Glenn Beck

After Beck Threatens To Cancel His Membership, NRA Launches Ethics Investigation Into Grover Norquist

Earlier this week, Glenn Beck announced on his radio program that if anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist was re-elected to the board of the National Rifle Association, Beck would cancel his lifetime membership with the organization.

Beck's threat was rooted in a right-wing conspiracy theory that Norquist is some sort of nefarious front man for the Muslim Brotherhood and consequently is, in Beck's words, "a very bad man."

On his radio program today, Beck announced that he had an hour-long conversation yesterday with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, who told him that the organization had been receiving hundreds of calls from Beck followers threatening to cancel their memberships if Beck does so, prompting LaPierre to promise Beck that the organization will launch an ethics investigation into Norquist that would "get to the bottom of this once and for all."

"Many of the reasons why we are off on the wrong track now in the Middle East," Beck said, "is because of the influence of Grover Norquist ... This guy is on the wrong side. Whether he knows it or not, I don't believe he's out trying to destroy America, but his efforts and his work will lead to the destruction of America."

Beck said that LaPierre vowed to him that the NRA would conduct a totally "transparent" investigation into Norquist and his work, the results of which will be published on the NRA website for all to see.

The fact that Norquist hasn't voluntarily resigned from the NRA or dropped his bid for re-election amid the allegations, Beck said, "speaks volumes."

"I think that says a lot about his personal character, myself," Beck said:

Glenn Beck Threatens To Cancel His NRA Membership If Grover Norquist Is Re-Elected To Group's Board

For years, Glenn Beck has been a vocal critic of right-wing anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist because he buys into the conspiracy theory that Norquist is a front-man for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney has been the leading proponent of the theory that Norquist is a secret Islamist sympathizer and Beck brought him on his radio program today to make his case against allowing Norquist to be re-elected to the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.

Beck is so alarmed by the danger posed by Norquist that he declared that if this "very bad man" is re-elected to the NRA board, he is going to cancel his membership. 

"I will tell you that I am so concerned about this," Beck said, "and I hope that the leadership of the NRA hears this and every member of the NRA hears this, that if this man is elected, or re-elected, and confirmed on the board of the NRA, I may drop my membership in the NRA. I am that concerned that he is a very bad influence and a very bad man that if this is who the NRA decides to put on their board of directors, I don't think I can be associated with them":

Glenn Beck Lays Out The 'Road To World War III'

Glenn Beck hauled out his trusty chalkboard last night so that he could lay out the "road to World War III," which he asserts is going to pit ISIS, which seeks to destroy the "armies of Rome," against Russia, which seeks to establish itself as the "third Roman Empire," in a conflict that will "suck the entire globe into a game-changing series of cataclysmic events."

After falsely claiming that he had accurately predicted the rise of the caliphate and the emergence of fascism/Nazism in Europe, Beck now foresees a global economic crash and depression giving rise to waves of disenchanted youth who will sweep the world into chaos.

Beck warned that by this summer, people will  be issuing a "call to arms" to launch a war against either ISIS or Russia, which will then be followed by a massive global depression occurring sometime after the 2016 election "that will set the youth on fire ... and the road to Hell is paved":

Glenn Beck To GOP Hopefuls: 'I Don't Think You Have A Chance' Of Winning Without Coming On My Show

Last year, Glenn Beck was telling everyone who would listen that he hated politics and was tired of talking about it, so he wasn't going to waste his life anymore and was, instead, going to change his direction completely.

But that was last year.  So far this year, it feels to us as if Beck has spent show after show talking about almost nothing but politics, especially the question of who will be the GOP's presidential nominee in 2016. To that end, Beck's network has started taking a monthly poll of whom Beck's followers want to see win the nomination and today they released the results of second monthly poll, which finds Ted Cruz and Scott Walker taking the top spots.

While discussing the results on his radio show today, Beck noted that lots of the candidates have appeared on his program in the past, with the exception of Walker. Walker's apparent reluctance to come on Beck's show, Beck warned, could spell disaster for Walker's presidential aspirations because "I don't think you have a chance" of winning without doing so.

When Beck asked co-host Stu Burguiere if, were he running for president, he would agree to appear on Beck's show, Burguiere noted that his campaign advisers would probably recommend against it but that, as a co-host of the show, he believes that "if you could get this audience behind you, you have a strong chance."

"I don't think you have a chance without it," Beck responded. "I just don't think you can get the Tea Party to be excited. If you're not going to actually address them where they live - and I'm not just saying our audience, I mean the people like us - if you don't come and court the audience where they live, we won't believe you."

Refusing to appear on Beck's show, he said, "shows something about your courage":

Glenn Beck Says Ben Carson's Prison Sex Comment Is 'The Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard'

Glenn Beck has been traveling for the past few days and away from his radio studio, meaning that his daily radio program has been audio-only for most of the week.  On today's broadcast, Beck addressed Ben Carson's recent statement that prison sex proves that homosexuality is a choice and declared that Carson's possible presidential campaign is now over because his statement was "the dumbest thing I've ever heard."

"Goodbye to his presidential career," Beck said. "It's over. It's over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic ... That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement."

"It's not just that he didn't see [the question] coming," Beck continued. "It's that he just thought that was a good answer. That was good enough for him. Just [imagine] I'm at a cocktail party and I'm talking to a friend and they say 'well yeah, you know, you go to prison and you're straight, you get out and you're gay,' don't you look at your friend — I don't care if he's the guy who works at the 7-Eleven and he's not running for president ever — don't you go, 'That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard'?"

Beck: My 'Restoring Honor' Speech Could Have Saved The Nation 'If America Would Have Listened To It'

After comparing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress this morning to the biblical book of Esther, Glenn Beck declared on his radio program today that Netanyahu's speech was the most important one given since the one that Beck delivered at his "Restoring Honor" event on the National Mall back in 2010.

"Have you ever seen a speech that hasn't been given get this much attention?" Beck asked. "The last speech I saw get this much attention before it was given was 8/28."

Beck went on to claim that his 8/28 speech would have changed the course of the world "if America would have listened to it."

Sadly, the nation didn't listen, Beck said, but he knows that he still accomplished God's "desired outcome."

"I do believe it did change the course with many people," Beck said. "It had its desired outcome, I believe, for the Lord":

Paranoia-Rama: Right-Wing's Net Neutrality Meltdown

Conservative pundits are downright furious about the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to preserve net neutrality, ensuring that internet service providers treat all data equally. But their anger seems driven more by reflexive hostility to any proposal that President Obama supports rather than an understanding of the principle behind net neutrality.

Glenn Beck Blasts The 'Morons' And 'Useful Idiots' Who Support Net Neutrality

Almost from the very beginning of the debate over net neutrality, Glenn Beck has vehemently opposed it, mostly because he has no idea what he is talking about, even warning that America "deserves to be destroyed" if the FCC implements regulations designed to ensure open access.

Today, the FCC approved those regulations and Beck is predictably livid, fuming on his radio program today that the people who supported net neutrality are nothing but "morons" and "useful idiots."

"You morons! You useful idiots! That's all you are. You're a useful idiot. Read Joe Stalin. You moron!" Beck bellowed. "You know why it's happening? It's happening because our elite institutions, our education, our higher learning ... bullcrap, not even our higher learning, our entire educational system has failed us and they are churning out morons!"

Glenn Beck Seems To Think That Non-Discrimination Laws Are 'The Work Of Satan'

Outraged that right-wing Christian business owners are facing the possibility of fines for refusing to serve gay customers rather than being allowed to freely discriminate in the name of religious freedom, Glenn Beck said on his radio show today that not allowing Christians to engage in discrimination is "the work of Satan."

"I can't change my religious point of view. I can't. Especially by force. I won't by force," Beck said, before declaring that "the Left just doesn't understand religion at all," which is why liberals refuse to admit that radical Islamic terrorism is rooted in religion and won't honor the right of Christians in America to engage in anti-gay discrimination.

"They want to shut Christians down," he said. "What is this, except the work of Satan?"

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/23/15

  • Glenn Beck reported today that God has miraculously healed him of his various mysterious ailments.
  • Speaking of Beck, he also predicted that if net neutrality is preserved, Apple and Microsoft will "mark my words, move out of the United States." Consider them marked!
  • Jesse Lee Peterson asks a reasonable question: "Is Rudy Giuliani today's Winston Churchill?"
  • Phyllis Schlafly knows that undocumented children "didn’t make the trip north to the United States on their own. This was an organized invasion."
  • Larry Klayman warns that "if the courts do not help patriots restore the nation to greatness, the alternative is revolution."
  • Finally, FRC will be hosting a conference in May at which Sen. Ted Cruz will be sharing the stage with radical anti-abortion/anti-Islam activist Flip Benham.

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/20/15

Beck: Obama Is Incapable Of Having A 'Deep, Stirring Love' Of America

Glenn Beck kicked off today's radio broadcast by not only defending Rudy Giuliani's recent statement that President Obama doesn't love America, but taking it a step further by declaring that Obama is fundamentally incapable of loving America, at least in the same way that real Americans like Glenn Beck love this country.

"I differ from Rudy Giuliani," Beck said. "I don't think that [Obama] can love America the way we love America because of his upbringing ... I don't think he loves America. I think he likes America."

Beck went on to argue that Obama loves America in the same way that Beck "loves" Great Britain, by which he meant that while he likes Great Britain, he does not "have that deep, stirring love" for it that he does for America.

"I have a deep love for the heritage of this nation," Beck said. "This president doesn't have that deep love of the heritage of our nation":

Paranoia-Rama: Beware Facebook Demons, Obama's 'Muslim Gang Sign' And Anti-Heterosexual Attacks

Surviving Obama’s America isn’t easy. Not only do you have to watch for immigrant militias hunting straight men, but you can’t even go online without facing attacks from Big Government or demonic covens.

'This Is The Beginning Of Sorrows': Glenn Beck Declares That WWIII Has Already Begun

Earlier this week, Glenn Beck prophesied that that fight against ISIS was soon going to explode into World War III and now, it seems, that time has arrived as he declared on his radio program today that the entire world is already locked in a massive global war for its very survival, even if Beck is the only one with enough foresight to recognize it.

Despite the fact that his current theory about WWIII contradicts his last theory about WWIII, Beck has "a growing sense of surety" that the world has now entered "the beginning of sorrows."

"We are in World War III," Beck said. "It just hasn't caught up yet. We're here!"

"I told you last year, 'And so it begins,'" he continued. "I have a growing sense of surety that what I believe is here, is indeed here ... We are indeed setting the stage for global war and this is beginning of sorrows ... This is the beginning of sorrows. I'm telling you, we don't understand what is coming yet. We don't see."

"The gloves are about to come off on the entire world," Beck warned. "God help us, we may see nuclear impacts on the face of the earth in our lifetime ... The gloves are about to come off and this is the beginning of sorrows":

Beck: America 'Deserves To Be Destroyed' If It Preserves Net Neutrality

Glenn Beck's misguided opposition to net neutrality is well known and despite his record of being wrong about nearly everything, he spent a good portion of today's radio program warning that if the principle of net neutrality is preserved, voices such as his will eventually be silenced and declaring that America deserves to be destroyed if is so stupid as to allow it to happen.

Nobody trusts the government or Big Business, Beck marveled, "and yet you're giving Big Business and government more latitude! What are you, insane?"

"We deserve to be wiped out," he concluded. "We deserve to be wiped out. If you're this stupid, America, you deserve and somebody else is going to have to rise up and free you. It's what's going to happen."

"This wipes out our voice," Beck continued. "I'm telling you, the voices like ours will be gone. I promise you that."

Just how positive is Beck that this will absolutely happen?

"I am as convinced of this as I was of the Caliphate," he said:

Beck: People Know We're On The Verge Of WWIII, Which Is Why 'The Walking Dead' Is So Popular

Back in August of 2013, Glenn Beck explained that everything that was going on it the world at the time was simply a proxy war between the United States and Russia and predicted that, within a year, the conflict would break out into an "openly hot war" that would signal the start of World War III.

Needless to say, that did not happen, yet Beck continues to declare that "all of these things I predicted and warned of" are now coming true, only now he is convinced that the war against ISIS is what will bring about WWIII.

Citing the recent beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, as well as the attack carried out in Copenhagen over the weekend, Beck used his television program last night to deliver a "wake-up call" that "we are now in the early stages of World War III" ... and that is why the show "The Walking Dead" is so popular.

"I think that we all know that the world is about to come undone," Beck theorized. "We all know, there is something in us that tells us the world is out of control but I don't want to watch that ... and so why are we watching 'The Walking Dead'? We're watching 'The Walking Dead' because we know the zombies aren't real. And so it allows us to connect with what we're really feeling but allows us to be in a safe zone because we know zombies aren't real. Zombies are ISIS. Zombies is our economic peril. The rest of the show is what we say is coming":

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/10/15

  • Mario Díaz of Concerned Women for America warns that "the attacks on people of faith resulting from a Supreme Court overreach [on gay marriage] would unleash an assault that could spell the beginning of the end of freedom and liberty in America."
  • Bryan Fischer says the reason that President Obama "doesn't have a strategy to stop ISIS is that he doesn't really want to."
  • David Rubin knows why President Obama supposedly won't fight radical Islam: "Barack Obama appears to have been so scarred from the unfortunate loss of his Muslim father at a young age that he can't recognize, nor admit, the real and present danger of the intolerant, violent jihadi ideology and its deep roots in the core of Islam. It seems to be almost an infantile mantra: Islam not bad ... Islam not bad ... Islam not bad!"
  • NOM calls upon its activists to "Thank Chief Justice Moore" and, of course, make a donation to NOM.
  • David Barton responds to President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast: "The number of lives lost at the hands of secular, non-, and anti-Christian leaders and governments in just the 20th century alone is well over 100 million."
  • A new paper suggests that the universe has existed forever and never had a beginning. Naturally, for Glenn Beck this is conclusive proof that the Big Bang has been disproven.

Paranoia-Rama: Gay Destruction Imminent, Obama's Gay Affair & Frozen's Misandrist Agenda

While gay rights advocates plot to destroy the Constitution and President Obama surreptitiously pushes the country into civil war, only conservative reporter Chuck C. Johnson can stop them. And he will do so by paying anyone with pertinent information to come forward with details about the president’s secret gay affair.

Glenn Beck: The Measles Outbreak Is A 'Hoax' Meant To Convince People To 'Obey The Government'

There is a fundamental irony that lies at the heart of Glenn Beck's media empire, in that it operates under the banner "Truth Lives Here" while Beck himself continues to be a regular source of misinformation and falsehoods.

Nothing better demonstrates this fact that the opening of Beck's radio program yesterday where he declared that the current measles outbreak is a "hoax" designed increase government control, which he "proved" by reading from a piece posted on 21st Century Wire.

As Beck told it, "if you look at the 102 children in California who have been detected with measles, you look at where they came from, you see that the two cases came from 1) an Amish community and 2) a group of travelers who entered the U.S. from the Philippines. If you eliminate those two sources, there is no uptrend in measles."

Beck and co-host Pat Gray then went on to assert that even though immigrants from the Philippines are responsible for the measles outbreak, the media won't report that because their intention is "to make the case that you've got to obey the government" and get vaccinated.

"Do everything you can just to obey the government," Beck said:

As usual, apparently nobody within Beck's entire company could find five minutes to do some basic research on these claims, because if they had, they would have quickly realized that Beck's assertions were entirely wrong.

As the CDC explained, there was a large outbreak of measles "among unvaccinated Amish communities in Ohio" in 2014, but that outbreak started when "unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and returned with the virus."

The current measles outbreak has literally nothing to do with this 2014 incident and Beck's assertion that the current outbreak can be tied to "this Filipino family or group of travelers" is entirely false as it was not Filipino tourists who brought the disease into the U.S. but rather unvaccinated Amish missionaries who brought it back to the U.S. from the Philippines in April of last year!

Nothing better exemplifies the true absurdity of Beck's media empire than the fact that he opened his radio program yesterday by spreading utterly false information while alleging some sort of government conspiracy all while operating under the banner of "Truth Lives Here."

Glenn Beck Tearfully Begs The World To Realize 'We Are Living In The 1930s All Over Again'

Every few weeks, Glenn Beck invites listeners into his studio to film a television program during which he takes their questions about whatever is going on in the world. Inevitably, dozens of people eagerly flock to hear from the oracle that is Glenn Beck as he provides them with crackpot theories and tear-stained stories about how the world is about to go up in flames.

And that is exactly what he did last night, responding to a question from an audience member seeking recommendations about how Christians should be praying for an end to the violence and instability in the Middle East by breaking down in tears as he warned that "we are living in the 1930s all over again" and very soon, governments will start rounding up Jews and Christians.

"One of those things that I know God told me is to decide who your family is going to be so when they do come for people, you decide now, am I going to turn my eyes from it or will I say 'you take him, you take me too,'" he said, choking back tears.

Noting that he used to joke with some of his staffers that if they came for the Jews first, he would hide them but if they came for the Christians first, they would hide them, Beck said that they now all realize that this is no longer a joke but is actually a very real possibility.

"It is getting scary," he told his audience, as he began to tear up again. "I promise you, we are living in the 1930s and it's going to sweep the entire globe. Pray for your family to wake up. Pray for you to be strong enough to stand. Just go home with honor. Just go home with honor":

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On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts mocked Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for looking like an "orange racoon" and wondered how he obtained his unnatural hue. In an attempt to figure it out, they planned an experiment for today in which they would smear crushed-up Cheetos on their faces "to see if we can get our face close to the face of Donald Trump." And true to their word, they did exactly that at the end of today's broadcast.  We don't even have any commentary to add, since there really isn't much you can say... MORE >

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Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/24/2015, 12:08pm
Glenn Beck dedicated a good portion of his radio program yesterday to warning his listeners that "zero hour" is now upon us and soon everything that he has been warning about for the last decade will come to fruition and the world will go up in flames. In order to help his audience prepare for what is coming, Beck provided a handy argument for them to make around the Thanksgiving table when their college-aged relatives start defending things like campus protests or Black Lives Matter: You are working hand-in-hand with ISIS. Citing a recent issue of Al Qaeda's "Inspire... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/17/2015, 12:56pm
Glenn Beck dedicated his television program last night to recounting how he has supposedly accurately predicted the course of global affairs since 9/11, right down to last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Utilizing at least six chalkboards, Beck recounted a host of predictions he has made over the years which, he claims, have all come true. Given his amazing track record, Beck then went on to warn that 2016 is going to be a reoccurence of 1968, in which America will be plagued with social unrest and assassinations of political leaders ... or maybe it'll happen in 2017 ... or maybe... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 11/16/2015, 3:47pm
Glenn Beck reacted to last week's terrorist attacks in Paris by once again claiming that everything he has been warning about since 9/11 has now come true. Conveniently ignoring the fact that he has been repeatedly declaring that World War III has begun since back in 2013 and that all of his previous warnings about the arrival of his predicted global chaos have always come in response to incidents and situations that have nothing to do with the current crisis, Beck is positive that this time, he's been proven right about it all of it! The "first shots in World War III"... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/13/2015, 6:30pm
Glenn Beck has now completely dropped his principled opposition to the use of boycotts, declaring on his radio program today that "the time has come for boycotts." Speaking of Beck, isn't his assertion that Ted Cruz possesses an "audiographic memory" that allows him to exactly repeat anything he hears verbatim because it "imprints on him an audio file" somewhat undercut by the fact that Cruz was unable to perfectly reenact a scene from "The Princess Bride"? Burt Prelutsky says that "more and more, as you look around... MORE >
Peter Montgomery, Tuesday 11/10/2015, 1:20pm
The closing keynote address at the recent World Congress of Families conference in Salt Lake City was given by Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. As we noted in our overview of WCF, Piper did not abide by the standard suggested by the conference’s opening keynoter, Mormon Elder Russell Ballard, who said, “We demonstrate our discipleship when we refuse strident tones, when we refuse derisive labels, and when we enter the public square seeking fair outcomes through understanding and mutual respect.” Piper, by contrast, enthusiastically embraced strident... MORE >
Peter Montgomery, Thursday 11/05/2015, 6:23pm
In August, we asked whether Ted Cruz was winning the Christian Nation primary, with fracking billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks pumping $15 million into a pro-Cruz super PAC and political operative David Lane promoting Cruz’s anti-Planned Parenthood efforts. In September, Religious Right “historian” David Barton was tapped to take over a Cruz super PAC, and CNN reported that top officials of Online for Life are “playing a growing role in the super PACs backing Ted Cruz.” Yesterday, Glenn Beck declared that Cruz “was truly raised up for this purpose at... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/04/2015, 3:58pm
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Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/03/2015, 12:26pm
A few weeks ago, Glenn Beck floated the idea of launching a temporary church for the express purpose of exploiting a Republican National Committee loophole that allows churches to host "discussion forums" with Republican presidential candidates since the RNC was refusing to allow his network to host any sort of official GOP debate.  As Beck made clear at the time, he didn't want to invite Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Donald Trump or any of the other candidates whom he dismisses as "progressives" to participate in his debate because he despises them and... MORE >