right now in the party right now. People who can no longer think clearly, for one reason or another.
STU: Yeah. They're all different reasons.
GLENN: But you can't run a country like this. You can't run a country like this.
STU: We've seen what happens when you try it. Right?
We've seen the last two years. We've seen the results of what happens when you attempt to do it this way. It doesn't work.
GLENN: And you have to ask yourself. Who is making the policies? Who is making the policies? I mean, I'm asking that rhetorically.
STU: The Taiwan policies are a good example of this. Who is making the Taiwan policy? Joe Biden keeps coming out and saying, over and over again, that we are -- our troops are going to go defend Taiwan if China attacks it. That's Joe Biden's policy. And then five minutes later. The White House and five other organizations, within our government, come out and say, that's not actually our policy. We swear. We swear. Then Joe Biden comes out and does another interview and says it again, and then he does it again and again. He's done it four or five times.
GLENN: Well, Lindsey -- this Lindsey Graham abortion bill, which we will get into some other day. This Lindsey Graham abortion bill, Joe Biden came out and said, it's stricter than my church's --
STU: No. The Catholic Church --
GLENN: How can that be stricter than the -- Catholic Church is no abortion? How can you be stricter? Death for abortion?
Well, I mean, how could it be stricter than that?
GLENN: That's not.
STU: No. This is just craziness. I mean, they're trying everything they can to throw you off of the scent of what you should actually be voting for.
GLENN: No. They are trying -- they're not trying -- they are lying to you. That's all that this is. They are lying to you. Stricter? It's a 15-week ban on abortion. It's after 15 weeks, you can't have abortions. That's more lenient than France! Okay. France has 13 weeks. This has 15. So to get people to vote for these clowns, they just have to lie to you.
How many times do they have to lie to you, before you wake up?
Some countries, it doesn't -- they never wake up.
GLENN: You mention the abortion policy. Let me just at least -- because this is a big election issue here.
There's a big story that's happening in Arizona right now. Which is one of the -- the biggest states, when it comes to the Senate. And, of course, the governor as well in Arizona. And there's a law from 1864, I think it was, that passed. That basically said no abortions for any reasons. Except, I think there's the life of the mother exception. And it can be penalized with something --
GLENN: Whipping. Horsewhipping.
The Border Patrol comes and whips you with your horses. While she's still laying in bed.
STU: And like, I think it's three to five years in prison, for someone who facilitates one of these abortions. Now, of course we got into the Roe vs. Wade era. This law was still in the books. Never got repealed. They never did anything about it. Now we're on the other side of it. It's Roe vs. Wade gets overturned. And they about it to -- they run it through the courts. And the courts say, yeah. This is still law. If you want to change a law, you can change a law. But currently, this is the law of the land. I must apply it. That's how the law works. You can repeal a law opinion you can pass a new law that overrides that law. Now, since then, Arizona has tried to go through with a 15-week ban. But as of right now, it looks like the law of the land is still this 1864 law.
GLENN: It can't be 1864. I don't think Arizona was a state --
STU: It was not a state when this was passed. It was a territorial.
GLENN: Territorial. Okay. So we go back to literally the Cowboy and Indian times.
STU: So -- but this is the law, and this is the way the law works.
GLENN: And you will not tie your horse up on the door of my saloon either.
STU: Now, of course, what we're talking about, is you'll have to go to California or somewhere else nearby, if you want to get your abortion, if you needed an abortion. If this law were to stay in place. So this is a back and forth. The left is trying so hard to make abortion the entire election here. Because, of course, they see this as -- some of the polling shows that the majority of people are against the Supreme Court decision, blah, blah, blah, blah. They only have a couple of issues here, they can run on. One is, they think they can run on Donald Trump, because half the country doesn't like him. They can run on abortion. That's all about all they have, right?
So they're trying to make it seem like. Now, no one will lock down when the Democrats have any lines on abortion. They never have to express their lines on it. Only Republicans have to come up with their lines on abortion. Democrats never have to say, they want it all the way to birth. Only Peter Doocy is the one who asks them about it.
GLENN: Because they don't have a line. It's not up to birth. It's not up to birth.
STU: No. Their opinions are far more unpopular than the Republican positions on this. But the media is assisting them on this.
And so there's a slew of Republicans, that are trying to find this middle ground, quote, unquote.
GLENN: Lindsey Graham being one of them. Hey, let's pass a 15-week abortion ban. I'm sorry. Did we just spend the last 50 years, fighting over Roe vs. Wade so we could eliminate 8 percent of abortions. Is that what we did? I want to make sure I understand, this whole Roe vs. Wade fight all these years was, hey, if it works, across the entire country, we can eliminate 8 percent of abortions?
GLENN: May I just ask you a question, the Supreme Court said the federal government has no -- has to go to the state.
GLENN: So why wouldn't this be overturned as well as unconstitutional?
STU: I think it probably would. Especially with this Supreme Court. But, again, what is the point of winning elections, if -- what is the point of welling an election. If you win election after election after election, and get all the Supreme Court justices in, and then they overturn Roe vs. Wade. And your big idea is, hey, what if we mess around at the very edges of the fringe, and eliminate a few super late-term abortions. Well, I mean, that's great. It's better than nothing. But clearly, that can't be the reason why we spent a half century battle to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Obviously, that can't be the end of this, right?
GLENN: No. Because at 15 weeks, we'll get better at technology, and we'll be able to save children before 15 weeks. We'll eventually be able to grow them in a jar, okay?
STU: Whether you can save them in a jar or not, it's still life, right?
GLENN: Right. I know. But as it gets closer and closer, to being able to just put that embryo and put it in a jar. And grow it in a jar. We know it's life. It's like --
STU: It gets harder and harder to deny.
GLENN: Now it's 15. What's it going to be in the future. This doesn't make any sense.
Mark Houck, pro-life author and father of seven, was arrested in Philadelphia last year for allegedly shoving a pro-choice protester away from his young son. The charges were dropped, which makes his recent arrest story that much more terrifying. In this clip, Glenn details the shocking way Houck recently was taken into custody by the FBI for supposed FACE Act violations. But whether or not you agree with Houck’s pro-life stance, Glenn explains, this story has HUGE implications for every single American: ‘Is this the America you want?’ Glenn asks. ‘Because once YOU get out of line, you’ll be the one finishing the poem: When they came for me, there was no one left.’
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GLENN: Mark Hock, along with Ryan Marie Hock. Seven children. Mark's a well-known pro-life author, sidewalk counselor, father of seven. And thank goodness the S.W.A.T. team came into his house. Yes. Yes. Came into his house. Broke the door down.
Scared the hell out of the family, and he is in jail today!
Apparently, he violated the Face Act. Now, I wanted to understand exactly what the face act is. So I looked it up. Let me see if I can find it here. Face act. No. It was moved.
That's helpful. So the Face Act, basically what the Face Act is. I don't know where it was moved to. But basically the Face Act is something that the local governments and even the federal government, can bring up charges on, if you are trying to block somebody from going into an abortion clinic.
STU: Freedom of access to clinic entrances.
GLENN: Okay. Thank you. Thank you.
Freedom, yeah. What is -- can we stop naming them stupid names?
STU: Are we so dumb, that we need to summarize --
GLENN: We are. Okay. So you can't block somebody from having access. Well, he didn't block anybody from having access. There was another street performer, somebody else who was screaming at the other side.
And he and his son were there, and they were praying. And this activist, who was not going into the Planned Parenthood.
Wasn't escorting anybody. He starts screaming at mark and his son. And not sure exactly, what happened.
But it got to a place, where this guy had cornered Mark's son. And Mark said, back off. Back off. The guy doesn't back off, so he shoves Mark.
Now, word is, this guy is -- what do they call him, a tumbler? I think.
He's a guy who, if you touch him, he falls down. Oh. Oh, my gosh --
STU: A flopper. A flopper. He's like the Lebron James of the abortion clinics.
GLENN: Apparently. Apparently.
Okay. Thank you. So the police come, and they arrest the father of seven, for pushing this man to the ground. Planned Parenthood has got it all on tape. They got it on tape. So it goes to trial. And the case is dismissed.
Wait a minute.
I haven't heard that part of the story. The case was dismissed. I thought the FBI. Oh. Oh, yeah. The Justice Department, heard about this case. And thought it was so egregious, that if the local police and state police won't do anything about it, we certainly will.
So they went in, kicking and screaming, into this house, of this family.
They -- 25 or 30 FBI agents swarmed the property, 15 vehicles. It's 7 o'clock in the morning. They surround the house with rifles, in firing position. And they start pounding on the door, yelling for the family to open up the door.
And he approaches.
Now, the kids are upstairs. Everybody is screaming and crying.
And he's telling them to calm down, and he's trying to calm the FBI down as well. He says, please, I am going to open the door. But please, my children are in the home. I have seven babies in the house. And they just kept pounding and screaming. The FBI did.
When he opened the door, according to him, they had big, huge rifles, pointed at him and pointed at mom. And then they went into the house, and were pointing them throughout the house.
When they came in, they ordered the kids to stay upstairs. The staircase is open. So the kids were all at the top of the stairs, which faces the front door.
I was on the stairs as well, coming down. Kids were all just screaming. It was very scary and traumatic. After asking why they were at the house, the agents said, they had to have been there to arrest Mark. When mom asked for their warrant. They said they were going to take him, whether they had a warrant or not.
When she said, that's kidnapping. You can't just come into a person's house and kidnap them at gun point, they agreed to get the warrant from -- for her, from one of the vehicles.
Oh. Good. At this point, Mark asked her to get him a sweatshirt, and his rosary beads. When she returned, they had already loaded him up into the vehicle.
Now, what did this guy do again, that warranted this?
Our friends, who voted for Democrats, is this the America that you want? Any friend who votes differently, any American citizen that votes differently, do you want a guy getting his door kicked in, after the charges were dismissed in court? Do you want the FBI kicking down his door for pushing a guy, who was yelling at his son. Pushing him down for the ground?
I'm not for violence. He's not for violence. He's reason been violent before.
It was a dad responding. The court dismisses it. Is this the America that you want?
Because once you get out of line, once you decide, if we don't all stand together now, you're not going to make it. You'll be the one finishing the poem, when they came for me, there was no one left. You will be the one finishing the poem. You have to stand up now. We have to stand up together. And say, the Department of Justice. And the FBI is completely out of control.
I don't think the Postal Service, should be spying on American people.
Another whistle-blower has come out from the FBI. To warn about the politicalization of the FBI. Saying, the bureau is spying on law-abiding citizens and that many of its domestic counterterrorism cases are tantamount to entrapment. Another FBI agent is coming out and saying this now. This is an interview with the Washington Times. Quote, my team was deployed 20 or 25 different high profile national terrorist organizations. Investigating what I saw, is the -- the counterterrorism and investigations. Is always and unequivocally morally equivalent to entrapment, even if there's legal definition that allows them to skirt that. They are using every tool.
Isn't this what people did to Martin Luther King?
Isn't this what people did when the government was completely out of control in the past? And isn't this exactly what others did to their political enemies in every country that has ever been run by thugs?
I still believe in America. I still believe in my neighbor. I still believe in the neighbor that votes differently than me.
I -- I think that there are a lot of people, that are feeling it now. But they don't know what to do. And they don't know if they want to lose all their friends. Their status. Because they're not really sure. Reassure them, that you're not the crazy one. Reassure them. Don't try to change their mind.
Just ask them questions. Are you really -- are you really for the transgender -- you're really okay with hospitals mutilating young children, when there is no scientific proof that this is good? In fact, if you're trying to stop suicides, this makes suicides worse. You really -- I don't understand. And even if you're for that. Help me out on the trans library parties. I'm not for banning books. I don't want to ban books at libraries. Books where, in the children's section at a school. Yeah. There are books. I'm not going to put a Playboy there. You wouldn't put a Playboy there. Then why would you put this? It's much more explicit than a Playboy. And it's showing kids how to engage in all kinds of different sex. For first grade, third grade. Really? You're for that now?
Wake your friends up. Wake them up. Because first they came for the January 6 protesters. Even the peaceful ones. And they charged them with parading. And I didn't speak out. Then they came for the gun rights supporters, and I didn't speak out. Because I wasn't a gun owner. Then they came for the pro-life activists, and I didn't speak out or stand up because, yeah, I'm pro-life. But I'm not an activist. Now they come for people who voted for Trump, but I didn't vote for Trump. I got news for you, that's 50 percent of the nation. You add in the hatred of white people, Asians. Cisgender, and gays that don't support trans, shown in libraries, that's an awful lot of people.
Who will be left to defend you?