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Glenn Beck: Obama Hates America Because He Grew Up Overseas 'With A Monkey And A Parrot'

Last night, Glenn Beck unveiled one of the new formats that he'll be using for his nightly television program, which has now changed its name from "The Glenn Beck Program" to simply "Glenn." Beck intends to have different formats for every night of the week and last night's program was the first of his "Think Tank" episodes in which he and several staff members sit around and discuss the news of the day.

They kicked things off by attacking President Obama for supposedly trashing America when he was on his recent trip to Laos, playing a clip of him saying that "America is not perfect. Look, it still has racial discrimination and it still has its own problems; it should worry about its own problems. And I agree with that."

"I can't take it," Beck said, as one of his staff members wondered what happened to Obama to make him hate America so much.

"He grew up, a lot of time, over there with a monkey and a parrot," Beck responded, "and then he moved over with his communist grandparents and the communist Frank Marshall Davis."

Beck's crew, of course, took Obama's comments wildly out of context.

If you bother to listen to what Obama actually said, he was saying that sometimes other people say America has no right to criticize the civil rights records of other nations because  America still struggles with discrimination and its own problems. Obama agreed that we "still have problems we have to work on" but argued that "we have learned from our experience" and are seeking to overcome those issues:

And I'll be honest, everywhere we go, including here at ASEAN, sometimes people say, "Ah, why are the Americans talking about these issues?  This is none of their business; they shouldn’t be meddling in other people's business.  And also, America is not perfect.  Look, it still has racial discrimination.  It still has its own problems.  It should worry about its own problems."

And I agree with that in the sense that we definitely do still have problems we have to work on.  We still have discrimination, we still have situations where women are not treated equally.  But I think that, over the long term, the only way that humans are going to be able to work together and interact and prosper and deal with big problems is if we are able to see what we have in common with each other, and treat everybody with dignity and respect.  And that means that we have to have some principles that are not just based on our nationality, they're not just based on our tribe or our religion or our ethnicity.  Otherwise, at some point we're not going to be able to get along, and we'll have more war and we'll have more conflict -- because that's been human history.

And this is why we talk about these issues when we travel to other countries, as well.  It's not because we think we're better than other people, it's because we have learned from our own experience that if you don't respect all people, or you don’t respect all religions but also make sure that no matter how religious you are, you respect other people to have a different idea -- we've learned that if that doesn’t happen, then we have conflict.

And if you look at what's happening now in the Middle East, for example, that's not a -- the problem in the Middle East is not primarily a problem of the West versus Islam; the problem increasingly is, Shia thinking that Sunnis are following the wrong path, and vice versa.  And in Syria, if you're an Alawite or you're a Christian, then you're worried about what the Sunni Muslims are going to do.  And that -- the same in Africa, where-- a place like Rwanda, where in a matter of just a few months you saw a country kill hundreds of thousands of people just because of those differences.  And that's been true in all parts of the world.  So we have to fight against that.  And that means that we have to be able to promote principles that rise above any individual religion, nationality, race.  And that's what we've been trying to promote -- not always successfully.  Not everybody in America agrees with me on this, by the way.  I'll leave it at that.

Glenn Beck Agrees To Settle Boston Marathon Bombing Defamation Lawsuit Against Him

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Glenn Beck launched a crusade to prove that the United States government was covering up what "really" happened during the terrorist attack. 

According to Beck, Abdulrahman Alharbi, a Saudi Arabian student who was injured in the bombing, was not simply a victim but was really an al Qaeda "control agent" who had recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the attack. Though Alharbi had briefly been considered a person of interest in the early part of the investigation, he was quickly cleared by investigators. But Beck nevertheless spent days accusing Alharbi of having played a direct role in organizing the bombing and accusing anyone who didn't believe him of having been duped by a government conspiracy to cover up Alharbi's involvement.

Eventually, Beck's entire conspiracy theory collapsed when one of his own experts told him that his theory "doesn't make sense," but that didn't stop Beck from continuing to assert that Alharbi was the "money man" behind the bombing.

In 2014, Alharbi sued Beck for slander and defamation and Beck has been fighting the lawsuit tooth and nail. When the federal judge overseeing the case ruled last month that Beck and his company must reveal the names of the confidential sources upon whom they relied in leveling the unfounded accusations against Alharbi, Beck vowed to go to jail rather than do so.

But it seems that Beck's grandstanding was all for show, as yesterday, he agreed to settle the lawsuit with Alharbi for an undisclosed amount:

Conservative media personality Glenn Beck and several related companies have reached an out-of-court settlement with a Saudi Arabian student Beck accused of involvement in financing the deadly 2013 bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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The settlement was disclosed Tuesday in a brief order from U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris dismissing the case. No dollar amount was revealed.

"The parties in this matter have reached a settlement of the pending action. The terms of the settlement are confidential," both sides in the suit said in a joint statement.

"No party has admitted any fault, wrongdoing, or responsibility as part of the settlement. Defendants have agreed to settlement of the pending action in furtherance of fundamental principles of journalistic integrity by preserving the confidentiality of their sources consistent with their rights and privileges under the First Amendment. The Plaintiff has pursued this action for the reasons set forth in his Complaint and believes those interests have been served by this resolution," the statement said.

Glenn Beck Will Not Vote For Trump So There Will Remain A Righteous Remnant Whom God Can Bless In America

On Thursday, Glenn Beck told his studio audience that he cannot vote for Donald Trump in November because only if he and others refuse to vote for Trump will there will remain a righteous "remnant" in America whom God can continue to bless. 

"We're the dumbest people alive," he said. "We are the people that we used to make fun of when we read the Bible" because we are openly and willfully violating God's laws but cannot understand why we are under His judgment.

"We're those people," Beck said, "but the good news is, this time, I think [there is] a remnant and this is one of the reasons why I cannot vote for Donald Trump" since voting for the "lesser of two evils" is still a vote for evil and God cannot bless a nation that chooses evil. 

"Have more faith in God," Beck told his television audience, "that a righteous people will select something else and God will make up for the difference and, if it doesn't work out, He will protect a righteous people. I can't vote for evil, what I think is evil, or the lesser of two evils; I can't vote for the destruction of freedom and I do believe that's what we would be voting for. And so, I trust in the Almighty, I trust in the protection of divine providence, but the only way we get divine providence is if you deserve it."

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/8/16

  • Brad Reed @ Raw Story: Top Trump adviser: Bill Clinton’s embrace of gays in the military paved the way for 9/11. 
  • Bill Morlin @ SPLC: Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly Leaves A Legacy Tied to Conspiracy Theories.

Glenn Beck's Audience Will Guide America Through The 'Birth Pangs' Of This Election

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program today by literally using the lyrics from the A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera song "Say Something" to explain the state of America heading into the election.

Americans, Beck lamented, are ruthlessly attacking one another because nobody is willing to listen to what the other side has to say and, as a result, don't know how to communicate effectively any more about our shared values and desires. 

Eventually, Beck compared the election to "birth pangs," saying that it is up to his audience to maintain their cool through the process so that they can bring the nation back together once the election is over.

"What we're going through right now is birth pangs," Beck said. "In 60 days, we give birth to something and we're in the room right now and this is the time where your wife is like, 'Get your hands off me, I'm never going to let you touch me again!' and screaming at you and saying all kinds of things that you know she doesn't mean. She's going to be fine the moment the pain stops. The moment she gives birth, that's all going to be over."

"These are birth pangs," he continued. "We need to be ones in the room that just looks and smiles and says, 'Uh huh, I know, breath, honey, breath.'"

Lashing out at a woman in labor "would cause massive problems," Beck explained, which is why his audience must be the voice of comfort and reason during this time so as not to cause permanent division.

"We need to understand we're giving birth to something new, to an entirely new life" he said. "And whether that life turns out to be good or Damien, we don't know. But as parents that gave that life its start, we better be one."

Philip Haney: The Defamation Lawsuit Against Glenn Beck 'Is An Intrusion Of Sharia Law'

Yesterday, Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security analyst who has become a prominent right-wing anti-Islam activist since retiring, spoke at a conference in Washington, D.C., organized by the anti-Muslim group ACT for America.

Near the end of his remarks, Haney took questions from the audience, including one from a woman who asked his thoughts about Abdulrahman Alharbi, a student from Saudi Arabia who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, who she said she thought "had something to do with the marathon bombing."

The questioner may have gotten this idea from Glenn Beck. Alharbi was briefly considered to be a person of interest in the early part of the investigation, but was quickly cleared by investigators, but that didn't stop Beck from repeatedly asserting on his radio and television programs that Alharbi was really an Al Qaeda "control agent" and the "money man" who financed and orchestrated the terrorist attack.

Alharbi is now suing Beck for defamation and, earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that Beck would have to reveal the identities of the confidential sources upon whom his network relied in leveling these accusations against Alharbi so that Alharbi's legal team can depose them. Beck is refusing to do so and during Haney's response to the question about the bombing, he made a somewhat cryptic remark regarding that particular issue. 

Haney accused former Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano of lying to Congress about Alharbi and decried the lawsuit against Beck, calling it an effort to impose Sharia on America.

"[Alharbi] is suing Glenn Beck right now," Haney said. "This is an intrusion of Sharia law—slander or defamation - ghiba, which is a capital offense—through the auspices of the Saudi government against an American citizen. The judge just ruled on the 10th of August that he has to disclose his confidential sources. Well, who might that be?"

After that rather revealing remark, Haney wondered why "a foreign government or a foreign national [has] any standing in America to sue an American citizen," complaining that he, Haney, was a victim of "invisible shrapnel because when Janet Napolitano lied to Congress, she set off a third bomb and she shredded the lives of a lot of people."

Once Again, Glenn Beck Has Absolutely No Idea What He Is Talking About

On Friday, the FBI released a summary of the interview the agency conducted with Hillary Clinton earlier this summer as part of its investigation into her handling of classified documents during her tenure as secretary of state.

Predictably, Glenn Beck had some thoughts about the revelations contained in this report, but those thoughts were obviously in no way informed by any knowledge of what the report actually said, as he insisted on his radio program today that Clinton told the FBI that she believed that documents marked with the letter "C", which signals that the information is "confidential," simply meant "cookie."

"In her testimony," Beck falsely asserted, "she said, 'I had a concussion and I was very forgetful and confused. I thought 'C' stood for cookie."

"'I thought the "C" stood for cookie,'" Beck insisted, as his co-hosts expressed their disbelief. "Who wants a cookie?"

When one of those co-hosts, Stu Burguiere, pointed out that there is no record of Clinton making any remark of that sort and that this is merely a falsehood being promoted by Donald Trump supporters, Beck insisted—in a very Trumpian way—that he "heard it in CNN" but couldn't remember "who I heard it from."

Clinton, of course, told the FBI nothing of the sort:

Hillary Clinton told the FBI that she thought classification markings in the paragraphs of her emails at the Department of State were to organize messages in alphabetical order, according to the FBI’s newly released report on her private email server.

“When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, [Clinton] stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order,” read the FBI’s notes from the interview.

The Death Of Glenn Beck's American Dream Labs

Following President Obama's re-election in 2012, an utterly demoralized Glenn Beck realized that half of America was "utterly and completely lost in darkness" and that it would be up to him to single-handedly reform this nation and set it back on its correct course.

To achieve this end, Beck dedicated a week of television programming in early 2013 to announcing the creation of something called The American Dream Labs, a global effort that he said would not only revolutionize news, media and entertainment, but would even discover new forms of energy and new ways of farming.

"Hank Rearden is about to pour some steel," Beck pompously boasted as he revealed plans to build an entirely self-sustaining community called Independence, USA that would provide its own food and energy, produce television and film content, host research and development, and serve as a marketplace for products and ideas, while also housing a theme park and serving as a residential community ... all for a mere $2 billion. 

Independence, USA obviously never made it past the planning stages and by the following year, Beck had shifted his attention toward producing a series of high-quality movies and television shows, intent on transforming himself into a modern-day Walt Disney.

To achieve this, Beck announced that American Dream Labs was beginning production on a stop-motion family program called "History House," as well as a scripted drama series about Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. On top of that, Beck intended to make a film about a gritty warrior Santa Claus tasked with protecting Jesus Christ, along with a Spanish-language film called "The Revolutionary" that was also going to be about Jesus.

In the spring of 2015, Beck hosted a "Keys to the Kingdom" event at his Texas studio where, for a mere $5000, attendees were given behind the scenes access to see the amazing progress that American Dream Labs was making on these new endeavors, especially the "History House" program:

"When we tell the story, we’re going to start in Claymation, and we’re pretty proud of this fact, we get 13 seconds a day out of our shooting. Our days are about 14 hours long, but we get 13 seconds a day. So you know, we’re not cheating on quality, we just are doing it differently. I have some really good brainiacs who have figured out different ways to do things, but the industry norm is seven seconds a week. I don’t have the patience for that," Glenn said.

God had "absolute miracles" in store for Beck's network and these new American Dream Labs projects, Beck assured his audience, telling them to prepare for "success beyond our wildest imagination" because they were about to fundamentally change the American culture and, ultimately, the world. 

"Get ready for big things with American Dream Labs in 2016," Beck promised at the end of last year.

Yet, despite all of his grand intentions and grandiose proclamations, not one of the things that Beck promised ever materialized and on Friday, Beck quietly announced that American Dream Labs was separating from his company:

I have mixed emotions today. 

I’ve spent a lot of time talking to you about American Dream Labs (ADL). ADL has been a true partnership between myself and a unique talent, Ben McPherson. Ben is a brilliant creative. He has also become a friend. 

We often hear there is no such thing as a “good” divorce. I guess in business, that’s not always the case. Ben and I have come to the same conclusion: ADL needs to exist separate and apart from Mercury in order to spread its wings.

ADL wanted to be in Los Angeles where it could be more than “Glenn Beck’s side project.” It wanted and needed the opportunity to build its own brand and identity. We’ve decided to split up the IP/projects and are hopeful that many, if not all of the projects I’ve told you about, will be brought to life either by MRA or ADL respectively.

Who ever would have guessed that an effort by Glenn Beck that began with plans to build a $2 billion Ayn Randian utopia the size of an entire city would end in such a ignominious fashion, having produced seemingly nothing at all.

Glenn Beck Won't Stop Saying Something Just Because It Happens To Be False

Earlier this year, we noted that Glenn Beck shares a tendency with his good friend David Barton to incessantly repeat talking points despite the fact that what they are saying is simply not true. Just yesterday, we pointed to evidence of Barton doing this again and last night on his television program, Beck followed suit.

Beck was speaking with his studio audience and telling them that most of the innovation that has happened in America over the last decade has been because of the internet, but now that is under threat because of government regulation.

To illustrate this point, Beck repeated his false claim that Bill Gates had recently stated that he never would have been able to start Microsoft today because of onerous government regulations and the need to hire lobbyists.

"Bill Gates just recently said two things," Beck asserted. "He couldn't start Microsoft today if the laws were like they are now, he would not be able to do it under the regulations ... The second thing he said was the biggest mistake Microsoft made was that Apple didn't make, we didn't think we needed lobbyists. Apple, when they started, hired lobbyists right away. That's their biggest mistake as a corporate giant."

Bill Gates, of course, never said those things, as we noted the last time Beck made this claim:

What actually happened was that Brad Silverberg, who served as senior vice president at Microsoft for nine years, was asked "what were Bill Gates's worst decisions as CEO?" and he suggested that not hiring lobbyists was a key mistake:

Top of the list for me is that Bill did not engage – either himself or the company – in the political process early enough.  When Microsoft’s competitors were effectively lobbying the government, Bill’s attitude was the government should just go away and leave Microsoft alone.  In his view the company was competing hard but fairly; it was creating value for customers and that should be enough.  Well, this approach of not constructively engaging the government and concerned politicians, of not alleviating  concerns that were not going to go away, was a disaster.  The US federal government, many states, and the EU all essentially declared war on Microsoft, and Microsoft paid a devastating price.

Intel did a better job figuring out how to negotiate with the government and avoided the catastrophic fate Microsoft suffered.  Google has done a better job with the US government but it seems the EU is on Google’s case now.

Gates didn't say that failing to hire lobbyists was the worst mistake he ever made, nor did he claim that he couldn't start Microsoft today because there is too much regulation. Those were things that Beck simply made up after apparently misreading news articles and then, as usual, proceeding to making false declarations based on his own lack of information.

But obviously Beck is not going to stop saying this just because it happens to be totally untrue.

Glenn Beck Says Obama's Failure To Fix Race Relations 'Will Go Down As The Biggest Missed Opportunity' In American History

From the moment that Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, Republicans put into action a plan to fight him on everything from the inside in Congress while the Religious Right mobilized itself as a "resistance movement" that would wage the battle on every front from the outside.

But on his radio show today, Glenn Beck blamed President Obama for failing to bring the country together during his time in office, calling his presidency "the biggest missed opportunity in all of American history."

Beck, who mere months into Obama's presidency was calling him a racist who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture," said that Obama is entirely to blame for not solving the problem of race relations in this nation.

"Barack Obama, when he was elected, was a miss of the greatest opportunity any president has ever had," Beck said. "If Barack Obama would have been a uniter, not a divider and would have been a healer of race relations, we would have taken off in a completely different direction and we would have had a whole new American century in front of us. It would have been the greatest thing to ever happen. I think it will go down as the biggest missed opportunity in all of America history."

Glenn Beck Says He'll Go To Jail Rather Than Reveal Confidential Sources In Boston Marathon Bombing Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a federal judge ordered Glenn Beck to disclose the names of the confidential sources that his network relied upon when he spent a month in 2013 accusing Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi man who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, of being an al Qaeda "control agent" and the "money man" who financed the terrorist attack and recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry it out.

Alharbi has since sued Beck for defamation and slander and now Beck and his producers are refusing to abide by the judge's order to reveal the sources who provided the information he used to smear Alharbi so that Alharbi's lawyers can depose them.

On his radio show today, Beck said that this order is part of an effort by the government to "shut people up" and declared that he is willing to go to prison rather than reveal his sources.

"There is an effort from the government to shut people up," Beck said. "You have the government under Barack Obama, investigating reporters who are leaking things, investigating whistleblowers. You currently have a case that I'm involved in in Boston where the judge is saying I have to release my confidential sources."

"First of all, I'm happy to say I don't know the confidential sources," Beck claimed. "I specifically said the entire time, 'I don't want to know any facts I can't go on the air with and I certainly don't want to know the names of the confidential sources.' I was asked by a reporter today, 'So, this could mean jail time for somebody ... Are you willing to go to jail for [it]?' Yes! And every reporter in America should be willing to go to jail for confidential sources. Every one in America. And everyone in America, left or right, better protect that, otherwise journalism is you know it is over."

Glenn Beck Has A Vitally Important Warning About The Alt-Right ... But We're All Just Gonna Have To Wait

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program on Friday by mocking the speech Hillary Clinton delivered last week attacking Donald Trump for his campaign's ties to the alt-right, a racist, sexist, xenophobic white nationalist movement that is strongly supporting Trump. 

While Beck began the program by mocking Clinton's speech, claiming that the alt-right was just some bogus term made up by the media to attack Trump supporters, he was quickly set straight by his co-host Stu Burguiere, who read Beck some excerpts from a piece written by conservative activist Ben Shapiro warning about the dangers of the movement. Over the course of the broadcast on Friday, Beck went from mocking the idea that the alt-right is anything to worry about to utterly freaking out that Trump's ties to the movement show that he is "a dictator in the making."

Beck then spent the weekend doing his own "research" on the movement and dedicated the first hour and a half of his radio program today to beseeching his audience to heed his warnings about the dangers that it represents because he is as convinced of this, he said, as he was when he made his predictions about an economic collapse in 2008 and the rise of an Islamic caliphate. 

"Don't mock the alt-right," Beck said. "You'd better learn what is happening right now because it's changing everything."

"Please, please, do not mock it," Beck said repeatedly today as he struggled to lay out a predictably incoherent theory that involved the Dadaist movement and Alexander Dugin and a hodgepodge of other tidbits of information in ways that literally made no sense.

But when it came time to finally explain what all of this means today for America in general and for the conservative movement in particular, Beck waffled and decided that now was not the time to reveal it.

"I think I should [hold off.] Let's at least talk about it one more day," Beck hesitantly declared. "I'm sorry, I was going to present something to you and I've been planning on it all morning and just as the microphone opened, I thought I should wait."

"I should wait," he concluded. "That's the opposite of my nature, so I should wait."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/25/16

  • Paul Blair lost a runoff election for a GOP state senate nomination in Oklahoma and is not taking it well.
  • Glenn Beck and his producers are refusing to abide by a judge's order to name their sources in the defamation lawsuit against them.
  • Speaking of Beck, he always talks about the importance of personal integrity and decency, but tonight he'll be spending an hour hanging out with Mel Gibson.
  • Paul Hair says that his "default position on refugees has changed. I now believe it is immoral to help them."
  • Erik Rush longs for an alternate reality in which Hillary Clinton could be see for what she truly is: "Objective reality would probably represent her appearance as an amorphous, grayish-green entity with only occasional glimpses of her leering face and trendy designer apparel peeking through the goo. Festering boils, sores and other lesions would populate a shifting, gelatinous corpulence. Groups of diseased genitalia and excretory organs might form in random areas on her glistening skin, migrating across its surface and occasionally engaging each other in horrid fashion."
  • Finally, David Barton says that we mock him for claiming that the Bible opposes the minimum wage because we have never read the Bible and don't know what it says. In fact, the reason we mock Barton is because we have read the Bible and know what it says.

Trump Supporter Tells Glenn Beck That If Trump Doesn't Build A Wall, 'We're Going To Come After Him Personally'

On his radio show today, Glenn Beck asked Donald Trump supporters to call in and explain how they feel about reports that Trump is "softening" his hardline stance on illegal immigration, especially since many Trump supporters praise him for supposedly saying what he means and never backing down from his controversial positions.

Beck's first call came from "Nate in Virginia," who said that Trump is the only candidate in the last 20 years who has excited him enough to actually go out and vote because "he speaks a common tongue language" that can only be properly understood by those who can decipher the code.

That code, according to the caller, is that 80 percent of the stuff that Trump says is pure lunacy, but the core 20 percent of his message is that "he is going to fix the problem" and that is the only part that matters. 

As such, Nate said he was not worried about Trump's apparent flip-flop on immigration because that is just what he has to say in order to get elected. Provided that Trump actually follows through on his pledge to build a wall along the Southern border, he said, then "he's not going to have people like me coming after him."

But if Trump doesn't build the wall, Nate said, "he's in so much trouble, you don’t even understand the backlash of us, the ones who are so frustrated and angry and tired of all the political stuff. We're going to come after him personally. You know what I mean? We're going to get him."

Beck said that he didn't know quite what Nate meant and asked if he was talking about simply impeaching President Trump or perhaps something more violent.

"[Trump] has condoned violence in that past, hasn't he?" Nate said. "He's appealing to people who are very frustrated and angry. Their frustration and anger can only be subsided if he makes his promises true. And he has a lot on his shoulders; maybe he himself doesn't even know how much. But if he doesn't come true for us, he's going to have bigger problems, bigger problems than what you know."

"Okay," Beck said, ending the call. "Thank you for one of the spookiest phone calls I think I've ever received."

Glenn Beck And The Burden Of Being God's Watchman

Glenn Beck spent the first hour of his radio broadcast today issuing yet another dire prophetic declaration that everything he has warned about for the last 10 years is now all coming true and that only his audience has been divinely prepared to save America.

Earlier this year, Beck declared that, for ten years, God had been preparing his audience to save America by electing Ted Cruz as president, but that obviously didn't pan out. So now he is claiming that his audience has been prepared to reclaim America if Donald Trump is elected president and becomes a strongman and a dictator.

Beck doesn't want to have to issue these sorts of warnings, he said, but he has been commanded by God to do so or will otherwise bear the responsibility for the death of millions.

"I can only do what I'm supposed to do, what I feel the Lord has commanded me to do and that is tell the truth," Beck said. "He has commanded me to do my own homework. He has commanded me to never compromise on what you truly believe ... As I started to say in 2004, privately at least, there is a warning in Ezekiel that in those days there will be a watchman on the tower and at the gates. That means all of us, in our own way, are watchmen on the gates, in your own life. And if you see trouble coming, you are supposed to warn the people and, if you don't, the blood of everyone who could have heard the warning and could have done something, that blood is on your hands."

"This audience is the only hope because you are the only audience that is truly been prepared for these things at this time," he declared. "You will be our republic's last line of defense. So what do I do? People are telling me, 'At least just shut up.' I can't. I can't. You condemn me if I continue to warn, but God condemns me if I fail to warn."

If Jesus Were Here, He'd Tell Glenn Beck Not To Vote For Clinton Or Trump

Glenn Beck told his studio audience last night that he simply cannot bring himself to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in this election because, if Jesus were here, he would tell Beck not to support either one.

Beck said that he doesn't "think there are enough people in America that are righteous" enough to warrant God's protection over this nation any more, but he wants righteousness to be at the center of his life and so he cannot not vote for a candidate that he knows is unrighteous.

"That's why I can't vote for Hillary and I can't vote for Donald," Beck said. "I know they're unrighteous. I know if Jesus were standing here, he would look at me and I would say, 'Which one?' and he'd say, 'Trust me, just trust me, come with me.' He would not say, 'Well, that's one is better than the other one.' He would not do it! That's God! Well, he's not here ... or is he? Or is he?"

'It's Going To Be A Bloodbath': Glenn Beck Calls On Republicans Supporting Trump To 'Jump Ship'

Glenn Beck spent most of today's radio show calling upon Republicans to abandon Donald Trump in the wake of the announcement that the GOP presidential nominee has hired Breitbart's Steve Bannon to serve as the campaign's CEO.

Bannon is "possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics," Beck said, declaring that Trump's decision to hire him is giving Republicans who are backing the GOP nominee a perfect excuse for withdrawing their support.

"There is a hall pass for the next 48 hours for all Republicans," he said. "Anybody who was on the bandwagon, Donald Trump has just given you the greatest gift and a warning: It's going to get ugly and now is the time to jump ship. Now is the time to separate yourself and if you don't, you are going to regret it."

Trump is surrounding himself with ruthless "hatchet men" like Bannon, Roger Stone and Roger Ailes, who will destroy anyone who gets in their way, Beck warned.

"You are going see things in the next 82 days that will make you go, 'You gotta be kidding me,'" Beck predicted. "I think it's going to be a bloodbath. What is coming will be an absolute bloodbath because these guys do not take prisoners. If you are not with them, they will destroy you and if you deviate from their path at all, they will destroy you."

Glenn Beck Warns That Donald Trump Is Creating A Dangerous Black Lives Matter-Type Movement

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck warned that Donald Trump and his reckless presidential campaign are creating a conservative version of the Black Lives Matter movement that Trump will harness for nefarious ends if he loses the election.

Beck warned that if Trump loses to Hillary Clinton, "hardcore" Trump supporters will blame it on the media and on the GOP, allowing Trump to create his own TV network akin to Beck's The Blaze that could give rise to a violent conservative revolt.

"He's making a new group of Black Lives Matter," Beck warned. "He's make a new group of people that so distrust and hate the system that they will buy anything."

A Hillary Clinton presidency "is going to be nightmare" and the economy is going to tank, Beck warned, giving rise to Trump supporters who will lash out against the media and the GOP and the political system in general.

All of this will be fed by Trump himself, whom Beck predicted will start his own cable network that "will reinforce all the things that his little conspiratorial world is and it will draw those people in and it will keep them locked in."

"It will galvanize them and when Hillary Clinton goes awry, which she will, those people are going to be our ... I don't want to say Black Lives Matter because I hope they won't get violent, but maybe they will," Beck concluded. "I don't know."

Glenn Beck Mocks Donald Trump For Being Reduced To Renting Beck's Email List

Glenn Beck spent a segment of his radio broadcast today discussing the fact that he has rented his email list to Donald Trump, who has frequently attacked and taunted Beck, even though Beck has said that Trump, if elected, would be like Mussolini and throw Beck in jail:

 

 

Beck openly mocked Trump for being reduced to paying Beck to gain access to his audience now after repeatedly refusing Beck's offers to appear on his radio or television program, saying that this is a sign that Trump realizes that he is getting his "ass kicked" in the presidential campaign.

"This guy has not reached out to our audience, ever," Beck said. "Ever! He doesn't think you matter ... But this is a recognition that he needs this audience. This is a recognition of, 'I'm getting my ass kicked and I have to go to Glenn frickin' Beck and his audience because I need those ten million people to consider me.'"

"I think Donald Trump is dangerous," Beck continued. "I think he is scary as hell ... He's not man enough or have the balls enough to come on [my show,] but I'll take his money."

"I'm sure Donald Trump didn't expect this conversation to be happening," he said. "I don't think he was involved in this; his campaign did all of this. This should be recognized as Donald Trump is in so much trouble, he is now paying me to run ads in my email newsletters to reach out to an audience that he said he didn't need, nor does he even want. That's how much trouble they're in! To me, that speaks volumes. Volumes."

To listen to Beck's entire discussion of this topic, skip to the 1:20 mark of today's radio broadcast:

Glenn Beck Can't Believe People Can't See That We're Living Under God's Judgment

Last night, Glenn Beck told his studio audience that he simply cannot believe that his fellow Americans cannot clearly see that this nation is under God's judgment. 

God wants us all to be happy and get along, Beck said, but He also gives us free will, which we are using to make terrible choices, leading us to suffer the consequences of violating God's laws.

"Because of our choices as a nation," Beck said, "He's really clear, I mean, He does this every time. My gosh, I can't believe that we are the people that you read in the scriptures where you're going, 'These people are are so stupid.' I mean, I can't believe it, every time you read it and I've never understood it. I think I remember asking when I was young, 'How come the people in the Bible are always so stupid? Didn't they see?' No. No, they didn't see, and it's amazing to be living in that time and seeing how many people are just blind to it."

"So what does He do? He wakes us all up," Beck continued. "At some point, dad walks in the room right before you're going to be late for school and he turns on the light and rips the sheets off of you and all of a sudden you're freezing when you were toasty warm and he's like, 'Get up, now!' That's what's coming, but He's only doing it because He loves us."

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